I play doubles regularly with three other people. Our skill level in order is 1, 2 (me), 3 (my partner), 4. 1 and 4 partner together and 2 and 3 together to balance out the teams. When we're serving, we start out in attack position (serving person in front and partner at the back). The problem is when I'm serving and my partner is at the back. She's a weaker player and her returns tend to end up mid/ front court where it gets smashed. If they make her run side to side then I try to move back into a defense position (she can't smash from back/ is too slow to get into position). Let's say she's at the back left and I retreat to the right side to defend. If the other team hits to the front left, is it her job to move forward or should I have stayed at the front? From watching videos, it seems that it's her job to move forward (and then I can move towards the back). She's the type to get easily annoyed because I was right there before and could've gotten it if I stayed at the front (even though it would've exposed the right side). I'm also considering whether we can serve from a defense position or maybe even if I serve from behind while she guards the front?