Be Aggressive at the Net when your Partner is Serving. Own the Middle Tennis Gator September 23, 2018 Doubles Your job when your partner is serving is to intimidate the returner. You need to try to cover a large area at the net. A good mentality at the net is to make sure you intercept all the shots through the middle of the court. “Own the Middle”This post is only available to members. Please APPLY FOR ACCESS or LOG IN .