Organizing social doubles
Looking for suggestions on what might have worked for others. We'd like to get a group of husbands/wives together to play on weekends; I've done this in the past where you play WITH your spouse/partner for the first set but split for the second set (i.e. they'd be your opponent) and then play on totally different courts for the third. Another option would be to stay with your partner throughout the afternoon and play against other couples in an informal pseudo-tournament.
Most of the people who would be involved play in a round robin where we're mixed and matched by the tennis pro. We'd pick and choose the couples who are fun to play against and exclude those who don't play well together. I've always heard that married couples shouldn't play with one another since they get on one another's nerves, so I'm not sure if staying together all afternoon would work week after week????
Thanks for any input