Originally Posted by weaver
I know people who "sqeak" their shoes when returning because they are getting ready to return and splitting before the return to get ready... As far as I'm concerned that should be legal...
Split stepping is only the instance of a single squeak which I'm not referring to. I'm talking about someone shuffling their feet multiple times (back and forth usually) while a person is somewhere in the process of serving prior to striking the ball. Capriati did this years ago and I've seen the occasional junior player do it once they realize that it can be annoying. If your shoes squeak when your recovery after a shot, there's nothing wrong with that.