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Old 11-17-2008, 06:20 AM   #31
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My shoes squeak all the time. I actually like hearing them.

If I don't hear them, I know I'm not moving my feet enough .. taking smaller steps vs. big steps.

I don't intentionally do it or to distract myself or anyone though.

But it is a good on-court tool/reminder for me.

It's "da shoes".

Also, I believe I've read it on tennis mag from contributing instructors that hearing one's steps to ensures good footwork.

Now if I know my opponent doesn't do it normally while receiving but is purposely doing it to distract me, then that is entirely different.

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Last edited by eagle : 11-17-2008 at 06:22 AM.
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