Recent content by Steady Eddy

  1. Steady Eddy

    Some solid dubs - video

    Their doubles is really confused. I mean, doubles and singles are essentially the same game, right? They seem more intent on controlling the net and aiming shots instead of simply trying to overpower their opponents! ;)
  2. Steady Eddy

    Hooray for Venus Williams

    What a stupid interviewer!
  3. Steady Eddy

    Hooray for Venus Williams

    Asked about having children she replied, "They say things like, 'You’re going to miss your window.' I’m like, 'Please, relax. You might feel this way, but I don’t. I promise you I don’t.'" You go girl! Not everybody wants to inflict life on some innocent soul.
  4. Steady Eddy

    Lob Queens

    Good advice, especially the part about needing to practice the overhead. Also, you want to hit it with pace, but don't go nuts. Be careful to hit it deep and off the sweetspot. This will usually make the ball hit the back fence on one bounce. Usually, that's enough to win the point for you...
  5. Steady Eddy

    Hand blisters

    Change your overgrip often. Eventually you'll get callouses that will prevent blisters.
  6. Steady Eddy

    Dealing with fast, low balls

    I'm curious as to the type of court you were playing on. When I started most of the hard courts were cement. They never got resurfaced, either. So they became very smooth and the ball would slide a bit, and stay low. I didn't like playing on them. More and more they got replaced by asphalt...
  7. Steady Eddy

    How can I improve my lob ROS for doubles?

    I find it hard to lob back a big serve. Maybe you should jus settle for blocking it back cross-court?
  8. Steady Eddy

    Getting repeatedly accused of hitting a mishit on my slice overheads...

    Reminds me of a time Jimmy Connors was having trouble with an opponents serve. Connors said, "You don't know where they're going either!" Could be true. Think how hard it is to anticipate when the server himself doesn't know where the serve is going! But...that's not the point, a winner is a...
  9. Steady Eddy

    3.5 at best

    Of course they're not that good. I've been playing from before they were even born.
  10. Steady Eddy

    The "late call" loophole

    I bet it will put a stop to a lot of this funny business.
  11. Steady Eddy

    When opponent crowds the net in doubles, can you target them?

    So this lady showed me a bruise on her ankle that I caused last time she played. I felt, "If it's on your ankle, I certainly wasn't head hunting." But she still felt like I was the reincarnation of jack-the-ripper.
  12. Steady Eddy

    Does Anyone Else Find Matches Boring (but not tennis)?

    You know, I read a book by one of tennis's pioneers, and he agreed with you that it should only allow one serve. In the earliest days of the sport, someone would fault and they'd just say, "Oh, that's okay honey, just try again." It was never intended for players to turn the serve into a...
  13. Steady Eddy

    To all you league doubles enthusiasts who get upset when their partner misses.

    I get it. Whenever anyone gives you unsolicited advice, whether it's about tennis or not, now you have a dilemma. You can do what they say, even if that isn't what you want to do, or do it the way you want and risk hearing, "Now what did I tell you to do?" It's tempting to give advice. I...
  14. Steady Eddy

    Is it bad etiquette to drop shot older guys during league play?

    I drop-shotted an old guy at a drop-in doubles thing. My partner said that he was old, and had bad knees, so that wasn't cool. So I didn't do it again. But if it's a league...I think that's different.