Yes, I taught myself tennis out of Braden's book. He liked to have funny photos in the book. One was of a man stretching his arm like plastic man, so he could take his female partner's volley. The caption was, "Ball hog ruins a good doubles team." Later on he explains that the player closer to the net has priority. If your partner keeps cutting in front of you to play shots, the partner should be the one to complain, not you. He might say, "Get in the game, I'm getting tired of this." In reality, no one "steals" your shots. I especially remember that last line. 'No one "steals" your shots. It's like a 2nd baseman complaining that the shortstop cut in front, and 'stole' his grounder. Well, you're not supposed to wait for the ball to come to you. You should move forward. If another player, can run farther, yet get there sooner, what's your excuse? But what I don't understand is how can there be ball hogs, when he says, no one steals your shot?