Now, we've all played with a partner who couldn't run (slow, injured, etc.), and it's a bit frustrating. But, at least there's a reason for it, so it's not so bad. Last night, I played with a guy who's actually quite fast, but he just wouldn't run; he kept giving up on stuff he was actually fast enough to run down. For example, one opponent framed a BH return, which turned into a slow, sharp-angled ball landing in the alley. The bounce was high enough that my partner should have easily reached it, despite how wide it was. I my mind, I was thinking "Ooh, a perfect chance for an around-the-post shot!" But then, I didn't hear any foot steps. I looked back, and he was just standing there. Later, I was coming to the net and tried to hit a cheeky DTL volley past the netman. He stabbed at it and managed to lob cross court. It was a good lob that should have put us on the defensive, but it really shouldn't have been a winner. But when I looked over, buddy-boy had already started getting ready for the next point: not a single step indicating he even thought about having a go. If we'd been winning easily, I'd have understood. But we were actually losing at the time. How do you politely tell someone to stop being a lazy *ss?