That makes sense. I am a beginner real tennis player, so I was only judging by what I have learned. Thanks for that explanation about the preparation.
One little thing, that you probably can't do anything about and probably shouldn't bother with, is that I don't hear the sound of someone joining my game in Windows 98 unless the TE2006 or TE2008 is active; whereas, under XP, I always here the sound, no matter what window or program is active.
Also, I have been having quite a few problems, on two computers (XP and 98) with the TE2009 game crashing or failing to connect. The screen will say "Connecting..." but just remain there, and then I will have to close the process, and often a window saying that tenniselbow is not responding appears. I need to test this more with the latest version, as this may be working better than it was. Now I always completely remove the program prior to reinstalling it (or a new version), but this hasn't helped much with this.
One thing that amazes me is that, even on my slow computer with Windows 98, I can host a game with TE2006 and host a game with TE2009 at the same time (different ports) and wait for someone to join. As if that were not enough, I can even open TE2009 twice, one for hosting a game and one for playing while I wait for someone to join the hosted game, with the two windows both visible on the screen at the same time. That is just too neat
I am trying to do a two-step strike, where I take a little step into the strike as I hit the ball, and it seems to be working OK. Also, I am trying to hit running shots, and I think that I am getting more able to do this. I would like to be able to do this rather than to always strike the ball from a still position, as in real tennis I try to step into the strike for added power.
Thanks for the game and your hard work!