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hyogen
10-23-2007, 10:25 AM
I'm starting to get more confident with my returns of serve. I used to have so much trouble with the backhand in general with inconsistency--but now I am able to hit (depending on the serve) returns down the line, crosscourt, etc. :D I think it all started by me gaining confidence after developing a reliable 2nd serve (kick serve). Everything else is starting to improve now.

Just thought I'd make this picture sequence from a short clip I took last night:

check out how much air that guy gets on his serve!!! He is pretty overweight too.....no offense to him (I am too) :(

You can check out my other vids on these threads.
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=161310

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=161875
I'll have something like this for my forehand too. Thanks for all the tips and comments!

YOUTUBE links added!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnl2qq_9OOE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HQGpWkqqv0

http://www.dochyo.com/return%20of%20serve.JPG

I hit the backhand return cross-court from the deuce court and he hit the next shot out. the last screen I included for the heck of it..weird surfer pose there..

Forehand return
http://www.dochyo.com/forehand%20return.JPG

Hehe, making these is strangely fun. I'm just using windows media player and using Print Screen and pasting and cutting into MS Paint

hyogen
10-24-2007, 11:11 AM
hmm..no feedback? D:

Seifersquall1
10-24-2007, 11:13 AM
Nice returns :D

BeHappy
10-24-2007, 12:13 PM
you should be prosecuted for wearing that sleeveless shirt ;)

hyogen
10-24-2007, 01:31 PM
why??! At least it's not Nadal's capris...what's wrong with that shirt?! I like the unrestricted movement of the arms/shoulders.. -_-

quicken
10-24-2007, 05:30 PM
hm i guess the serves were coming a bit slow because it seems to me that you are taking big cuts on those strokes.
they are great returns =]

ananda
10-25-2007, 12:35 AM
Hehe, making these is strangely fun. I'm just using windows media player and using Print Screen and pasting and cutting into MS Paint
why not just open in Quicktime and Save As Movie Sequence.

hyogen
10-25-2007, 08:32 AM
don't you have to buy the full version of Quicktime? I saw the Export as...function, but it was all greyed out.

tbini87
10-25-2007, 08:53 AM
they look agressive. nothing like improving your return game and being able to take control of a point as the returner!

hyogen
10-25-2007, 08:59 AM
gah--I had a bad day at tennis yesterday. I might have screwed up my game for the night by trying to use the i.Prestige MID XL for a set or so...it wasn't pretty :x

ananda
10-25-2007, 09:15 AM
don't you have to buy the full version of Quicktime? I saw the Export as...function, but it was all greyed out.
sorry, i do have a licensed version.

But still the export as movie sequence is a wonderful utility since it makes about 40 or 50 jpegs out of one 5-10 second serve mov file. Good for studying frame by frame.

hyogen
10-26-2007, 12:28 AM
youtube vids posted on original thread above :)

hyogen
10-30-2007, 02:38 PM
man...my returns and backhands especially have improved quite a bit now that I'm using an OS Radical. Should never have left oversize. It enables me to stay in rallies longer...although I can't go for the lines/corners as well.

CAM178
10-30-2007, 02:54 PM
Your backhand return is way too close to your body. Good forward momentum, though. You have learned to use the pace of the serve, which is smart.

Your forehand return looks solid.