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Rambler124
11-25-2009, 06:47 PM
Oooook. Is this a practical joke? Or is this real?

Really.....? This cannot be someone who actually teaches.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHJJROyp5P8&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_Ck0k8Nruw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk-84-N7hTo

CHOcobo
11-25-2009, 06:52 PM
hahaha. she just have poor vocabs.

skyzoo
11-25-2009, 06:53 PM
Oooook. Is this a practical joke? Or is this real?

Really.....? This cannot be someone who actually teaches.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHJJROyp5P8&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_Ck0k8Nruw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk-84-N7hTo
hahahahahahahhaaaahahaha

<3tennis!!!
11-25-2009, 07:04 PM
i agree^^ biggest crack up ever. i loled

Geezer Guy
11-25-2009, 07:16 PM
Expert Village - I think they do taxes too.

Cody
11-25-2009, 07:29 PM
I like this one as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS8mdDwXrsY&feature=player_embedded

Cody,

Ripper014
11-25-2009, 08:10 PM
Wow... ok... maybe I was wrong and the internet should be monitored.

nfor304
11-25-2009, 08:37 PM
Apparently volleys are exactly the same as groundstrokes but just closer to the net

Solat
11-25-2009, 08:45 PM
i feel stupider already

Storm_Kyori
11-25-2009, 10:32 PM
sadly the title isn't wat they talk about during the video. How to serve a ball.....you basically look over the net at your opponent and smack it and get it on the right side.

how to hold a racket for bh.....you use 2 hands and feel the power and apparently she uses 2 hands on her fh as well. she didn't say what grips to use.

take a little more time ppl and i bet you can make a better vid.

they are called "expert" village and none of them were experts, more like volunteers.

Dgpsx7
11-25-2009, 11:09 PM
I like this one as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS8mdDwXrsY&feature=player_embedded

Cody,

the first couple made me laugh but this one made me a little depressed.

Dgpsx7
11-25-2009, 11:09 PM
Moron Village?

jigar
11-25-2009, 11:12 PM
Oooook. Is this a practical joke? Or is this real?

Really.....? This cannot be someone who actually teaches.



Really can't stop laughing....I forwarded to friends of mine.. It will make their day.

Knightmace
11-25-2009, 11:32 PM
Oh my god, this can't be true

Shellovic
11-25-2009, 11:45 PM
WTF??!
Why would you have a semi-western grip with volleys and why would you just jump around at the net area..(volleys)
Why would you just look over the net and smack the ball..(service)
Why would you use 2 hands on FH and BH for additional power..(backhand)
Why the hell would you ever use a slice grip for a forehand topspin..(topspin)

This is so freaking cracked up.. just feeling stupid after watching these vids!

topher.juan
11-26-2009, 01:49 AM
I found these videos informative; they were well constructed and answered many of the elusive questions I've had towards the game. The "toss and smack" serve tip was especially helpful with my serve, so was knowing which box to "smack" it into. My NTRP incrased +1.0 after watching this (I'm a 5.0 now, yippee!).

tennis_balla
11-26-2009, 02:53 AM
Hmm this looks like MTM stuff, keep it simple!........naa I'm kidding. Actually, after reading parts of Burwash's book and working where he first got his idea for PBI I wouldn't be surprised if these were PBI coaches :twisted:
Ok I'm too cynical, but its fun :mrgreen:

Here's a fun game, check out their bios in the description.

Rambler124
11-26-2009, 05:55 AM
I found these videos informative; they were well constructed and answered many of the elusive questions I've had towards the game. The "toss and smack" serve tip was especially helpful with my serve, so was knowing which box to "smack" it into. My NTRP incrased +1.0 after watching this (I'm a 5.0 now, yippee!).

LoL! Anyone else notice how she was holding the 2h backhand? Both hands together on top of each other like some super grip on the bottom of the racquet. Crazy.

I saw the bios too. Hilarious stuff imo.

Blake0
11-26-2009, 09:08 AM
we should make this a poll..which video is the funniest 1? :)

Ripper014
11-26-2009, 09:23 AM
LoL! Anyone else notice how she was holding the 2h backhand? Both hands together on top of each other like some super grip on the bottom of the racquet. Crazy.

I saw the bios too. Hilarious stuff imo.

Expert: Maria Clark
Bio: Maria began tennis as a hobby and soon found herself in love with the game. She has since trained for ten years under her coach, and has played tennis across the U.S.


You made me look... now I want see her coach play.

Cody
11-26-2009, 11:07 AM
I would love to see a show down match

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS8mdDwXrsY& VS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_Ck0k8Nruw

nCode747
11-26-2009, 11:50 AM
Was she serving with semi-western grip???

Rambler124
11-26-2009, 11:59 AM
Was she serving with semi-western grip???

She sure as hell was. I couldn't wait til April Fool's to post these beauties.

Ripper014
11-26-2009, 12:04 PM
She sure as hell was. I couldn't wait til April Fool's to post these beauties.

Are you sure it wasn't a full western grip..? I am pretty sure thats how the wife picks up the skillet.

Ambivalent
11-26-2009, 04:24 PM
Epic instruction in the art of pancake grip serving.

maverick66
11-26-2009, 04:32 PM
Ill bet she is a MTM or GBA coach.:)

Ripper014
11-26-2009, 05:07 PM
Ill bet she is a MTM or GBA coach.:)

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... thats not nice.... :)

topher.juan
11-26-2009, 08:11 PM
The topspin slice-grip two-handed forehand will revolutionize the game.

ebrainsoft
11-26-2009, 08:31 PM
I would love to see a show down match

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS8mdDwXrsY& VS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_Ck0k8Nruw

Use the same two handed grip for topspin and slice VS Toss the ball and smack it.

I think the second girl wins, for stupidity (although it was a close match) :-P

cl76
11-26-2009, 09:12 PM
She did mention that it was very basic tennis...

ebrainsoft
11-26-2009, 09:36 PM
This is my favorite Maria Clark "tennis lesson" :rolleyes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBbtnfznlQs&feature=related

Ripper014
11-26-2009, 10:38 PM
This is my favorite Maria Clark "tennis lesson" :rolleyes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBbtnfznlQs&feature=related

From what I can tell all her videos are very special... but I am sure she is getting a lot of hits now... courtesy of The Tennis Warehouse Forum. The irony of it all........

Cody
11-26-2009, 10:42 PM
From what I can tell all her videos are very special... but I am sure she is getting a lot of hits now... courtesy of The Tennis Warehouse Forum. The irony of it all........

Hopefully she will bless us with a new video after she realizes all the attention she is getting.

I can see it now:

Advanced Serving - Smack it harder :twisted:

gzhpcu
11-26-2009, 10:45 PM
Apparently volleys are exactly the same as groundstrokes but just closer to the net
You will notice she never actually hits a ball....:)

Ripper014
11-26-2009, 11:09 PM
Ok this is pretty advanced so it may not be for everyone...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PTkazkN-R4&feature=related

Cody
11-26-2009, 11:17 PM
Ok this is pretty advanced so it may not be for everyone...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PTkazkN-R4&feature=related

I think my NTRP just went up by 3.0

ReopeningWed
11-26-2009, 11:36 PM
You SNEAK. I thought I was going to watch a World of Warcraft video :(

Rambler124
11-27-2009, 03:38 AM
I think I've found my favorite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edaJP3Lp0Gg

tennis_balla
11-27-2009, 04:10 AM
Speaking of bad lesson....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnZ1Y4bZMvs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXhyTR-zc2M

ttbrowne
11-27-2009, 06:26 AM
Nothing turns me on like the fish-belly color all over her body.

Claudius
11-27-2009, 09:44 AM
"You just gotta smack the ball" :mrgreen:

tennis_balla
11-27-2009, 11:40 AM
Actually, after viewing those videos again I don't see much of a difference from their instruction to some of the stuff that's typed in this forum from time to time.

xFullCourtTenniSx
11-27-2009, 11:55 AM
Expert Village tends to be an epic fail.

The only ones you can take even remotely seriously are done by guys. Not being sexist or anything, but as far as I've seen (and they're so bad I don't care to look any further into it for fear of ruining my game), all the girls there suck and don't know what the hell they are talking about.

They had a decent on done by a guy about kick serves and kick serve returns. I didn't completely agree with them, but at least it wasn't nearly as terrible as the aforementioned videos.

Rambler124
11-27-2009, 12:27 PM
Speaking of bad lesson....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnZ1Y4bZMvs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXhyTR-zc2M

?

Are you saying this is a bad lesson because the instructor is just feeding balls to this kid?

LeeD
11-27-2009, 04:30 PM
How good is the bald guy hitting with Ryerstadt? Seems pretty good to this old fart.

ubermeyer
11-27-2009, 05:21 PM
this should be in the bad advice thread, it practically defines it :)

tennis_balla
11-27-2009, 06:43 PM
?

Are you saying this is a bad lesson because the instructor is just feeding balls to this kid?

Nope, feeding is fine. Its a tool, just like using live ball drills, practice matches and others. There's quite a few to list here, if you watch it again carefully you should pick them up easily. Stuff such as the speed and difficulty of the drills themselves especially for a young and pretty good player like the kid in the video. Its good to work on strokes but it doesn't look like he needs it especially at that slow speed which I think is lazy on the coaches part especially looking back and analyzing every shot. As a coach myself who's been around that tells me he's full of it. Besides when was the last time you played a match and got to hit balls that were fed to you perfectly like that? To me its the classic feed it nice and easy and make the player look good routine. Another one is the coach has him return back to the center of the court after a cross court shot on his forehand. Its improper programming of the player and something he'll end up doing automatically in the future without even knowing. Maybe I'm being harsh, maybe not. I don't know all the facts about the lesson, only 2 short clips and maybe they were working on technique but that slow? However there's enough in there and it is my opinion nothing more.

Here's a good example of a much better lesson ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJFb__5961Q ) Skip the bs beginning and go to 3:10 in the video. Watch this coaches body language and involvement in the drills and how he works the player and I don't just mean physically by trying to get him tired.

Steady Eddy
11-27-2009, 09:22 PM
Why would such videos get made? And why not plan ahead on what you're going to say? Really amazing.

prattle128
11-27-2009, 11:10 PM
Apparently volleys are exactly the same as groundstrokes but just closer to the net

yeah that was my first impression as well

Rambler124
11-28-2009, 04:30 AM
Nope, feeding is fine. Its a tool, just like using live ball drills, practice matches and others. There's quite a few to list here, if you watch it again carefully you should pick them up easily. Stuff such as the speed and difficulty of the drills themselves especially for a young and pretty good player like the kid in the video. Its good to work on strokes but it doesn't look like he needs it especially at that slow speed which I think is lazy on the coaches part especially looking back and analyzing every shot. As a coach myself who's been around that tells me he's full of it. Besides when was the last time you played a match and got to hit balls that were fed to you perfectly like that? To me its the classic feed it nice and easy and make the player look good routine. Another one is the coach has him return back to the center of the court after a cross court shot on his forehand. Its improper programming of the player and something he'll end up doing automatically in the future without even knowing. Maybe I'm being harsh, maybe not. I don't know all the facts about the lesson, only 2 short clips and maybe they were working on technique but that slow? However there's enough in there and it is my opinion nothing more.

Here's a good example of a much better lesson ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJFb__5961Q ) Skip the bs beginning and go to 3:10 in the video. Watch this coaches body language and involvement in the drills and how he works the player and I don't just mean physically by trying to get him tired.

Yeah, I agree wasn't the best lesson. I just kinda thought it was such a short clip of the lesson that it might not really be a good indicator of what he was doing overall. I completely agree with you on the improper programming. He hits the ball pretty well but they seemed very unconcerned about positioning or footwork (split step or quick recovery etc). I just wouldn't put it in the same league as what I originally posted though :P

tennis_balla
11-28-2009, 05:43 AM
Yeah, I agree wasn't the best lesson. I just kinda thought it was such a short clip of the lesson that it might not really be a good indicator of what he was doing overall. I completely agree with you on the improper programming. He hits the ball pretty well but they seemed very unconcerned about positioning or footwork (split step or quick recovery etc). I just wouldn't put it in the same league as what I originally posted though :P

Oh yea for sure, Expert Village is at a completely different level. I hear Federer is looking for an EV coach as we speak....

equinox
11-28-2009, 06:42 AM
+1 for being hot.

I could really take something away from her knee bend. unf.

ApproachMan
11-28-2009, 12:22 PM
Hi,

This post really caught my attention. Why?

I usually play tennis out in Griffith Park near Los Feliz (Hollywood, CA). Los Feliz is infested with unemployed hollywood trash living 6-7 people in rooms in multi-million dollar homes Entourage-style. More than a dozen times, I've been approached on the tennis court by starving film-makers about being filmed pretending to be an "expert" in tennis. They usually emphasize that it is for "personal use" and is for a "demo reel" and will never be published. They'll have cue cards and tell you that you do not actually need any expertise. I usually respond by telling them that they do not have permission to film and that I know they are trying to make films to submit for money on EHow/Expert Village. Usually, they are shocked that I'm aware of this. Apparently this is how a lot of filmmakers are making ends meet during periods of unemployment. EHow/Expert Village also pays per segment so the videographer will usually divide the video up into as many annoyingly short and worthless segments as possible.

Thanks.

lawrence
11-28-2009, 01:33 PM
"You can move your slice to the middle of the racket"

LMAO.

Rambler124
11-28-2009, 05:02 PM
Hi,

This post really caught my attention. Why?

I usually play tennis out in Griffith Park near Los Feliz (Hollywood, CA). Los Feliz is infested with unemployed hollywood trash living 6-7 people in rooms in multi-million dollar homes Entourage-style. More than a dozen times, I've been approached on the tennis court by starving film-makers about being filmed pretending to be an "expert" in tennis. They usually emphasize that it is for "personal use" and is for a "demo reel" and will never be published. They'll have cue cards and tell you that you do not actually need any expertise. I usually respond by telling them that they do not have permission to film and that I know they are trying to make films to submit for money on EHow/Expert Village. Usually, they are shocked that I'm aware of this. Apparently this is how a lot of filmmakers are making ends meet during periods of unemployment. EHow/Expert Village also pays per segment so the videographer will usually divide the video up into as many annoyingly short and worthless segments as possible.


Thanks.

No friggin way... Are you serious? That is absolutely nuts? Why would a place like Expert Village pay for that garbage?

ApproachMan
11-28-2009, 10:24 PM
No friggin way... Are you serious? That is absolutely nuts? Why would a place like Expert Village pay for that garbage?

Yes, I'm serious. Anyone can submit videos to Expert Village and get paid for it. These people get hundreds of submissions a day and the staff they probably don't have any experts to review the content of the film. Furthermore, the content is not as important as the fact that it needs to be "professionally" filmed. Filmmakers, between films or during periods of unemployment, will scour craigslist for volunteer actors/"experts" to make these shorts. I don't want to generalize, but people who submit videos to EHow/Expert Village are usually pretty desperate for money and will lie or do whatever it takes to make you an unwitting participant. Although they make you say, "On behalf of Expert Village", not everyone knows what expert village is.

I've also heard about people being approached for various other things like how to make Thanksgiving turkey, how to change oil, etc.

I think Expert Village should require that the actors/actresses in all the videos submit signed release forms. They should also start paying for videos after the fact based on user ratings.

I have no proof, but I am so certain that Maria Clark did not know her video would be all over the Internet. Look at her profile on Expert Village. She obviously did not create it. It's obvious from the crappy photo captured off of film (because the submitter did not have an actual photograph of her) because he/she didn't have her permission in the first place.

Also usually, the "expert" will get a plug for his or her business. . . . i.e. "This is Ted from Ted's Autobody in Los Angeles, CA". In this case, there was no plug. That, along with the quality of the video, made me very suspicious.

Thanks.

Mikey Fresh
11-28-2009, 10:54 PM
"you need to be confident the ball is coming to your face"-lady
"boom. just swing it"-lady

Homey
12-10-2009, 11:41 AM
Did they take down the video's?? I can't find them? Can someone find them again?

Do you think they took them down because everybody was ragging on the videos?

Homey

Andres
12-10-2009, 12:11 PM
The first three vids were deleted by the owner :(

Rambler124
12-10-2009, 06:05 PM
Wow no way they took them down? Haha I guess they realized how bad they actually were - perhaps they were a Talk Tennis visitor...

GuyClinch
12-10-2009, 09:19 PM
EV does have some decent videos about other things, IMHO but its pretty funny yeah.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGo2ls8M7Bw&feature=PlayList&p=FA404A197A287745&index=14

That guy captures this problem.. Though i suppose its a little off topic. funny though.. That kid isn't too bad though or so it seems from those baby feeds. Problem with those feeds is you can start to crank shots like that - but in a real game you just can't replicate em nearly that well. (Or at least I can't).

Storm_Kyori
12-10-2009, 10:09 PM
Hi,

This post really caught my attention. Why?

I usually play tennis out in Griffith Park near Los Feliz (Hollywood, CA). Los Feliz is infested with unemployed hollywood trash living 6-7 people in rooms in multi-million dollar homes Entourage-style. More than a dozen times, I've been approached on the tennis court by starving film-makers about being filmed pretending to be an "expert" in tennis. They usually emphasize that it is for "personal use" and is for a "demo reel" and will never be published. They'll have cue cards and tell you that you do not actually need any expertise. I usually respond by telling them that they do not have permission to film and that I know they are trying to make films to submit for money on EHow/Expert Village. Usually, they are shocked that I'm aware of this. Apparently this is how a lot of filmmakers are making ends meet during periods of unemployment. EHow/Expert Village also pays per segment so the videographer will usually divide the video up into as many annoyingly short and worthless segments as possible.

Thanks.

Wow, I actually used to live up the street from the courts. Damn, I coul've made some money.