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NYCtennis1
10-01-2011, 04:47 PM
Here's a few videos of me, first one is some wall hitting from today, light hit after the wall has been soaked by rain (probably shouldn't have hit but:-P.) The next vid is just me hitting some serves.

Will try to shoot some on-court vids soon! Feel free to share your opinion on my strokes.

Hitting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8MzSKDNQpw

Serves:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbdobkDi0sI

gmatheis
10-01-2011, 06:36 PM
It's hard to tell from the angles you took your video at.

When you do your next video try to set up the camera behind you and from a higher vantage point, kind of like the angle TV matches are usually shown from.

I've been trying to rig up something to attach my own camera to the fence so I can shoot from that angle. So far I've got my digital camera attached to the mounting plate from a tripod, which I'm going to try and clamp to the fence about 7 or 8 feet up.

Xizel
10-01-2011, 07:23 PM
Behind-body camera and on-court footage needed.

Avles
10-01-2011, 07:52 PM
I've been trying to rig up something to attach my own camera to the fence so I can shoot from that angle. So far I've got my digital camera attached to the mounting plate from a tripod, which I'm going to try and clamp to the fence about 7 or 8 feet up.

If that doesn't work you could try the Gorillapod: http://joby.com/gorillapod

AceServer
10-01-2011, 08:01 PM
Judging from the serves, follow through more, with more momentum out front. You seem to stop the swing at the waist.

fruitytennis1
10-01-2011, 08:29 PM
Judging from the serves, follow through more, with more momentum out front. You seem to stop the swing at the waist.

Because the serve is all about the follow-thru right?
Toss the ball infront more, put some effort into it, and learn how to pronate properly instead of flopping your wrist.

AceServer
10-01-2011, 08:35 PM
Because the serve is all about the follow-thru right?
Toss the ball infront more, put some effort into it, and learn how to pronate properly instead of flopping your wrist.

Following through will reward you with more pace..

Jonny S&V
10-01-2011, 08:42 PM
Following through will reward you with more pace..

The ball has left the racquet... Follow-thru has nothing to do with pace, it has to do with deceleration of the racquet safely.

fruitytennis1
10-01-2011, 08:44 PM
The ball has left the racquet... Follow-thru has nothing to do with pace, it has to do with deceleration of the racquet safely.

Thank you.

Manus Domini
10-01-2011, 08:57 PM
Seems to me that you're dropping your left shoulder too soon on the serve. Might just be the angle, though.

Unless another, better-at-analyzing poster confirms what I said, just ignore it :)

gmatheis
10-02-2011, 08:17 AM
If that doesn't work you could try the Gorillapod: http://joby.com/gorillapod

oohh ... thats perfect .. thanks!

Up&comer
10-02-2011, 12:24 PM
Groundstrokes mean nothing against the wall. If it is somewhat relevant, you have an inconsistent contact point.

Serves- accelerate through it and use your full body. Don't slow up your racket so quickly. And don't just use your wrist to generate pace.