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  1. scrappydoo

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    Hi guys!

    I am looking for advice on my college tennis video. Any input is welcome and appreciated!

    http://youtu.be/UBVkk7i-k5c

    Thanks for your time!
     
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  2. sureshs

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    You look great. Targeting Division 1?
     
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  3. scrappydoo

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    Thanks Sureshs.

    I am targeting D1, but I am keeping all options open.
     
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    Very impressive, does this mean you are only a High school senior? wow! good luck! For you nervous system disorder, did you go to The Psycho-Neurotic Institute for the Very, Very Nervous?

     
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  5. JohnB

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    Thanks for sharing!

    It looks very impressive!
    There is just one thing that I can think of that might be something to look at, the rest looks awesome! Though it is hard to see in your video because I can't see in slowmotion, but you appear to let your racket drop too low in your service after you hit the ball. If you take a look at Berdych, though Roddick is a better example but your service comes closer to Berdych I think, Berdych hits up and through the ball and then lets his racket drop, it seems as if hit more horizontally and downward.

    Would you like to take a look at this link and see if you notice what I mean.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v8zuJeLwFO8
     
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  6. Misterbill

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    You were born in 1989? So you are about 24 years old?

    And you graduated high school in 2007, right?

    Does the NCAA Eligibility Center confirm you are cleared?
     
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  7. scrappydoo

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    Thanks, I am out of high school. I did not go there, but I spent a lot of time at the Mayo Clinic:neutral:
     
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    Thanks for your advice. My serve, although probably the strongest part of my game, always has room for improvement.
     
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    Yup, 24.

    Everything is good with the NCAA right now. My amatuerism is cleared, but I'm still waiting on a decision for D1 acedemic status. I called them the other day and they said a coach needs to request my ID # in order for them to come to a final decision. Fingers crossed.
     
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    Your strokes look great. DISCLAIMER: I am not a tennis coach and so I'm not really your target market here. That said, if I were a tennis coach, I'd appreciate some actual match footage from you as well as this video. To me, showing practice strokes in a recruiting video makes no more sense than a football recruit showing him tackling a dummy or taking on the blocking sled.

    To be fair, you do have some rally video and point play in there, but I get the distinct impression that (a) you're clearly better than those guys and (b) they are playing purely baseline tennis on the defensive. To me, I want to see you construct points against guys who can stress you. How do you respond when pulled out wide? Can you pass a guy who comes to the net? How do you handle guys who can run down every ball and force you to patiently hit 10 or more rally balls?

    Good luck either way. You've got fantastic strokes and I think you'll easily find a home for college.
     
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    14.2.3.2 Tennis, Swimming & Diving and Women’s Volleyball
    A student-athlete who does not enroll in a collegiate institution as a full-time student in a regular academic term during a one-year time period after his or her high school graduation date or the
    graduation date of his or her class (as determined by the first year of high school enrollment or the international equivalent as specified in
    the NCAA Guide to International Academic Standards for Athletics Eligibility
    and based on the prescribed educational path in the student-
    athlete's country), whichever occurs earlier, shall be subject to the following:
    a) The student-athlete shall be charged with a season of intercollegiate eligibility for each calendar year after the one-year time period (the next opportunity to enroll after one calendar year has elapsed) and prior to full-time collegiate enrollment during which the student-athlete has
    participated in organized events per Bylaw 14.2.3.5.3.

    b) After the one-year time period, if the student-athlete has engaged in organized events per Bylaw 14.02.9, on matriculation at the certifying institution, the student-athlete must fulfill an academic year in residence before being eligible to represent the institution in intercollegiate competition.

    14.2.3.2.1 Matriculation After 20th Birthday – Tennis

    In tennis, a student who is eligible under Bylaw
    14.2.3.2, but who participates in organized tennis
    events after his or her 20th birthday and before full-time enrollment at the certifying institution shall be
    subject to the following:

    a) The student will be charged with one season
    of intercollegiate tennis competition for each
    calendar year subsequent to his or her 20th birthday and prior to full-time enrollment at the certifying institution during which the student-athlete has participated in organized tennis events per Bylaw 14.2.3.5.3. [Note: This includes participation in intercollegiate tennis while enrolled
    full-time in another two-year or four-year institution; however, this provision replaces the season of competition counted in Bylaw 14.2 (i.e., only one season is used in any one year).]

    b) Upon matriculation at the certifying institution,
    the student-athlete must fulfill an academic year
    in residence before being eligible to represent
    the institution in intercollegiate tennis, unless the
    student transfers to the certifying institution with a minimum of 24 semester hours (or equivalent) of transferable degree credit. [Note: All other NCAA transfer and academic eligibility requirements apply.]

    14.2.3.2.2 Tennis
    [Effective August 1, 2012]
    In tennis, a student-athlete who does not enroll in a co
    llegiate institution as a full-time student in a regular
    academic term within six months (or the first opportunity
    to enroll after six months have elapsed) after his
    or her high school graduation date or
    the graduation date of his or her class (as determined by the first
    year of high school enrollment or the internationa
    l equivalent as specified in the NCAA Guide to
    International Academic Standards for Athletics Eligib
    ility and based on the prescrib
    ed educational path in
    the student-athlete's country), whichever occurs
    earlier, shall be subject to the following:
    (Adopted:
    4/29/10 effective 8/1/12; applicable to student-athle
    tes who initially enroll full time in a collegiate
    institution on or after 8/1/12)
    a)
    The student-athlete shall be charged with a seas
    on of intercollegiate eligibility for each calendar
    year after the six-month period has elapsed (or the next opportunity to enroll) and prior to full-
    time collegiate enrollment during which the stude
    nt-athlete has participated in organized
    competition per Bylaw 14.02.9.
    b)
    After the six-months period, if the student-athlete has engaged in organized competition per
    Bylaw 14.02.9, on matriculation
    at the certifying institution, the student-athlete must fulfill an
    academic year in residence for each calendar year
    after the six-month period has elapsed (or the
    next opportunity to enroll) and prior to full-tim
    e collegiate enrollment during which the student-
    athlete has participated in such competition befo
    re being eligible to represent the institution in
    intercollegiate competition.
     
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  12. scrappydoo

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    Thanks for the feedback, this is exactly what I wanted.

    I am playing in a tournament this weekend. I will record my matches and update my video.
     
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    Thanks for posting this. I have read through the Bylaws and talked to the NCAA. It's not going to be easy, but I think I can do it. They have all my transcripts, medical history, and letters of reccomondation. I hope this is enough to clear me to play. If not then I will appeal. The one thing I have in my favor is the one thing that has held me back, my medical history.

    Quite honestly I will not take no for an answer. I will do whatever it takes.
     
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  14. MarinaHighTennis

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    How come you have no ranking? :confused:
     
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  15. Art Rust Jr

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    Point play against someone who's at least as good as you would be more informative for most coaches. Even better would be if you could display the score on the video, so coaches can get an idea of how you play the bigger points, and respond to pressure situations.

    Most videos tend to show the strengths of a player, and how they win points. Sure, show that but it reveals so much more to see what your defensive skills are like and how you compete against strong competition.
     
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    Nothing else to add other than this is solid hitting. Very nice! Hope you get to play D1!
     
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  17. SuperJimmy

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    Very nice hitting. I agree with the other posters that there should be more match play. In fact, I think you can pretty much cut out most of the beginning.

    A LOT of players have really solid and great looking strokes, so it seems like the first 4 minutes is really wasted - since although you have great fundamentals, so do many other players so it isn't something that's going to make someone stop and want to watch some more. I think you really have to impress the viewer in the first 2 minutes to really get their attention.

    I think the forehand and backhand rallying was nice as it actually shows where the ball is going. One thing you might want to do, is instead of doing all forehands, then all backhands, maybe do something like crosscourt-crosscourt-down the line patterns to show a little bit your directional control and depth, as well as your lateral movement.

    During the video of real match play (I feel this section should be longer), I think you need to have an opponent closer to your level. Also, your opponent should be trying to win each and every point like in a tournament. He could hardly handle your serve, and so we didnt get to see how you construct the point after your serve. Also, most of the points that lasted more than 3 balls, your opponent just hit it back to the center of the court and let you put the ball away. Finally, on your serve return, your opponent's serve was quite weak, relatively speaking, so practically every serve you just blasted it back like it was a sitter. You won't get those kind of balls at D1 level, so you really need to show how you handle tough/big serves. Also, I think it is just as important to show the points you lose as the points you win. Thus, one can see what kind of adjustments you make to correct any unforced errors.

    Good luck man!
     
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  18. Gut4Tennis

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    hey

    Can I ask why you stopped all tennis tournaments from 01/16/2004 to 07/09/2007 to play 1 tourn then nothing again until 03/26/2010
     
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  19. scrappydoo

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    Thanks for the advice!
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to watch my video. I posted to video on here to get the exact type of guidance that you gave. I am playing in an open tournament this weekend, so I think I will record those matches and remake the video. Thanks!
     
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  21. scrappydoo

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    Yes you can.


    I got sick.
     
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  22. Gut4Tennis

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    I'm glad you're better now

    good luck buddy
     
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    Thanks,

    It's a time in my life that was pretty rough. Looking back at it just gets me mad. I like to focus on what's under my control now, and look forward to the future.
     
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    You move well, you play well, video is good as it should just be indicative of your ability and not an archive.

    Sounds like you are determined which is good.

    Keep it cool and have fun. College is to get an education. Even if you end up teaching tennis, a degree looks great on a resume. The best clubs which pay the most money will like that. But, more importantly, get a good education. You are a great tennis player but you can make a lot more money doing something else.
     
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    Your strokes look great Scott. My only advice is to study hard but be sure to have some fun in college.
     
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    I see you've played 4.5 up in the twin cities for the past few years. I am now down in Rochester but played 4.5 up in the cities until about 3 years ago when I moved.

    Looks like you played and beat a former teammate of mine a couple of times in fairly close matches over the winter. I believe he played a few years ago as a JV player for Gustavus.

    Best of luck with college tennis! Your strokes look great. My thinking is you might want to look at a D2 or D3 program, or perhaps a lower tier D1 program if you think you're still improving. My brother in law years ago played at Creighton and had a good experience there.
     
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    Thanks! I agree with everything you said.
     
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    Thanks! That's good advice.
     
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    Thanks, It's difficult for me to figure out where I fit. I play 4.5, 5.0 and Open tournaments. Right now 4.5 is starting to get a bit "easy". Sometimes I will play #1 and #2 guys at D3 colleges and walk them off the court, like this past weekend. Other times, matches will be closer like with your friend (Ben H?). The second time I played him I had the flu. I work with a guy who was #12 in the country for D1, so I know I'm not on that level.

    I will play practice sets and do drills with local 2, 3 and 4 star recruits. I will beat 2 and 3 star seniors and juniors most every time, and have good battles with 4 star recruits. The great thing right now is I'm only getting better, faster, stronger, and healthier.

    Do I think I am going to play in the Big Ten? Probably not. But I feel I can contribute and thrive at a lower ranked D1 school or High ranked D3 school.
     
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    Updated video!

    Thanks for all your critiques and advice. I recorded my matches from an Open singles tournament this weekend, and have added some of the footage to the end of my video. I also shortened the first part of the video, so I could fit more points at the end.

    Let me know what you think!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBh0vfGySC0
     
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    Nice volley's, great bh, offensive. I'm sure you'll make it.

    Hey Scott, I go to the UMN too. Do you know if the baseline center offers free indoor court time, at all?
     
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    Thanks!

    I don't think they do... not sure though
     
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    That backhand at 4:26 is so, so nasty. I like the new additions. Shows the variety of your game and how you go about constructing points.
     
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    Thanks, I left out the majority of the points like that as they didn't show much of anything. A lot of people can hit winners. The matches I played this weekend didn't push me much, which is a bit disappointing as I didn't have to play my best to win. That backhand was sweet though...:)
     
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    What a pleasure to watch those videos.

    Mr.Butler, have you made a list of potential schools that you want to play for?
     
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    Thanks!

    I have, coaches have been contacted, and I have filled out all the recruiting forms.
     
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    Now, it's the simple act of waiting.

    No doubt you will go somewhere. Hopefully, you will go to the college that you wanted.
     
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    Good luck to you!! No doubt you will play college tennis somewhere. Just make the best of it and have a great time!
     
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    Yep, Ben was on my team for a couple of seasons. Played doubles with him once or twice in USTA. He's more of a singles guy, decent ground strokes. Backhand is his strength.
     
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    Thanks! I am talking with a couple D1 schools, and a couple D3 schools at the moment. Very exciting!
     
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    Thank you!
     
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