Gotta Want It - Season 4: Mixed Doubles

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  1. TW Staff

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    Our video series, Gotta Want It, is back!!

    This season, follow playtesters Andy & Siobhan as they get ready to play mixed doubles at the Santa Maria Open. They will be running through drills and playing practice sets/matches.

    A new episode will be posted each Tuesday and Thursday leading up to the tournament on September 1st.

    If you have any suggestions for drills they can work on, let us know and we may put it in a future episode!

    Episode 1: http://bit.ly/O1ycTC

    Catch up on the previous seasons of Gotta Want It: http://bit.ly/QXbKLI

    Enjoy!

    Thanks,

    Jason, TW
     
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    Great videos and links. Thanks.
     
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  3. floydcouncil

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    Wow... that gal is horrible for a recent former D1 player.
     
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    She was playing points against an ATP ranked player. She is not horrible, she was actually doing really well.
     
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    Picky, picky FC. I don't know what you're watching but I think I'm in love. Love that SLO accent! I just don't think I'd ever be able to pronounce her name, it must be Danish, she's probably from Solvang. Glad to see their coach, French Park, was play-testing the new "Pete" Wilson. What I want to know is who makes her shorts? Love her pink grip, she's a girly-girl. The ball-toss on the serve was a bit high, but it worked for Steffi. Give me a week-end with her at Avila and I'll have her serving like Roscoe. I'm gonna' start hanging out at the ladies dept at TW.

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    WOW I'm just dizzy reading this.... easy on the coffee, dude.
     
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    Her volley grip looks a little weird / uncomfortable.
     
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    I do like the series but I wish TW would show more video / longer video of actual matchplay and points when they eventually get to the tournament, as it would be interesting seeing strategies and plays.
     
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    We're going to try to do a live stream from their matches during the tournament. Key word is TRY. Keep your fingers crossed!

    Jason, TW
     
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    Pretty neat idea.
     
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    That sounds great, Jason. Any chance of a recorded video though or highlights? Reason being you have a global audience here (no pressure Andy / Siobhan! ;-) ) as well big time differences across the US as well so catching a live stream isn't always the easiest (unless its on at the weekend).
     
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    this is such an awesome pairing my 2 favourite playtesters! really looking forward to the next episode. hopefully not so much of drills but maybe more strategies/formations and what not?
     
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    I'm not sure what you were expecting, but she played pretty well to me. I honestly think so many people have this expectation that higher ranked players are supposed to be perfect and make zero errors... That just doesn't happen.
     
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    No coffee bro, just tea. To ease your lack of equilibrium and expand your reading comprehension, go down to the village and try some herb.
     
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    You have to remember who she was hitting against. If she were hitting against your average 4.0-4.5 rec player she probably would look pretty good.






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  17. Setmatch45

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    Horrible? Really unless you have ATP points or are a strong 5.0 5.5 player this is poor. If she was playing against a 4.0 player maybe even a 4.5 she would look far better. She is a nice player and wish them both well.
     
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  18. johndagolfer

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    She definitely plays great. Love her ground strokes, but she definitely doesn't look comfortable at net.

    Does anyone know if she was primarily a singles player in college? I know she was 4-5 singles, but don't know if she played a lot of doubles.
     
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    IF the live stream works, it will also be automatically recorded so it'll be available on our youtube page for you to watch at your pleasure. :)

    Jason, TW
     
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    IT'S TUESDAY!!! Waiting patiently for the new episode:mrgreen:
     
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    Awesome, I love watching these "Gotta Want It" features! As a rec player with no formal training, it's great seeing what kind of drills and preparation high-level tournament players do. Kudos to Siobhan and Andy (and all the previous players) for letting us in on that. It takes a lot of guts to open yourself up to scrutiny on the nets. Best of luck in the tourney!
     
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  23. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    cool

    interesting how Siobhan seems to struggle in drills but turns into a killing machine in the point play exercise, hope it works like that in the tourney!

    and good luck! :)
     
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    Good Luck this Weekend!!
     
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    Looking forward to hearing about their victories!
     
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    Wow, Andy and Siobhan look like a great doubles team! They have great skills and look like they have good on-court chemistry too. Kick @ss this weekend!
     
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    Siobhan and I won our first round match 8-5 against two good local college players, Marco Comuzzo and Ane McPike of Cal Poly SLO. We then lost our quarterfinal match to the #2 seed, Suzie Matzenauer (formally a Cal Poly Mustang) and Nate Schugg, who played at the University of Georgia. We played a great match but came out on the losing end, 8-6.

    We will be posting our last Gotta Want It episode this coming week, featuring actual match footage from the tournament!

    On behalf of both me and Siobhan, we would like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement as we prepared for the tournament! It meant a lot to us and we really appreciated the kind words! Hopefully we will have an opportunity to do another Gotta Want It series in the near future. We had a blast doing it!

    Andy, TW
     
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    Suzie and Nate must be a heck of a team because you two looked really solid in your practice match. Congratulations on getting to the quarters and keeping it close.
     
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    Andy is in the mens double as well? also in the finals? Good luck should be on court as I post this.
     
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    Nice job in the mixed to you both!
     
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    Andy and Siobhan - great job getting to the quarters! It took a highly seeded and sickly good team to beat you, and they didn't even beat you by much. Can't wait to see some more footage as you played some outstanding tennis in your scrimmage.
     
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    Final episode of "Gotta Want It: Season 4"

    See how Andy and Siobhan did!

    http://bit.ly/TWsvJ5

    Thanks to everyone who watched and supported them.

    Jason, TW
     
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  34. 2ndServe

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    That is some good mixed dubs playing.
     
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    tough match
     
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    Been a really entertaining series. Really enjoyed watching that.

    Nice bit of competitive fun seeing the TW guys and gals in a mixed dubs against each other.

    As for the tourney, I thought both Siobhan and Andy played some great tennis and were ultimately unlucky to lose, coming up against some very solid and savvy 2nd seed opponents. Such small margins! Andy's athleticism around the court is quite extraordinary, but I thought they both moved and switched sides really well, with Siobhan playing some great net stuff.

    Well done everyone!
     
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    I was really impressed with how active Andy was at the net and how well he isolated the female player on the opposing side.

    That was some quality mixed dub. I want more episodes!!!
     
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    Definetely a singles player, her 2hbh volley looks like the same grip as her groundie, and then she switches over to semi 1hbh volleys, totally favoring a forehandy gripped forehand volley stroke.
    Can you believe her serve?
     
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  39. NLBwell

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    Wasn't Suzie a TW playtester?
     
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    very entertaining series. gotta love it! :D
     
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    Wow, I can only dream of being half as good! Great stuff on the Gotta Want It season, hope we see more soon!
     
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    Yes, she used to work here at TW but has since moved on. She's a great player!

    Tiffani, TW
     
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    Great job in the mixed - andy nice winin the mens
     
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    I really enjoyed your videos which took up a couple of hours last night. Fun stuff! I just wish they were longer.
     
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