My game (video)

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  1. AsgerHO

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  2. Jonnyf

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    Nice Video Asger.
     
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    good strokes. what level are you?
     
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  4. AsgerHO

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    Well, I have played some future events, only qualies though - else I don´t know how to describe it, cause we don´t have the same rating and stuff like in america
     
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  5. oneguy21

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    Strokes look pretty good. Next time put the camera behind you so we can see where the ball is going.
     
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  6. GeorgeLucas

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    Dude you're the boss. I don't even know how to critique you.
     
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  7. SmAsH999

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    on top of the net, ready to put away an easy volle
    it can't be done by anyone below 6.0
     
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  8. tennis_balla

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    Nice playing.
    Its tough to critique a player at that level from that tape. What I'd be looking for if I saw you live is shot selection, where your balls are landing, your strengths and weaknesses and how you hide/utilize them, what sort of game you play and how you play on certain surfaces. It not really about strokes and stroke production and so on as those are pretty much established, but more of those little things. Difficult to judge because you can't see what your opponent is doing and where you're hitting but still overall good video.
     
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    Thanks a lot for all the nice words.
    Ill try to shoot something from behind the court, so it´s possible to see more of the court movement and shot selection and placement etc
     
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  10. oneguy21

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    Do you play tennis for a living?
     
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  11. AsgerHO

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    No I don´t, unfortunately.
    But I play a lot of national tournaments, and some future events when possible for school and stuff...
     
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    Nice stroking....
    How is your movement late in matches?
    Are you a few pounds overweight?
    Everything looks fine.
     
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  13. AsgerHO

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    Haha no I´m not a few pounds overweight, does it look like that? :)
    I´m in pretty good shape if I am to say anything about it myself, so no I wouldn´t consider myself a few pounds overweight :)
     
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    To be honest with you, I saw Asger over the summer. He's nowhere near overweight. His "pretty good shape" is an understatement. His footspeed is also rapid


    Depressing :-(

    :-D haha
     
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  15. LeeD

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    Well, obviously, you're very strong.
    Since I'm 5'11" and 155 lbs., you look much more muscular, and with the loose shirt, it's hard to tell.
    I'd kill to get your legs when I was playing football in high school, some 35 years ago.
     
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  16. gastro54

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    Nice shots; you are clearly experienced
     
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  17. jayserinos99

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    That's a great video. Quick footwork and solid groundstrokes. Your forehand is a little reminiscent of Thomas Enqvist; I'll bet you hit it as hard as he did too.
     
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  18. a-naik.1

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    good strokes...the only thing i see from that angle is how you moved to the ball coming towards the net..just a little hesitant, but that is really the only thing..but overall you are a great player ;) ...also, get a video of all your strokes like volleys, overheads, etc. Best of luck! BTW..if you are wondering, I am a certified tennis pro at my local club..so i know a little something..lol
     
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    Sorry think it´s because it´s still processing, not because I removed it. Probably done in 5 mins time
     
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    Only one criticism. You seem to leave your left hand on the racquet handle for quite some time when you hit a backhand. What's that all about eh? ;)

    Come to the one handed bh side!! you know you want to :D
     
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  23. a-naik.1

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    lol the 1 hander looks sweet...it feels like i should take a picture every time i see one perfectly executed...but 2 hander is easier to hit, IMO :)
     
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    I am diggin the Norway techno music
     
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    Nice strokes. What is the song in your first video that you posted? I also like the use of Pjanoo :)

    You have very solid strokes on the more serious point though. You are definitely better than I although I'd love to play against a player like you.
     
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  26. nadalfan!

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    Are those bronze cage I's your wearing??? :D
     
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    I don't think he's overweight, he's just a pretty big dude. Nice video.
     
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  28. VaBeachTennis

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    Nice footwork in this video....relaxed and mobile at the same time.
     
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  29. AsgerHO

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    Yep, true - it´s the bronze cages. Pretty good shoe, but almost worn out, unfortunately :)
     
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  30. Nellie

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    I feel that your left foot is stepping too early during the backhand. To my eye, you are trying to recover too early during the shot, causing you to swing around, and not through the ball. Try holding the backhand for a split second after contact (in the kiss the bicep position) before your step foreward with the left leg. I would also work on that forehand slice or not hit it. I think most guys now hit horehand approach shots with power because the forehand slice is a lost shot.
     
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    Thanks - I´ve been working really hard on the backhand, and it has become better, but I couldn´t agree more on the fact that I need to get more trhough the ball. That´s what I´m trying to improve at the moment. So hopefully it will be better before too long.

    I´m not sure what you mean by forehand slices? If you refer to the two in the point play, then it is dropshots. I don´t do forehand slices unless I´m in massive defence.
     
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  32. beckham

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    Very nice game AsgerHO. How would you classify your game ex: allcourter, counter pucher, serve and volley?? You seemed to use a nice slice dropshot a bit...very nice!!!-thanks for sharing.
     
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  33. a-naik.1

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    Nice video, and nellie basically said what needs to be said..lol...one more thing, your backhand volleys is another shot you might want to work on... on your forehand volley you do a great job of coming out more and if you improve that on your backhand volley side you can then have a more variation with the slice volley you have. If you come out more on you bh side then you create those hard to get angles which can drive some players mad.
     
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  34. Djokovicfan4life

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    Great stuff. Let me guess, your forehand is your stronger wing? It looks massive.
     
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    True - that´s the other thing, for sure. I can see myself that I don´t get that much forward on my bh .volley as opposed to my forehand volley.
    And maybe use my left arm a bit more?
     
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    Good guess :)
    Thats definetely my best shot, probably along with the serve
     
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  37. a-naik.1

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    Well, just a bit more, you can't do much with your left arm, just try to meet the ball a little more out in front instead of letting it get to close to you, because when it gets close to you, you are almost forced to hit the slice bh volley. you can use 2 hands on the bh, i started using 2 hands on my bh volley because of the fact that i have more control and angles that way.
     
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    So a third part is now on youtube - made some better footage on my serve, which has been the stroke I´ve been most concerned about - so please critique

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

    I know about the footfault though :D
    And sorry about the first weird sound, just thought it would be fun :)
     
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  39. Djokovicfan4life

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    That serve is Llubicic-esque, minus the foot faults of course. :)
     
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    I really like the way you are hitting up at the ball. It seems to me, however, that you should be tossing slightly further into the court, so that you are pushing up and into the court. Right now, the ball toss is right at the service line, and your body is not moving forward at all.
     
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    You couldn´t be more right :)
    That has always been my biggest issue concerning the serve, and I´m working so hard to try and get it more forward, but it is really hard when you have a routine, and you have been using to do the same thing for a long time.
    So I´m not sure how to fix it,. so advice would be much appreciated
     
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    Foot fault on every one of those serves... do you get away with that in tournament play?
     
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    In your 2nd video... it looks like you are foot faulting on almost every serve... unless it is the angle.
     
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    Only saw 4 serves, total of 4 footfaults.
    Can cure it if you just point the foot more into the court to begin the motion, and standing back the appropriate amount, of course.
    Just me, I don't advocate Sampra's heel toe movement because it CAN become foot faults on stress points. I say keep the front foot planted, then move up with the swing.
     
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  45. JMS

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    Yes as others have mentioned you foot fault each time.
     
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  46. Djokovicfan4life

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    Come on, really? I hate to break it to you man, but plenty of great coaches are 4.0 level players. There are also plenty of 7.0s that can't teach their way out of a paper bag.
     
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    As I mentioned - I know about the footfaults, and I don´t usually do it, so its not an issue in tournament play.

    Anyone got anything not concerning footfaults :)
     
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    I actually do think you are 5.5-6.0...very clean hitting.
     
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  49. a-naik.1

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    yeah... 5.5 easily.
     
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  50. LeeD

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    Well, for sure you can add another easy 5mph to your serves if you moved into the court farther, with a toss to match.
    Seems your toss, if you let it drop, is barely 18" inside the baseline. You can toss another 10" farther into the court, and make your body move in exactly that much, and get better pace AND angle, since your strike point would be closer to the service line, giving you more angles.
     
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