My hitting video

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  1. Nickzor

    Nickzor Semi-Pro

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA2RH0FT50s&r=1

    the angle isn't all that greati should have out the camera much much higher up, and the quality is just okay, i use my Go Pro and strap it to the fence, its a great camera and all but its weak when it comes to filming things in the distance and its not meant to be used for that, i just don't film comfortable setting up my DSLR a (pretty good one) on a tripod, as i feel it might get knocked over

    So the other day i went out and filmed 20 minutes straight of me and one of my hitting partners having a hit, nothing serious just some practice, mucking about, I've shortened the video down to 7 minutes, I've just gone through the whole thing and only taken out the interesting rallies and bits, whatddya'll think of my game and such, i don't know much about the whole ranking you guys use but i wouldn't mind if some of you guys here give me one, i'll just say I'm using the Babolat aero pro drive strung at 58 lbs, RPM BLAST, i absolutely hate this racket and it is my 3rd back up racket, I am only using it because my two MAIN rackets have broken strings, it happened on back to back days, just unlucky i guess, I can't hit a one handed backhand for crap with this racket, its just too light and the headsize is too big, I'm used to using my Wilson nsixone 95, which is about 355 grams all leaded up and the Aero pro drive is about 325 grams, far too light, and the strings kill my arm, never again will i string at 58 lbs POLY strings, I hardly never needed to restring my rackets in the past so i didn't know a whole bunch about stringing, but know i do know next time I'll go for a multifilament and a lower tension such as 52 lbs
     
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  2. Lukhas

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    Private video, can't watch.
     
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  3. Nickzor

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    Oooops, fixed!
     
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  4. Power Player

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    Hy man. There is a lot to work on here, but thats ok. You have the foot speed.

    Maybe start by just turning to the side fence to prepare for each shot. Try to do this before the ball crosses the net. Right now you are not turning your shoulders at all.

    Think chin to shoulder.

    It will take a while to make a habit.
     
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  5. Nickzor

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    Ah yes, i do actually turn to my side when i hit a forehand when I'm playing a match, however as you can see here, when I'm just having a practice sesh i tend to get really lazy and not really turn my body 90 degrees before hitting forehands, in a match I'm always on my feet, as in I'll bounce up and down lightly as a way to be ready for each shot, maybe I'll film some games of a match one day, but i know what you mean, when i watch the video myself i just look really lazy lol, although it is something i need to work on overall as well, i know that's how to hit a forehand but at times i get a bit lazy, I'll definitely try doing that on all shots when i practice to get it down completely
     
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    Yeah you have to do the same thing you would do in match. Maybe not at the same intensity level, but you cant be lazy and improve in tennis.

    If you don't turn to the side in practice, then I have to assume you are inconsistent.
     
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    I'm going for a hit very soon and I'll definitely keep that in mind, although there are situations where you don't really have the time to execute the 90 degree turn and all but you probably know that lol
     
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  8. thebluereverend

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    Well you seem super quick so that probably annoys your opponents to no end. Like Power Player was mentioning there isn't much in the way of early racquet preparation / split steps etc. going on here but you already sort of mentioned you play differently in a match so I guess you're aware of that.
     
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  9. Nickzor

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    cheers, yeah after watching it a few times, i look pretty flat footed, next time i upload something, maybe I'll upload 2-3 games of a match, orr a more intense practice session where i look more pro-active, also I've got a bad habit of not moving backwards/forwards when i hit my backhand, that must also be because I'm not pro active enough with my footing in the middle of rallies
     
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