Practice Match Video

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  1. DjokOverhead

    DjokOverhead New User

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    Here is a video of my brother and I playing a recent practice match. I've been playing for about 4 years and taking it a little more seriously for the past 2.

    I hit some egregiously bad volleys and approach shots in this video, but I've been working on keeping the racquet in front of me on the volley and making sure my feet are more set. My topspin BH is normally a little more reliable than in the video.

    http://youtu.be/U4ITR-ZxKy4

    I'm in the far court in the black shirt. Any tips would be appreciated.
     
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  2. forthegame

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    Nice strokes, please lose the music, unnecessary and too distracting from what is a good video.

    If I'm alone in this, just ignore me.
     
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  3. DjokOverhead

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    You won't be alone - my brother edited the video and I knew that TTW would not be a fan of the music. Next time...
     
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  4. forthegame

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    Didn't mean to be rude, sorry. I find that almost universally, music is not required, the sound of the shots and movement on court is good enough, LOL! Also helps you judge the contact etc which might come in handy for analysis.
     
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  5. DjokOverhead

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    Any comments/tips or even NTRP guesses?
    I am in the black shirt.
     
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    Lower 4.0.
     
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    Agreed. Shot placement is pretty good, but there are some technique issues.
     
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    This is really nice playing for just 4 years experience. Rather impressive, really.
     
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  9. anubis

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    The dude in the orange shirt has a weird service motion. When he lowers his racquet during the ball toss, the racquet face stays closed, and then as it nears his legs, he then flips the racquet face 180 degrees and then brings the racquet up to the trophy pose.

    Seems like a lot of unnecessary movement? I always keep the racquet face closed even through to the trophy pose.
     
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  10. Sander001

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    Interesting courts. Converted from a hanger?
     
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  11. DjokOverhead

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    Anything obvious on the forehand side? I know the BH, BH slice, and FH volley all need work.

    Thanks for the kind words. I'm 24 and the near term goal is to get to be roughly 4.5 within the next 1.5 years or so.

    Thanks for the insight - I'll have to show this to him. I play with him all the time and didn't really see it until now. His serve lets him down quite a bit because of all the unnecessary movement.

    Nope. I live in rural upstate New York and this town is lucky to have a club. It was actually built by the Amish (the cheapest builders around) about 10 years ago. It's just the one tennis court and 1 racquetball court - membership costs about $500 a year with no fees for court time or anything like that. Most of the members are older folks looking for exercise so there is a ton of open time later in the evenings.
     
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  12. kanulondon

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    Nice video. It's refreshing to see match play videos as I believe they offer a better reflection in particular to the assessment of the dreaded NTRP rating!

    I think there isn't that much between you and your brother. I think you make more UE's

    Great camera resolution and angle. I Filmed mine at 720P but had to lower resolution for Youtube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiP4jsS-tLc

    I thought I was 3.5 but the guys on here were calling me a 3.0. I live in UK so it doesn't matter anyway. Just work on improving and get those forehand and backhand drills going with your bro

    KL
     
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  13. Rozroz

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    your brother is on the far side?
    he seems more experienced than you, dictating the games mostly.
    so is he better than you generally?

    i'll say around 4.0
     
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  14. heninfan99

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    Your opponent has some nice speed & balance to build on.
     
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    Lucky for you guys. I'd be there every other day.
     
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  16. DjokOverhead

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    I'm actually on the far side in the black shirt, my brother is in the orange. He's a better natural athlete than me but he doesn't play as often as I do. Most matches between us end up around 6-3, 6-3 in favor of me.
     
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