This 70 year old has game!

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  1. ark_28

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    Guys take a look at this, a 70 year old guy from my old club is entering a couple of national events (well qualifying in veterans national events) his technique is poor but he hits a decent ball for his age! Greg Rusedski saw the clip on twitter and was impressed!
    What do u think?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv7nc33Ium8
     
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    Most annoying video I have ever seen.

    I couldn't even tell what was happening.
     
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    It was just a few shots of the old boy really my friends were kind of teasing him on the sidelines! so it was a bit of banter but their accents are pretty strong! but he isnt bad for his age is he?
     
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    i got a headache watching that after 10 seconds
     
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    how come what made it give you a headache?
     
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    he looks real fit for a 70-yr-old. I have a lot of admiration for age70+ people I see at the courts.
    AND HEY...someone try this eye-on-the-ball video technique at the US Open and post! best if you sit right above the chair ump.
     
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    My buddy did a good job with the video :) and yeah you have to admire how he keeps going and for his age! I think he is a decent enough player :)
     
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    There are about 5,000 just like him in Palm Beach County . . . and those are just the women!
     
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    is this at cranston park....ive played there a few times but couldnt really make it out due to the bad quality of the video....he a great player for his age... :D
     
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    I HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU, simply annoying :cry:
     
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    Are you serious? I watched it for 20 seconds and am nauseated and dizzy :?

    Next time, just focus on the old guy hitting instead of moving the video camera back and forth with the ball :D
     
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    I couldn't see much because there was an earthquake going on, so maybe next time tell your buddy to lay the camera down and face the person you want us to see.
     
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    Fair comments about the camera work and stuff like that! and as for the comment about 50 women being better at palm beach! well I don't doubt that! but for what we have here he is decent that is all I am saying! :)
    Matt yes it is Cranston Park tennis club wow it is a small world? where abouts do you play now?
     
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    Anyone playing decent tennis when they're over 70 is pretty impressive, but that being said from what I could see this guy is just run of the mill for his age.

    In flex leagues alone I've seen three different 70+yr old dudes that compete and win at the 4.0 level. In USTA tournaments there's also quite a few and they're even much better than the flex league guys. What they lack in mobility and power they make up for in incredible touch, placement and serve placement.
     
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    I won't lie: I've been rick rolled a few times in my life, and somehow I get the same feeling here... No offense, but the camera work is dizzying, and the guy is simply not impressive, even if he's 70.
     
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  16. Winky

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    Next time may I humbly suggest you focus on one player for a few shots, then whip the camera over to the other player for a few shots... that's if you simply must get both players at the same time.
     
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    Yeah, a couple of years ago I got a beat down in a flex league from a guy who said he was 66. He had a great kick serve, great placement, and didn't miss. I was impressed. HOWEVER, we got to talking after the match and I suggested he should have played 4.0 instead of 3.5 (he beat everyone in the flight easily) and he said he felt justified playing down because of his age! Huh?!?
     
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