Tips from the pros. Pro player video interviews with TW

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  1. TW Staff

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  2. jasoncho92

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    Are you guys gonna get one from federer? And these videos will stop people from asking what the pros do now :D

    Edit// By the way ive played on that exact court ;)
     
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  3. Jonnyf

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    Nice vids, I'm just trying to go through them just now.
    Ps. Couldn't stop laughing at you chris with "And remember like Bethanie, Style IS important!"
     
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  4. waves2ya

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    Pretty good...

    I like the real tennis q's (Gonzales); current stick, string tension, brands, etc.

    Would be great if they asked the questions real players are curious about instead of the formula q's always asked by the TV guys...

    TW rules!
     
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  5. Swissv2

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    awesome questions Chris. You ask better questions than any media person I have seen out there :) Keep it up
     
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  6. DarkTennis

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    ask more about how they improve:p like the extend arm thing:p
     
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  7. chess9

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    The Jill Craybas tip was a good one. The person at the net should always assume they are going to get the next ball. I have personally had this problem because folks tend to not hit to me when I'm at the net, so I get a bit lazy. Someone will float a ball by me at times because I'm day dreaming. LOL!

    -Robert
     
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    Hi Robert,

    My problem is that often I'm too aggressive at net. :)

    Good if you convert most of the shots. Bad if it makes your partner having to cover more ground. :(

    r,
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  9. Ross K

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    Frustrating!... I wish these vids would play properly!!!
     
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  10. bertrevert

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    Ross, when you click TW's page of videos
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/NextLevel.html?ccode=TNL008

    The first video tries to load immediately. You have to press PAUSE. To get to pause the video just press the only button there, the play/pause button. Now... wait. The video when paused will load in the background. You will see the progress bar fill up. When it's about halfway press play. If the play head catches up with the progress bar at any time you may get jerky play again. So press PAUSE and let the file load in advance of the playing head (which is the little slider you see advance left to right as you play). Ok?
     
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    I love the doubles tip from jill craybas and Granville. they look so cute together. I love the Chicago Cubs workout t-shirt Laura was wearing.. it looks so cute. and Maria Sharapova was in the background with her father. Maria looked like she wanted to get in and give her own doubles tips, though she never plays doubles.... ;) and Jill's laugh was so cute as well when she was asked if she could give any tips to the amateurs.....haha:grin:
     
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    Check out Tursunov video, very funny. he saids one of his hidden strength in his game is his mental strength. and sometimes he has to actually play Boring tennis, like he cannot go for a winner on every shot like he likes to do.
     
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  13. The_Punisher

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    whats he gonna talk about? how to be perfect? lol

    ;)
     
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  14. TonyB

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    Great videos. I think this is a great idea.

    Keep 'em comin'.
     
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    or what racquet he is not using, but that we should go out and buy, because it looks cool :)
     
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  17. vince916

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    Could you ask some better questions?

    You ask Hantuchova how important is conditioning to tennis and Mardy Fish how important is it for him to serve at a high percentage.:shock:
     
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  18. SFrazeur

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    The issue with asking very specific and detailed questions to players is that players are not always able to articulate about what they are doing. Many just do it. The most articulate about their game I have seen is Agassi, and that has been only in interviews.

    Also, many of those players had just been practicing/training. Who wants a tough question after that? TW would not want to scare players off from speaking with them ever again.

    -SF
     
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  19. BeHappy

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    any new interviews?

    bit star struck chris?
     
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  20. JohnYandell

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    Mr happy man-would you send me an email--I'd like your opinion on something of possible significance

    videotennis@metricmail.com
     
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  21. BeHappy

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    email sent .
     
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  22. Fay

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    Are the players fined if they refuse a scheduled interview? Or are they allowed to pass on interviews if they wish?
     
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  23. tenzinrocks

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    Dang now that's disapointing, no djokovic?
     
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  24. ace-nelis

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    nice vids....
     
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  25. Fay

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    Those are great video tips ...

    I wonder why Rafa Nadal is not there.

    I wrote to him on his fan page and I also wrote to Tennis Warehouse

    he is very kind and generous, I have no idea why his tip is not at the top of the page along with Roger's :)
     
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    the labels for the "interviews" are very misleading, many of them are equipment promo and not critical journalism. As a veteran published journalist I could smell the promo like a warm steamy pile.
    To sell it as technical stuff and describe it innacurately, and then add bullet points at the end doesn't make it technical instruction or tips, it just makes it confusing and a cheap way to mislead your customers.
    If the guy with a british accent wants to be a color commentator he should just interview these guys and gals and keep it to the players themselves.
    Then take one or two and do a real instructional.
    THen spens some tiem with one and do AAAALLLLL the promo crap you want for equipment.
    This is kind of a shodily done promo-equipment-ad journalism sold as "tips" is an insult to real professional coaching if you ask me...
    I expect more form tw
    like mini clips of the wonderful instructionals you sell.
     
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  28. ccmasterk

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    Yeah, I agree. I feel like most of the videos are just, "Hey, I like tennis and you should play with Head because they give me lots of money" and not much else. There are a few good ones, for the most part I feel like they're just ads.
     
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  29. Sreeram

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    I like Murray comments, he says he plays with this stick because it is close to the one he played from the childhood. He does not say it is a magical stick or advertise it.
    I know verywell that he does not play with radicals and it is a PJ. Still i like his comments.
     
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  30. Kameron

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    Hi...,
    Nice tips....
    Staff your tips are 100% good.
    This is very useful and hopefull this thread will be will be referenced long into the future...Thanks for sharing this.
     
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  31. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    posted in error

    my bad
     
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