Vid o me hitting+match play

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by ccmasterk, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. ccmasterk

    ccmasterk Guest

    Here's a video of me warming up (mini tennis first) and playing a match with a friend. I tried to mess around with different camera angles as I didn't know if I could get my whole body in the shot, so there's not too many good points.

    So if you don't mind, I'd love for you to go ahead and critique my face off.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvrN_unfl2Q
     
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  2. Devilito

    Devilito Hall of Fame

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    buy a small gorillapod for $25 and attach your camera to the fence behind you up about 5' in the air. Set it and forget it. It's what i used to record my playing.
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    Your serve looks pretty good. One piece of advice I can give is for you to accelerate harder through your shots. It seems that you let up when you don’t want to ball to sail long when what you should be doing is to swing as fast as you can and use spin to keep the ball in the court. Every shot you hit should have a full accelerated follow through. Whether you want to hit a deep hard shot, an angled short ball, a passing shot, a looping high ball or a slice. Relaxed early preparation, fast and full followthrough through every shot. The moment you let up is the moment you hit into the net or sail the ball long.
     
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  3. Limpinhitter

    Limpinhitter Legend

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    Not bad! Here are my observations. Your backswing, especially on your forehand, is too big. It takes too much time and makes it difficult to hit consistently and control the height and depth of your shots. Take the racquet back a little lower, use a smaller circle. You also need to get more upper body rotation into your groundies. Right now they're all arm. If your swing is half body rotation and half arm, you'll have much better consistency and more power. In addition, your footwork and set up are slow and late. You need to expend more energy getting set up and loaded up to hit BEFORE the ball gets there. Watch some video of Jimmy Connors footwork and upper body rotation.
     
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  4. johndagolfer

    johndagolfer Semi-Pro

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    I agree with CC.

    You are setting up too late. You're not loading on your back foot with a good shoulder turn. This leads to you falling backward on almost every shot. You are using your arm as your main power source. After you learn to load earlier you need to shift that weight forward more.
     
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  5. Parker512

    Parker512 Guest

    your not stepping in on your forehand or if you do your lunging.
     
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  6. Memnoch

    Memnoch New User

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    nice serve. on your grounds strokes you need better racket head speed.
     
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  7. Winky

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    You've definitely worked on your serve more than your other game. Not a bad thing, but I think your big issue is footwork. You're not set up and are late for your shots and often find yourself hitting while falling backward.

    You need more forward follow-through on your serves as well.

    What level of play is this?
     
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