Video Footage of ITF Seniors Over 40s (Singles & Doubles)

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  1. Moz

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    Just getting back into 'competitive' tennis and played a tournament in Portugal. Always depressing watching a video of yourself play, everything is so slow!

    Unfortunately I shanked my back warming up on the first day which made serving and full rotation very painful. But enough excuses, here are some singles and some doubles.

    Doubles (3rd set match tie-break):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-Y9GsGH9J8&feature=youtu.be

    Singles:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICVfQx52r6g&feature=youtu.be

    Edited to add first 2 sets:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH4CjUkz8LQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp15L...ature=youtu.be

    Apologies for the variable nature of some of the footage - the girlfriend tried to help but it's tough to teach an old dog new tricks.

    I must admit red clay is a really enjoyable surface to play on even though it's a bit alien to me.

    Any constructive comments appreciated.
     
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  2. maggmaster

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    Indoor red clay? Was it really dusty? Still looking pretty good man, are you making another run at the top?
     
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    Just checked out the dubs mostly. One thing which stands out quite clearly is your crisp volleys, imo.

    Do you make that an important component in your singles game also?

    In doubles, it looks very impressive.

    I will have some dubs footage as of next Monday, some pre-season training with a junior player and some improving adults..... should be decent standard so watch out for it.

    Also, might see you in the National Over 35's knockout competition Moz ;-)...I am captaining this year!
     
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    magg - it wasn't dusty at all. The venue had 5 indoor clay, 9 outdoor clay and 5 hard (indoor and out) so it was accompanied by a large ground team. I'm trying to moderate my play but I'm getting carried away again!

    millardus - we don't have a team in that, let me know how it goes. Maybe next year - we'd have a decent team.

    Thanks for the comments - been working a fair bit on my volleying, as it used to let me down in singles. I volley much better when I'm being aggressive, but used too long a backswing when being aggressive. Much better now I'm keeping things in front.
     
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    Good to see some real clay-court tennis. It seems slow because it is supposed to be. Keep on going, Moz.
     
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    We had a red clay indoor open by me. I hacked up red clay for a week. That is why I asked.
     
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    Looks like good stateside 4.5-5.0 level tennis.
    Lefty in white needs to learn to punch hit volleys. He's looking like me in the doubles vids, ....a 64 year old, injured and blind.
     
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    3:40 in the doubles TB; that guy is probably still lying awake thinking about that one. What a way to lose a match.
     
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    I like how he ran over and stuck his face in the dirt.
     
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    My main regret in the doubles is that it doesn't come with sound. The accompanying audio at the time was quite impressive.
     
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    LOL!! I bet it was!

    looks like decent tennis, mate, we have ITF seniors events here, too, played a few, looks similar level.

    if I ever come to Europe, we have to hit! :)
     
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    That was definitely icing on the cake. I wonder if he eventually recovered enough to go shake hands?
     
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    Definitely, let me know. Would be excellent. This was a grade 3 event.

    Perhaps I could swap you in for my last partner who died from red clay asphyxiation!

    I have played an American who visited here in a grass court ITF (Jim Slonac).
     
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    Moz!

    I don't get it. I watched the video and I saw this curly haired skinny guy moving around well. A far cry from the 07 version I met with liquor on his breath and cougars on his mind. Unfortunately its the same guy who filled himeself with hard boiled eggs that first night I met him as well. My sense of smell hasn't been the same since.

    All kidding aside. We miss you in the states. I moved to South Florida. So its usually warm and pleasant. The bar scene needs your humor around here.
     
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    Wow, your partner really fell apart on his volleys!!
     
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    Sup - where are you in South Florida? Sounds very civilised. I keep meaning to pop over but never get round to it.

    Guvnor - a little bit!
     
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    Looks good moz!! How's the elbow?

    What frame and string did you settle on?
     
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    Your english accent is to cougars .. like the one eyed man is to a kingdom of the blind.

    I've never seen so many geritol induced women in awe!

    Think about coming back for the US national 30s clay court. The 35s clay nationals are held not to far as well.
     
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    Hi Drak - elbow behaving. Using M Comp 95 w / signum pro hyperion 18 mains / gosen sheep cross at 50lbs. I am looking around at the moment as I don't serve too well with the Fischers.

    Sup - I'm an over 40 now! Perhaps for the world champs this time next year in Palm Beach. Are you at the Tennis Club? Maybe we should have a tennis / drinking camp on the clay?!!
     
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    You had me at drink.. you had me at drink..

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    Moz,

    Watching your singles video.. I forgot to ask when Nair for men will start sponsoring you. Those are some short shorts...

    Who wears short shorts? Moz... that's who
     
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    Australia, mate!

    Actually, we have our Nationals soon, if I do all right there is a team going to the worlds, so...
     
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    Very much enjoyed the vids. Nice, energetic playing. Made me tired just watching. :) Thanks for posting Moz.
     
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    Nice playing. The orange shirt guy with retro shorts (you?) and the red shirt
    guy appeared to be the stronger players on the court.
     
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  26. Moz

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    Yes, that's me. Thanks.

    6'2" + 29" waist + a preference for short shorts = nuthuggers!
     
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    Off topic slightly, once you start using video cams you realise that the play always looks slower than it actually is.

    But from watching that dubs match, what people should focus on is the reaction of the players when having to hit the volleys. Some of the quick moves they have to make are evidence of the speeds!
     
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    If we ever get the chance to meet up for some tennis, please make
    sure you wear some proper undergarments.

    If we're playing with a Penn 3-pack,
    I don't want to see 5 balls on the court...
     
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    Get outta here! 6'2" with a 29" waist!?? That's obscene! :) I'm 6'1" (at least I was the last time my height was measured ... long time ago, probably shrunk a bit vertically since then) and would love to have, say, a 34" waist.

    As always, thanks for vids. Most enjoyable.
     
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  30. guitarplayer

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    I thought it was a match from the 80's! The tennis was good but the outfits...oh man...just no...
     
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  31. Moz

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    Ha ha. Whenever I post a video it always descends into abuse about my shorts! At least it seems to deflect the 3.0 accusations you usually get.

    When I got back I invested in lots of new tennis kit. Unfortunately the shorts seem really long, while I really wanted these.

    http://www.80scasualclassics.co.uk/...rts-whiteocean-blue-2092076-393967-688791.php

    Millardus - always disappointing to see oneself on video, but a useful reminder of how good the pros are!
     
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  32. gmatheis

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    OMG I think you'd be showing your opponents some "brain" in those :)
     
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    Glad to see you are making a comeback!

    Try not to overdo it again, pity you blew the back out so early.

    I know from experience it is not as much fun playing injured.

    Then you just look forward to the after match beers! lol
     
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