VIdeo of my serves and groundstrokes

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by damasta55, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. llamalordoftennis

    llamalordoftennis New User

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    first of all u should uh. fix your serving grip. continental is the wayy to go.
     
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  2. roddick_rulz

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    Your serve grip is something like eastern...you need practice!
     
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  3. Serving155

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    you are not a tennis player. you are a tennis ball hitter. sorry i just dont even see the basic technique or talent that is innate to the actual players.
     
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  4. zapvor

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    first off i just want to say that it takes courage to post a vid of you like that. i would too except i dont have equipment :(

    is tennis popular in hawaii?

    to answer your question, i am a beginner myself, so dont take my advice too seriously but i agree with most of the posts here. i think most important is getting the mechanics down. good luck! you are only 16 too ;)
     
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  5. Ten.Is

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    Was that the "Andy Roddick" serve? :neutral:
     
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  6. gts072

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    Maybe a 1.0 NTRP. You’re a beginner who needs to put in the time. Reading tips on the internet helps but nothing replaces actually court time. Think correct footwork, proper grips and swing mechanics as a good foundation. Learn from lessons and/or by playing people better than yourself.
     
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  7. damasta55

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    ^^ I'm not a 1.0, right now im thinking im a 2.0-2.5, vs. 3.0-3.5, i thought i was.
     
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  8. Joe Average

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    Well, there's plenty of room for improvement. I'd suggest joining a club or a program somewhere, where they offer group classes. You'll be fed a bunch of balls and will be given the chance to hone your strokes. It looks like you don't have the fundamentals of the different strokes down. A teaching pro once said to me that if you watch the best players, they look like they're hitting just one stroke. The forehands, for instance, look like the same forehand no matter where the ball is. That's because they're in position for every shot. The serves also look identical, because their tosses are always perfect, always in control. They're not moving around chasing the ball ... compensating for a bad toss. It looks like you've got a ways to understanding and perfecting your strokes ... your one forehand, your one serve, your one backhand. Anyway, don't be discouraged. If you're afraid to look bad, you'll never get better. Join a program.
     
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  9. tennisplaya444

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    dang uve got some rele deep pockets! u pulled out like 6 b balls out of nowhere!!
     
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  10. zhan

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    i watched ur video again...
    1:25 - u did a pretty good 1 hander back hand
     
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  11. goober

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    Yah you are definitely not a 1.0.

    A 1.0 is pretty much anybody who has never played tennis at all. I wouldn't get hung up ratings though at this point. They are only meaningful for competition. Just work on getting better.
     
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  12. zhan

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    Ouch that was low
    lol
    1.0???
     
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  13. goober

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    how is that low? I said he wasn't a 1.0. But even if he was what would be the big deal? We all started out at 1.0s the first time we ever tried to play tennis.
     
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  14. skuludo

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    To noobplayer those arn't slashes. That stroke is more of a chop. Slash is when you use the racket like a sword and delibratly hit it using the frame and not the strings.

    BTW if done correctly it's a really awsome flat shot provided you get enough of the from behind the tennis ball when performing the "slash".

    Anyone here able to slash the ball consistently?
     
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  15. mahouFuji

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    dude..... work on ur strokes top spin= down to up slice= up to down.....
     
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  16. skuludo

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    I hit my topspin down to up and hit slices down to up too.

    Really depends on the height of the ball you slice off of and the effect you want to produce. Up to down motion is going to be a chop resulting in a floater type of slice. The down to up motion may produce a more penetrating slice. Also it insures that balls will go over the net when executed properly.
     
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  17. scribe

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    hey damasta, did you shoot the video at the ala moana courts near mccoy pavilion? that looks like the ibm building next to borders in the background. i used to play at those courts all the time when i was living in honolulu!
     
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  18. Andres

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    I disagree :)
    I played table tennis 5 times a week a whole year before starting tennis at 9.
    I already knew naturally how to swing a racquet. I like to think I started as a 1.5 or MAAAAAYBE a 2.0 :D
     
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  19. Tikiman53

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  20. goober

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    You were only a 2.0 in your mind!

    I hope you weren't using a penhold grip. :)
     
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  21. damasta55

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    ya, it is.
     
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  22. Andres

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    Haha! Started with Eastern+continental, which is the most similar grip to the table tennis' grip ;)
     
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  23. emcee

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    I play ping pong with a semi-western grip...
     
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  24. mahouFuji

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    message to tom and roger im not even 4.0 you can't get near a game from me when im messin with you ur not 3.5 IM 3.5

    advice: just do your best everyday dun matter if u not good u will be eventually
     
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  25. noobplayer

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    dude u not 3.5 man...more like 2.5-3.0 dude with ur ding serve and lifty forehand...u may win at 3.0-3.5 lvl but u aint dat lvl dude
     
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  26. damasta55

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    You're definitely not 3.5. You couldn't even maintain a rally with me. And you only won 3 games off of us because you are a pusher. A 3.5 would not have let me, a 2.5 hit a winner down the line at them nor would they have mishit return of serves like yourself. Also a 3.5 would not be playing third doubles against our hs teams third doubles and lose.
     
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  27. Andres

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    Please, explain me HOW?
    How can you even GRIP a TT paddle with a SW grip?

    The standard grip is a Continental/Eastern in tennis.
     
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  28. mahouFuji

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    dude i didnt even try on you guys lol... i kick serve btw.... and i got rated man so go tell that to them not me i dun give wat i am as long as i win trophies ^ ^ (intermediate) T-T i cant win open...(yet,soon i will)
     
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  29. mahouFuji

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    you got 4 points when im walking whoopee! gratz and dude did u see my partner he played only 1 month and he'd whoop you he got 5 points off me unlike you btw um u couldnt even hit the ball rite at me.... u cant expect me to give u the ball when it flying 7 feet outta the court....
     
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  30. AJK1

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    Your clothes? Might be alright on the street, but tennis?
     
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  31. emcee

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    I dunno, I know it's not a good grip for ping pong but I don't want to mess up my tennis shot, so I hit it kind of like I do in tennis. My brothers and I sometimes play a few feet behind the table and play clay-court topspin style! Sometimes we try serve-and-volleys but it's really hard to do in ping pong.

    The problem is that I have to change my grip for the backhand and at ping-pong's speed, that is a HUGE disadvantage but hey I just play ping pong for fun.
     
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  32. Andres

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    It won't mess your tennis shot. That's nonsense :)
    You'll see you can achieve even more topspin with the standard table tennis grip.
    I do serve and "volley" in table tennis when playing for fun. I get my body real near of the table, and I hit everything as a half-volley. Improves your reflexes a lot ;)
     
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  33. mahouFuji

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    anyone wanna help me get my kick serve to at least 90mph??? the radar gun only said 86 at highest T-T and most times 75-79..... btw tom and roger u should see me play all out with oia top guys i never dink i use massive topspin
     
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  34. cmanxx

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    can this video be put back up?
     
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  35. Ten_is

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    I can't see the video
     
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  36. westside

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    Yeah, i can't see it either
     
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  37. damasta55

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    i put it back, i dk whats the point
     
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  38. mahouFuji

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    ur fans cant see the video anymore O.O thats the point
     
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  39. cmanxx

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    i wanted to see it because im also a beginner and wanted to see if i was better than a 1.5 =D
     
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  40. mahouFuji

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    ur prolly 2.0 if ur beginner unless ur a prodigy... btw they not beginners theyve played for a while
     
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