video taped myself for the first time...

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  1. tbini87

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    and it showed me a lot about my game. i really like being able to see my strokes and check out my fundamentals. i noticed that i had a much shorter back swing on both sides then i thought. it was almost non existent. also got to check out my footwork and see that i was backing up on WAY too many balls. i would recommend doing this yourself to get to see what you look like and what you can work on. i thought my strokes looked one way, but the video shows another story!
     
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    Yes - this is the best way to learn about oneself.
     
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  3. WildVolley

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    Very good idea. The use of video can help you to make huge improvements in your form in a short period of time.

    I think it is interesting to find out what you think you're doing and what you feel yourself doing often differs from what you're really doing!
     
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    yeah the camera doesn't lie! i thought i was bombing serves, but the video showed some decently paced serves with average spin haha. i also barely used my legs at all in my serve which is going to change soon!
     
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    Good for you :D
     
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  6. jjrl2004

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    yeah Im asking my dad to film me...I wanna see my serve o_O
     
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  7. WildVolley

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    You can film yourself quite easily if you can get a tripod or rig something close enough. For analysis, it is best if the camera isn't moving when shooting. I find directly behind and to the side the best for getting an idea of what my serve looks like.
     
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  8. njboy

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    you can do it yourself

    put the camera on the hopper so you don't need others.
     
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    Yeah I just propped the camera onto my tennis bad, then tilted it up a little, worked like a charm;)
     
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