Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by Duzza, Nov 14, 2006.
Post a video of your junior skills and tell us your age and how long you've played for!
I would love to but I don't have a camcorder!
Same here. But Duzza...haven't you posted videos before? Why don't you start it out.
Video of my serve about 3 months ago, when it sucked. Most of it's corrected, and i'm really serving a whole lot better now.
Ugh I feel like deleting that post...I'll try and get one on a nicer less windy day (really bad ATM) playing a match.
Cool video all the same.
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That you? His strokes are quite nice for 11! The racquet looks to be slowing him down a bit though...
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Yeah it is pretty fluid strokes. It's always good to straighten the technique out now.
its from the summer when i played everyday, im not that consistent anymore.
Hate your backhand?
Nice strokes, do you ever hit closed stanced or neutral stance? Even when you have the time?
And the racquet...RDS 001?
yea i was sorta in a forehand mode and my coach threw me a backhand. i never hit with a completely closed stance, unless i don't have the time. I do have a more closed stance on my inside-out forehand, but its still relatively open. i will also close up my stance a bit when im looking for angles and for dropshots. and yes thats a rds 001 mp, ive since switched to the fischer pro no.1s for a while and then the prostaff tour 90.
Hey Nalbandianfan, do u hav an ntrp rating? if u do, then what is it? or ranking is also ok
Lookin good.... show us some backhands
a coach once told me im a 4.5 but i doubt that, im really probably a 4.0. im ranked 82nd in wisconsin right now.
Cool, nice ranking. How many players are there in wisconsin?
Stop hitting the net man... the camera will fall
im actually 63rd now, thers like 130, its not that high of a ranking.
Dam i wished i lived in Wisconsin....
yea, i know, New England has over 300 in the 14's
561 in SoCal, thats a lot of players. a lot in NE too!
woah, tennis in Socal must be really competitive
lol, i think theres a good reason the state of california has two sections.
B14 Singles Boys' 14 Singles
Published on 11/29/2006 at 2:06 PM.
This list includes 491 eligible players.
..... thats norcal, 11/29/2006.
hey nalbandian fan, where are you from? im from wisconsin too.
This is easy. You are doing a classic waiter or waitress serve. Your palm is facing upwards on your backswing which is not how you want to serve. Your knuckles, or the back of your hand should point up. I have a free website at ipodtennispros.com and visit the "Serve" section. You can correct that problem very easily. Just follow Dr. Ben Kibler's throwing motion progression.
im from Racine chiru
Were you getting fed to in that vid? You say your only 4.0 or so, but the vid looks like you hit it pretty hard. I ask because I had a hit today with a chick who could hit the ball better than me in the warm up and then we played a match no points over 3 hits I won 6-0.
Maybe she just wanted to get you into bed
Haha well I am a low ranked 18s player, she is a high ranked 14s player if that gives you any indication. It was kinda like a low ranked ATP versus high ranked WTA
yea i was being fed to. I do hit almost as hard as that in matches, my main weaknesses are my serve/return, i rarely lose once im in a baseline rally.
K that's good. My point was, this girl looked like she was seriously good, better than me, but when we played a match....well she could not hit more than 2 or 3 shots.
Duzza, I know a really high ranked girl that I sometimes hit with who is exactly like that. She either hits a fantastic winner or it's right into the net. She actually has nicer form on her OHBH than I do! Good thing I'm a two hander!
I've only got a video of me serving in my back garden about a year ago when i was 17 - excuse the quality.
Normal speed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfGyusAeQ_I
My serve is faster than that now, though i'm not sure as i've just come back from injury and am a bit rusty
EDIT: links fixed
I think you need to get up into the court with a slight jump perhpas because it looked like you were going to fall flat on your face!
My strokes, sorry for the crappy quality, just do "fit to original size" or whatever it says and it gets a little better.
those don't work the links
I've updated them and they should be working now.
geez, there's like 600 where i live...
looseswing, is that an lm prestige? and, assuming youre a junior, do you play on your schools varsity team?
Last year I was second doubles. The racquet I am hitting with is a redondo mid (from prokennex).
stop jumping you're going to hit the roof with your head !!!
What racquet do you use? Yones RDS 001?
Ok I got new videos guys, after my practice on satuday. (Ignore my mate's commentary, he is a lazy mofo.
A few decent ones to start off with
Then from the view of the returner
And a few more..
And finally, cranking it up for the last one.
Not bad, eh?
Btw, i was a little out of practice
that form was dece. ur takin the ball at a weird stage tho... you should def. work on your footwork alot.
i mean nalbandian... not stefano
eh? what u talking about? lol
you pretty much have no bend at the knees at all
It doesn't seem like your exploding upwards and into the serve as you should be if you were bending your knees
They are pretty good serves, but it seems like you have no stage where you really load your legs so you can explode into the shot. Perhaps thats what the other guy was trying to say.
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