WoW. Is this Real?

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Rambler124, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Rambler124

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    hahaha. she just have poor vocabs.
     
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  4. <3tennis!!!

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    i agree^^ biggest crack up ever. i loled
     
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  5. Geezer Guy

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    Expert Village - I think they do taxes too.
     
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  7. Ripper014

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    Wow... ok... maybe I was wrong and the internet should be monitored.
     
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  8. nfor304

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    Apparently volleys are exactly the same as groundstrokes but just closer to the net
     
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    i feel stupider already
     
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  10. Storm_Kyori

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    sadly the title isn't wat they talk about during the video. How to serve a ball.....you basically look over the net at your opponent and smack it and get it on the right side.

    how to hold a racket for bh.....you use 2 hands and feel the power and apparently she uses 2 hands on her fh as well. she didn't say what grips to use.

    take a little more time ppl and i bet you can make a better vid.

    they are called "expert" village and none of them were experts, more like volunteers.
     
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    Moron Village?
     
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    Really can't stop laughing....I forwarded to friends of mine.. It will make their day.
     
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    Oh my god, this can't be true
     
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    WTF??!
    Why would you have a semi-western grip with volleys and why would you just jump around at the net area..(volleys)
    Why would you just look over the net and smack the ball..(service)
    Why would you use 2 hands on FH and BH for additional power..(backhand)
    Why the hell would you ever use a slice grip for a forehand topspin..(topspin)

    This is so freaking cracked up.. just feeling stupid after watching these vids!
     
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  16. topher.juan

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    I found these videos informative; they were well constructed and answered many of the elusive questions I've had towards the game. The "toss and smack" serve tip was especially helpful with my serve, so was knowing which box to "smack" it into. My NTRP incrased +1.0 after watching this (I'm a 5.0 now, yippee!).
     
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  17. tennis_balla

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    Hmm this looks like MTM stuff, keep it simple!........naa I'm kidding. Actually, after reading parts of Burwash's book and working where he first got his idea for PBI I wouldn't be surprised if these were PBI coaches :twisted:
    Ok I'm too cynical, but its fun :mrgreen:

    Here's a fun game, check out their bios in the description.
     
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    LoL! Anyone else notice how she was holding the 2h backhand? Both hands together on top of each other like some super grip on the bottom of the racquet. Crazy.

    I saw the bios too. Hilarious stuff imo.
     
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    we should make this a poll..which video is the funniest 1? :)
     
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  20. Ripper014

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    Expert: Maria Clark
    Bio: Maria began tennis as a hobby and soon found herself in love with the game. She has since trained for ten years under her coach, and has played tennis across the U.S.


    You made me look... now I want see her coach play.
     
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    Was she serving with semi-western grip???
     
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    She sure as hell was. I couldn't wait til April Fool's to post these beauties.
     
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  24. Ripper014

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    Are you sure it wasn't a full western grip..? I am pretty sure thats how the wife picks up the skillet.
     
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    Epic instruction in the art of pancake grip serving.
     
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    Ill bet she is a MTM or GBA coach.:)
     
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    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... thats not nice.... :)
     
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    The topspin slice-grip two-handed forehand will revolutionize the game.
     
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    She did mention that it was very basic tennis...
     
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  32. Ripper014

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    From what I can tell all her videos are very special... but I am sure she is getting a lot of hits now... courtesy of The Tennis Warehouse Forum. The irony of it all........
     
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    Hopefully she will bless us with a new video after she realizes all the attention she is getting.

    I can see it now:

    Advanced Serving - Smack it harder :twisted:
     
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    You will notice she never actually hits a ball....:)
     
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    You SNEAK. I thought I was going to watch a World of Warcraft video :(
     
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    Nothing turns me on like the fish-belly color all over her body.
     
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    "You just gotta smack the ball" :mrgreen:
     
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  42. tennis_balla

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    Actually, after viewing those videos again I don't see much of a difference from their instruction to some of the stuff that's typed in this forum from time to time.
     
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  43. xFullCourtTenniSx

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    Expert Village tends to be an epic fail.

    The only ones you can take even remotely seriously are done by guys. Not being sexist or anything, but as far as I've seen (and they're so bad I don't care to look any further into it for fear of ruining my game), all the girls there suck and don't know what the hell they are talking about.

    They had a decent on done by a guy about kick serves and kick serve returns. I didn't completely agree with them, but at least it wasn't nearly as terrible as the aforementioned videos.
     
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  44. Rambler124

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    How good is the bald guy hitting with Ryerstadt? Seems pretty good to this old fart.
     
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  46. ubermeyer

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    this should be in the bad advice thread, it practically defines it :)
     
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  47. tennis_balla

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    Nope, feeding is fine. Its a tool, just like using live ball drills, practice matches and others. There's quite a few to list here, if you watch it again carefully you should pick them up easily. Stuff such as the speed and difficulty of the drills themselves especially for a young and pretty good player like the kid in the video. Its good to work on strokes but it doesn't look like he needs it especially at that slow speed which I think is lazy on the coaches part especially looking back and analyzing every shot. As a coach myself who's been around that tells me he's full of it. Besides when was the last time you played a match and got to hit balls that were fed to you perfectly like that? To me its the classic feed it nice and easy and make the player look good routine. Another one is the coach has him return back to the center of the court after a cross court shot on his forehand. Its improper programming of the player and something he'll end up doing automatically in the future without even knowing. Maybe I'm being harsh, maybe not. I don't know all the facts about the lesson, only 2 short clips and maybe they were working on technique but that slow? However there's enough in there and it is my opinion nothing more.

    Here's a good example of a much better lesson ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJFb__5961Q ) Skip the bs beginning and go to 3:10 in the video. Watch this coaches body language and involvement in the drills and how he works the player and I don't just mean physically by trying to get him tired.
     
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  48. Steady Eddy

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    Why would such videos get made? And why not plan ahead on what you're going to say? Really amazing.
     
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    yeah that was my first impression as well
     
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  50. Rambler124

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    Yeah, I agree wasn't the best lesson. I just kinda thought it was such a short clip of the lesson that it might not really be a good indicator of what he was doing overall. I completely agree with you on the improper programming. He hits the ball pretty well but they seemed very unconcerned about positioning or footwork (split step or quick recovery etc). I just wouldn't put it in the same league as what I originally posted though :p
     
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