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TW Staff 08-21-2012 11:53 AM

Gotta Want It - Season 4: Mixed Doubles
 
Our video series, Gotta Want It, is back!!

This season, follow playtesters Andy & Siobhan as they get ready to play mixed doubles at the Santa Maria Open. They will be running through drills and playing practice sets/matches.

A new episode will be posted each Tuesday and Thursday leading up to the tournament on September 1st.

If you have any suggestions for drills they can work on, let us know and we may put it in a future episode!

Episode 1: http://bit.ly/O1ycTC

Catch up on the previous seasons of Gotta Want It: http://bit.ly/QXbKLI

Enjoy!

Thanks,

Jason, TW

TomT 08-21-2012 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TW Staff (Post 6823473)
Our video series, Gotta Want It, is back!!

This season, follow playtesters Andy & Siobhan as they get ready to play mixed doubles at the Santa Maria Open. They will be running through drills and playing practice sets/matches.

A new episode will be posted each Tuesday and Thursday leading up to the tournament on September 1st.

If you have any suggestions for drills they can work on, let us know and we may put it in a future episode!

Episode 1: http://bit.ly/O1ycTC

Catch up on the previous seasons of Gotta Want It: http://bit.ly/QXbKLI

Enjoy!

Thanks,

Jason, TW

Great videos and links. Thanks.

floydcouncil 08-21-2012 09:23 PM

Wow... that gal is horrible for a recent former D1 player.

maggmaster 08-22-2012 05:40 AM

She was playing points against an ATP ranked player. She is not horrible, she was actually doing really well.

tennis tom 08-22-2012 07:14 AM

Picky, picky FC. I don't know what you're watching but I think I'm in love. Love that SLO accent! I just don't think I'd ever be able to pronounce her name, it must be Danish, she's probably from Solvang. Glad to see their coach, French Park, was play-testing the new "Pete" Wilson. What I want to know is who makes her shorts? Love her pink grip, she's a girly-girl. The ball-toss on the serve was a bit high, but it worked for Steffi. Give me a week-end with her at Avila and I'll have her serving like Roscoe. I'm gonna' start hanging out at the ladies dept at TW.

Go Girl!

nyc 08-22-2012 07:33 AM

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Originally Posted by tennis tom (Post 6825253)
Picky, picky FC. I don't know what you're watching but I think I'm in love. Love that SLO accent! I just don't think I'd ever be able to pronounce her name, it must be Danish, she's probably from Solvang. Glad to see their coach, French Park, was play-testing the new "Pete" Wilson. What I want to know is who makes her shorts? Love her pink grip, she's a girly-girl. The ball-toss on the serve was a bit high, but it worked for Steffi. Give me a week-end with her at Avila and I'll have her serving like Roscoe. I'm gonna' start hanging out at the ladies dept at TW.

Go Girl!

WOW I'm just dizzy reading this.... easy on the coffee, dude.

Moz 08-22-2012 09:13 AM

Her volley grip looks a little weird / uncomfortable.

Torres 08-22-2012 11:20 AM

I do like the series but I wish TW would show more video / longer video of actual matchplay and points when they eventually get to the tournament, as it would be interesting seeing strategies and plays.

TW Staff 08-23-2012 08:39 AM

Here is episode 2!

http://bit.ly/R40nBN

Jason, TW

TW Staff 08-23-2012 08:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Torres (Post 6825812)
I do like the series but I wish TW would show more video / longer video of actual matchplay and points when they eventually get to the tournament, as it would be interesting seeing strategies and plays.

We're going to try to do a live stream from their matches during the tournament. Key word is TRY. Keep your fingers crossed!

Jason, TW

t135 08-23-2012 09:29 AM

Pretty neat idea.

Torres 08-23-2012 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TW Staff (Post 6828038)
We're going to try to do a live stream from their matches during the tournament. Key word is TRY. Keep your fingers crossed!

Jason, TW

That sounds great, Jason. Any chance of a recorded video though or highlights? Reason being you have a global audience here (no pressure Andy / Siobhan! ;-) ) as well big time differences across the US as well so catching a live stream isn't always the easiest (unless its on at the weekend).

mykoh 08-23-2012 10:33 PM

this is such an awesome pairing my 2 favourite playtesters! really looking forward to the next episode. hopefully not so much of drills but maybe more strategies/formations and what not?

Big_Dangerous 08-24-2012 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by floydcouncil (Post 6824548)
Wow... that gal is horrible for a recent former D1 player.

I'm not sure what you were expecting, but she played pretty well to me. I honestly think so many people have this expectation that higher ranked players are supposed to be perfect and make zero errors... That just doesn't happen.

tennis tom 08-24-2012 06:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nyc (Post 6825290)
WOW I'm just dizzy reading this.... easy on the coffee, dude.

No coffee bro, just tea. To ease your lack of equilibrium and expand your reading comprehension, go down to the village and try some herb.

goober 08-24-2012 08:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by floydcouncil (Post 6824548)
Wow... that gal is horrible for a recent former D1 player.

You have to remember who she was hitting against. If she were hitting against your average 4.0-4.5 rec player she probably would look pretty good.






.

Setmatch45 08-24-2012 08:35 AM

Horrible? Really unless you have ATP points or are a strong 5.0 5.5 player this is poor. If she was playing against a 4.0 player maybe even a 4.5 she would look far better. She is a nice player and wish them both well.

johndagolfer 08-24-2012 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Setmatch45 (Post 6830703)
Horrible? Really unless you have ATP points or are a strong 5.0 5.5 player this is poor. If she was playing against a 4.0 player maybe even a 4.5 she would look far better. She is a nice player and wish them both well.

She definitely plays great. Love her ground strokes, but she definitely doesn't look comfortable at net.

Does anyone know if she was primarily a singles player in college? I know she was 4-5 singles, but don't know if she played a lot of doubles.

TW Staff 08-24-2012 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Torres (Post 6829257)
That sounds great, Jason. Any chance of a recorded video though or highlights? Reason being you have a global audience here (no pressure Andy / Siobhan! ;-) ) as well big time differences across the US as well so catching a live stream isn't always the easiest (unless its on at the weekend).

IF the live stream works, it will also be automatically recorded so it'll be available on our youtube page for you to watch at your pleasure. :-)

Jason, TW

Gecko 08-28-2012 10:39 AM

IT'S TUESDAY!!! Waiting patiently for the new episode:mrgreen:


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