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Moz 03-26-2013 06:52 AM

Video Footage of ITF Seniors Over 40s (Singles & Doubles)
 
Just getting back into 'competitive' tennis and played a tournament in Portugal. Always depressing watching a video of yourself play, everything is so slow!

Unfortunately I shanked my back warming up on the first day which made serving and full rotation very painful. But enough excuses, here are some singles and some doubles.

Doubles (3rd set match tie-break):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-Y9G...ature=youtu.be

Singles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICVfQ...ature=youtu.be

Edited to add first 2 sets:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH4CjUkz8LQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp15L...ature=youtu.be

Apologies for the variable nature of some of the footage - the girlfriend tried to help but it's tough to teach an old dog new tricks.

I must admit red clay is a really enjoyable surface to play on even though it's a bit alien to me.

Any constructive comments appreciated.

maggmaster 03-26-2013 07:03 AM

Indoor red clay? Was it really dusty? Still looking pretty good man, are you making another run at the top?

millardus 03-26-2013 07:07 AM

Just checked out the dubs mostly. One thing which stands out quite clearly is your crisp volleys, imo.

Do you make that an important component in your singles game also?

In doubles, it looks very impressive.

I will have some dubs footage as of next Monday, some pre-season training with a junior player and some improving adults..... should be decent standard so watch out for it.

Also, might see you in the National Over 35's knockout competition Moz ;-)...I am captaining this year!

Moz 03-26-2013 07:57 AM

magg - it wasn't dusty at all. The venue had 5 indoor clay, 9 outdoor clay and 5 hard (indoor and out) so it was accompanied by a large ground team. I'm trying to moderate my play but I'm getting carried away again!

millardus - we don't have a team in that, let me know how it goes. Maybe next year - we'd have a decent team.

Thanks for the comments - been working a fair bit on my volleying, as it used to let me down in singles. I volley much better when I'm being aggressive, but used too long a backswing when being aggressive. Much better now I'm keeping things in front.

NLBwell 03-26-2013 09:41 AM

Good to see some real clay-court tennis. It seems slow because it is supposed to be. Keep on going, Moz.

maggmaster 03-26-2013 10:14 AM

We had a red clay indoor open by me. I hacked up red clay for a week. That is why I asked.

LeeD 03-26-2013 01:23 PM

Looks like good stateside 4.5-5.0 level tennis.
Lefty in white needs to learn to punch hit volleys. He's looking like me in the doubles vids, ....a 64 year old, injured and blind.

beernutz 03-26-2013 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Moz (Post 7303993)
Just getting back into 'competitive' tennis and played a tournament in Portugal. Always depressing watching a video of yourself play, everything is so slow!

Unfortunately I shanked my back warming up on the first day which made serving and full rotation very painful. But enough excuses, here are some singles and some doubles.

Doubles (3rd set match tie-break):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-Y9G...ature=youtu.be

Singles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICVfQ...ature=youtu.be

Apologies for the variable nature of some of the footage - the girlfriend tried to help but it's tough to teach an old dog new tricks.

I must admit red clay is a really enjoyable surface to play on even though it's a bit alien to me.

Any constructive comments appreciated.

3:40 in the doubles TB; that guy is probably still lying awake thinking about that one. What a way to lose a match.

NTexas 03-26-2013 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by beernutz (Post 7304997)
3:40 in the doubles TB; that guy is probably still lying awake thinking about that one. What a way to lose a match.

I like how he ran over and stuck his face in the dirt.

Moz 03-26-2013 04:17 PM

My main regret in the doubles is that it doesn't come with sound. The accompanying audio at the time was quite impressive.

Timbo's hopeless slice 03-26-2013 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Moz (Post 7305206)
My main regret in the doubles is that it doesn't come with sound. The accompanying audio at the time was quite impressive.

LOL!! I bet it was!

looks like decent tennis, mate, we have ITF seniors events here, too, played a few, looks similar level.

if I ever come to Europe, we have to hit! :)

beernutz 03-27-2013 02:23 AM

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Originally Posted by NTexas (Post 7305011)
I like how he ran over and stuck his face in the dirt.

That was definitely icing on the cake. I wonder if he eventually recovered enough to go shake hands?

Moz 03-27-2013 03:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Timbo's hopeless slice (Post 7305468)
LOL!! I bet it was!

looks like decent tennis, mate, we have ITF seniors events here, too, played a few, looks similar level.

if I ever come to Europe, we have to hit! :)

Definitely, let me know. Would be excellent. This was a grade 3 event.

Perhaps I could swap you in for my last partner who died from red clay asphyxiation!

I have played an American who visited here in a grass court ITF (Jim Slonac).

Sup2Dresq 03-27-2013 09:02 AM

Moz!

I don't get it. I watched the video and I saw this curly haired skinny guy moving around well. A far cry from the 07 version I met with liquor on his breath and cougars on his mind. Unfortunately its the same guy who filled himeself with hard boiled eggs that first night I met him as well. My sense of smell hasn't been the same since.

All kidding aside. We miss you in the states. I moved to South Florida. So its usually warm and pleasant. The bar scene needs your humor around here.

Govnor 03-27-2013 09:22 AM

Wow, your partner really fell apart on his volleys!!

Moz 03-27-2013 11:19 AM

Sup - where are you in South Florida? Sounds very civilised. I keep meaning to pop over but never get round to it.

Guvnor - a little bit!

drakulie 03-27-2013 11:32 AM

Looks good moz!! How's the elbow?

What frame and string did you settle on?

Sup2Dresq 03-27-2013 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Moz (Post 7307537)
Sup - where are you in South Florida? Sounds very civilised. I keep meaning to pop over but never get round to it.

Guvnor - a little bit!

Fort Lauderdale.

Your english accent is to cougars .. like the one eyed man is to a kingdom of the blind.

I've never seen so many geritol induced women in awe!

Think about coming back for the US national 30s clay court. The 35s clay nationals are held not to far as well.

Moz 03-27-2013 01:49 PM

Hi Drak - elbow behaving. Using M Comp 95 w / signum pro hyperion 18 mains / gosen sheep cross at 50lbs. I am looking around at the moment as I don't serve too well with the Fischers.

Sup - I'm an over 40 now! Perhaps for the world champs this time next year in Palm Beach. Are you at the Tennis Club? Maybe we should have a tennis / drinking camp on the clay?!!

Sup2Dresq 03-27-2013 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moz (Post 7307933)
Sup - I'm an over 40 now! Perhaps for the world champs this time next year in Palm Beach. Are you at the Tennis Club? Maybe we should have a tennis / drinking camp on the clay?!!

You had me at drink.. you had me at drink..



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