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  1. ChaelAZ

    John Millman v. Lacko Court Level (Serve/points video 4k60p)

    Last one for me, but got to again sit right behind Millman and watch him play. Checked out the serve, but more his movement on court and such.
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    Ernie Gulbis v. Evgeny Donskoy Court level (Video 4k60)

    More focused on Ernie and his serve/play. Great to see him play up close though. The height and extension on the serve is excellent. And then to see the much talked-about forehand in person, it really wasn't as extreme as it looks on TV at times. Uploaded just now so high quality might not be...
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    Ryan Harrison Serve/Play

    Rain has things at a stand still, but we did get a few matches in yesterday. So close you can smell the players :giggle: Was behind and center yesterday for Ryan Harrison vs. Quinzi (ITA). Always loved Ryan's serve, but was really impressed with his footwork too. Worth a watch. Not doing...
  4. ChaelAZ

    Pat the Dog, or not....

    I have followed Tom since he started posting, and I love the way he breaks down some of the things that get out into the coaching world. Not so much to denote them as wrong, but to further explore how they might, or might not work. This was brilliant on Pat the Dog, which screwed me up for a bit...
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    Arizona Tennis Classic

    In case anyone around AZ is interested, they are having a new futures tourney that is set to pull some of the early loss guys over. Looks like a good list of players so far. Tickets are only $20 for the day, though I am still skeptical about how crowded it is gonna get since Phoeinx Country Club...
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    Do you play tennis or are you a non-playing fan?

    Simple question. Was just curious how many posters actually play vs. how many don't play but are fans. I see people post that tennis doesn't have a non-playing fan base so I am interested. Of course, I assume most here would search tennis forums out as players, so maybe a skewed base. But let me...
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    Your Tennis Kids (Pictures, video and talk)

    My oldest son turned 18 recently and is graduating high school this year. We are in the process of transitioning him to a college program and I was getting a bit nostalgic about his tennis journey, looking though all kinds of old pictures and such. So I know, and have talk with a few tennis...
  8. ChaelAZ

    Hat effect on strokes test

    I think it was @Rattler that commented on the backwards hat for better stroke mechanics so I incorporated that into practice today, along with gratuitous moonballing and even a Johnny Mac stiff arm volley. Good times. I think @FiReFTW was right. This advice is questionable!
  9. ChaelAZ

    Forehand update 2019

    If interested, did a rambling bit of review of a few practice shots from this last weekend, noting things I think I need to work on and such. I think priority is still clear for me, but open to input and thoughts. Footwork and fitness - continue improving footwork and losing weight to start the...
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    Wawrinka backhand comparison (video)

    ****UPDATE**** here are some general in play backhands from today. First couple have slow motion and then just regular. Still think a few points below are valid, but more about positioning is probably the top priority. It flows well, but only if I get setup for the swing. Not the best...
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    Pride goeth before destruction... (guess the score line)

    ... and an haughty spirit before a fall. A lot of talk about ratings as usual, so I thought I would throw myself under the bus a bit. Here is the scenario and let me know how you think I did..I lost, and that is the only info to start. I had a decent end of the year. Played a league and went...
  12. ChaelAZ

    iRacer (Andrew Live tennis)

    In Case anyone is interested.
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    More ratings (video)

    Since they ask in the title, and they are thinking around 5.0 level play...give it a go. Wutchoo think? Yes, we all realize that video is never the greatest indicator of level, and certainly one match doesn't demonstrate play level, and ultimately the win/loss record at level play is what it...
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    Ratings?

    Obviously don't want to embarass the guy so he gets a smiley face, but what level do you think his highest will be? Leagues, college, further?
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    4k60p video finally...

    For thos interested in video...Continuing from this thread 4k60p Video Thoughts about shooting and using 4k60p...turns out the final uploaded file was still on 30p on the original link there, so I tried again from this last weekend... Check the YT Notes for different angle times in the video...
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    For Fun - Forehand comparison videos with Wawrinka

    ***UPDATE VIDEO 11/2018*** Really quick and short update video. Was out yesterday on the ball machine and shot some video to see how things are progressing. As mentioned below in the original post, I have a natural swing that is very similar to Wawrinka's swing so I like ot use him as a template...
  17. ChaelAZ

    Various FH videos (found on YT today)

    Just an interesting variety of FH's today. Tis the season of recruitment vids so lots to look at. Comment on anything you want or just check things out. An amazingly compact stroke. Easy for timing. VERY active, whippy FH. Interesting how much more complex it looks. High looping FH...
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    Ratings Cuz...continued (Comment Video)

    Check out the first thread here for reference. Actually liking the way they are doing this, but since everyone was talking about how they cut some things out, here is some of the challenges and play errors with adjustments. Do these kinds of errors change you ratings thinking? Or just part of...
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    Ratings, cuz...

    Since everyone like to do ratings based on visual play, you can see what the ET guys put up. What say you TTW ratings gurus?
  20. ChaelAZ

    ITA Finals - Surprise AZ

    Anyone competing? Just got word a few players I know of will be there for women’s dubs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    USTA Level ratings videos...

    If you haven't seen them, check out the USTA Level Ratings Videos. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3M9c8sEXpS3Yfvd7ai83KprW_h3M5cHT Interesting to see the look of strokes vs. the level being presented, and VERY intersting to me there are separate videos for men and women since level...
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    Tournaments or Leagues?

    Just curious. Anyone have a preference between playing tournaments or leagues? Do you find there is better competitionin one over the other (in general)? Are you playing tournaments or leagues to make it to national finals?
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    4k60p video thoughts...

    I get a ton of questions about what I shoot video with, and really our smartphones shoot almost as good of video as cameras anymore, so personally I use my iPhone for all of it. So I had been using the 6S+ or a few years now since it came out and it was excellent. Was able to do 720k at 240p (Up...
  24. ChaelAZ

    Morality of investing...

    Philosophically speaking, if you had a chance to make a lot of money for an investment, but it was in a section/product/service that you don't agree with for peronal or moral reasons, who you still invest? This isn't about illegal products, but examples might be adult entertainment, alcohol...
  25. ChaelAZ

    Simplest forehand techniques

    Sure, Thiem has one of the most explosive forehands on tour, but it takes time to setup and fitness to swing compared to some others. I was thinking about forehands that rec players could study and learn from that are simple and effective. Here are a few that I think exemplify that: Stan...
  26. ChaelAZ

    Practice Video from the weekend

    Figured I'd throw up a practice video from this weekend for comments and thoughts. I've improved a lot on the FH and my BH is still solid. Overall I am still working on better wrist flip and less flop, and a more forward contact point - trying to rotate and open more to get hips and nips to the...
  27. ChaelAZ

    Return of Serve thoughts

    After watching a lot of matches lately I was talking with friends about how much players slice or chip back the ROS. Seemed to be a consensus that with how big/fast serves are that percentage tennis is to use a nuetral (ish) slice or chip on serves to get court position. I thought that was kinda...
  28. ChaelAZ

    Fed hinting about retirement...

    Interesting couple references tonight from Fed. One in the post match on court interview with Fed hinting at very soon but “not just yet” and just now his big references to Laver cup’s last year being in his home Switzerland and joking with Mac when asked about retiring saying, “hmmmm, I wonder...
  29. ChaelAZ

    Adversity and turning things around

    Was just sent this of a buddy of mine’s presentation on adversity. I like the way he presents the mental aspect of it. Worth a quick watch. Probably posting from the court between sets.
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    Tip: Don't make vids like this.

    Files from WTH did I just watch....
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