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  1. dimkin

    Anyone having Achilles bursitis with Barricade Boost?

    i switched to Asics Court FFs ... it's a good shoe, I wish it wasn't as flexy and slightly sturdier ... soles also don't last as long as barricades, but all in all a better shoe
  2. dimkin

    Video of lesson today

    Your coach is 100% right what I see is: 1. Make your unit turn deeper (not with the raq, but with the trunk) 2. You still hit by rotation as opposed to leg-initiated fwd movement, so your shoulder open up too early in the shot Your chin ends up facing left, whereas it should finish on your...
  3. dimkin

    What NTRP are these 2 ?

    Girl: F4.5-5.0 Very Solid, maybe lacking pace, but great movement Pusher: Seems not a pusher at all ... but tough to say ... clearly M4.5+ maybe a M5.0-5.5 but playing down / fkcing around... VERY precise junk balling.
  4. dimkin

    Who do you rate as the best online tennis instructor?

    SIMON and ALEX!!!! top tennis training
  5. dimkin

    Hate the junk ballers

    (a) get comfortable with the foot work (b) not overhit, and learn to control the junk balls
  6. dimkin

    Your Local Club

    I don't spend money on much (aside from kids that are a sink hole) tennis is one thing that I love ... and it's just money
  7. dimkin

    Your Local Club

    NYC ain't a great place to find courts ... but it's easy to find partners :)
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    Your Local Club

    - they take'em off in the summer - in the winter - Constant air-pumping from the inside. - massively expensive ($40-$90 / hr)
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    Your Local Club

    https://newyorktennismagazine.com/article7372/indoor-season-opens-nyjtls-cary-leeds-center
  10. dimkin

    Rating range NTRP 4.0

    tactics mostly ... all the returns patterns were wrong ... all the angles and instincts... now that I've played a lot more doubles I realize that we both played like singles dumb-asses ... but those 3.5 dubs guys were no pushovers ... my guess is the only reasons they were 3.5 is due to...
  11. dimkin

    Rating range NTRP 4.0

    I once played in a doubles game against a 3.5 team that went to Nationals ... granted I am mostly a singles player as was my partner ... (a strong 4.0 singles guy). We were convincingly beaten ... that's 3.5 for ya ...
  12. dimkin

    Rating range NTRP 4.0

    (I am the one in the dark shirt) My opponent (in the hat) is a pusher-type 4.5, he has deep dependable strokes, good angles. In particular what separates him from strong 4.0s is his BIG first serve and very annoying kick 2nd serve. Also his consistent depth never gave me much to come in on...
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    Rating range NTRP 4.0

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5_cZw7_z-BhUmViUnE2VGx3QzA/view?usp=drivesdk the taller guy is a 4.5 player fwiw.
  14. dimkin

    Hate the junk ballers

    when I went to Total Tennis camp ... we ran a very good drill - one person only throws junk to the other, and the other moves his feet gets under the ball and feeds nice controlled top spin strokes TO the junk-baller. Having run that drill a few times, I no longer hate junk-ballers - I welcome...
  15. dimkin

    Serve arm action progression

    yeah seriously ... my wife is going to de-ballarize me for the notches on the ceiling ...
  16. dimkin

    2 Camera Setup - Match Highlights

    Tim is a strong 4.5 player - that's what good 4.5 tennis looks like ... Matt ... a good 5.0 ...
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    2 Camera Setup - Match Highlights

    - 3.0 is out of the question ... - Strong 3.5- 4.0 bucket with occasional flashes of decent 4.0 ...
  18. dimkin

    Rating range NTRP 4.0

    well ... USTA4.0 in NYC is full of legit 4.5s, and USTA4.5 is ridiculous - u got former college players there up to Div 2
  19. dimkin

    Rating range NTRP 4.0

    honestly - all these guys would be USTA 3.5 in NYC ....
  20. dimkin

    Footage of myself.

    9.0 = 4.5 + 4.5?
  21. dimkin

    Should I do 2HBH or 1HBH (video)

    Turn more, and stay turned through the shot with your chin almost resting on your left shoulder ... 2hbh is a linear stroke back to front ... staying turned, extending forward
  22. dimkin

    Am I a 5.0? (asking for a friend)

    I always wanted to paste this video and see what people thought ... but too lazy to remove the title :)
  23. dimkin

    Am I a 5.0? (asking for a friend)

    good one ... his technique always did seem weird ... but like I said - from that video tough to gauge the depth and placement ...
  24. dimkin

    Am I a 5.0? (asking for a friend)

    Seems like solid hitting ... would be useful to see hitting on the run, serve etc ... but If I had to guess ... this is a strong 4.5+ hitting
  25. dimkin

    What level is this guy?

    not enough data points - very few backhands ... no shots on the run, no serves ... no footwork illustrated ... stationary forehand form looks 3.75, but with pop gets to 4.0 ... otherwise not enough datapoints
  26. dimkin

    Video of forehand slow motion shadow swing

    Where is my car, dude?
  27. dimkin

    Any 4.0-4.5 players in the Brooklyn, NY

    4.5 Dmitriy 917-225-0931
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