First time recording match play. Advice please

wy2sl0

Hall of Fame
All advice is welcome. I've been a member here fore a while but don't post videos often. I am in green.

I still make quite a few mistakes as I am currently not playing often enough to get into a groove on the forehand and backhand simultaneously (I find).

EDIT: Match 2, brighter light
Really appreciate you taking the time for advice.
 
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jm1980

G.O.A.T.
All advice is welcome. I've been a member here fore a while but don't post videos often. I am in green.

I still make quite a few mistakes as I am currently not playing often enough to get into a groove on the forehand and backhand simultaneously (I find).
Really appreciate you taking the time for advice.
First of all... Which one are you?

Also, why do I hear the screams of manic children? Are there more courts behind you?
 
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Chadalina

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All advice is welcome. I've been a member here fore a while but don't post videos often. I am in green.

I still make quite a few mistakes as I am currently not playing often enough to get into a groove on the forehand and backhand simultaneously (I find).
Really appreciate you taking the time for advice.
Nice playing, like others said its coming out dark.

Also make sure you do the lines on clay if recording, looks like your playing at the beach :) Cant see the boundries
 

Mountain Ghost

Professional
I think working on plain, simple and consistent hitting would be the best thing you could be doing ... if your on-court time is limited. At this stage of your development you need the benefit of more consistent on-balance (full) backswings, strokes and back-to-center repititions ... than this level of all-over-the-place "competition" will ever be able to give you. Just more focus and energy given to simply being on balance and preparing fully ... than on the urgency of competitive forward strokes. Your forehand sometimes has no follow through ... your backhand no real backswing ... and your serve preparation lags a bit ~ MG
 
I heard people record better videos with a potato. But what do I know.
I bet you he's actually recording with relatively high quality camera but can't get good picture because insufficient light source is pointed towards white filthy bubble and reflecting diffusely from it's huge surface. Also, he positioned the camera in the place with least light but people prefer to record from such positions for some reason (or don't have a mount).
 

wy2sl0

Hall of Fame
I bet you he's actually recording with relatively high quality camera but can't get good picture because insufficient light source is pointed towards white filthy bubble and reflecting diffusely from it's huge surface. Also, he positioned the camera in the place with least light but people prefer to record from such positions for some reason (or don't have a mount).
This exactly, its a brand new Gopro Hero 8 with 4k60fps source. The light in the bubble is mediocre I apologize, and I had the ISO set to low. I am playing again on Friday I will try turning it up.
There are 6 courts indoors and yeah there are a ton of children behind us in the training courts.

OP mentions I am the guy in green. :)

Thank's Mountain. I will focus on the follow through more often. My backhand especially with hip rotation. For every good swing I produce with a full motion there's 3-4 that are poor.
 

Harry_Wild

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It this place having trouble stay in business? Lighting is close to playing at sunset to dark conditions. I never seen court lighting so dimmed. Wow! LOL!
 

jm1980

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I bet you he's actually recording with relatively high quality camera but can't get good picture because insufficient light source is pointed towards white filthy bubble and reflecting diffusely from it's huge surface. Also, he positioned the camera in the place with least light but people prefer to record from such positions for some reason (or don't have a mount).
*its

It this place having trouble stay in business? Lighting is close to playing at sunset to dark conditions. I never seen court lighting so dimmed. Wow! LOL!
I bet this is more the camera/camera settings than anything, it probably looks better in real life
 

S&V-not_dead_yet

Talk Tennis Guru
This exactly, its a brand new Gopro Hero 8 with 4k60fps source. The light in the bubble is mediocre I apologize, and I had the ISO set to low. I am playing again on Friday I will try turning it up.
There are 6 courts indoors and yeah there are a ton of children behind us in the training courts.
Instead of recording everything and just accepting the outcome, record 30 seconds, stop and review, and make adjustments to your setup; rinse and repeat until you have something you like.

The difference between home cooks and pros is that the pros season and test throughout the cooking process whereas home cooks blindly make a recipe and don't taste it until it's done. I would imagine it's the same thing with videoing.
 
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Deleted member 768841

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This is just me, but I f*cking hate parents that record their kids playing tennis. It is bothersome to the opponent, and can be misconstrued as being passive aggressive towards the other kid. Kinda off-topic
 

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
Overall nice playing. Your strokes are good, one thing I noticed was maybe get that guide arm up a little bit on your forehand and use it when you swing. Also try to split step more, you’ve got good footwork and speed it would be even better if you split step. Great backhand slice winner at 2:31 btw

I would also recommend you go back and watch the footage again and look at your opponent and what he did right and wrong. Lots to be learned from both sides of the match.
 

wy2sl0

Hall of Fame
Overall nice playing. Your strokes are good, one thing I noticed was maybe get that guide arm up a little bit on your forehand and use it when you swing. Also try to split step more, you’ve got good footwork and speed it would be even better if you split step. Great backhand slice winner at 2:31 btw

I would also recommend you go back and watch the footage again and look at your opponent and what he did right and wrong. Lots to be learned from both sides of the match.
Thank you very much. I noticed that also, watching myself back. My off hand and arm are really not conducive to balance or power. I will need to make a conscious effort.
I uploaded a second video with better light settings and also added quite a few of the mistakes I made this time rather than only full points I won. I lost fairly convincingly and just made too many stupid errors.
My backhand is all over the place though and nowhere near consistent enough. I run around it which further leads to less of a groove or balance with it. Maybe I just need to play more, again?
 
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