Great angle to see ATP pro players groundstroke speed

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#1

Just wanted to share this rare video because its really shot from a very good angle , probably has to be one of the best angles ever to see the speed of the ball, since its from a similar height as your eyes and behind.

Too bad the quality is not HD, and we don't see many shots, but there are a couple where you can see how insane the ball speed is, how fast the ball travels from the other side to this side and how fast the ball is after the bounce, basically in your contact zone in a split second.

Compared to this view angle, the normal view angle we watch matches from is a joke, the ball looks 10 times slower.

There are some good behind and court view angles on youtube, but I never seen one that seems so upcloseand closer to the player eyes, if anyone finds another similar video please post!
 
#5
great angle, wish there was more of this
Great video, thanks for posting.

It looks as if he jumps and gets high and hits flat with no top spin for those huge forehands.

On the two closeups at 9 & 20 seconds, he hits with little separation between the shoulder take back and the hip take back. But on the one at 36 sec he has separation.
 
#9
If you haven't been to a pro match (even challenger or lower level) in person you need to. I think my jaw was on the ground for the entire 3 hours watching an event in Dallas. Sam Groth's serve was unreal, the sound it made when it hit the back tarp on the other side sounded like a gun shot.
 
#10
Saw a match live of pusher Roddick vs Ram at the citi open, called the legg mason back in the day, I was in awe.

Not because of the pace of the groundstrokes, but the lack there of xD
 
#11

Just wanted to share this rare video because its really shot from a very good angle , probably has to be one of the best angles ever to see the speed of the ball, since its from a similar height as your eyes and behind.

Too bad the quality is not HD, and we don't see many shots, but there are a couple where you can see how insane the ball speed is, how fast the ball travels from the other side to this side and how fast the ball is after the bounce, basically in your contact zone in a split second.

Compared to this view angle, the normal view angle we watch matches from is a joke, the ball looks 10 times slower.

There are some good behind and court view angles on youtube, but I never seen one that seems so upcloseand closer to the player eyes, if anyone finds another similar video please post!
Lol well this is just freak of nature kygrios slapping a flat bullet.

He's probably only doing it cos he's playing Coric who is essentially djokovic 2.0

Not recommended for rec players to slap at balls like this. Theres a few guys at my club who have been playing since juniors but for sure they make more errors than winners with it
 

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#12
I always watch tournament matches played on small courts on tennistv for this reason. On centre courts and other big stadiums cameras are located quite high so it’s like seeing from a drone camera which is not as fun.
 
#13
The high cameras are the worse for stroke mimicking as you can't see anything, I watch crappy handheld footage like this one over the birds eye view so I can see the player movements and point of contact, you can see Murray and Djokovic timing their split step and learn something instead of just watching the ball go from left to right from above.
 
#17
That cameraman in front annoyingly zooming in/out, instant headache.
In this particular video, yeah, i'd have to agree with you. But generally speaking, this court level view, for me it's amazing...

Another example, this time, without the annoying cameraman!!!
 
#24
My experience at pro matches is that they hit not much harder than a good amateur during the point but when they get a short ball to put away...omg you don’t even see it.
 
#27
................................. that wasn't clear to me. you have to watch this in slow motion, you barely realise the movement of the racket head at normal speed.
On Youtube to do stop action single frame, use the "." and "," keys. (I did not know that until 2-3 years ago! )

I can slow down playback to 25% of the normal playback speed, playback options by clicking on the geared wheel. I modified my Youtube some years ago so that the slowed playback was available. Does everybody now have slowed playback, 25%, etc?
 
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