Noob doubles set with my friends (1.0+)

The Vitamin L

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Hi everybody! I was able to squeeze in a doubles set with my brochachos the other night. One of the court lights was out and there were cars periodically flashing lights behind the forecourt so it made tracking the ball pretty tricky.

I edited out most of the doubles faults and ball retrieving so hopefully it'll be a pretty smooth viewing for you all.

I'm the one in the white shirt, and we winded up winning the set in a tiebreak. It could have easily went either way.

Feedback is always much appreciated, thanks!

 
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The Vitamin L

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We all don't currently go to one, but I think my friend that began the video serving used to train sometimes in the bay area and our other buddy in black is from out of state. The rest of us are from northern California. I'm happy to have gotten some tennis in because it's starting to rain now. Hopefully I can record a set during the day time with better lighting.
 

Traffic

Hall of Fame
Yes, which player is you?
Noob to video? Certainly not to tennis. You guys play at least HS varsity level.
Thanks for the smooth video. I would not edit out dumb mistakes as that can hide why you might be rated lower than what you strokes show and that's a lot of younger player's issues. Editing out double faults and picking up balls is nice for the viewers and it really doesn't say too much other than the obvious.
 
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solid hitting for "noobs" :p
sounds like a fun group to play with.

skimming the vid... there were a couple balls i thought white coulda been more aggressive at net. footwork is excellent, movement good, but then got tentative blocking some balls back. true the opposiing team (blue) had a big fh, but there were a handful of volleys i thought you should have done more with it.

my $0.02
 

The Vitamin L

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Yes, which player is you?
Noob to video? Certainly not to tennis. You guys play at least HS varsity level.
Thanks for the smooth video. I would not edit out dumb mistakes as that can hide why you might be rated lower than what you strokes show and that's a lot of younger player's issues. Editing out double faults and picking up balls is nice for the viewers and it really doesn't say too much other than the obvious.
I'm the one in the white shirt. And no worries I'm not concerned about my rating, I got a lot of videos on my channel showing how bad I am haha. I kept a majority of the points and it was only one set so the editing didn't take too long. I've posted videos here in the past that were too boring because I didn't cut it enough so I thought I'd mention it in case anybody was wondering why some were missing.
 
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Traffic

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I'm the one in the white shirt. And no worries I kept a majority of the points, it was only one set. I've posted videos here in the past that were too boring because I didn't cut it enough so I thought I'd mention it in case anybody was wondering why some were missing.
Very cool. You guys play very well. I don't think I'm qualified to provide too much feedback as you guys play above my level. But I do have a son that plays #3 singles in his HS team. One of the ways he got there was by making low number of mistakes. He has a few friends he attends group classes and play match play against. And though their strokes look better, harder, more advanced, they get 0, 1 loss against my son because of their UE.
 

The Vitamin L

Semi-Pro
It's all good. I appreciate any feedback, so your insight is much appreciated thank you. Good to know your son is doing well, I hope he has a good season!
 

The Vitamin L

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solid hitting for "noobs" :p
sounds like a fun group to play with.

skimming the vid... there were a couple balls i thought white coulda been more aggressive at net. footwork is excellent, movement good, but then got tentative blocking some balls back. true the opposiing team (blue) had a big fh, but there were a handful of volleys i thought you should have done more with it.

my $0.02
Thanks for the input! You're right, I was definitely too conservative. Gonna work on reading the court better and trusting in my hands more.
 
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MarinaHighTennis

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Yes, which player is you?
Noob to video? Certainly not to tennis. You guys play at least HS varsity level.
Thanks for the smooth video. I would not edit out dumb mistakes as that can hide why you might be rated lower than what you strokes show and that's a lot of younger player's issues. Editing out double faults and picking up balls is nice for the viewers and it really doesn't say too much other than the obvious.
the blue plays NCAA i believe
 

Off The Wall

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You guys make some good shots. And you're right, you guys are dubs noobs. But then, all doubles players went thru it.

Just a couple of things. 1. All of you, 99% of the time, when getting a volley at the net, hit the ball back to the baseline guy. They should go around the up player. 2. This one's for you. When you are confronted with the opponent directly in front of you hitting the ball, especially a short ball. You close toward him (which is good). But as he is about to hit the shot, you move over into your alley. That maneuver leaves the rest of the court for your partner. That's way too much. Stay out of the alleys.
 

The Vitamin L

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You guys make some good shots. And you're right, you guys are dubs noobs. But then, all doubles players went thru it.

Just a couple of things. 1. All of you, 99% of the time, when getting a volley at the net, hit the ball back to the baseline guy. They should go around the up player. 2. This one's for you. When you are confronted with the opponent directly in front of you hitting the ball, especially a short ball. You close toward him (which is good). But as he is about to hit the shot, you move over into your alley. That maneuver leaves the rest of the court for your partner. That's way too much. Stay out of the alleys.
Awesome! Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it. I'll definitely be thinking about this next time I'm out on court. :)
 
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