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tlm

G.O.A.T.
Nice vid, very impressive defense, your opponent looks quite good and has a heavy ball and ur defending is very impressive.

He looks quite young, how old is he? Does he have a official UTR rating?
At that time he was 20, in his second year of college not sure about UTR but he would be a USTA 4.5.
 

Bender

G.O.A.T.
I decided to try compiling my all-time best points...and by that, I mean "best points from the last 4 months" because I can't bear to watch footage of myself predating that. And I imagine even this video will be the same story before long, but it'll be great for progress marking! And hopefully a fun watch overall.

Tennis technique aside, your video commentary is at least a 5.0.
 

tennishabit

Hall of Fame
"My performance here [in press] is better than on court? No s***." -good ol' Roddick

Today I either played a very fun point or double faulted/missed first balls. Here was the first fun one.

gr8 point n nice passing shot, man...........it's apparently u'r applying/transfering quite successfully watava u called dat sport to tennis, man. glad to see dat, ie all abt legs/on-ur-toes etcetc, man.

just matter of time to reach 5.0 no doubt abt dat............simply working out a platform like a wall:?)) ball machine:?)) watava u can think of, to increase ur repetition as much as you can, as it seems u won't injure ur arm any sooner if loose up enough. also more u hit more loose-up will be:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D...................
 

Colin52

New User
Played pretty well last weekend so here is the vid. Guy I play with is right hander but serves left handed, definitely a different thing to deal with as an opponent and can throw you off.

He has a lot of action on his serve and i have not worked out how to consistently return it yet, any tips on this welcome, as you can see i am trying to chip/bunt a lot of them back but am still struggling to get it in play, i served ok (c50% first serves) but groundstrokes were great. I am the receiver in first game

 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
Played pretty well last weekend so here is the vid. Guy I play with is right hander but serves left handed, definitely a different thing to deal with as an opponent and can throw you off.

He has a lot of action on his serve and i have not worked out how to consistently return it yet, any tips on this welcome, as you can see i am trying to chip/bunt a lot of them back but am still struggling to get it in play, i served ok (c50% first serves) but groundstrokes were great. I am the receiver in first game

Nice courts! Is that a park or club?

J
 

TheIntrovert

Hall of Fame
Played pretty well last weekend so here is the vid. Guy I play with is right hander but serves left handed, definitely a different thing to deal with as an opponent and can throw you off.

He has a lot of action on his serve and i have not worked out how to consistently return it yet, any tips on this welcome, as you can see i am trying to chip/bunt a lot of them back but am still struggling to get it in play, i served ok (c50% first serves) but groundstrokes were great. I am the receiver in first game

Solid hitting there. I’d say try and be more aggressive on the returns, both stroke and positioning wise. You’re standing so far back and just bunting the ball back at such a slow pace, that the opponent has tonnes of time to do what he wants, whether that’s come in, attack the ball on the rise etc. You’re in a very weak position after you hit your return and prone to being exploited, particularly on the ad court.
 

Colin52

New User
Solid hitting there. I’d say try and be more aggressive on the returns, both stroke and positioning wise. You’re standing so far back and just bunting the ball back at such a slow pace, that the opponent has tonnes of time to do what he wants, whether that’s come in, attack the ball on the rise etc. You’re in a very weak position after you hit your return and prone to being exploited, particularly on the ad court.
Agree , I played a couple of days later and returned much more aggressively, sacrificed some consistency but when I put the ball in play I was in a much better place and won a lot of those points, I don’t yet have a topspin backhand return, more of a problem against lefty serve, righty’s I can hit a lot more forehand returns
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Played pretty well last weekend so here is the vid. Guy I play with is right hander but serves left handed, definitely a different thing to deal with as an opponent and can throw you off.

He has a lot of action on his serve and i have not worked out how to consistently return it yet, any tips on this welcome, as you can see i am trying to chip/bunt a lot of them back but am still struggling to get it in play, i served ok (c50% first serves) but groundstrokes were great. I am the receiver in first game

I play a guy like that. He only hits flat serves though. He'd be far more effective with slice and kick.
 

mainmain

New User
After attending the mighty 1/8th finals at Bercy last week I was full of hope for my tennis, and thus had a good hitting session with my little brother. Couldn't resist to post it :).

Some nice shots, but I was rather tired after re-painting all the lines so that people here do not make comments about lines on french courts.
And my butt was aching after sitting 11 hours in a row watching the pros crush ball after ball.
And my mother made us a cake with too much chocolate, was heavy on the stomach.

edit : more seriously, was feeling well and "tennistically liberated" (sic) and that hadn't happened in a while, long enough to be worth putting a white stone.

 
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mainmain

New User
French... they make all those tiny “dishes” claiming high level of food culture, and can’t play well after taking a decent peace of cake.
ah... classic french bashing :cautious:. I knew that, everybody hates us !!
My best answer is in the chorus of that tune which bathed my ears during my teen years learning drums (and which I am listening right now, getting bored at the office):
 
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mainmain

New User
Clay in close-up has always been a huge source of inspiration for TV producers, especially short clips before Perrier ads at Roland Garros. Yours is beautiful to watch. Looks silky and smooth. Makes me want to dive like Monfils for any ball sailing around, in or out. Too bad there is no intelligible tennis game, half-naked girls (or boys) or other entertaining action... and more seriously, any decent camera can be set to manual focus., right ?
 

peoplespeace

Semi-Pro
Clay in close-up has always been a huge source of inspiration for TV producers, especially short clips before Perrier ads at Roland Garros. Yours is beautiful to watch. Looks silky and smooth. Makes me want to dive like Monfils for any ball sailing around, in or out. Too bad there is no intelligible tennis game, half-naked girls (or boys) or other entertaining action... and more seriously, any decent camera can be set to manual focus., right ?
Merci beaucoup pour le compliment!
 
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J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
Clay in close-up has always been a huge source of inspiration for TV producers, especially short clips before Perrier ads at Roland Garros. Yours is beautiful to watch. Looks silky and smooth. Makes me want to dive like Monfils for any ball sailing around, in or out. Too bad there is no intelligible tennis game, half-naked girls (or boys) or other entertaining action... and more seriously, any decent camera can be set to manual focus., right ?
Yes, especially about the half naked girls.

J
 

mainmain

New User
Merci beaucoup pour le compliment!
:cautious: :unsure: wondering whether it is bacon or pig...
I was subtly observing, full of french délicatesse and courtoisie that I am, that your video was very artistic but tennistically indecipherable, due to sordid technical details.

However, after viewing it again, I have a vague feeling that your left blur is slightly better than your right blur. But, in all cases, your low section blur seems far too stiff and lazy to me.
 

peoplespeace

Semi-Pro
U have to fix your google translater, it makes u sound intelligent in a very creepy way! ;)

But yes my left blur is still better than my right blur, but not for long i think. My lower blur is slightly lazy becus we are rallying and usually too straight on low balls (no pun intended!).
 
I don't think I play well but this is about as well as I play. Red shirt is me. Sorry about the angle but don't have anything to mount the phone or camera on and the third member of our trio of players shot us. We take turns to play mini sets of 3 games each. This video ends with me trailing 15-30 on my serve but I managed to hold that game and we finished on serve 2-1. I know, you probably wouldn't think that looking at how crappy my strokes in there are, except for the first volley in the last point (which didn't even win me the point, lol). But I usually give him a tough time and lost a set 5-7 to him earlier in the week.

 

Chadalina

Legend
I don't think I play well but this is about as well as I play. Red shirt is me. Sorry about the angle but don't have anything to mount the phone or camera on and the third member of our trio of players shot us. We take turns to play mini sets of 3 games each. This video ends with me trailing 15-30 on my serve but I managed to hold that game and we finished on serve 2-1. I know, you probably wouldn't think that looking at how crappy my strokes in there are, except for the first volley in the last point (which didn't even win me the point, lol). But I usually give him a tough time and lost a set 5-7 to him earlier in the week.

Nice playing :)

Get a shoe string and a rock since your net doesnt have a center strap. Just need a shoe string if they made the connecter thing in the cement
 
Nice playing :)

Get a shoe string and a rock since your net doesnt have a center strap. Just need a shoe string if they made the connecter thing in the cement
least of our problems, lol. Somebody rolled up the net at night yesterday and try as we might, we couldn't put it back. We told the guy who rents out the court to us to fix it positively today. You wouldn't believe it, but this court is rented out in the evening for cricket coaching. Don't know of what sort. Kids gonna bruise their elbows badly trying to play cricket on a hard court.
 

megamind

Hall of Fame
I decided to try compiling my all-time best points...and by that, I mean "best points from the last 4 months" because I can't bear to watch footage of myself predating that. And I imagine even this video will be the same story before long, but it'll be great for progress marking! And hopefully a fun watch overall.

Really great progress

got a good serve, and sweet 1hbh
 

badteeth

Rookie
Just ticking on 3 months without picking up a racquet due to the long prophecized shoulder injury... currently somewhat pain-free, can wash my hair and make a throwing motion without feeling like my arm will drop off. Figured it was a good time to look back at the previous year and cut together some of my own 'hot shots' to raise my spirits a bit on the road to recovery

 

mainmain

New User
We had a hitting session with @34n and since I trimmed away most of the shots where being tired injured and bad lights and wind made me dumb the ball into net...
FH CC rally:
Some OH backhanding:
Woa, that's nice and smooth. Control all over the place. Some BHs look dimitro-wawrinkesque to me, with the loose wrist follow-through. Love it.
With some extra lines and some cheerleaders practicing behind large windows, the court would be perfect.
 
We had a hitting session with @34n and since I trimmed away most of the shots where being tired injured and bad lights and wind made me dumb the ball into net...
FH CC rally:
Some OH backhanding:
Great hitting. I have done these CC backhand drills and you make them look way easier than they are. Nice, smooth strokes.
 

Dragy

Hall of Fame
Woa, that's nice and smooth. Control all over the place. Some BHs look dimitro-wawrinkesque to me, with the loose wrist follow-through. Love it.
With some extra lines and some cheerleaders practicing behind large windows, the court would be perfect.
Great hitting. I have done these CC backhand drills and you make them look way easier than they are. Nice, smooth strokes.
We also did some series of CC where only one person is allowed to choose and redirect DTL to start a competitive point, both from FH and BH corners. But it was filmed with camera put at the middle, so half action not seen on my side due to lack of fish-eye lens... If I have time I’ll make brief highlights, there’s been couple of nice clean winners by @34n... and it’s actually him who deals equally casual with most of balls I deliver, I cannot figure out if there’s any challenge for him against me :laughing:
 
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mainmain

New User
We also did some series of CC where only one person is allowed to choose and redirect DTL to start a competitive point, both from FH and BH corners. But it was filmed with camera put at the middle, so half action not seen on my side due to lack of fish-eye lens... If I have time I’ll make brief highlights, there’s been couple of nice clean winners by @34n... and it’s actually him who deals equally casual with most of balls I deliver, I cannot figure out if there’s any challenge for him against me :laughing:
Indeed he has such an easy-going and hard to read attitude with lazy legs and all... I personally hate this kind of players who feed on your pace and efforts to make the ball alive.
 

34n

Rookie
If I have time I’ll make brief highlights, there’s been couple of nice clean winners by @34n... and it’s actually him who deals equally casual with most of balls I deliver, I cannot figure out if there’s any challenge for him against me :laughing:
Irrelevant. It was a warmup. It should lack challenges on both sides. We played a few pretty challenging drills afterward.
 
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