Post videos of yourself playing well.

megamind

Hall of Fame
Had many nice points on this day, but I'm especially happy with this one. I achieved everything I was going for, and finally succeeded at attacking the weaker wing.

Assuming you the guy that won the point, ignore my previous comment about ugly technique, you were right I probably confused you with your hitting partner
 

Jhreamer

Rookie
btw, nice drop volley

I see you have accepted Suresh into your heart :love:
None who set virtual foot in Talk Tennis can resist.

Yes, I'm the guy in blue. I appreciate it, but again, I wouldn't have blamed you for calling my own form ugly as well.

And thanks!
 

Fintft

Legend
TTPS recently sent me his 3 year update video.

TTPS is not too shabby!

I liked his precision plus movement. Also his FH has improved, it's less muscled towards the end, but why does he show us only videos where he plays guys way weaker then him?
 

TheIntrovert

Hall of Fame
Playing a practice match tomorrow with a couple of mates. May get one of them to record. Also got a tournament on Sunday so hopefully can get that recorded if I can’t tomorrow
 

Pete Player

Hall of Fame
In the last doubles match of the year, I caught one of my best serves on video. Everything went right and the ball just popped off the strings. Felt great!

I really like the lazy approach...


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No more on -sorry, again on pain meds - all contributed matter and anti-matter are subject to disclaimer
 

ubercat

Semi-Pro
@Shroud great returning. A couple were clearly unplayable. Interesting how we become deer in the headlights out there. If your opponent had taken a couple of steps back when serving allowing himself more time to play the ball he would have been in the rallies.
 

Shroud

G.O.A.T.
@Shroud great returning. A couple were clearly unplayable. Interesting how we become deer in the headlights out there. If your opponent had taken a couple of steps back when serving allowing himself more time to play the ball he would have been in the rallies.
Thanks man. Yeah he was just lazy. It was my strategy to give him game after game and lull him to sleep so I could make that return vid....
 

Jhreamer

Rookie
In the last doubles match of the year, I caught one of my best serves on video. Everything went right and the ball just popped off the strings. Felt great!
Satisfying as heck.


I've hogged this thread a little, but...this is truly my best collection of highlights to date, and it was all from one session.


It's especially heartening, looking back to one year ago. All of you noticed that my backhand wing was extremely lacking, and now...hopefully its journey speaks for itself. I feel massive confidence every time I wind one up, no matter the incoming ball. (Drive BH, that is...slice still needs work.)
 

pencilcheck

Professional
Satisfying as heck.


I've hogged this thread a little, but...this is truly my best collection of highlights to date, and it was all from one session.


It's especially heartening, looking back to one year ago. All of you noticed that my backhand wing was extremely lacking, and now...hopefully its journey speaks for itself. I feel massive confidence every time I wind one up, no matter the incoming ball. (Drive BH, that is...slice still needs work.)
You can do this with your forehand as well, believe in yourself, you can do it!
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
Hitting with @Runman on the far court. He hurt his knee partway through the video. I'm self rating myself a 3.0-3.5

Makes me a little nervous posting up a video. Hideous.
 

Avinj86

New User
Good hitting! Hope your friend is okay. 3.0 is definitely too low for you, you’re easily a high 3.5 if not a solid 4.0.

Technique may not be perfect but you’re getting decent pace and depth and you have a decent shot selection that you know how to use.

Of course these ratings are based on match play but based on what I see here I would say you are a solid 4.0



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djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
Good hitting! Hope your friend is okay. 3.0 is definitely too low for you, you’re easily a high 3.5 if not a solid 4.0.

Technique may not be perfect but you’re getting decent pace and depth and you have a decent shot selection that you know how to use.

Of course these ratings are based on match play but based on what I see here I would say you are a solid 4.0



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Thank you. I’m trying to get my health back. I was hospitalized w an aortic dissection last year. Since I got back on the court I feel sluggish w my foot work. But was probably still bad before I got sick.
 

Avinj86

New User
Thank you. I’m trying to get my health back. I was hospitalized w an aortic dissection last year. Since I got back on the court I feel sluggish w my foot work. But was probably still bad before I got sick.
Yikes- I’m a physician so I know that a dissection is no joke! Glad you’ve recovered and are back on the courts. I try not to think too much about foot work- if you have the right technique and timing, the footwork follows.


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pencilcheck

Professional
Got around to recording a proper set for once, was pretty fun (i'm the one in the Fed Uniqlo shorts) - the guy I played has barely played in months but rips forehands with no noticeable wind up , he also had a chance to play Thanasi Kokkinakis when they were in high school

The purple one? If so you got some good one hand backhand shots
 

pencilcheck

Professional
Thanks brother - considering it's been my major weakness my whole tennis life, up until 6 months ago I was still opting to slice in matches only and couldn't hit 1HBH's at all, but after moving towards hitting them in practice, now I'm much more confident to go for them in matchplay. Used to be like 95% slice and 5% topspin, but now it's around 60% topspin and 40% slice. Albeit I am trying to make it look nicer, but at least it goes in now :)
That's awesome! If you are around bay area I would love to hit with you some times :)

I tried one hand backhand before, I just don't get it yet. Sticking with two hand for the moment.
 

Jhreamer

Rookie
Got around to recording a proper set for once, was pretty fun (i'm the one in the Fed Uniqlo shorts) - the guy I played has barely played in months but rips forehands with no noticeable wind up , he also had a chance to play Thanasi Kokkinakis when they were in high school

*EDIT* Disclaimer: no footwork found in my videos ...WIP :-D

This was a lovely watch.

Agreed; your 1HBH is very easy on the eyes, and I'm very happy to hear you've made strides with it.

Videos like these are becoming real treats I look forward to seeing.
 

FiReFTW

Legend
Got around to recording a proper set for once, was pretty fun (i'm the one in the Fed Uniqlo shorts) - the guy I played has barely played in months but rips forehands with no noticeable wind up , he also had a chance to play Thanasi Kokkinakis when they were in high school

*EDIT* Disclaimer: no footwork found in my videos ...WIP :-D

Good stuff man!
 

onehandbh

Legend
Would love to have a hit with more people everywhere, but I live in Australia :-D my guess is you're in US?

I grew up with a double when i was young, but never felt comfortable hitting it, I trained for years with it and still had no idea how to hit it - but been watching Federer since 2000 or so and took on the 1 hander late into high school when I stopped training alot, so never got to properly practice it



Appreciate the kind words - I personally think it's a big ugly, including my forehand, i'm trying to lengthen my strokes and have better posture / or better footwork, something along those lines to make it look more pro like :laughing:
Do you ever visit Bali?
 

onehandbh

Legend
Lol haven't been in a couple years, but I have been, was supposed to go fairly recently but couldn't make it

Even had a hit with my girlfriend in one of the indoor facilities with crappy hired equipment, no tennis shoes or proper sports clothes , fun times :D

You live there?
I’m there quite a bit. Let me know if you go.

There is a new indoor tennis center that is really nice. Liga Tennis Center & Academy. Djokovic recently came by to visit just before the Australian Open. He even hit with some of the little kids.
 

onehandbh

Legend
My 2nd match coming off wrist injury and 2nd time playing on HC in 2 years.
Loved the court but my hips and back didn't. I'm the one in black.
Sorry for my Chinese phone's potato camera though afterwards I've found out flickering noise is caused by discrepancy in camera's FPS and frequency of the light.
If you are in an NTSC country, record video at 24 or 30fps or 60fps

If PAL, then 25 or 50fps
 

ChaelAZ

Legend
My 2nd match coming off wrist injury and 2nd time playing on HC in 2 years.
Loved the court but my hips and back didn't. I'm the one in black.
Sorry for my Chinese phone's potato camera though afterwards I've found out flickering noise is caused by discrepancy in camera's FPS and frequency of the light.

For someone born to slice, you hit through the ball well and often. ;):)

Great play. Thanks for posting.
 

Runman

New User
Not playing well, but just happy to be able to hit from time to time. Been trying to get back into tennis after coming back home to Cali, but my body is saying nope! lol Hit w/ @djNEiGht last time when my left knee gave out. Went back out last week w/ another buddy, but it was rough. Can’t move like I used too.

I am a 3.5C or dynamic rating of 3.1 and only played one mixed doubles match this year due to my nagging injuries.

You can waste a few minutes of your life watching this sesh here:

Edit: I am the small one w/ the blade 98 cv 18x20.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
Not playing well, but just happy to be able to hit from time to time. Been trying to get back into tennis after coming back home to Cali, but my body is saying nope! lol Hit w/ @djNEiGht last time when my left knee gave out. Went back out last week w/ another buddy, but it was rough. Can’t move like I used too.

I am a 3.5C or dynamic rating of 3.1 and only played one mixed doubles match this year due to my nagging injuries.

You can waste a few minutes of your life watching this sesh here:

Edit: I am the small one w/ the blade 98 cv 18x20.
Hope you’re feeling better. Let’s get together soon
 
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