Post videos of yourself playing well.

Jhreamer

Rookie
Looking forward to seeing you in another year, you will be worlds apart from where you are now
I certianly hope so. Many deep thanks.

You look more fit now wow. Are you doing lifting or something?

good vid btw
Hahaha, very sporadically. I'm constantly active in various ways to avoid gaining 200 pounds, especially in winter...endomorphs unite. Winter always has me slightly less lean than summer, despite best efforts. It might just be a flattering camera angle. But thank you!
 

tomato123

Semi-Pro
Currently in the process of clearing out some racquets because I want to settle with one setup and avoid having a bunch of extra frames lying around. Had my coaching session last week and I wanted to test a setup with one racquet to compare to the one I've been using the last 2-3 months, and I felt like the warmup hits went particularly well, at least for my standards. (blue racquet is the playtest, red is the normal setup)

 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
Currently in the process of clearing out some racquets because I want to settle with one setup and avoid having a bunch of extra frames lying around. Had my coaching session last week and I wanted to test a setup with one racquet to compare to the one I've been using the last 2-3 months, and I felt like the warmup hits went particularly well, at least for my standards. (blue racquet is the playtest, red is the normal setup)

Looks good bro!

J
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
@tomato123 - nice! What are the racquets in that video? and how many do you have to clear out? I have to do the same. Kinda nostalgic on certain racquets that I enjoy hitting with from time to time. Otherwise I have most of my go-to racquets at specs that I play well with
 

tomato123

Semi-Pro
@tomato123 - nice! What are the racquets in that video? and how many do you have to clear out? I have to do the same. Kinda nostalgic on certain racquets that I enjoy hitting with from time to time. Otherwise I have most of my go-to racquets at specs that I play well with
Wilson Ultra Tour and Yonex Vcore SV98. :) I didn't have too much in my inventory, just ended up selling a few Prince Phantoms and an old Yonex Duel G, and these two are the only racquets I have left now. Both racquets are modded to the same specs I like to play with, but I was told it seemed like I was working a little harder to produce the same ball as the SV98 at least on the forehand (and I agree with that assessment). Most likely I'll end up keeping both because I got the Ultra Tour at an amazing price and there's a LOT to like about this racquet, and I can keep tinkering with it on the side while I primarily play with the Yonex. Two of each at 4 total racquets doesn't seem too bad I think :)
 

Jhreamer

Rookie
Currently in the process of clearing out some racquets because I want to settle with one setup and avoid having a bunch of extra frames lying around. Had my coaching session last week and I wanted to test a setup with one racquet to compare to the one I've been using the last 2-3 months, and I felt like the warmup hits went particularly well, at least for my standards. (blue racquet is the playtest, red is the normal setup)
Some nice-looking spin production you got there.
 

Jhreamer

Rookie
i never film myself but here is a short clip my tennis partner shot for whatever reason, he says my technique looks good
You seem like an example of something applicable to me as well, where your forehand looks more impressive the more you’re stretched and/or pulled off the court. Lol.

Need more evidence on the BH wing!
 

ReopeningWed

Professional
Huge blast of a match against a new partner; an experienced dude with pleasing and reliable strokes.

Lost 6-4, 6-4 and loved it. I got FH-miss-y and double-faulty, but this thread isn't for showing that!

I think your tendency to finish over your head is actually hurting your game. The follow through itself doesn't really matter that much but it looks like a symptom of something else happening.
 

Jhreamer

Rookie
I think your tendency to finish over your head is actually hurting your game. The follow through itself doesn't really matter that much but it looks like a symptom of something else happening.
I resonate with this statement so very, very much. I think I've reached the point where lessons are absolutely mandatory. The way I've taught myself to put margin on FHs is wonky and really holding me back, and short low balls expose the HECK out of it.
 

ReopeningWed

Professional
I resonate with this statement so very, very much. I think I've reached the point where lessons are absolutely mandatory. The way I've taught myself to put margin on FHs is wonky and really holding me back, and short low balls expose the HECK out of it.
You could try drop-in clinics at your local tennis club too, which may be a bit cheaper than a private lesson. You can squeeze a bit more out of the coach by picking up balls REALLY fast and then running up to him with questions while everyone else is still picking up.

Edit: My problem with coaches is that they'll pretty much let anyone coach and all of the licensing/certification organizations are terrible. Try to find someone who isn't going to shower you with compliments and doesn't sugar coat. Steel sharpens steel and all that.
 

Jhreamer

Rookie
You could try drop-in clinics at your local tennis club too, which may be a bit cheaper than a private lesson. You can squeeze a bit more out of the coach by picking up balls REALLY fast and then running up to him with questions while everyone else is still picking up.

Edit: My problem with coaches is that they'll pretty much let anyone coach and all of the licensing/certification organizations are terrible. Try to find someone who isn't going to shower you with compliments and doesn't sugar coat. Steel sharpens steel and all that.
HAHAHAHA, that's EXACTLY what I've been doing. Gotten great coaching in that way -- the hard part is undoing the bad habits.

Agreed. Fortunately, several coaches at my club are steel.
 

polksio

Rookie
Ca me semble très bien et surtout relaxe .
Ah un forumeur francophone!

You seem like an example of something applicable to me as well, where your forehand looks more impressive the more you’re stretched and/or pulled off the court. Lol.

Need more evidence on the BH wing!
Thanks man i try to do my best kyrgios impersonation
idk about the bh ill try to film myself tomorrow
 

Jhreamer

Rookie
Another single-point share. This whole session was very good for me, and might also be shared here, but this point was the greatest baseline exchange between the two of us. The last few shots got pretty intense.


His forehand into the corner was in.
 

tomato123

Semi-Pro
Another single-point share. This whole session was very good for me, and might also be shared here, but this point was the greatest baseline exchange between the two of us. The last few shots got pretty intense.


His forehand into the corner was in.
Those darn lefty spin serves, though :mad:
 

StringSnapper

Hall of Fame
An
Huge blast of a match against a new partner; an experienced dude with pleasing and reliable strokes.

Lost 6-4, 6-4 and loved it. I got FH-miss-y and double-faulty, but this thread isn't for showing that!

Another lefty with a 1hander! Outside myself and shapovalov I hadn't seen one.

I agree with the comments above about finishing over your head. You don't want to do that unless you're defending and want to generate a slower topspin ball to recover/don't have time and need to hit later.

Your BH hits much flatter. Try get the experience of the bh over to your fh. The 1hander needs to hit flatter on the rise shots cos it sucks up super high. Imagine doing that on your forehand too. Practice on the rise, driving forward and finishing more around your body than over your head

Also in terms of winning, try to reduce the amount of short balls you hit. Everything should be around 1m in from the baseline or sideline unless you're going for a dropshot

Also, the depth on a topspin lasso forehand is crazy important. Every lasso forehand that you hit that isn't deep, just imagine you've lost that point. A good player will bury that ball
 
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vex

Hall of Fame
Huge blast of a match against a new partner; an experienced dude with pleasing and reliable strokes.

Lost 6-4, 6-4 and loved it. I got FH-miss-y and double-faulty, but this thread isn't for showing that!

Theres a reason why ONLY Rafa hits the lasso.
 

Jhreamer

Rookie
Everything's closed so got around to editing this, was really trying to hit some backhands when i didnt have to ... wasnt playing with my regular partner either so not too long rallies here

1) follow through is too loose but coukd be fixed by 2)
2) need to get down more before striking
Agreed, BH looks to me like it's lacking stablization from the rest of the body. Focusing on the unit turn will help a lot; finding a strong set position will give you a foundation to build the rest of the stroke from. Thanks for sharing!!


Hey look, I made five forehands in a row. But then he forced me to the net, and Ohio law dictates that he hits a passing shot winner. I'm a lawful person.

 

pencilcheck

Professional
Agreed, BH looks to me like it's lacking stablization from the rest of the body. Focusing on the unit turn will help a lot; finding a strong set position will give you a foundation to build the rest of the stroke from. Thanks for sharing!!


Hey look, I made five forehands in a row. But then he forced me to the net, and Ohio law dictates that he hits a passing shot winner. I'm a lawful person.

next time you are at the net, just hit short and drop shot.
 

3loudboys

Professional
"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.

Nice shot - just like Shapovalov in full flow
 
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