Practice set video

Dragy

Legend
Hey guys! Haven't posted my point play for a while, so since I managed to video some practice play today - here you go!

You can FF to 8:43 to see me trying to dig out of 0-4... or watch from the start, as there's been some fun points (y)

Enjoy, feel free to comment :love:
 
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Dragy

Legend
As a bonus, first game of second set, until my camera refused to cooperate :X3:

I won it 6-3 in the end :p
 

Mungo

New User
Can you tell us about the setting? Is this a typical Moscow indoor court? I take it that is what we call a “peanut gallery“ on the far side, for observers. Must be nice not to have to chase your balls very far, but I bet the sound would be a huge adjustment for some of us.
 

Dragy

Legend
Can you tell us about the setting? Is this a typical Moscow indoor court? I take it that is what we call a “peanut gallery“ on the far side, for observers. Must be nice not to have to chase your balls very far, but I bet the sound would be a huge adjustment for some of us.
Yeah, sure :laughing: it's formerly industrial building with now 3 isolated courts. Other halls of the building used for other needs, it's quite big.

Actually, it appears to be one of the best indoor facility in the city - relatively slow high-quality surface and great lights built specifically for tennis:


The conditioning pipes are again - utility, also newly-made for tennis courts, not from before-times... well, it's 10+ years "newly-made" :X3:
This particular court has a curtain behind as there's a gym zone behind - and on the "gallery" there's a group class zone. Two othe courts have walls and also "galleries" for those willing to watch.

Side space is ok for singles, but sometimes narrow for doubles, that's true.

PS Most indoor facilities in Moscow are bubbles, sport halls, newly built or old. But sometimes they can find a facility like this - redesigned for new purpose.
 

Fintft

Legend
Hey guys! Haven't posted my point play for a while, so since I managed to video some practice play today - here you go!

You can FF to 8:43 to see me trying to dig out of 0-4... or watch from the start, as there's been some fun points (y)

Enjoy, feel free to comment :love:
After the first few minutes: Keep eyes at contact through contact!
 

davced1

Hall of Fame
I would hit angled shots all the time on that court the opponent can't get to them before they hit the wall :)
 

Dragy

Legend
Don't back up at the last second, it just takes time away from you. Especially on returns.
Legit, I noticed that tendency of falling back. I think got uncomfortable with the bounce after mostly playing on slow red clay. Need to pay attention next time.
 
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