Share your Match video!!

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i Want this thread to share your matches!!
I like to see other people matches and I know there are others who like to do the same!
Please link your video below!!!
I self rated myself as a 3.0. Do you think that’s right?
I put 3.5 in play your court flex league
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#6
No offence, but that court you are playing on is making me CRAZY! I thought pickle ball markings were bad enough but that is exponentially worse. What is it marked for? Your idea for a thread though is good.
Trust me I don’t like playing on this court much either but this is the only court that don’t have cracks all over and has lights that turn off late.
 
#13
So I just played a match this Monday. We had a really good rally’s with pace on it during warming up. During the match you can tell he took it easy on me and am I wrong to feel frustrated a bit? Be honest. He was a really nice guy and gave me tips to improve my game at the end. I know I’m not good at tennis but is it wrong if I ask you to beat me the right way?

Video of the match:
 
#14
So I just played a match this Monday. We had a really good rally’s with pace on it during warming up. During the match you can tell he took it easy on me and am I wrong to feel frustrated a bit? Be honest. He was a really nice guy and gave me tips to improve my game at the end. I know I’m not good at tennis but is it wrong if I ask you to beat me the right way?
Yes, whatever way beats you is the right way.

You have to learn to play against all different types of players. Some types are more fun to play against, but when you have a league match or tournament you don't get to tell your opponent how to play. So look at this as a learning experience.
 
#15
Yes, whatever way beats you is the right way.

You have to learn to play against all different types of players. Some types are more fun to play against, but when you have a league match or tournament you don't get to tell your opponent how to play. So look at this as a learning experience.
You are right. Thanks! It my fault for not trying to increase the pace and I fell into his.
 
#17
I need to record myself and post it in here for review. First off you’re a brave man to allow yourself to be picked apart by this lot. Haha. But I would say your motion on your serve is serviceable and with time as you develop your serve your motion won’t hold you back. A number of people on my 3.0 teams when I got into tennis were limited in there development by their motions and stroke mechanics. You could stand to work on getting to your strike zone more consistently. Why you feel like you hit a ball flush one moments and frame it the next aren’t too much to do with your strokes and more so your footwork getting you at the right contact point. At the 3.0 level and some would say at 3.5 and above it’s less about what the opponent is or isn’t doing and more about yourself. Are you cutting down on errors. Are you weighing risk in shot selection? Are you putting yourself in a position to use your weapons more often than not? If you work on those more so than stressing over what they are doing you’ll develope your game so much faster. And sure you’ll need to work on your strokes and a few well timed lessons here and their will go a long way.

So I’d say your goals as I see it is to figure out what does @Titochop77 do well? What are my strengths what are my weaknesses. How can I cut down on errors and how can I get into the strokes and shots I want to be hitting verses just reacting.

For me I love my ground strokes up the line. I hit with a lot of topspin so it isn’t as risky for me as some others. I can use it to flip the court and get into offense. However on a 50-50 ball or something I’m defensive on I found I needed to just use my spin aim for behind the service line up the middle or slightly off center. Not giving them angles to create and when I get a ball I can drive bang push it up the line and now I’m moving them around and off the court. But it took my stubborn behind getting spanked for a year plus to realize that.

Best of luck in your progress keep the vids coming perhaps I’ll put mine up one day. Haha.
 
#18
I need to record myself and post it in here for review. First off you’re a brave man to allow yourself to be picked apart by this lot. Haha. But I would say your motion on your serve is serviceable and with time as you develop your serve your motion won’t hold you back. A number of people on my 3.0 teams when I got into tennis were limited in there development by their motions and stroke mechanics. You could stand to work on getting to your strike zone more consistently. Why you feel like you hit a ball flush one moments and frame it the next aren’t too much to do with your strokes and more so your footwork getting you at the right contact point. At the 3.0 level and some would say at 3.5 and above it’s less about what the opponent is or isn’t doing and more about yourself. Are you cutting down on errors. Are you weighing risk in shot selection? Are you putting yourself in a position to use your weapons more often than not? If you work on those more so than stressing over what they are doing you’ll develope your game so much faster. And sure you’ll need to work on your strokes and a few well timed lessons here and their will go a long way.

So I’d say your goals as I see it is to figure out what does @Titochop77 do well? What are my strengths what are my weaknesses. How can I cut down on errors and how can I get into the strokes and shots I want to be hitting verses just reacting.

For me I love my ground strokes up the line. I hit with a lot of topspin so it isn’t as risky for me as some others. I can use it to flip the court and get into offense. However on a 50-50 ball or something I’m defensive on I found I needed to just use my spin aim for behind the service line up the middle or slightly off center. Not giving them angles to create and when I get a ball I can drive bang push it up the line and now I’m moving them around and off the court. But it took my stubborn behind getting spanked for a year plus to realize that.

Best of luck in your progress keep the vids coming perhaps I’ll put mine up one day. Haha.
I post my videos so other can point out my flaws. Yea it’s rough to hear but honestly is the best. You should post!! Stop worrying about what others think!!
Have you watched my latest match? In my latest match I felt that my first serve was going higher than my second. Or I double faulted at critical points.
My footwork is the worst and I don’t practice much and I know I need too. I don’t have a good foundation for my work work and I should get lessons on it.
You are right I do worry about what my opponent is doing and where they are not. Not focusing on the incoming ball. I also have a big problem of getting over excited. Which cause me to miss or over hit it.
Weakness: footwork needs work, not concentrating on the ball, over excited, mental ( I don’t have plan out my points. I do it on the fly) ,my volley needs work
Strength: it used to be my backhand but iv been trying to get more pop on it.
I don’t know about any other strengths

Short goals that need to be fixed now: footwork and only look st the ball
 
#22
If the dude in the blue is the 3.0, that's the best 3.0 serve I've ever seen. Decent spin and super consistent. Some of my 3.5 guys on my mixed rating team are still hitting flat frying pan serves and they're lucky to make one first serve a game. If you (assuming that's you) can get more of your body into the serve (legs!), you'll get more power and even more kick off it, and it could become a real weapon for you at your level.
 
#24
If the dude in the blue is the 3.0, that's the best 3.0 serve I've ever seen. Decent spin and super consistent. Some of my 3.5 guys on my mixed rating team are still hitting flat frying pan serves and they're lucky to make one first serve a game. If you (assuming that's you) can get more of your body into the serve (legs!), you'll get more power and even more kick off it, and it could become a real weapon for you at your level.
A lot of the 3.5 at my club is a lot more consistent than me and has a weapon ( forehand/backhand/serve) I don’t think I have a weapon I can count on.
Thanks I will try to use my leg more on my serve!
 
#25
Maybe it's not there yet, but I think you can turn both your serve and your forehand into weapons. I like the amount of spin you put on your forehand. I really don't see 3.0's here hitting topspin forehands. You may miss more with it now than the flat hitters, but they're going to plateau before you will.
 

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#26
I've used video with a number of friends and family members to improve our games. There is often a big difference between how a player pictures what is happening in their minds, and what they are really doing.

But on the whole, no one wants the videos on the net. We're older, slower, and fatter than we picture in our minds. Video is useful to see bad habits and lazy feet. (The legs feed the wolf.) But for internet posting, we'll stick to still shots, thankyou!
 
#27
Maybe it's not there yet, but I think you can turn both your serve and your forehand into weapons. I like the amount of spin you put on your forehand. I really don't see 3.0's here hitting topspin forehands. You may miss more with it now than the flat hitters, but they're going to plateau before you will.
I use a blade 18x20 and I have to put spin on to try to hit pass the serve line. When I was using a 16x19 all my balls would land in the serve line no matter how hard I hit it. Also I can’t hit flat balls lol
 
#28
So I just played a match this Monday. We had a really good rally’s with pace on it during warming up. During the match you can tell he took it easy on me and am I wrong to feel frustrated a bit? Be honest. He was a really nice guy and gave me tips to improve my game at the end. I know I’m not good at tennis but is it wrong if I ask you to beat me the right way?
Also don't forget -- what felt like him taking it easy on you, since he knew he had you outmatched, he may have been using the opportunity to try a few different things that he would not normally do in a more competitive match/tourney etc...This happened to me the other day. Saturday AM mix-around, and turned out the normal gang wasn't there -- bunch of *much* weaker guys...anyway, after getting over being irked that I got up early on a Sat AM for this, I decided to make best use of the time to mess around with a slightly different service grip, and practice imparting more spin on the serve, little stuff like that...things I would not do if I were in a competitive match with like-players...
 
#29
Also don't forget -- what felt like him taking it easy on you, since he knew he had you outmatched, he may have been using the opportunity to try a few different things that he would not normally do in a more competitive match/tourney etc...This happened to me the other day. Saturday AM mix-around, and turned out the normal gang wasn't there -- bunch of *much* weaker guys...anyway, after getting over being irked that I got up early on a Sat AM for this, I decided to make best use of the time to mess around with a slightly different service grip, and practice imparting more spin on the serve, little stuff like that...things I would not do if I were in a competitive match with like-players...
Yea your right. It’s my fault for not being able to adjust and find weakness in his game.
When I wrote that I was really fustrated at myself for such a bad performance. I was finding ways to blame him when I was at fault
 
#31
Copy and pasted from another thread in Tennis Tips

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Matt edited the video and uploaded it earlier today. Lots of short points with 10:30 probably being the longest lol

I might join his team out in the bay area so hopefully we'll get some good doubles footage in the future. Singles is fun, but hard lol

Doubles for life!

Score: 7-6 with Matt victorious in the tie break. We also played a 10 pointer where he won 10-8.

My favorite point is at 15:20 :D Matt also hit a ridiculous forehand break point down at 15:50


 
#33
Copy and pasted from another thread in Tennis Tips

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Matt edited the video and uploaded it earlier today. Lots of short points with 10:30 probably being the longest lol

I might join his team out in the bay area so hopefully we'll get some good doubles footage in the future. Singles is fun, but hard lol

Doubles for life!

Score: 7-6 with Matt victorious in the tie break. We also played a 10 pointer where he won 10-8.

My favorite point is at 15:20 :D Matt also hit a ridiculous forehand break point down at 15:50



Great match!! Can’t wait to see more. I hope to get to y’all level one day
Thanks for sharing!!!

On my channel is a cheap camera mount you can put in the fence.
 
#34
Thanks! We would have had a better angle, but the club I'm at has wind screens everywhere so there weren't many places we could mount my gorillapod. Winded up using a ball cart.
 
#36
Copy and pasted from another thread in Tennis Tips

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Matt edited the video and uploaded it earlier today. Lots of short points with 10:30 probably being the longest lol

I might join his team out in the bay area so hopefully we'll get some good doubles footage in the future. Singles is fun, but hard lol

Doubles for life!

Score: 7-6 with Matt victorious in the tie break. We also played a 10 pointer where he won 10-8.

My favorite point is at 15:20 :D Matt also hit a ridiculous forehand break point down at 15:50


Lol I know all about Matt's crazy precise rocket forehands (see his previous vid Tennis with Adam C), glad someone else knows now too hahah. Rough stuff but you played really well!
 
#41
Copy and pasted from another thread in Tennis Tips

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Matt edited the video and uploaded it earlier today. Lots of short points with 10:30 probably being the longest lol

I might join his team out in the bay area so hopefully we'll get some good doubles footage in the future. Singles is fun, but hard lol

Doubles for life!

Score: 7-6 with Matt victorious in the tie break. We also played a 10 pointer where he won 10-8.

My favorite point is at 15:20 :D Matt also hit a ridiculous forehand break point down at 15:50


Vitamin L - here's the video from my match with Matt. I did a little worse than you, hah.

 
#45
I wish my camera worked for the other matches, but I have my first match from SCTA 3.5 Men's Doubles sectionals here. I'm the tall guy in all blue.

Part 1:


Full Playlist:

SCTA Mens 3.5 Doubles championship

My best winner of the match (but by no means a smart shot from a strategic point of view):


What software do you use to edit your videos down? I tried using iMovie but it seems like a real pain to cut out the middle segments between points on it.
 
#47
Wow! Glad to see people are still sharing their videos in here :) Gotta love this community. Just dont have much time to share with everyone anymore...plus I'm old now, lol.

Idrayer, your videos at Indian Wells reminds me of my old Sectional videos there as well!!! But they never let us play there at night back then. Those videos are prolly in the archives here somewhere as well.

Nice videos quality and great playing, everyone! Keep em coming!

Br.
 
#48
I wish my camera worked for the other matches, but I have my first match from SCTA 3.5 Men's Doubles sectionals here. I'm the tall guy in all blue.

Part 1:


Full Playlist:

SCTA Mens 3.5 Doubles championship

My best winner of the match (but by no means a smart shot from a strategic point of view):


What software do you use to edit your videos down? I tried using iMovie but it seems like a real pain to cut out the middle segments between points on it.
Did the other team ever serve to your backhand?
Thanks for sharing.
 
#49
Did the other team ever serve to your backhand?
Thanks for sharing.
No, and I don't know why not. I did start setting up closer to the T when I saw the serve had less pace, and I know I always make a conscious effort to run around my backhands to hit forehands whenever possible (definitely something to work on), so to force me to hit a backhand would have meant they had to serve from closer to the T, and down the T since I'm taking at least 80% of the box as a forehand even though I realize this pushes me out of position a bit.
 
#50
I wish my camera worked for the other matches, but I have my first match from SCTA 3.5 Men's Doubles sectionals here. I'm the tall guy in all blue.

Part 1:


Full Playlist:

SCTA Mens 3.5 Doubles championship

My best winner of the match (but by no means a smart shot from a strategic point of view):


What software do you use to edit your videos down? I tried using iMovie but it seems like a real pain to cut out the middle segments between points on it.
I just noticed that this match is SFV vs IE ... Can I assume you are SFV?

Once again, great video...what camera were you using there?

Br.
 
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