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Threw this together to show what I was talking about. This is in Final Cut Pro, but whatever editor you use just lookup the keyboard shortcut to cut/blade/trim the timeline. Cheers.


EDIT TO ADD: I just threw this together, so I could redo it with more tips or such, including adding scoring, if anyone is actually interested.
I think I've played at the club from this video.... what's it called?
 

Moon Shooter

Semi-Pro

Ok I believe my friend finally shook off most of the rust. This is pretty much the full match we played on Saturday except for serves that did not land in. (But I may have missed a few plays in addition to quite a few double faults). He took an early lead winning at least the first 3 games in a row. I was pretty much trying to adjust throughout the match. He had better serves and more consistent play all around than in our previous matches.

He also started to serve and volley off his first serve which was something I had never played against. At first I was sort of reflexively going for lob returns but his serves were too good (I would either hit them out or set up an easy volley/overhead for him) so near the end of the match I just decided to start taking my chances and hitting the first serve returns lower and harder trying to pass him or cause an error/easy volley due to the speed of the return. That actually worked well, and I think I managed to neutralize his serve and volley by the end of the match.

Even though I lost 6-2 6-3 I was satisfied with my own play in the sense that I think I played to my current ability and was able to at least start adjusting to a bit faster pace than I am used to in my clinics.

Yes another video with bad footwork, but I am working on it. I think it goes hand in hand with reaction times and all of these pieces will just have to come together with practice. I am going to focus on not jamming my forehand and not turn my body sideways so much. I am also working on hitting a flatter forehand and trying to have a more fluid backswing. In the match I tried to vary my forehand sometimes a bit more pace and sometimes a bit more loopy topspin.

Camera ended up being cockeyed. Don't worry, I am going to fire the video department!

Thanks for watching, and as always comments are appreciated.
 

ChaelAZ

G.O.A.T.

Ok I believe my friend finally shook off most of the rust. This is pretty much the full match we played on Saturday except for serves that did not land in. (But I may have missed a few plays in addition to quite a few double faults). He took an early lead winning at least the first 3 games in a row. I was pretty much trying to adjust throughout the match. He had better serves and more consistent play all around than in our previous matches.

He also started to serve and volley off his first serve which was something I had never played against. At first I was sort of reflexively going for lob returns but his serves were too good (I would either hit them out or set up an easy volley/overhead for him) so near the end of the match I just decided to start taking my chances and hitting the first serve returns lower and harder trying to pass him or cause an error/easy volley due to the speed of the return. That actually worked well, and I think I managed to neutralize his serve and volley by the end of the match.

Even though I lost 6-2 6-3 I was satisfied with my own play in the sense that I think I played to my current ability and was able to at least start adjusting to a bit faster pace than I am used to in my clinics.

Yes another video with bad footwork, but I am working on it. I think it goes hand in hand with reaction times and all of these pieces will just have to come together with practice. I am going to focus on not jamming my forehand and not turn my body sideways so much. I am also working on hitting a flatter forehand and trying to have a more fluid backswing. In the match I tried to vary my forehand sometimes a bit more pace and sometimes a bit more loopy topspin.

Camera ended up being cockeyed. Don't worry, I am going to fire the video department!

Thanks for watching, and as always comments are appreciated.

Sounds like you know what to work on - Footwork, forehand technique, and general adjustment to pace. Backhand looks good for the level and you are doing well to compete in points, so keep practicing and keep getting match time in. Cheers.
 
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Center in Arizona. I live just a mile away from there and is my home club. If you have played any number of League Nationals, College, or Juniors events, you most likely have been there.
I remember playing here for 18u Jr Team tennis Nationals. Great facility, but super thin air.... kick serves were felt like ATP level with all the rebound haha!
 

ChaelAZ

G.O.A.T.
Practice match with my dubs partner. He has been out for a bit, so we threw together a single match this weekend to work on some things and get ready for the start of the new 4.0 league tonight. Was Working on getting more spin on most shots, so a bit over exaggerated. Happy with my play overall lately. Off to our first match. Fricken rained out grrrr.... Cheers all.

 
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Daniel Andrade

Hall of Fame
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


4.5?
 
Thanks. Enjoyed watching the points in you dubs.

What I mean with less variablity is, I need a better consistent level of play with less highs and lows, or less range between my good game and bad game play level.
Ok I gotcha now! Yea, that's a tough one, esp in doubles bc our ranges in play then effect our partner as well.
 

Moon Shooter

Semi-Pro
Bumping my favorite thread. I would love to see some video of other posters playing to put some faces to names.

Sorry the video is not great. We have to play indoors and there is not much room for a camera. I'm in the hat. 18:04 I think is the longest rally, I still didn't think he would get that last shot even after the ball was going over the net so it was all I could do to protect my face.

My own thoughts on the match: My opponent is someone a bit better than I am we played a match before where I lost 5-7 4-6. This match I think went 5-7 6-3. We sort of lost track of the last set.

My opponent has a really good forehand, he can cut the angle cross court from deep in the court (see for example at 6:42 and 12:11 and 14:47 and 26:10) and I did not have sense enough to hit to his back hand more often. I was hitting to his backhand on first serves and that was effective when I would get my first serves in. But beyond that I was thinking about my new racket and just trying to make good contact with the ball. I was happy with the racket that arrived that day and played much better than I did on Tuesday night with the demo of the same racket but with different strings.

My split steps (other than on serve receive) were pretty much AWOL or late - jumping up after the ball is already coming at me! Split stepping at the right time is going to be a top priority. I have found when I split step I can get many more balls. I noticed for the serves I didn't get to I didn't split.

My serve is a jalopy. Swing vision often calls my topspin serve a slice serve. It is accurate because I definitely don't get over on the left side of the ball for a true kick serve and it is a slice top spin. It still gets the ball in. I will start hitting that second serve a bit more aggressively. Sometimes I seem to waiter tray but not always.

On the whole I think I am improving but I am still losing by about the same margin to the same players. And honestly I can't really see much improvement in the videos. I think I am getting in better shape though. I am going to start asking more people if they want to have our matches rated in UTR so that hopefully that will catch on in my area and I will have a more objective measure. Any advice is appreciated. I linked after warmups at the start of the match:

 
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atatu

Legend
Bumping my favorite thread. I would love to see some video of other posters playing to put some faces to names.

Sorry the video is not great. We have to play indoors and there is not much room for a camera. I'm in the hat.

My own thoughts on the match: My opponent is someone a bit better than I am we played a match before where I lost 5-7 4-6. This match I think went 5-7 6-3. We sort of lost track of the last set.

My opponent has a really good forehand, he can cut the angle cross court from deep in the court (see for example at 6:42 and 12:11) and I did not have sense enough to hit to his back hand more often. I was hitting to his backhand on first serves and that was effective when I would get my first serves in. But beyond that I was thinking about my new racket and just trying to make good contact with the ball. I was happy with the racket that arrived that day and played much better than I did on Tuesday night with the demo of the same racket but with different strings.

My split steps (other than on serve receive) were pretty much AWOL or late - jumping up after the ball is already coming at me! Split stepping at the right time is going to be a top priority. I have found when I split step I can get many more balls. I noticed for the serves I didn't get to I didn't split.

My serve is a jalopy. Swing vision often calls my topspin serve a slice serve. It is accurate because I definitely don't get over on the left side of the ball for a true kick serve and it is a slice top spin. It still gets the ball in. I will start hitting that second serve a bit more aggressively. Sometimes I seem to waiter tray but not always.

On the whole I think I am improving but I am still losing by about the same margin to the same players. And honestly I can't really see much improvement in the videos. I think I am getting in better shape though. I am going to start asking more people if they want to have our matches rated in UTR so that hopefully that will catch on in my area and I will have a more objective measure. Any advice is appreciated. I linked after warmups at the start of the match:

That swing vision app is pretty good ! What kind of phone are you using ?
 

Moon Shooter

Semi-Pro
That swing vision app is pretty good ! What kind of phone are you using ?
I have a Iphone 13 (not pro) but the only difference between it and the 10 I used to use for all my other videos is the amount of time it takes to process the video. Yes Swing vision is very nice and easy to use. I think the mph is questionable but it does give you a general sense of what balls are getting hit harder than others and comparisons with your opponents. Some are just off like I think it said my opponent hit an 18 mph overhead. It was controlled but not that controlled. Swing vision also gives you lots of analytics on their site. But I do think it cut a few serves that weren't returned from this match and it cut first serves that were out and I am not sure why.
 

sammyp99

Rookie
Hey Guys! Wanted to post some doubles play in this thread. This is a practice match for an upcoming tournament I'm playing 4.5 in. This is interesting because it's two 4.5's v two recent 5.0 bump ups. Hope you enjoy!
 

daman sidhu

Rookie

Sharing some highlights from a friendly match against a guy who's 4.5(I'm 4.0).

I'm the guy in the white shirt. I lost this set 7-5, but I was able to beat him the next time we played 6-2 :)
Our club's indoor surface is very fast and slick so some balls come at you really quick and catch you off balance.
I am working on correcting some mistakes like raising the backfoot on backhand and also more forward and upward swingpath on my FH. Any feedback is welcome :D
 

tennis doggo

New User
Hi Just found out about this talk tennis thing.
started tennis in mid 2016
Just got bumped from 3.5 to 4.0 in end of the 2021
Im the lefty in the video.

7.0 mixed
4.0 singles
 
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