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Wheelz

Hall of Fame

Video from a couple of weeks ago. Started smooth without too much warmup, few games, tie breakers and just trying to work on things. It ramped up a bit towards the end. We had some better sessions after that but not recorded. I'll try to get another one soon. One of my most regular partner/training partner. About twice a week, solid counter puncher with a great neutral ball. I'll try to get some other videos.

Not sure I like that camera angle you can’t really see where it’s going. I’ll try more court level soon.

Here is a clip from my other regular training partner which has a solid serve and is very agressive with his pace . Also better than me, it's tough just to break him and he is not a bad returner at all! 6'5 he covers the court well. Here is from a few weeks ago, both coming off illness but still nice to see.
Rally points

Just a couple of games before the end of the session
 
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Injured Again

Hall of Fame
Well, ugh... Me and @onehandbh - the thread starter - hit today and we didn't record video. I think we'll get another chance to hit before he goes home so we'll grab some video next time.
 

Curious

G.O.A.T.

Video from a couple of weeks ago. Started smooth without too much warmup, few games, tie breakers and just trying to work on things. It ramped up a bit towards the end. We had some better sessions after that but not recorded. I'll try to get another one soon. One of my most regular partner/training partner. About twice a week, solid counter puncher with a great neutral ball. I'll try to get some other videos.

Not sure I like that camera angle you can’t really see where it’s going. I’ll try more court level soon.

Here is a clip from my other regular training partner which has a solid serve and is very agressive with his pace . Also better than me, it's tough just to break him and he is not a bad returner at all! 6'5 he covers the court well. Here is from a few weeks ago, both coming off illness but still nice to see.
Rally points

Just a couple of games before the end of the session
Awesome tennis from both of you.(y)
 

takayukih

New User
This was a tough match to play for a bunch of reasons. If you've been watching my matches as of late, you'll notice that I've been playing with the pure drive plus. This match was the first time I actually tried another frame but ended up switching out of it, as you'll see in future videos and in my signature below. Another reason that this match was tough was because I played against a childhood friend who recently gave birth. This was tough to maintain a mental toughness to keep focus on the match and to try and win. Unfortunately, my GoPro didn't work properly for the third set tiebreaker but was able to pull through this match.

 

takayukih

New User

Tough match this one. We came back from a 1-4 deficit to win the first set but chocked afterwards. Still proud of the fight my partner and I maintained throughout the remainder of the match but I think this could've gone either way. Constructive criticism very welcomed. You'll see me struggle in the next few matches.
 

takayukih

New User

The last big tournament for me this year ended at the USTA Mid West Mixed Doubles sectional tournament. I only played in this 3rd round against Wisconsin, representing Illinois. Unfortunately lost a close match that could've gone either way. Tough having a match point and serving for the match twice only to get broken but that is part of the sport. Great learning experience overall though, and excited for future matches in 2024. I mentioned in my previous post that I was using a different frame. This match, I switched back to my trusty pure aero plus and played so much better. I'm back to my regular level of tennis so I'm excited for future matches and tournaments, especially since I'll be finishing my MBA this upcoming April.
 

takayukih

New User
Played in a USTA league match. NTRP 9.0 (4.5W/4.5M vs 4.5W/4.0M) combo at the #3 position. A lot of up and down. Played against someone I practiced with before but it's been quite some time since I last saw him so I was curious on how he was going to play. Started back at the baseline in the first set trying to see how things would go and observing. Second set on, I figured out that coming up to the net gave us the highest chance of winning points. You might be thinking "well it's doubles, you should be coming to the net". You're right. In the past few years, I didn't really have to come to the net in doubles matches and was able to win matches. Because I was pushed this time around, it worked out since I haven't done this in a while.

 

takayukih

New User
Hi everyone!
Played in a NTRP 7.5 combo league tennis match for the first time in a couple years. It was great to have fun with a fun doubles partner and refreshing of the mind to relax as I haven't been winning as many matches and not playing well as I usually do so the stress has been building up. Here's to many better matches for the remainder of this year and for 2024. This was also the first match I tinkered with my string tension. I usually string at 52lbs but I have been trying it at 53lbs in the mains and 51lbs in the crosses. Let me know if you guys are curious on how that changes your play! Spoiler alert, there is actually a surprising difference.


 

takayukih

New User
Played a match for the first time in a few weeks (maybe in a month). Haven't touched a racket during this time as I was focusing more of my attention in the gym and fitness. This time, at a NTRP 9.0 mixed doubles match. Don't think we played too poorly at the beginning. From what I saw, our opponents played too good and we gave them too many easy balls to put away. Shoutout to my partner for being an anchor for us as she was encouraging us to be patient. Fortunately, we were able to pull it off and run away with this match.

 

Injured Again

Hall of Fame
Had a casual hit with the gentleman who started this thread - @onehandbh - and to be sure there were lots of one hand backhands hit today! He hasn't played much recently and there's probably a 40 degree difference in temperatures between here and his home so he had to contend with low bounces and a fast indoor court, but we had a great time rallying. I shot it with a dashcam and it takes video in three minute chunks - here are two of them unedited. Apologies for not making sure the dashcam was level - the court is really not slanted as it shows in the videos.

We've hit during the holidays the past few years when he's been in town but this is the first time we've recorded hitting. We practically live on opposite sides of the world so this may be about as long distance of a meet up as possible. @onehandbh is in the foreground and I'm in the background with the left knee brace.



I've posted a bunch of videos of myself on here before but never seem to have made this list. I am having a total knee replacement operation in six days and am trying to shoot some video of my hitting now in case I never get back to this level. Here's another set of videos from a couple of days ago in this post:

 

takayukih

New User
Happy new years everyone! Last match of 2023 with USTA's NTRP 7.5 mixed doubles match play. 4.5 man and 3.0 woman versus 3.5 man and 4.0 woman. Starting 2024, I'm thinking about including how much tennis expenses cost for one match and other related preparation expenses along with year to date expenses. What do you guys think?

 

onehandbh

G.O.A.T.
Not sure if this thread is still active but been a while everyone! My rehab and recovery has been going steady. Recently took off the boot and walking on both feet! I'm now going around helping my team by stringing, video and photo!

Enjoy this recently uploaded video.

Are you one of the people playing in this video? or is it your friends?
 

libel

Rookie
Super casual hitting at NTC/Billie Jean King! I had the chance to try out the Regna 98 (with Confidential 1.25 @ 48lbs in the mains and Isospeed Baseline 1.20 in the crosses at 46lbs). I'm in the red!

 

takayukih

New User
My pickleball friend, who plays professionally, playing in our league team match. I'm thankful that he still continues to play both as he's good in both sports. Although I wasn't able to post the usual format (it got corrupted somehow even after exporting) but here's a highlight of all winners and aces if you guys are into that.

 

takayukih

New User
This might be the first non-USTA match I've covered but on top of a new unofficial (?) matches, I recently picked up photography and thinking about starting a business with it. I've created a website but before I felt comfortable, you'll start seeing me take practice shots and record my view on the court from the sideline which provides a more unique point of view. Here's a match of a tennis club's inter-tournament NTRP 4.0 singles. Igor, in this video would go on and win this tournament (great job, Igor).

 

takayukih

New User
First time coming to a Gladiators match. My friend plays singles in it almost multiple times a week. Gladiators is a singles league that's separate from the USTA but each match results counts towards their UTR ratings. Their NTRP system is slightly different from USTA's NTRP system. As you can see in the video title, it's between a 4.5-5.0 NTRP rating. I've stepped up my photography with a new camera body and lens. Along with shooting with iPhone mounted on top of it, I thought it would be interesting to present to you a tennis match from a different angle.

 

libel

Rookie
I ended up deleting the old YouTube Channel and remaking. I have a reupload here:

Will get more matchplay up later! Trying to do more in terms of thumbnails & other stuff.
 

nyta2

Hall of Fame
I ended up deleting the old YouTube Channel and remaking. I have a reupload here:

Will get more matchplay up later! Trying to do more in terms of thumbnails & other stuff.
nice hitting.
you can rent courts p1-p5, #4..#16
the other "stadium courts" (grandstand, #17, ashe, armstrong) will cost more... $2k+ comes to mind for ash/arm...
i've snuck onto gs to hit, back in the day, but nowadays there are cameras everywhere.
 

libel

Rookie
nice hitting.
you can rent courts p1-p5, #4..#16
the other "stadium courts" (grandstand, #17, ashe, armstrong) will cost more... $2k+ comes to mind for ash/arm...
i've snuck onto gs to hit, back in the day, but nowadays there are cameras everywhere.
Thanks! I've had USTA matches and practices on the outer courts (actually hitting there later today) but haven't gotten a chance to be on any of the show courts. 2K is wild and not sure I could justify it lol

If you're still in NYC, would love to get a hit and drink sometime! :)
 

nyta2

Hall of Fame
Thanks! I've had USTA matches and practices on the outer courts (actually hitting there later today) but haven't gotten a chance to be on any of the show courts. 2K is wild and not sure I could justify it lol

If you're still in NYC, would love to get a hit and drink sometime! :)
i'm in the burbs.
i don't play there often...
but i was there all last weekend (th, f, sa, sun) helping run/organizae/represent at the nys boys state tourney...
 

libel

Rookie
i'm in the burbs.
i don't play there often...
but i was there all last weekend (th, f, sa, sun) helping run/organizae/represent at the nys boys state tourney...
I grew up on LI so if that's the right burb (know it's huge), I'll hit you up next time I'm there visiting fam :)

Also that sounds sick. Hope that was fun/went well!
 

Clay lover

Legend

I'm the chubby balding guy with my back facing the camera. My friend on the far side is probably a good 1.0 better than I am and just chilling and hitting relaxed topspin. Camera is angled upwards so the ball looks loopier than it was.

What I noticed is people look a lot more flat-footed and uncoordinated on video lol
 
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