Tips on my game please!

Fintft

Legend
I thought singles players should be 6-3 and weigh 90 pounds lol

Quite the opposite in terms of height...Personally. I am 6' 2" and I usually tell shorter people to pick on "someone of their own size" (on tennis courts). True those shorter people fill your weight category usually (not me alas).
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
Quite the opposite in terms of height...Personally. I am 6' 2" and I usually tell shorter people to pick on "someone of their own size" (on tennis courts). True those shorter people fill your weight category usually (not me alas).
Just joking around !!!
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
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Hey all! Just wanted to know if you got any tips for me to improve my game. More specifically towards footwork/taking the ball earlier. I also feel as though I get jammed on my backhand when trying to position for it. I haven’t had a coach in years, have been learning the game myself haha. Anything would help!

btw I started off warming up. picked up the hitting after
Are you on a 4.5 team
Nice forehand
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
I remember a thread where someone asked if losing weight could help them move up an entire UTR point, and I think that you'd benefit the most from that idea. Your strokes are solid and it looks like your fitness/strength/flexibility keeps you from getting lower on the ground strokes and doing more with what significant game you have already.

Otherwise, strokes are clean, clearly you are very athletic and light on your feet already. Building your body towards tennis fitness, developing the instinct to set up lower on your groundstrokes, and having the fitness to not be afraid of getting low and using the legs will do wonders for your game. Depending on your serve, I wouldn't be surprised if you were a 5.0+ player.

P.S. The one-hander's forehand is orders of magnitude better than his backhand.
He could be the big 5.0 if his serve is big
5.0 level is super skilled and less than 1 percent ever get there
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
Not sure if you guys get notified if I comment here again, but I guess I will find out. Here's a quick vid of me hitting again along with a side perspective. I also tried my best with adding more backhands here so I can get some criticism on it haha.

Note: This was the 3rd hour of playing so my footwork is sloppier than usual ;)

@NuBas @mcs1970 @ReopeningWed

You have very good hand eye coordination and slick strokes and yes you would beat me about 6-2 or 6-3
Your young and could reach 5.0
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
i think that if u lose a couple pounds youll be competitive at that 4.5 level pretty quick
Sick and tired of seeing so many scrawny wimpy men play tennis who think it’s cool to weigh less than a women .
Whatever happened to the Becker physique when being an alpha male was what all guys wanted
Now it’s like the more skinny and girly you’re , the more of a cultured and intellectual person you’re
 

Fintft

Legend
Sick and tired of seeing so many scrawny wimpy men play tennis who think it’s cool to weigh less than a women .
Whatever happened to the Becker physique when being an alpha male was what all guys wanted
Now it’s like the more skinny and girly you’re , the more of a cultured and intellectual person you’re

That's why Tsonga has also been so injury plagued and I laughed at his coach, a couple of years back, when he said that the "Tsonga weighted a healthy 100kg"!? Not on the tennis court and mind you, I weigh the same.
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
That's why Tsonga has also been so injury plagued and I laughed at his coach, a couple of years back, when he said that the "Tsonga weighted a healthy 100kg"!? Not on the tennis court and mind you, I weigh the same.
Yeah these nuts think it’s cool to just eat an apple and carrot a few times a day then drop dead when you’re 60
 

Wise one

Hall of Fame

check out the doubles video if you have the time and let me know if you have any pointers.

Poaching almost always costs your team the point. I have kept track of this for many years. 97% of the time, the poaching team loses the point (ad court).
 

2good4U

Professional
Sick and tired of seeing so many scrawny wimpy men play tennis who think it’s cool to weigh less than a women .
Whatever happened to the Becker physique when being an alpha male was what all guys wanted
Now it’s like the more skinny and girly you’re , the more of a cultured and intellectual person you’re
Becker wasn't exactly buff, especially in the upper body.

As for men, most have been femenized by our toxic, pro-estrogenic modern society.
(LOTS of modern chemicals around us have an unnatural estrogen-boosting effect)
 

Richboi

New User
Poaching almost always costs your team the point. I have kept track of this for many years. 97% of the time, the poaching team loses the point (ad court).
Very interesting observation. It is always preached on the doubles court to try to poach. I usually do not rush to do so. I guess it depends on opponents and their playstyles.
 
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