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TW Staff

Administrator
Were all of these matches played on the same day?

Loved the semis, looking forward to the final.

I'm going to start using this game to practice singles. We normally feed and rally for 3 shots before starting the point but several points we have to start over since we suck too much to have a decent rally sometimes.

I'm playing a singles league match in three weeks, I'm going to incorporate under hand serves cause I'm starting to get tired later in matches, haha. I know I will catch some flack for it but I'm not going to quick serve the guy and I'm probably going to do it for entire games.
They were. Initially we were going to spread it out over the week, but was more efficient for us to get it all done in a day!

We had different variations of how to play, like feed and 3 balls crosscourt before the point opens up, but we ended up going with the simple, first feed cross court.

I don't know about that underhand serve tactic though...

Michelle, TW
 

heninfan99

Talk Tennis Guru
I thoroughly enjoyed this.
You might have to hire some Div. 1 players as temps to take out Andy. :)
 
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Michelle just crushes the ball. I wonder, does her PDR have a fair amount of lead at the head? It doesn't look very whippy.
 

Rozroz

G.O.A.T.
i just watched the semis and final.
interesting matches. the Chris/Spencer semi wasn't a high level one, too many UE form Spencer, gave out the match.
the Andy/Brittany was nice, i think i'm around Andy's Level (what level is that?)

the Final however was a bit disappointing, as Chris played uncharacteristically impatient, many UEs.
was expecting better focus from him (what happened?)

Andy had a good offense game and good stability.
however he could use less FH slices and be a lot more offensive from that side ;)

Kudos to all, very fun watch!
 
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beernutz

Hall of Fame
I thought your point was that Jason shouldn't be a 4.0 because he has a really good forehand. What I saw in the first round was a very large number of unforced errors from his forehand, sometimes directly from the feed. And out of the 15 points he got, only 5 of them did not involve an unforced error from Sean.

So, in a game set up in such a way where he never had to face any serves and could use what is by far his best shot from the beginning of most rallies, he only won 5 point that involved a winner or forced error while at the same time making 11 unforced errors of his own.

Throw in the fact that his backhands weren't particularly effective, then I'm struggling to see how you'd think he's not a 4.0.
I play 4.0s all the time. Most recently I have played 6 4.0 leagues matches in the last six weeks and four other social matches with 4.0s during that same recent period. I am a 4.0 in our local doubles league and play on my club's #1 USTA 4.0 team (we have two of them). What is your experience playing with or against actual USTA computer-rated 4.0s?
 

Chace

Hall of Fame
Thanks for posting the vids TW. You guys/gals have nice strokes. I dig your 2 handed backhand Andy, very smooth and fluid.
 

Spin Doctor

Professional
:shock::shock::shock:

oh well, i guess i'm not at his level...
but from these matches at least, it FEELS like i could give him a good fight.
You realize Andy was probably holding back against most of these players, right? Someone at his level would demolish any female Open/male 4.5 without even trying very hard.

I agree with others -- Jason's FH is easily a solid 4.5 level. Not sure why his overall game is only 4.0 -- maybe his serve, backhand are not as strong?

Michelle's FH is terrifying. She is just straight out aggressive right from the start.

Fun to watch -- thanks for posting.
 

TW Staff

Administrator
Thanks so much for all of the positive feedback guys! We appreciate it and would love to be able to bring more of this kind of content to you (change up the format here and there, add different challenges, possibly even give you guys an opportunity to pick our racquet, stuff like that)!

If you have any ideas or suggestions on what you'd like to see, let us know -- you can email us at feedbacktw@tennis-warehouse.com or comment here!

Thanks again for watching and reading!

Michelle, TW
 

heninfan99

Talk Tennis Guru
Next time Andy must use wood.

Thanks so much for all of the positive feedback guys! We appreciate it and would love to be able to bring more of this kind of content to you (change up the format here and there, add different challenges, possibly even give you guys an opportunity to pick our racquet, stuff like that)!

If you have any ideas or suggestions on what you'd like to see, let us know -- you can email us at feedbacktw@tennis-warehouse.com or comment here!

Thanks again for watching and reading!

Michelle, TW
 

spaceman_spiff

Hall of Fame
I play 4.0s all the time. Most recently I have played 6 4.0 leagues matches in the last six weeks and four other social matches with 4.0s during that same recent period. I am a 4.0 in our local doubles league and play on my club's #1 USTA 4.0 team (we have two of them). What is your experience playing with or against actual USTA computer-rated 4.0s?
Well, I used to play in a 4.0 league in MD when I got back into tennis and I play against my brother (4.0 C in MD) and some of his buddies every time I go for a visit.

Jason does go for more on his forehand than all of them, and when he's having a good day, it looks pretty impressive. But when he's not having a really good day, he throws in more unforced errors than any of the good 4.0 singles players that I've hit with. I get the impression that a fast pusher would give him a lot of trouble. On top of that, his backhand looks easier to break down than the better 4.0s that I've played against.

Anyways, I've played proper sets/matches with several computer-rated 4.0s who would give him a hard time, especially the slicer-dicer who used to play #1 singles on my old USTA team.
 

jonnyjack

Semi-Pro
I think one of the videos mentioned that he just switched to a two handed backhand. Cut him some slack on the backhand comments, haha.
 
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