YouTuber matchup Sam v Tim - NTRP 4.5 California vs Texas?

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Yep, on top of the curtain. It moved a bit more than I anticipated due to balls touching the back curtain, etc. but don't think there's a perfect solution. Will sometimes adjust the zoom a bit, I just use the "default" 16-50mm lens for my Sony a6000. Know there are better and more expensive ones, but quality has been fine for me.
just looked at sam's vid again... seems like your qm-1 is hanging upside down?
the camera seems to be 1/3 of the way down the curtain (vs. the typical "on top of the curtain").
how did you get it to do that? is there an attachment, or did you jerry-rig something yourself?
 
typically in tourneys lots of ppl play up. Leagues ppl tend to play down to be on the same team with friends etc. Also with a goal of winning nationals, etc with their friends.
Very true. There was a 4.5 tournament that Tim won where he played a 4.0 in the first round and a 4.0 in the second (final) round. Needless to say, Tim crushed both players. Poor Tam...
As opposed to league play, where I brought out the big guns at both singles lines and got the matchup I wanted vs Tim. A very consistent baseliner that ended up getting bumped to 5.0. Props to Tim though, he took more games off my guy than anyone else did during the season.
 

MarinaHighTennis

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Very true. There was a 4.5 tournament that Tim won where he played a 4.0 in the first round and a 4.0 in the second (final) round. Needless to say, Tim crushed both players. Poor Tam...
As opposed to league play, where I brought out the big guns at both singles lines and got the matchup I wanted vs Tim. A very consistent baseliner that ended up getting bumped to 5.0. Props to Tim though, he took more games off my guy than anyone else did during the season.
Yeap for that reason I never found it worth my time to spend money and play a tournament unless they have a lot of free stuff
 

sammyp99

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From a Texas perspective, we have tournaments that are extremely competitive. The major zones pit me against better players than most league matches. It's not uncommon to get a 64 draw either. Yes, I think the absolute best play league but major zone tournaments are very much worth the money here... so long as weather cooperates :eek:
 
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From a Texas perspective, we have tournaments that are extremely competitive. The major zones pit me against better players than most league matches. It's not uncommon to get a 64 draw either. Yes, I think the absolute best play league but major zone tournaments are very much worth the money here... so long as weather cooperates :eek:
i'm jealous. in ny there are so few tourneys, or they cost like $75 or $100 to enter (which to me seems expensive to get beat in the 1st or 2nd round, when i have a contact list full of folks i can play (or even pay a pro for that rate))

would love to see the books to see how they make the tourney worthwhile economically (as well as worth the time of the tourney director and anyone else who helps)
 

timtennis

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Cant tell you much about some things like backhand slice since you didnt use it much.

From this short video my opinion is this:

How tall are you 5'8?

I like your serve, it has very good placement, usually you see alot of 4.5 and 5.0 players just blast it but with no placement, but your actively placing it around the service box! i would focus and work even more on this, specially wide slice on deuce and wide kick from ad

Agree your movement is excellent

Agree your consistency is excellent, and also alot of spin and heavyness on the ball.

Also agree your transition game and volleys need work compared to the rest.

Mental side i cant say but if you say so then it must be so.

I also think your forehand is very good but you put too much spin and arc on it at times I feel, spin and arc are great alot of times, but many times you had a shorter ball and lots of open court where you hit a very loopy spinny ball with a higher arc and your friend got to it easy, when in this situation it would be better to hit a more flatter driving ball, go more through the ball.

Hope what I saw helps or maybe gives u some new ideas or perspectives
Thanks, definitely helpful. I'm 6'0 tall. Agreed on needing to flatten out forehand more on short balls
 

timtennis

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I think the corner position is more pleasing to the eye but with the QM-1 position you can really see the tactics you both are employing.
imo the corner view reflects the ball speed more accurately, and you can see the cross court ball trajectory really well. the side to side pan during some points was a bit distracting for me though
 

timtennis

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just looked at sam's vid again... seems like your qm-1 is hanging upside down?
the camera seems to be 1/3 of the way down the curtain (vs. the typical "on top of the curtain").
how did you get it to do that? is there an attachment, or did you jerry-rig something yourself?
Ah, good eye. The QM-1 isn't upside down, it's hanging from the top of the curtain. I use a clamp that attaches to bottom of the QM-1 to get court level view, camera screws on top of the clamp. Same clamp that Adam C and iRacer use, you can find in their vid descriptions -> Amazon for $15
 

timtennis

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i'm jealous. in ny there are so few tourneys, or they cost like $75 or $100 to enter (which to me seems expensive to get beat in the 1st or 2nd round, when i have a contact list full of folks i can play (or even pay a pro for that rate))

would love to see the books to see how they make the tourney worthwhile economically (as well as worth the time of the tourney director and anyone else who helps)
Wow 75-100 is daylight robbery...and I thought $60ish was a lot of some of the Bay Area tourneys haha
 
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Wow 75-100 is daylight robbery...and I thought $60ish was a lot of some of the Bay Area tourneys haha
yeah, exactly.
i think the issue is that if a pro is gonna run it, he's gonna want to make it worth his time, and given the going rate of a pro is like 100-200 in ny, given all the hours it takes to set up, he's much better off just giving lessons, even at a discount, for all the hours required to run a tourney. to me, tournaments at the rec levels (and arguably 250 level and lower) seem like a lo$ing proposition.
 
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Ah, good eye. The QM-1 isn't upside down, it's hanging from the top of the curtain. I use a clamp that attaches to bottom of the QM-1 to get court level view, camera screws on top of the clamp. Same clamp that Adam C and iRacer use, you can find in their vid descriptions -> Amazon for $15
this clamp? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MWNYGUS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=iracer3a-20&linkId=61cccb32bee7dd189db69c339959d7a5
is the camera upside down?
 

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