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Tennis Time : Intermediate Series [VHS]

 VHS Tape
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • VHS Release Date: March 1, 1996
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 1893870065
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,129,793 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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I believe that for the Intermediate tennis player to go to the next level in his or her game; they must master the rising ball shot. This is the shot you as a player need to become Mobile. It allows the player to transition from the baseline to the net. This rising ball technique is examined in detail; with specific practice routines, and drills presented to help you, the student learn this very important shot. The half volley or rising ball shot is what you need as a player to return Hard First serves, transition to the net, or deep balls landing on the base line.

Product Description

Tennis Lessons/Instructions - New release on DVD version 1.5 at waltmeyerstennis.com. The Intermediate Tape or lesson series features: a general ground stroke review, volleying at the net and positioning for same; as well as how you got to the net. Additional subjects examined are serving, strategies for singles & doubles, and practice routines and drills for each item discussed. HOWEVER, the most important item examined is the rising ball technique or half volley, how to respond to balls landing either at your feet, or right on the baseline; but most commonly known as the half volley.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A big disappointment February 28, 2001
By A Customer
Having read the other positive reviews of this video, and considering the limited number of tennis videos available at a reasonable price for the intermediate level, I bought it. It was a big disappointment. This is a very amature production. Note there's no picture of the video on Amazon.com. The first indication of the quality is that it comes in a plain black sleeve and plain lables on the tape. I withheld judgement, being interested in the content. However, after watching it all, I am still very disappointed. At the very beginning it's apparent it's like a home video set in an apartment complex area with a tennis court. A somewhat aloof-looking instructor, who says 'Okay..' a lot, comes out to do the instruction. The editing is quite poor in places. Judging strictly on the material, it is still mediocre. There are a few good points, but if you're an intermediate trying to improve your game, there's not much for your money, and many other important intermediate points are left unsaid. For example, if you've already learned a loop swing, his many swing illustrations which are straight-back (low-to-high and top spin are never mentioned), aren't worth watching.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best intermediate tennis video I've seen December 10, 2000
By A Customer
If you're an intermediate looking to improve your game, then this may be the video you're looking for. First, the demonstration are so clear, it is easy to incorporate into your game. Second, some typical problems that intermediates have are addressed. This tape helped my game in several ways.
First, Walt Meyers, reviews the forehand and backhand ground strokes. The stokes are broken down into three components and explained very clearly. After reviewing the strokes, Walt then said something that caused a light to come on in my mind. He said what most intermediates do incorrectly is make the ground strokes into two or four component strokes instead of three. For me, this is so clear and so easy to keep in mind during match.
Perhaps the most valuable part of the video is when Walt demonstrates the rising ball technique. This is the technique used for half-volleys and can be used to return hard first serves. As a serve and volleyer, this was very valuable information for me, as I have lots of balls hit near my feet on my way to the net. The most important information I got from this video, was how to hit the half-volley low and with penetration consistently. Before viewing this tape, I tended to pop my half-volleys up and then get the ball smashed back at me.
The forehand and backhand volleys are extensively covered. The footwork depending on where the ball is hit is explained very clearly. Also, how to handle those balls hit right at you or almost right at you is discussed. Walt then gives some drills for hitting volleys while closing in on the net.
Also Walt demonstrates the serve. He gives excellent demonstrations of the first and second serves - the only video I've ever seen that clearly does this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars LUV THE TAPE March 17, 2000
By EDE
THE TAPE HAS TAUGHT ME TO INCORPORATE THE RISING BALL INTO MY GAMES. WATCHING THE TAPE HAS ALSO GREATLY IMPROVED MY VOLLEYS AND HALF VOLLEYS. I FOUND THAT THE DEMONSTRATIONS AND EXPLANATIONS ON THE TAPE ARE EASY TO FOLLOW AND EFFECTIVE WHEN APPLIED IN A GAME. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE TAPE TO ANY INTERMEDIATE TENNIS PLAYER.
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