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Offline jeffrx

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50,000 Balls
« on: October 09, 2008, 11:26:18 AM »
There is a fairly new tennis documentary out now called 50,000 balls.  It has to do with the ins and outs of junior tennis.  I'm going to order it through their web site. It chronicles 4 boys in the 12 and under USTA circuit and features interviews with coaches, players, and parents, as well as tennis footage. Apparently, it provides great insight in to the world of competitive tennis. 

www.50kballs.com

The guy has a theory that basically says that it takes about 50,000 hits of a tennis ball to get really, really good!  I bet many of us have done that and still are not that great.   :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2:

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Re: 50,000 Balls
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2008, 11:41:40 AM »
Interesting!  I think I might like to check this out.  Let us know how much it is when you buy it. 

No clue how many I have hit.  I am thinking numbers:  100 hits each time you play..........that is 500 times out for 50,000 hits.

250 hits per time out gives you 200 times out to get to 50,000 hits.............................just thinking out loud. 
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Re: 50,000 Balls
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2008, 03:17:52 PM »
100 hits????  Gotta be more than that.  Oh that's right, you're a doubles guy so ....50?   :))

But seriously, you would be close to 100 in warmups wouldn't you?
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Re: 50,000 Balls
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2008, 04:48:22 PM »
100 hits????  Gotta be more than that.  Oh that's right, you're a doubles guy so ....50?   :))

But seriously, you would be close to 100 in warmups wouldn't you?
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We play games of Alley Rally (only hitting in the alley) to 100 on both the FH & BH before playing matches!

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Re: 50,000 Balls
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2008, 05:18:40 PM »
100 hits????  Gotta be more than that.  Oh that's right, you're a doubles guy so ....50?   :))

But seriously, you would be close to 100 in warmups wouldn't you?

I hit at least 20 volleys just in warm up.  So 20 more shots to the guy hitting his volleys, 20 forehands, 20 backhands, 10-16 serves.  That is just over 100 shots right there for warm up.  And if VIC is on the court or FB is late, you can quadruple those numbers...
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Re: 50,000 Balls
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2008, 04:00:50 AM »
Most of the parents in the trailer seemed pretty intense.... :Confused:

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Re: 50,000 Balls
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2008, 09:17:22 AM »
OSU, it is way more than 100.  It might be closer to 500-1000 for a 2-setter in singles, but I've never really thought about it....
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Re: 50,000 Balls
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2008, 09:30:22 AM »
I said clearly in that email above that I was thinking out loud..................I didn't put much thought into how real 100 or 250 hits might be for a night playing, but I just wanted to see how many times out it would take to reach 50,000 at that many hits per time out. 

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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2008, 09:56:21 AM »
I said clearly in that email above that I was thinking out loud..................I didn't put much thought into how real 100 or 250 hits might be for a night playing, but I just wanted to see how many times out it would take to reach 50,000 at that many hits per time out. 

I have heard that you hit winners all the time, so for you, 100 might be correct!   :rofl_2:
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Re: 50,000 Balls
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2008, 12:44:26 PM »
I said clearly in that email above that I was thinking out loud..................I didn't put much thought into how real 100 or 250 hits might be for a night playing, but I just wanted to see how many times out it would take to reach 50,000 at that many hits per time out. 

I have heard that you hit winners all the time, so for you, 100 might be correct!   :rofl_2:

Jeff solved the mystery.  That's it...100 winners!  Nice job Columbo!   :))
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Re: 50,000 Balls
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2008, 03:40:46 PM »
I'm still waiting for this thing to go on sale.  The lady said she would e-mail me this week, which is when she claims it will be for sale on the web site.
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Re: 50,000 Balls
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2008, 10:35:53 AM »
I watched the DVD.  It's pretty interesting.  What struck me was how dedicated and focused the 4 kids featured are.  These little guys are amazing.

It's a shame that Tom Pura, the father of TJ Pura, who is a player that was featured in the film (Tom Pura was the producer and originator of the documentary) passed away unexpectedly shortly after production.  Now little TJ is left without one of his greatest inspirations.  It's a sad story, but I hope TJ will continue his tennis life because he is a solid young player and a great kid. 

The documentary is similar in nature to Unstrung, but the kids are younger.  There are also some insightful interviews from the junior players, their coaches, parents, as well as former players.  I would recommend watching it if you have an interest in junior tennis.
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