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Monty May
June 10, 2015 08:09 am
Richard Leon wrote:
I watched the ITE Juniors. I was IMPRESSED with numerous young players outside of Guam. There were outstanding matches. I noted the high level of play demonstrated by these competitors. That being said, I NOTED GNTF had no video recordings of any matches. Excuse Me! Those videos wuuld have been great training tapes for aspiring and competitive players. As it stands, local players have no references to high tennis game skills. Games scores are indicative of our players skill set. Jest being observant!
on May 19, 2015 06:45 pm

I recorded the third match of the May 21st, 2015 9.0 men's league doubles and am currently editing it. As an experiment I will ask the Board to have it posted for downloading or streaming on the GNTF website.
I think it is a good suggestion that the GNTF implement a practice of recording selected GNTF-tournament matches during the tennis year and post them on its website for the benefit of GNTF members if not the public. Not only video recording equipment but also the services of a video editor would be necessary, because it seems that much less than half the time spent in playing a match is actual match play: the rest of the time is spent in changeovers, retrieving balls, line call disputes, outside hindrances, and other unforeseen events. Also, creating graphics to display the score as the game progresses seems necessary. IMHO raw video would be too boring to maintain interest. Rather than buying video cameras and mounts, the GNTF could enlist the services of interested videographers who wish to volunteer their time. (I don't see contracting with a professional as a viable option.) I will explore with the Board whether recording of selected futures matches could and should be done. There may be technical issues of which I am unaware. Thanks for your suggestion. Other GNTF-members who support the idea are invited to post here.

Monty May
GNTF Board Member
Richard Leon
May 19, 2015 06:45 pm

I watched the ITE Juniors. I was IMPRESSED with numerous young players outside of Guam. There were outstanding matches. I noted the high level of play demonstrated by these competitors. That being said, I NOTED GNTF had no video recordings of any matches. Excuse Me! Those videos wuuld have been great training tapes for aspiring and competitive players. As it stands, local players have no references to high tennis game skills. Games scores are indicative of our players skill set. Jest being observant!