In the beginning, I mostly uploaded full challenger matches but ran into copyright issues (USTA Pro Circuit). I ended up deleting many videos. Frustrated and trying to find a solution, I began to experiment with making highlights. I had done slideshow videos before and thought to myself, “it can’t be that much different”. I was right, it wasn’t; however, it was time consuming because you have to re-watch the match.
My First Ever Highlight Video
My collection grew larger as time passed by and expanded to include ATP and WTA matches. I still upload unedited matches every now and then (mostly juniors, slam qualies, and college tennis). I try to avoid Roland Garros’ contents after receiving a red flag on the 3rd round encounter between Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Donald Young. The clay slam prohibits publicized fan videos.
Below are the other playlists in this channel:
You will notice that majority of the highlight videos are long and thorough (for analysis purpose). I like to show the players’ strengths as well as weaknesses, and sometimes their mental game. And because of this, I am accused of “Subliminal Messaging”. To avoid future conflicts with this player's fans, I no longer make highlights of his matches. I actually had several videos that I never shared.
That concludes the history of this YouTube channel and how I got into the video highlight hobby, a hobby within a tennis hobby.
What's ahead: 10 American Teenagers to Watch in 2015.