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tntmail
09-21-2007, 08:44 PM
;) Just kidding about the "player server" but I thought you guys might enjoy this. I just got this Player model, it rocks.

Note the ball in the air going into the service court. I was practicing return of server. Its a Home Depot purchased stand. I would like it higher but cant have everything.

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pmata814
09-21-2007, 09:47 PM
It seems kind of low to replicate the serve. Do you feel it does the job ok? How much was the stand and what is it originally meant for? I have a wilson ball machine and would love to find a way to practice my return of serve. Thanks.

Jackie T. Stephens
09-21-2007, 10:07 PM
Thats nice and very creative.

Jack & Coke
09-21-2007, 10:22 PM
Nice! :phttp://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/images/icons/icon14.gif

tntmail
09-22-2007, 07:03 AM
It seems kind of low to replicate the serve. Do you feel it does the job ok? How much was the stand and what is it originally meant for? I have a wilson ball machine and would love to find a way to practice my return of serve. Thanks.

I give it a 6 out of a 10 for effectiveness. The stand was about 30 bucks and holds about 750lbs and folds completely flat.

As for height, to really get it, would probably take 5 total stands, 4 on bottom and 1 on top. I would not attempt that unless I had my own court.

Anyway, it worked well enought that I will be doing it a couple times a week.

Jack & Coke
09-22-2007, 10:27 AM
What is the height of the ball ejection port when the ball machine is sitting on top of the portable table?

also, what table is table? (model & make)

thanks

desilvam
09-26-2007, 10:58 AM
Very nicely done :)

You could try stacking this all up on another table to get the correct height. :)

Or maybe use a 8 foot ladder with a big flat top, to place the ball machine opening at ~9 ft (~ serve contact point ? ) :-D

tntmail
09-28-2007, 03:36 PM
What is the height of the ball ejection port when the ball machine is sitting on top of the portable table?

also, what table is table? (model & make)

thanks

On the road and I don't see it on their website. I would say I am 5'11'' and the balls come out about chest high.

Looking at the height of the ball off the net when I had it set to 60mph, I'm cool with it for practice. But that ball went in.

Don't think I'll be building a mountain as some suggested jokingly.

Jack & Coke
09-28-2007, 05:57 PM
ejection port = "chest high" ?

nice..

How about putting the machine right up next to net, angled downward a bit, crank up the topspin a little, and fire balls as best as possible into the service box on your side of the net.

Do you think this would be possible?

If so, if would be a fun way to practice return of serves. :)

tntmail
10-07-2007, 05:50 AM
ejection port = "chest high" ?

nice..

How about putting the machine right up next to net, angled downward a bit, crank up the topspin a little, and fire balls as best as possible into the service box on your side of the net.

Do you think this would be possible?

If so, if would be a fun way to practice return of serves. :)

I plan to try this shortly. I saw a drill in a tennis drill book that had students serving from the service court to the service court to improve the receivers reaction times.

Jack & Coke
10-07-2007, 07:27 AM
yeah, my old coach used to make us do this drill.. that's where the idea came from.