ball machines any real value in performance tennis training programmes

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  1. tricky nicky

    tricky nicky Banned

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    how can a ball machine be used in junior tennis training.

    isnt it better to rally with a partner or be fed balls by a coach/parent

    regards,

    tricky.
     
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  2. tricky nicky

    tricky nicky Banned

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    thanks for saying nothing.

    my wife wants to spend thousands on a ball machine.

    i put up the post sort of hoping/knowing there wouldn't be much if any feedback.

    regards,

    tricky.

    ps no posts about my wife's reasoning powers.
     
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  3. gregraven

    gregraven Semi-Pro

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    It depends on the ball machine. Some of the more expensive ones seem to fit well with advanced training regimes. Even a less expensive one, though, can be good because it allows the coach/trainer to be on the same side of the court as the student, rather than having to shout the length of the court.
     
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  4. equinox

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    Save yourself the money. Build a brick wall and point her to it.
     
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  5. Downunder Kid

    Downunder Kid New User

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    Hi tricky

    Ball machines are the best thing since sliced bread.
    If a coach can feed you 500 ball an hour... a ball machine will feed 3-4 times as many. There are machines for all sorts of players and skill levels. I live in Sydney Australia and currently have a SAM SP-4 machine. You can even download a 13 or 14 page drill training manual from the SAM webpage www.samtennis.com from memory it's in the download section. Have a look... it's only a few clicks away.

    Downunder Kid
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