~*Please help me out!?*~ :)

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by _nic_, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. _nic_

    _nic_ Guest

    I have made a list of questions below that i would like as many people to answer as possible, it would really help me with a module at college its called sport technology. If you could take the time to help me i will be very greatful, and i'll tell you how it goes next week!.
    the best way to answer them is to copy them and paste them into the relpy box!. XXX

    Are you male or female?

    How old are you?

    what region do you live in/ country? (you can leave this blank if you wish)

    Are you a tennis player or a coach?

    I am inventing a new gadget that will be useful to someone who plays tennis.....

    What would you want to be made by a manufacturer to aid you when playing tennis? (within the laws of physics please! its for me to make and i'm not a rocket scientist!*grumbles* i wish i was!)

    What do you think of the weights that attach to tennis rackets? (like P.R.E. stroke trainers? (those yellow ball things that attach through the strings?)

    Do you think they help you warm up?

    Do they help you with your strength?

    What would you change about them if you had the chance?

    Do you own any tennis training aids/use them as your coach owns them?

    How often do you or your coach buy training aids?

    How much do you or your coach spend aprox a year on training aids?

    How much would you pay for a tennis racket weight you could play a training game with while its attached, that will protect your racket from scrapes and has an easy weight adjustment mechanism? (ranges min - max e.g $5 - $10, or £5 - £10)

    thank you so much for taking the time to help me with this essential part of my project much love! Nic x
     
  2. _nic_

    _nic_ Guest

    Please.... anyone...? I'm really sorry i am but i have to do this for my grade!
     
  3. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    Are you male or female? MALE

    How old are you? 35

    what region do you live in/ country? (you can leave this blank if you wish) MIAMI, FLORIDA

    Are you a tennis player or a coach? BOTH

    I am inventing a new gadget that will be useful to someone who plays tennis..... SERVING AID (LIKE THOSE FOR GROUNDSTROKES)

    What would you want to be made by a manufacturer to aid you when playing tennis? (within the laws of physics please! its for me to make and i'm not a rocket scientist!*grumbles* i wish i was!) SAME AS ABOVE

    What do you think of the weights that attach to tennis rackets? (like P.R.E. stroke trainers? (those yellow ball things that attach through the strings?) SUCK

    Do you think they help you warm up? NO

    Do they help you with your strength? NO

    What would you change about them if you had the chance? NOT ALLOW PEOPLE TO USE THEM

    Do you own any tennis training aids/use them as your coach owns them? VIDEOS, LINKS TO INSTRUCTIONAL SITES, BALL HOPPER, EXTRA RACQUETS FOR STUDENTS, CONES

    How often do you or your coach buy training aids? RARELY

    How much do you or your coach spend aprox a year on training aids? $50-100

    How much would you pay for a tennis racket weight you could play a training game with while its attached, that will protect your racket from scrapes and has an easy weight adjustment mechanism? (ranges min - max e.g $5 - $10, or £5 - £10) $0.00
     
  4. Power Game

    Power Game Professional

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    Are you male or female?
    Male
    How old are you?
    18
    what region do you live in/ country? (you can leave this blank if you wish)
    Pennsylvania
    Are you a tennis player or a coach?
    Yes
    I am inventing a new gadget that will be useful to someone who plays tennis.....

    What would you want to be made by a manufacturer to aid you when playing tennis? (within the laws of physics please! its for me to make and i'm not a rocket scientist!*grumbles* i wish i was!)
    ??? maybe something that can help you learn to toss consistently
    What do you think of the weights that attach to tennis rackets? (like P.R.E. stroke trainers? (those yellow ball things that attach through the strings?)
    I think a better option is getting racquet and adding lots of lead tape and keep it as a practice racquet during the off season
    Do you think they help you warm up?
    No
    Do they help you with your strength?
    Yes
    What would you change about them if you had the chance?
    See above, you should be able to play with them to get full benefits
    Do you own any tennis training aids/use them as your coach owns them?
    The wonder wedge
    How often do you or your coach buy training aids?
    just once
    How much do you or your coach spend aprox a year on training aids?
    $10
     
  5. HenmanFan

    HenmanFan New User

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    Are you male or female?--- Male

    How old are you?--- 17 (soon to be 18, look out ladies)

    what region do you live in/ country? (you can leave this blank if you wish)
    --- Freezing Northern Ohio

    Are you a tennis player or a coach?--- Player

    I am inventing a new gadget that will be useful to someone who plays tennis.....--- Good for you, let me know when it's done so I can try it.

    What would you want to be made by a manufacturer to aid you when playing tennis? (within the laws of physics please! its for me to make and i'm not a rocket scientist!*grumbles* i wish i was!)--- A paint that is more durable (less chips and scratches). Or maybe a bumper guard than will never crack or break.

    What do you think of the weights that attach to tennis rackets? (like P.R.E. stroke trainers? (those yellow ball things that attach through the strings?)--- What in the hell are you talking about?

    Do you think they help you warm up?--- I hit real tennis balls to warm up.

    Do they help you with your strength?--- Probably not (I don't know though)

    What would you change about them if you had the chance?--- I don't know

    Do you own any tennis training aids/use them as your coach owns them?--- Only a broke down ball machine from the "80's

    How often do you or your coach buy training aids?--- Never

    How much do you or your coach spend aprox a year on training aids?--- $0

    How much would you pay for a tennis racket weight you could play a training game with while its attached, that will protect your racket from scrapes and has an easy weight adjustment mechanism? (ranges min - max e.g $5 - $10, or £5 - £10)--- Depends on what exactly it is training me to do or how fast it will improve strength. All things considered---around $25 if it works.
     
  6. 16

    16 Rookie

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    Are you male or female?
    male
    How old are you?
    19
    what region do you live in/ country? (you can leave this blank if you wish)
    CA
    Are you a tennis player or a coach?
    tennis player, who also likes to coach
    I am inventing a new gadget that will be useful to someone who plays tennis.....
    a tool that shocks you when your form is off.
    What would you want to be made by a manufacturer to aid you when playing tennis? (within the laws of physics please! its for me to make and i'm not a rocket scientist!*grumbles* i wish i was!)
    hmmm...a babolat with volkls handle system to make it more arm friendly.
    What do you think of the weights that attach to tennis rackets? (like P.R.E. stroke trainers? (those yellow ball things that attach through the strings?)
    I think they are good for people with accomplished strokes wishing to gain more strength. They can be a curse or a blessing depending on how they are used.

    Do you think they help you warm up?
    no, more of a strength trainer.
    Do they help you with your strength?
    yes, though i dont use them. instead i use a heavier leaded up racquet.
    What would you change about them if you had the chance?
    nothing they work for what they set them out to do.
    Do you own any tennis training aids/use them as your coach owns them?
    I own a grip training aid which allowed me to properly change my grips(w/o them i used to unconsciously change my grip).
    How often do you or your coach buy training aids?
    once a year at most.
    How much do you or your coach spend aprox a year on training aids?
    no more than 30$ a year i leave my coaches instructions to train me mostly(or a camera)
    How much would you pay for a tennis racket weight you could play a training game with while its attached, that will protect your racket from scrapes and has an easy weight adjustment mechanism? (ranges min - max e.g $5 - $10, or £5 - £10)
    25$ approx. depends on the quality.
     
  7. JackD

    JackD Rookie

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    Are you male or female? male

    How old are you? 26

    what region do you live in/ country? us

    Are you a tennis player or a coach? coach

    I am inventing a new gadget that will be useful to someone who plays tennis.....

    What would you want to be made by a manufacturer to aid you when playing tennis? sensor to measure raq head speed.

    What do you think of the weights that attach to tennis rackets? (like P.R.E. stroke trainers? these are good things

    Do you think they help you warm up? yes

    Do they help you with your strength? a little

    What would you change about them if you had the chance?

    Do you own any tennis training aids/use them as your coach owns them? yes

    How often do you or your coach buy training aids? almost never

    How much do you or your coach spend aprox a year on training aids? $100

    How much would you pay for a tennis racket weight you could play a training game with while its attached, that will protect your racket from scrapes and has an easy weight adjustment mechanism? ($10-15)
     
  8. _nic_

    _nic_ Guest

    Thanks guys these answers are great keep um coming! they'll really hepl me!
     
  9. K!ck5w3rvE

    K!ck5w3rvE Hall of Fame

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    Are you male or female? Yes.

    How old are you? 16

    what region do you live in/ country? (you can leave this blank if you wish) Australia

    Are you a tennis player or a coach? player

    I am inventing a new gadget that will be useful to someone who plays tennis.....magnetised balls so you don't have to run.

    What would you want to be made by a manufacturer to aid you when playing tennis? (within the laws of physics please! its for me to make and i'm not a rocket scientist!*grumbles* i wish i was!) A good white grip which didn't go brown.

    What do you think of the weights that attach to tennis rackets? (like P.R.E. stroke trainers? (those yellow ball things that attach through the strings?) I don't rate them - they mess up the balance of your racquet and weight etc so your timing is off when you play.

    Do you think they help you warm up? No. see above.

    Do they help you with your strength? They might, but you'd be better off at the gym or doing other training.

    What would you change about them if you had the chance? Get rid of them.

    Do you own any tennis training aids/use them as your coach owns them? Don't really know what you mean by training aids....

    How often do you or your coach buy training aids? ----

    How much do you or your coach spend aprox a year on training aids? -----

    How much would you pay for a tennis racket weight you could play a training game with while its attached, that will protect your racket from scrapes and has an easy weight adjustment mechanism? (ranges min - max e.g $5 - $10, or £5 - £10)
    - Nothing, I don't rate them.
     
  10. gmlasam

    gmlasam Hall of Fame

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    Are you male or female? Male

    How old are you?28

    what region do you live in/ country? (you can leave this blank if you wish)Southern California, USA

    Are you a tennis player or a coach?Recreational Tennis Warrior

    I am inventing a new gadget that will be useful to someone who plays tennis..... Huh??? I'm not inventing anything.

    What would you want to be made by a manufacturer to aid you when playing tennis? (within the laws of physics please! its for me to make and i'm not a rocket scientist!*grumbles* i wish i was!)I would like to see a portable Mac Cam to use on round robbin tournaments to prevent cheaters calling out on good calls

    What do you think of the weights that attach to tennis rackets? (like P.R.E. stroke trainers? (those yellow ball things that attach through the strings?)Huh?? You mean like the power disc?

    Do you think they help you warm up? Such weights, like the power disc or those weighted rings baseball players use, does help during warm ups, but thinking about sex can also help during warm ups ;)

    Do they help you with your strength? The sex or the weights?
    ;)
    What would you change about them if you had the chance?Non what so ever ;)

    Do you own any tennis training aids/use them as your coach owns them?no

    How often do you or your coach buy training aids?none

    How much do you or your coach spend aprox a year on training aids?$00.00

    How much would you pay for a tennis racket weight you could play a training game with while its attached, that will protect your racket from scrapes and has an easy weight adjustment mechanism? (ranges min - max e.g $5 - $10, or £5 - £10)$1.00 at most

    thank you so much for taking the time to help me with this essential part of my project much love! Nic x
    You're welcome
     

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