Sports Tutor Player Server Model

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  1. tntmail

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  2. pmata814

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    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.
     
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  3. Jackie T. Stephens

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    Thats nice and very creative.
     
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    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.
     
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  6. Jack & Coke

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    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
     
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    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
     
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  8. tntmail

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    Table

    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.
     
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  9. Jack & Coke

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    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. :)
     
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    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.
     
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    yeah, my old coach used to make us do this drill.. that's where the idea came from.
     
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