Tourna Tennis Trainer?

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  1. Tayytennis

    Tayytennis New User

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    Hi guys, Ive just ordered a tourna tennis trainer and am not sure what to expect. Have any of you guys ever seen/tried this.

    The tennis trainer itself is a device that returns a ball by using a rubber band. You can use it to warm up and hit and it looks really good!

    Few questions though,
    Does the rubber band ever break?
    :?

    I recommend you watch videos demonstrating this device to get a better idea waht im talking about...
     
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  2. djNEiGht

    djNEiGht Professional

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    i got one of those when I was in high school.

    The ball get's pretty mush and yes the band will break. I found that it shortened my strokes as the ball would rebound back fairly fast. It also changed the trajectory of my normal ball just so I could get it to bounce back within a certain sweet spot. I saw this being used at a flea market where the guy promoting it was hitting very well. I'm sure that with some practice and knowing where you want to place the anchor weight in regards to your position you could find it useful.

    I prob wouldn't buy one if I where to do it all over again. I don't use it at the court (except a few times when first purchased). I did use it in the driveway though. If I need to warm up at the court I just do jumping jacks, run in place, and swing the racquet. If I have a court to myself I'll get close to the next and hit ground strokes into the net or just use the ball hopper/basket to hit fr the base line.
     
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  3. Tayytennis

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    Thanks for the advice, how long roughly does it take until the ball and elastic breaks ?
     
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  4. goran_ace

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    Those have been around at least 20-30 years. I had one as a kid. Yeah it doesn't take much to break the rubber band so best for beginners/children developing hand eye coordination and not so great for adults or anyone who can really hit the ball (you'll either snap the band or hit hard enough to move the base). Also doesn't work as well if you put any spin on the ball.

    You can buy a replacement ball/band (http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Pete_Sampras_Ball__String/descpageUNIQUE-PSBS.html) if you want to continue to use it.
     
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