Tennis Walls and Solo Practice Equipment?

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  1. SteveXtreme1978

    SteveXtreme1978 New User

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    Hi all,

    I am currently looking for a solo practice equipment for tennis where I can practice on my own. A wall is too expensive to install and requires too much space so wondering if anyone has any other equipment that allows you to practice on your own forehands, backhands and volleys.

    I have found the Rebo wall but not sure how much ground space is required for this to be effective.
    Also found rebounder equipment which looks simple but ok however very expensive.

    Be great for people that have any equipment and let me know what it is and how they are.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Nolkobolko

    Nolkobolko Rookie

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    Just attach a ball to a piece of string, and attach the string to a bucket of enclosed water. Hit the ball and it should come back! :D

    I once had that a few years ago. I bought it though. It actually exists!
     
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  3. Mark Asher

    Mark Asher New User

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    You could always do shadow swings and video yourself. Not the greatest practice but it's something you could do in your yard. You could also do drop-hits if you have a chainlink fence you can hit into. Might need to be a good sized fence.

    You could probably find some footwork drills to do. And you could work on fitness at home.

    These are all things you could do that might help you on the court. I don't know of any way to do much hitting without finding a wall or going on a court. I tried one of those balls on a string things a long time ago, and it was terrible.
     
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  4. Big_Dangerous

    Big_Dangerous G.O.A.T.

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    Ball in a cup?! :D

     
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    Anyone ever try the eye coach?
     
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    MarcusInKensington Professional

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    Yes. Don't bother. It's a string breaker.
     
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  7. Chotobaka

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    I have use the Practice Hit with my beginner students to work on spacing, finding the ideal contact point and working on movement to the ball with those two things in mind. Having a real target has proven much more productive than just shadow swings. Very good footwork tool and not bad for working on stroke mechanics.
     
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