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Tips For Tennis Training Equipment

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Tennis training equipment can help improve your hitting skills and court agility. Check this equipment if you are trying to improve your tennis skills:

  • Ball Machine

The ball machine is a standard piece of training equipment in tennis. Ball machines consistently shoot tennis balls on the court, allowing you to hit multiple balls in one setting. Advanced ball machines include options that add top/back spin and allow speed/interval adjustment. Top brands (Lobster, Sports Tutor) offer models that are programmed with a feature that simulates a real tennis player. This causes the machine to place the ball in key spots on the court and mimic popular playing styles (grinder, power-baseliner). Ball machines vary in price depending on the make and model.

  • Ball Hopper

Ball hoppers are portable cages that store your tennis balls. A good ball hopper to get is a Gamma Roller 150 Ball Hopper. This device helps you pick up the tennis balls from the court while dropping them into its cage for storage. You will be dealing with a great amount of tennis balls while training. A good ball hopper is a key piece of equipment in keeping track of all your tennis balls and maintaining the tidiness of the court.

  • Additional Hitting Equipment

Get court targets if you are looking to practice placing the ball in certain areas of the court. Court targets are thin rubber circles that are color coded, making them easy to spot from the other side of the court. Stationary tennis balls are also great for training your stroke. The device is a tennis ball that is attached to a weighted base by a rubber string. This allows you to perfect your stroke at your own pace and is easy to use on any flat space.

  • Plyometrics

Plyometric training is an essential aspect in tennis training. It trains your muscles to produce the explosive movements that are important in tennis. Here is some equipment to consider for plyometric training:

Jump boxes- Jumping on-and-off the jump box or doing step-patterns can greatly increase your quickness on the court. Standard size for a jump box is 6 inches.

Medicine balls- Doing exercises with a medicine ball that mimic your tennis stroke will help you develop a powerful forehand/backhand.

Agility ladders- These can greatly quicken your foot speed. These are flat ladders that lay on the ground. Ladders allow you to do various drills by stepping in-and-out of the spaces between the rungs.

Training cones- They are very useful in setting up agility drills in varying parts of the tennis court (for lateral slides or sprints).