We all are well aware of the fact-statement that “practice makes a man perfect”. On that note,
sports and education are quite common aspects we get to experience the statement written above. Especially in sports like tennis, you need a competitive opponent who will feed you balls constantly with consistency to fix the glitches that you may have to tackle in competitive
Most people might be wondering, now where to find a perfect coach who can teach you
according to you. Well, it is not always a ‘who’; it can also be ‘what’. The modern era with AI
technology has made the human lifestyle easy by giving a single person a machine that holds a capability of 10 humans in it. And everyone is technically evolving which has also shown an
impact on the game-changing aspect.
So, how did this technical evolution have shown an impact on Tennis sport? Well, various tools have introduced to improvise the tennis game, whereas the ball-machine is one of those
devices. A ball machine can meet you by improvising the game. A tennis ball machine will
feed you balls consistently, which will lead you to expertise in hitting that enables you to tackle any shot that you may face in an actual game. It prepares you for the next level by giving you constant opportunities to know various shots.
1. It improves your focus on the ball. If you are a newbie in the field of Tennis, you may
not usually be able to focus on the ball as well as the opponent (unless he is a newbie as
well). If you use a ball-machine, if not on 99 the strike, then at least on 100 the strike you will
gain focus by consistent trials.
2. You don’t have to be wasting your efforts in finding an opponent. In most cases, a person may lose interest if he doesn’t know what to do. Or if that ‘what to do’
isn’t in front of him. This will demotivate and lead to a loss of interest. In a Tennis game,
we need two competitors to play and so it is for practice and not always you will be able
to schedule the practice with the person like you did yesterday. Hence, will instantly
make you feel low if you are not consistent while practicing.
Improves Your Confidence:
3. Improves your confidence. You subconsciously gain confidence if you know that you
are good at something. So, when you get the right focus and right efforts into something,
you will definitely get good at it and so is your confidence.
4. Your coach (ball machine) acts according to you. It listens to your commands if you set up accordingly. We can slow down at the initial state and speed up your strikes when
you are about to jump to the next level. You won’t be in a hurry to meet up with your
opponent’s expectations; instead, you will be focusing on your own game. Which will
also imply in the real game.
5. It improves your Footwork. You can step up your footwork by rigorous practice along
with proper settings. And as a Tennis player footwork is something you need to be
focusing on. Ball-machine will allow experts to expert it too.
6. Improves your stroke strategy. If you are striking 1000 balls in a day, then it’s obvious
that you will be able to analyze the stroke mechanics of the opponent. It will further help
you to analyze a human strategy as well.
Improves Your Reflexes:
7. Improves your reflexes. A ball-machine is capable of shooting a ball in a random pattern as in, speed, frequency, direction, height, and spin, which will imply the
improvement in reflexes as well.
Although it has perks, it does have some demerits too. As in, nothing is perfect and everything has its loopholes. So, what we can’t experience while using a ball-machine?
Although a ball machine improves your activities, it can’t be focusing on your flaws. You need
a mentor as a beginner to achieve the right form and fundamentals of the game. A pro-teacher and ball-machine can give you a great combo pack to learn and achieve your goal.
It can’t replace a real game. Even though machines work great and fantastic, the real game
would be with a human indeed. Despite how it can make your practice well, there’s a difference between having a real opponent and practicing with a machine and it cannot replace completely.
Ball-machine can really be handy for a person who is already a pro player to keep
the stable growth in his game. But, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a ball-machine if you are
a beginner. It would be a bonus for new drivers if they have a ball-machine along with a mentor. It enhances your game spirit and so will your game.