Ball machine or hitting wall?

I get asked all of the time which is the best – a ball machine or a hitting wall.   I always give the same answer.

A wall is best if you are just trying to warm up before a match, have large classes of beginners or you don’t want to dedicate a court to a ball machine.  Concrete walls in particular, are always there, always quiet and if built long enough provide loads of fun for many people at the same time.  A ball machine is best for individual workouts and their ability to shoot out many different spins and angles.  Ball machines are revenue producers.  Walls are places to warm up, hoping/waiting for a game.

Whatever the situation a club should have one or the other.  They both are excellent training tools and, like a practice tee in golf, great places for players to work on their mechanics.

 

 

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Ball machine or hitting wall?

I get asked all of the time which is the best – a ball machine or a hitting wall.   I always give the same answer.

A wall is best if you are just trying to warm up before a match, have large classes of beginners or you don’t want to dedicate a court to a ball machine.  Concrete walls in particular, are always there, always quiet and if built long enough provide loads of fun for many people at the same time.  A ball machine is best for individual workouts and their ability to shoot out many different spins and angles.  Ball machines are revenue producers.  Walls are places to warm up, hoping/waiting for a game.

Whatever the situation a club should have one or the other.  They both are excellent training tools and, like a practice tee in golf, great places for players to work on their mechanics.

 

 

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