Like any sport, tennis too is a game of technique, presence of mind and fitness. If you want to excel in this game you have to have ample amount of practice and be under the guidance of a good coach who’ll tell you what shots to play and what habits to give up.
For practicing you do need players to be available whenever you have the time, which usually is not the case, especially if you are an amateur player. And having a coach at your beck and call also sounds quite unlikely unless you have a personal coach. But that too has its own limitation of time.
So if you feel you have the talent, motivation and determination to play tennis and get better at it then you have to purchase a tennis ball machine. You could either buy a used or a brand new one, depending on how much you want to invest.
These days such machines have advanced programming systems to record and save your game. Also you can program sets from your favorite tournament game. All you need to do is record the game, then write down the sequence of shots in a set and program it into the tennis ball machine. Then you can play the game on any level you choose.
Purchasing a tennis ball machine can be a huge investment. So if you are really serious about excelling in the game, then it’s worth your money. But if you don’t want to invest a lot on a machine you can always purchase a used one. But you need to be very sure about its quality and performance.
You could also rent a ball machine at any tennis center. These centers have various kinds of machines; some may be the regular basic ones while some may be quite advanced. The rates will vary depending on the type of machine chosen. The cost can be anywhere between $15 to $22 per hour.
Some manufacturers offer easy installments on a tennis ball machine purchase. So you can make easy monthly payments over the years and can be a proud owner of these fantastic machines. Once you have a ball machine, you can practice playing shots at your convenience.
Playing with a tennis ball machine is not going to be the same as playing with a teammate or another player but it is sure going to give you many variations by creating different kinds of spins and pace and hitting on different parts of the court. Playing with a ball machine at least once a day will groove your strokes and get you ready for real match. No matter what level you play at, ball machines will definitely improve your game.