As an owner/ coach, what is your initial response to the Hit Zone?
it is was fabulous teaching tool.
What is your player's initial response to the Hit Zone?
thinks it is "cool".
Does the Hit Zone increase hand/eye coordination?
the ball still has some movement to it so the player needs to coordinate
to go through the ball.
Does the Hit Zone increase concentration?
found, especially in children aged 2.5 - 6 that they tend to focus
on the ball better since it is "floating"
for them instead of being tossed to them. The children have more
success in hitting the "floating" ball and
what to do it again. Children will lose interest quickly if they
do not feel they are being successful.
Would you include the Hit Zone as part of your daily practice?
include the Hit Zone into every session.
Would you recommend the Hit Zone to other coaches, players, academies?
How do you find operating the Hit Zone?
Are the operating instructions easy to follow?
Do you recommend Hit Zone for any age player?
age, yes. I think the level of the player would eventually outgrow
the Hit Zone. Hit Zone
removes one of the two timing elements to a swing. The up-down movement
of the ball is still
somewhat there but the moving towards/away movement is not provided
by Hit Zone since the
ball is staying in one location.
"I find Hit Zone to be a great product and have recommended
it to other coaches. We use it
regularly within our Teddy Tennis Program. I also use in with my
beginner to novice/intermediate
level players. Hit Zone is great to use if you are focusing on technique
or line-up to the contact point.
Hit Zone is by far the best teaching aid to help a player develop
proper stances, spatial
awareness to the contact point, and proper swing paths. Our Teddy
Tennis Program uses the Hit Zone
daily. The children, aged 2 ½ - 6, remain focused on the
ball and refer to the Hit Zone as the
"Magic Machine". The children and the Coaches just love
using the Hit Zone. Having the ball
"floating" lets a player swing on their terms, when they
are ready, and never having to rush a
swing. This enables proper technique to develop much more quickly.
Hit Zone is for any age player
looking for a fun way to practice hitting a tennis ball. I highly
USPTA, PTR Certified Tennis Professional
General Manager of the Tri-State Teddy Tennis Franchise
CourtSense Coach, Tenafly, NJ
- USPTA, PTR Certified Tennis Professional
- General Manager of the Tri-State Teddy Tennis Franchise
- CourtSense Coach, Tenafly, NJ
- Over 25 years' experience in developing athletes of all ages to
reach their full potential
- Over 20 years' experience in Club/Facility Management and Program
- Over 15 years' experience in coaching ATP & WTA Professional
- He has developed Players to achieve World Rankings, NCAA Div.
Ivy League Rookie of the Year, #1 age division rankings and more
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