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Using a table tennis (ping pong) ball instead of a shuttlecock

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by kiwical, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. kiwical

    kiwical Regular Member

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    Saw this idea somewhere and thought I would try it out. Just for a fun club night, not for any real training purpose.

    Anyone tried it? Does it damage your racquet at all?
     
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    kaki! Regular Member

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    It is very unlikely to damage your racquet. The ball is very lightweighted and round shaped.
    In fact you could really do a little training routine with some balls as it will improve your adaption abilities, maybe create some kind of overpotential. But not much i guess. Just do it for fun if you like.
     
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    phili Regular Member

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    I tried this several times. It is fun because the trajectory of the ball is unpredictable due to its spin. I don't think this will damage your racket at least I've never experienced this.
     
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    I have tried this and the result was very bouncy. It flew high and far and bounced a lot. There was more running than hitting. It is quite fun for a few minutes but after that, it becomes so boring...
     

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