This device will throw balls at you to let you practice table tennis



table tennis robot

To be an expert player in the game of table tennis you need to practice a lot. Sometimes it is hard to find friends, or relatives, or someone else who can play with you so that you can practice more and more to make yourself perfect in the game. Also, if you are playing with someone who himself is not much good at playing this game, than you are not facing the real challenge to improve your skills in the game of table tennis. So what is the solution then? The solution is a smart table tennis robot called trainerbot, developed by the USA based company also named as Trainerbot.

It is actually an automated machine in which 30-60 tennis balls can be inserted into it. This machine or robot can then be fixed on one end of the table at the same height as the height of the table. It can be fixed on the central end corner of the table on one side. From it’s location the robot can be programmed to throw 30-60 balls, one by one, at your end where you will be facing and hitting the return shots. You can watch this youtube video to know how this robot can be used to practice table tennis on your own.

Its not a kind of robot that can move like a human being and continuously play table tennis with you. But its just a 'still machine' to throw balls at you so that you can practice. However, it’s face can be turned in different directions to throw ball at your end in different ways. This robot is actually controlled by a smartphone app via bluetooth. The app is available for free to be downloaded from any app store. The most interesting part is, this robot can even be programmed (using the app) to spin the ball in different ways while throwing at your end. This is something you really need to practice to face challenging shots from the opponent. The quality of spinning the ball is just one thing. The robot can also be programmed to throw smashing shots and even slow and tricky shots at your end. This gives an ability for both the advanced and immature players to practice on their own way. But once all the 30-60 balls are used by the robot, you need to collect them again and feed them into the robot again.

The robot can also be programmed to throw a ball which first land on it’s end itself and then it goes to your end, or it can be made to throw directly at your end of the table. So, this way it let you to play both Ping Pong and table tennis. But the fact is, the robot can be programmed the way you like. Suppose you always lose in the game of table tennis while playing with your friend. Than what you can do is to make a video while playing with your friend, and that will let you know which particular shot of your friend is causing problem for you. Once you know that, the same shot can be programmed in the robot to throw at you during practice with your robot. So its an amazing tool to practice on your own and become an expert in the game of table tennis. Also this robot doesn’t run through batteries and an external power supply can be used to operate it.This really saves you money on batteries.

Another interesting product related to table tennis is this instant table tennis. Sometimes you want to play table tennis on a table which is not the real table tennis table. It is just any table in your home and it could be of any size. Instant table tennis is a net which can be made to fit on any table of any size and you don’t need side bars to attach the net from both ends. There are two holders holding the net from both sides and those holders can be placed (and stretched) on any table and that will act as a net for the game of table tennis. This resolves the problem when its hard for you to find a suitable net when you want to make any table as a table tennis table.

This table tennis bat will give you a bearded face look once you bring it under your nose and this is good to make the opponent laugh and loose his game.

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Written by: Rajesh Bihani

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