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Tennis Backboards = Practice really does make perfect

August 15th, 2011

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Lifestyle

tennis backboards

Despite a lighthearted resentment against tennis backboards, I can't say enough about their value as a training aid.

I remember when I was kid (I'm 37 years old now) and going to the local high school to practice my game.  Usually, I would hit with my brother or one of my friends.  However, if they weren't available I would practice on the backboard that was at the end of one of the courts.

It was a great way for me to get in a groove and hit a lot of balls. I would try to hit on the tennis backboard at least once a week for about 30-45 minutes.  You can pretty much practice every stroke on a backboard.

The problem with backboards is mental.  I have yet to win one point against a tennis backboard.  This can get very frustrating because you obviously want to win a few points to keep yourself motivated.  Unfortunately, this never happens.

All kidding aside, tennis backboards are a great way to hit a ton of balls in a short amount of time and get a very good rhythm to your strokes.  Tennis backboards are a great practice tool for both kids and grown ups.