Enjoying having something in the house to practice on. Need to engage in more repetition with it to truly benefit me thinks.
I bought this training aid to help my 14 year-old daughter to add topspin to her ground-strokes. She is an advanced player but needed consistency to her game. It was an instant success because she already have a solid foundation of stroke mechanics...Then, I used it to help my teammates who are USTA rated 4.5 players. Again, it was another successful story. Some of them are now buying their own TOPSPIN PRO!!!
I'm just learning so I can play with my son who has been playing for several years. It's a helpful training aid to get the mechanics of your swing down with top spin. Only issue I have because I'm new, is that the black little rubber stopper comes off from time to time if I have a poor hit. Could be better made so that it stays on better.
I had a 20 year layoff from playing tennis. Before the break I did hit with top spin but after the break I really had to start over being now 20 years older. Also I went out and thought I remembered how to hit topside. That was a joke. After constantly getting sidelined with wrist injuries I decided to purchase the Top Spin Pro. Love this gadget. Really has helped positioning my hands correctly. I would definitely recommend.
Before ordering this, I spoke with some local pros. They, of course, stressed the importance of personal training. I bought the machine for the convenience of practicing in my garage. My daughter is taking lessons and warms up before practice. With all of the rain we’ve been having, including the miserable humidity, she is more comfortable in the garage. Her topspin strokes have improved and will continue to do so. I have also been using it and my forehand has found it’s topspin. Backhand, not so much. I knew coming in that the machine was not very sturdy. Knowing that, we have been extremely careful not to damage the wings, and not to hit winners. Simply getting the strokes down and the muscle memory developed is certainly working. So far, so good.