Your hunt for the prefect hitting companion is over. Slinger Bag is altering what the observe courtroom seems like by making it simpler than ever to select up a racquet.
Regardless of the identify, Slinger Bag isn’t just an ordinary bag that holds your racquets, balls and grips. Whereas it might probably maintain all of this stuff, it additionally holds your new hitting companion inside it is cowl. It is a ball machine not like any you’ve got ever seen earlier than.
The bag is light-weight and rolls much like a suitcase and may simply be saved within the trunk of a automobile. It offers an prompt sense of ease and comfortability in a sport that may really feel daunting, particularly early on.
Nick Bollettieri is a brand ambassador. (Slinger Bag)
“Lots of people would like to play tennis, however one of many issues they face is that it’s a bit daunting going to hitch a rustic membership or one thing the place you may see all of those those who seem like they have been taking part in tennis eternally,” says Slinger Bag CEO Mike Ballardie.
Slinger Bag removes the discouraging issue of searching for out companions when gamers are simply beginning out. Whereas classes and training are nonetheless essential to develop the fundamentals, Slinger can assist you stand up to hurry.
Gamers can take what they’ve realized in classes and apply it to their exercise and drilling with the revolutionary bag, all on their very own time and with out having to share a courtroom.
“After all the Slinger Bag at the side of the teachings can speed up the method and make you extra rapidly snug to go on the courtroom and attempt to play tennis,” Ballardie says. “For the game of tennis that is extremely essential.”
Though ball machines have been round for many years, they are often intimidating. They’re cumbersome, heavy, costly and often require an influence outlet. Slinger seems extra like a suitcase and is battery operated—it might probably even cost your telephone when you observe.
The bag can maintain 144 balls at a time. (Slinger Bag)
The ball launcher firm is just not solely cracking down the numerous partitions that hold many from taking part in the game, it is also looking for elite stars. World well-known coach Nick Bollettieri is a powerful advocate for the revolutionary bag, and infrequently collaborates with the model to point out how it may be utilized to develop an enormous vary of gamers.
“You’ll be able to set it as much as observe any sort of stroke and once more it is all about repetition,” Ballardie says. “You can additionally set it as much as fantastic tune your tennis health, as a result of it is a good exercise when you have the total oscillation on and go facet to facet. You’ll be able to even observe your passing pictures. You’ll be able to arrange Slinger to do any of these issues.”
Gamers can select between totally different balls speeds as much as 45 mph. The bag weights 33 kilos, holds 144 balls and has a battery life of 5 hours, which is greater than sufficient time to have a terrific observe session.
Tommy Haas, Kevin Anderson and Bob and Mike Bryan are only a few ambassadors of the model and Ballardie believes if it is good for the world’s greatest, it is good for anybody on the market, regardless of the extent.
Bob and Mike Bryan testing out the transportable machine (Slinger Bag)
The bag was designed with all participant ranges in thoughts so it is smart that it is an all-in-one package deal. With a $550 price ticket, gamers get the comfort of taking the sport with them each time and wherever they need.
Ballardie compares it to a golf bag.
“There’s numerous crossover between tennis gamers and golfers and should you’re a golfer, your golf bag is your delight and pleasure,” he says. “Your golf bag in fact has all your golf equipment nevertheless it additionally has all your gear. All the things you want is in your golf bag. And the golfer usually retains the golf bag within the automobile and if they’ve half-hour accessible, they go to the driving vary and hit some golf balls.”
The game has all the time been lacking this piece of the puzzle. A participant often has their racquets within the automobile however would nonetheless have to arrange a hitting companion or lease a ball machine.
“We’ve to achieve success in getting the Slinger identify in entrance of the 5 million tennis lovers which are within the U.S.,” Ballardie says. “I imagine very strongly that each single a type of 5 million gamers, in the event that they knew about Slinger, they might aspire to personal one.”
With a lot room to enhance and develop, Slinger is placing within the reps and is already taking main swings in evolving the sport as we all know it.