Last updated on 12-Apr-2012 09:58:59 AM
I've always been a casual table tennis player but I've recently (within the last 6 months or so) started to take it much more seriously. Thanks in no small part to the videos these guys put up, my game has improved by orders of magnitude.
Unfortunately, I go to school out in Indiana, not a state known for it's bustling table-tennis scene. So I was wondering, does anyone have any experience with robotic ball feeders? I.e. the Newgy RoboPong. Are they worth it?
I feel like my backhand shots (flick, chop, and block) are my vastly superior shots to my forehand. However, playing against a wall and against somebody who has a very unorthodox style (i.e. he doesn't follow any traditional rules so it's hard to get a game going) doesn't get me very far when trying to practice.
Thanks for the kind words. I think that the robots are useful for repetitive hitting. They are limited because you aren't seeing the movements of the player hitting the ball which is one thing that you do learn.
I am sure that others will give you their experiences as well.