Table Tennis Robot

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 7 years ago

Abdulla Ali

Abdulla Ali Asked 8 years ago

Hi Alois,

I am a beginner in table tennis.  As I do not have a training partner (my brother, a fun player rarely plays with me), I am considering buying a Table Tennis Robot.  I selected the Butterfly Smartpong Robot.  Do you think it is worth the high money($1,999.99 excluding shipping) or is just a waste of money?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Abdulla,

They are very expensive and have limited benefit.  I think you are better to spend that money to find a club and get a lot of training done if that is possible.  If that is not possible and you have no practice partners, then think about a robot.


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Neville Young

Neville Young Posted 8 years ago

Hi Alois,

On the subject of table tennis robots instead of buying one has anyone had a go at making one. I have found all the information needed on the following site.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-table-tennis-robot/

If you are technically minded all the information is available on the site to enable you to build your own. You will either need access to a 3D printer or pay to have the parts printed. I have just commenced printing out the parts, but it is a slow process because a larger size part can take 6 hours to print and there are 26 that need to be printed. I am pausing the process over the Christmas break but will begin again in Feb. I will let you know how it is going next year.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Wow Neville!

This is definitely a Jeff type project.


Elgin Voon

Elgin Voon Posted 8 years ago

Yes i think that the money shouldn't go for the robot because the robot keeps on giving you the same type of ball even though it would rotate unless you change it so in my opinion the maybe the money should go for the rubber or the bat.

 


D K

D K Posted 7 years ago

When we talk about robot:do you have any advice what "combination" drills can be played with a robot that cannot change his shot?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Any of the drills that are closed drills in our Training Drills free download.


D K

D K Posted 7 years ago

But the robot cannot be placed at the corners
Its construction does not allow it

Is it still possible?
And what ball shall I set the robot to shot while training a long pips counterhit?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

From the middle is fine.


D K

D K Posted 7 years ago

Ok I will try it.

And should it shoot a topspin,while I need to try against no spin ball which the robot cannot generate?



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