The Hit Zone Air Tee Is A Fantastic Training Aid For Tennis!
With one of the original Hit Zone developers being a professional baseball slugger, it was only natural that the Hit Zone was thought of as a baseball/softball training aid.
It wasn't long before tennis pros and players started asking us if the Hit Zone would work for tennis. We soon discovered that it works great for tennis! We now have coaches and instructors around the world teaching and practicing on the Hit Zone.
Our very first tennis unit was sold to an instructor in California and he gave us some feedback. Here's what he had to say!
"The Hit Zone air tee for tennis is a phenomenal aid for training. Tennis is such a run and hit sport that many forget that more errors come from being out of position than malfunctions in form. You hear coaches say "feet" and "footwork" a lot, but the whole point there is to be on the move and still land and set up in the exact same position in relation to the ball and achieve the same contact point.
Not only is the Hit Zone tennis practice tee a great training tool for form and repetitive technique, but I think there will be an enormous additional bonus that allows a tennis player to truly measure exactly where they should be in relation to the ball for the perfect hit. Basically, the Hit Zone air tee offers a ball hanging in mid air, allowing a tennis player to
essentially "freeze time," walk slowly up to the ball, measure the proper distance and create a clear mental image of that exact position in relation to the ball.
Design your own drills, such as movement drills of a player starting 10 feet in front of the Hit Zone, quickly backing up, locking position and hitting, running forward 15 feet, setting up and hitting, then side to side, etc. etc."