The adage that practice makes perfect applies to all areas of life and more so to the sport of ping pong. To be skilled in ping pong you need to be able to serve, return and move with speed in order to effectively counter the moves of your opponent. If you or a member of your family is interested in playing ping pong professionally, practice will be essential for this person’s success in this game. It is had to find someone to spend hours practicing with you. That is where the ping pong ball launcher comes in.
A ping pong launcher is similar to the pitching machine used in baseball or cricket to help the players practice their swing. In ping pong the launcher helps the player to practice his serve. With a ping pong launcher you can practice on your own.
There are people who make simple ping pong launchers at home. There are online videos and articles that show how to make such launchers. The efficacy of such launchers is not guaranteed. It can be very annoying to use a launcher that does not launch the ball effectively this will affect your practice sessions. A professionally designed launcher could serve you better.
A ball launcher comes in many designs; from simple to very complex. Launchers vary from simple to very complex. A simple launcher focuses on the primary function of simply launching the ball. This will serve beginners quite well. The player may use a wall to practice. The problem with this is that it does not offer the variety of ball throws and spins. A family member who wants to play the game professionally may consider getting a more complex ball launcher which will serve his needs better.
A more complex ball launcher has many features that can help professional players practice and gain new skills. The first unique feature is the ability to change the frequency with which the ball is launched. The frequency can vary from very slow to very fast. This helps the player to progress at a pace dictated by them. You can set the different shots on this machine. You can choose to practice countering specific shots over and over again in order to work on your area of weakness. The shots can be adjusted to come from a specific side.
Some quality ping pong ball launchers like the Robopong table tennis robot machines include the robo pong 2050, 2040, Newgy, 540, 1040, Mouse Trap and other dispensers.
There are even more complex ball launchers that allow you to vary the spin. You can set the ball launcher to give different spins, for example, back spin, side spin, combination spin etc. You can set the machine to deliver each of the different types of spin over and over again. This is valuable if you have identified an area of weak ness that you need to work on. This is also the advantage of the machine over a human partner. A human partner may find it difficult to deliver a specific shot over and over again during practice. The launcher may also have other complex features such as control of ball speeds of up to 70 miles per hour.