Gamma Ball Hoppers

To get good at any sport, practice is an absolute requirement. Even the best of world class athletes have to practice. In tennis (and pickleball), practice means hitting balls. Lots and lots of balls. Forehand. Backhand. Volleys. Serves. Cross court. Up the line. Overheads. The list goes on and on.

Gamma Ball Hoppers

To get good at any sport, practice is an absolute requirement. Even the best of world class athletes have to practice. In tennis (and pickleball), practice means hitting balls. Lots and lots of balls. Forehand. Backhand. Volleys. Serves. Cross court. Up the line. Overheads. The list goes on and on.

To hit lots of balls, you have to have balls to hit. And then you have to pick them up and store them. If you are a professional giving lessons, picking up balls gives you a quick break from feeding and a chance to do some more coaching. But for the player taking the lesson, taking a break is just fine, but you are not paying a coach to pick up balls. Thus, the importance of a hopper or hoppers. Gamma makes two types of hoppers for tennis or pickleball practice.

5 Advantages to Gamma’s Travel Cart Style Hopper

Teaching professionals move all over the court when providing instruction. 25 cross court forehands means they are on the forehand side. If that is followed by 25 cross court backhands, the pro moves across to that side of the court with the balls to feed the practicing player. Gamma’s hopper has several key advantages:

  1. The nylon bag is sturdy and can hold plenty of pickleballs or tennis balls.

  2. With a couple of different sizes, the user has the choice of how many balls to carry.

  3. The stand is foldable and is easily compacted into its own carrying bag.

  4. The patented steel cross braces are designed to last for eons and take all kinds of abuse.

  5. The sturdy wheels are designed for moving the hopper around the court as the pro provides instruction.

Other Hoppers

  • Wire hoppers with various sizes assist in easily picking up balls. Some of these have handles foldable into a stand.
  • Tube hoppers are very practical for picking up small quantities of balls (and are fun for kids to goof around with.)

If you are going to practice tennis or pickleball, you need more than a hopper. Buy balls in bulk from tennisracquets.com. Get a good pair of shoes. Have head and wristbands handy. Your game will benefit and you will have more fun too!