Digital Ball Pick Up!
Nope, this is not a smartphone app! This is even better!
This digital pick up system is designed to prevent premature aging and premature bumper guard destruction!
Here’s the deal…we see way too many tennis racquets that have been rendered nearly useless because the protective bumper guard, that plastic thing that fits over the top portion of the racquet, has been totally ground away by scooping the ball up with the top of the racquet then placing the ball against your foot and dragging the ball up your leg!
A client was in yesterday with two (2) used racquets that were for sale. At first glance racquet #, 1 looked OK but with the typical “ball scooping”
abrasions on the top. A quick probe did not reveal a hole in the graphite fiber so a new bumper guard would be a “cosmetic” necessity.
Racquet #2 did have a new bumper guard which was a “red flag” of sorts. We removed the new bumper guard which exposed significant damage to the racquet to the extent that the graphite fiber was completely worn away! Obviously, this racquet was not worth much.
The digital system eliminates this destruction of the bumper guard and benefits your flexibility.
Here goes: when standing in front of a ball bend at the waist a little and bend the knees enough to reach the ball. Now with the thumb and first two digits (first and second finger) grab the ball and pick it up!
What could be easier!
If you are holding a racquet you can place quite a few balls on the string bed and carry them to the ball hopper!
If you are thinking about telling your racquet technician this destruction is due to your “aggressive playing style”, forget it. Just start using the “digital ball pick up system” so you will not be faced with this embarrassing question.