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Pedal Powered Tennis Ball Laucher

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Trying to encourage your child’s tennis skills, but can’t serve to save your life? Daniel Bauen uses a pedal-powered ball launcher. From his site:

Both cleanly powered and built from 2 recycled bicycles, scrap steel and wood, leaking 5 gallon water jug and a lacross stick, our pedal powered tennis ball launcher is a unique innovate or die entry. It allows players varying in skill levels to practice to be better at both tennis and cycling. The launcher is towed to the court on its built-in bicycle trailer. A bike is secured to it and functions to drive the device. Pedaling the cycle as one would on a trainer drives the two launcher wheels. The cyclist then aims and pulls the lever to launch balls to the hitter.

Via HacknMod.

2 thoughts on “Pedal Powered Tennis Ball Laucher

  1. Mike Renolds says:

    Most people I know can’t just bike to their tennis court. They would have to load up this contraption in their SUV and haul it and the bike to the court. Secondly, most people that play tennis don’t have a partner that would rather ride on a stationary bike than practice hitting the ball.

    I understand why this product has not made it to market yet.


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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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