Frequently Asked Questions
When will the demonstration videos be available showing the BallBOPPer in action?
Coming Spring of 2022. The demonstration videos will show you how to use the BallBOPPer App to create Drills, "Patterns of Play", and Playlists. And then show the execution of these by the BallBOPPer robot on a standard tennis court.
When will the Kickstarter campaign take place?
Coming Summer of 2022. Supply may be severely limited due to supply chain issues.
Is there any documentation that shows how the robot works?
Documentation on the BallBOPPer App is available under the Docs tab on the RoBOPPics site. This info shows you how to create drills and patterns, and then how to structure them into a Playlist for a longer repeatable training session.
Where can I find out more?
Send an email to email@example.com and we will send you an invite to our discussion forum.
What are "Patterns of Play"?
"Patterns of Play" are the Xs and Os used in many different sports (football and basketball for example) to map out the tactics and strategies to use in particular situations, and against particular opponents. The BallBOPPer is designed to simulate the "Patterns of Play" for different tennis playing styles, such as: Aggressive Baseliners, Counter Punchers, All Court players, etc. The primary purpose of the BallBOPPer App is to select and run the drills and patterns you wish to practice, and to design custom drills and patterns in order to practice the skills, tactics and strategy required for a particular opponent.
When will the BallBOPPer App be available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store?
The BallBOPPer App will be available for install on Android and iOS shortly after the Kickstarter launch. The instructions for using the App, with screenshots, are available now in the docs section. An inexpensive Android tablet, with the App pre-installed, will be available for purchase for those who prefer a dedicated robot controller.