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Faster Ball Collection For Serve Practice

Manuel Cruz Jr.
Vandenberg AFB, CA

Whenever I use the ball collection net system for practicing my serves, I manually have to remove the balls from the ball trays & Center Trough to start again, but not any more. I removed the robot body from the net system and then I cut a three inch hole in the small well/pit below where the robot unit normally sits. When I'm ready to practice serves, I remove the robot body, set a 5 gallon bucket underneath the Center Trough to catch all the balls that drop in and begin practicing serves. Now all I have to do is take the full bucket of balls and refill my practice tray and return the bucket under the collection system and continue practicing.

(Editor's Note: This is an excellent tip to make serve practice more trouble-free. This will work well with all Robo-Pong 2000 and 2040 robots that are mounted to the table. This will not work for 2000's and 2040's that sit in Robo-Caddies. Also, while this technically will void your warranty and service policy, most of the time it is unnecessary to send in your net system when a robot is repaired, so our service center would never be aware of your alteration.)

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