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Becoming a Tennis Coach Requires Teaching Know-How, Tennis Knowledge and a Ball Hopper

There is nothing more rewarding than doing something you love and getting paid for it. If you love tennis, know everything about the game and enjoy teaching, you might want to consider becoming a tennis coach! There are certain things you need to be successful in this career, for instance, you need to be certified and you need the right tools like a tennis ball hopper and a tennis ball machine.

First off, you need to know every aspect of the game and be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your students. Secondly, you need to know how to teach and the teaching methods that work best for you. A great start to this would be assisting a pro tennis coach and getting some experience under your belt.

You also need to get certified and the United States has two professional tennis organizations. It is wise to belong to both of these organizations so you can be current will all news and information relating to the tennis industry. Being a part of these organizations also helps you gain valuable contacts that you may not have access to otherwise.

It all depends on where you coach but one of the most important tools for a tennis coach is a ball hopper. You sure to find a tennis ball hopper within your budget but a great option for an instructor are the HOAG Teach `n` Travel Cart with Lid.

The HOAG Teach `n` Travel ball hopper is ideal for traveling tennis coaches. There is no assembly needed and it easily transported because it has collapsible button-locking legs. Racquets can also be locked inside the cart for added protection.

Becoming a tennis instructor requires a learning process but can be well worth the time. Having a career doing something you love is priceless! If you don`t know what you want to do for a profession or your looking for a career change, consider becoming a tennis coach! Getting the materials like a tennis ball hopper, racquet and balls is the easy part, it’s learning how to teach that may seem challenging but it`s worth it!


So Many Options of Tennis Ball Hoppers

When I was younger, practicing to be a star tennis player, I used to make my little brother pick up the tennis balls I had hit all over my grandparent`s tennis court. Unfortunately, he is older now and refuses to help me! I tried it myself for a while but found I was wasting so much practice time chasing tennis balls. I decided a tennis ball hopper would be a great tool for me to save my time and my back. I can honestly say… it was a worthy investment!

As a tennis player you have enough strain on your body, why add extra stress on your back and waste valuable time picking up tennis balls when you can get a ball hopper? Tennis ball hoppers come in so many different varieties that you can be sure to find the perfect one for you whether you play for fun, professionally or you need them for coaching and clinics.

Ball Tubes

A great option for tennis athlete that plays for fun and exercise is a tennis ball hopper tube like the HOAG Hoagee Ball Tube which makes picking up tennis balls quick, easy and you don’t have to bend down and strain your back. This particular tube holds up to 21 balls.

Another great option is the Gamma Ball Tube 15 Ball Hopper which is a great option for junior players as it is so lightweight that anyone can carry it and comes with a convenient shoulder strap for easy transportability. Something like this would have really helped my younger brother on the court!


Like tennis ball hoppers, carts are a great choice for tennis coaches because they are constantly commuting to and from different locations.  The Gamma Ball Hopper Brute Divider has two sections allowing you to hold two different types of balls; perfect for lessons and clinics.

Another option, like tennis ball hoppers, is the HOAG 350 Ball Teaching Cart #9605, which offers the best wheels with ball bearings on axles and casters that are sealed to resist dust, dirt and clay. The heavy-duty plastic coated cart also comes with a storage tray for holding racquets, books and other teaching tools. Racquets can also be locked inside the cart offering extra protection of your valuable equipment.

The Head Coaches Cart #588991 holds up to 250 tennis balls and is perfect for a traveling coach because it is easily transportable like most tennis ball hoppers, as it fits into the trunk of most cars. This cart also comes with a lockable lid that can double as a storage tray, a lifetime wheel guarantee and a basket hanger.

 Roller Hoppers and Mowers

Tennis roller hoppers and mowers offer the quickest and easiest ways for any player to pick up tennis balls. The Gamma Ball Mower tennis ball hopper can pick up to 240 tennis balls in just minutes with arms that span 54” and are detachable for easy storage.

The Gamma Roller hopper 150 Ball Hopper is multi-functional in that it picks up tennis balls and stores them.  It is lightweight and perfect for on-the-go teachers and personal use.

As you can see, there is a multitude of options for ball hoppers. You are sure to find the one that meets your needs! To save time and your back, a tennis ball hopper is the way to go.