Improve your game fast with Eye Coach!
Billie Jean King's Eye Coach is a complete sweet spot tennis & padel training system for all ages and levels. As a player, you will quickly experience an improvement that lasts! Eye Coach simulates real play by keeping the ball moving during practice. The drills focus on hitting the ball cleanly by both timing the ball correctly and hitting the sweet spot. With Eye Coach, you can practice anytime, anywhere.
- 40%+ increase in clean sweet spot hits
- 4 times faster improvement than on-court practice
United States Tennis Association (STDA)
Eye Coach is part of the US Tennis Association & PHIT America's "brain training system" for school children. The program is called "Billie Jean King's sweet spot program" and uses ball hitting to enhance children's ability to focus better in both sports and the classroom.
How long should I train during one session?
No more than 10 minutes. That's the equivalent of 90 minutes on a track.
Can I use the Eye Coach for a warm-up?
Eye Coach is a great way to warm up quickly. You only need 3 minutes instead of 30 minutes of traditional warm-up time.
How important are the 1 minute instructions to read before the video?
They are the key to using your Eye Coach correctly and achieving your fastest improvement.
Can I train slice and topspin with Eye Coach?
Absolutely, you can develop spin and slice technique with your Eye Coach. In fact, you can practice 17 different strokes with the Eye Coach.
Can I hit full speed groundstrokes, volleys and attack strokes?
Yes - you can, and should, practice at exactly the intensity you want to play. However, you should start at half speed until you can get 10 solid hits in a row before increasing the speed.
When should I look up or over to ensure balance at contact?
Just after contact or when the racket passes your eye.
How long does the ball last?
Normally it lasts around 8,000 hits.
How long does my arm last?
Normally it lasts around 50,000 hits.
How much space do I need to practice with the Eye Coach?
All you need is a few square metres to get a total workout and improve your tennis game.
Is my Eye Coach portable?
Yes - your Eye Coach fits in a racket bag and weighs just 6kg. It takes 2-3 minutes to set up or take down.
What is the minimum age to use the Eye Coach?
Three-year-olds have developed eye-hand coordination for catching, hitting and throwing. These skills are ready to be developed with the Eye Coach Junior model.
What is the minimum height to use the Eye Coach?
Players up to 127cm should use the Eye Coach Junior model. Players taller than 127cm, (when the ball height is below shoulder height), should use the Eye Coach Pro model.
What is the difference between Eye Coach and TopspinPro? Answer from Lisa Dodson:
"I see TopspinPro as a tool to help players who don't have the feel and understanding of topspin. TopspinPro provides unlimited training to understand and practice just topspin technique. The tool allows the player to feel and experience what it takes to make the ball spin forward. There is also the aspect of eye-on-ball to get clean hits on each ball as well as produce strokes.
Eye Coach has a broader spectrum of concentration: sight/look-on-ball, timing for each hit, potential positioning/alignment to the ball. The ball spins forward but not at any speed. Lenny's (the inventor of Eye Coach) basic purpose of Eye Coach is visualization and eye-on-ball and the rest is a bonus. With Eye Coach, the ball has a "fly away" effect. The ball sits on a swing arm that simulates the ball going away from you. You have to track it out and back in so the look-at-the-ball is the dominant feature"
/ Lisa Dodson, former WTA tennis pro, successful tennis coach and creator of popular training tools ServeMaster & TossMaster
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Billie Jean King
My goal is to make tennis easier for everyone to learn and improve
"I love tennis - just like you do, and I love helping others get the same satisfaction and sense of achievement that it gives me. Everyone wants to improve their game, that's why my partner, Lenny Schloss, developed Eye Coach. Eye Coach fills a significant gap in traditional methods of learning tennis. Until now, there has been no easy way to consistently learn to keep your head still and your eye on the ball. Now there is! The Eye Coach training tool is the solution to tennis' biggest problem - hitting the ball in the middle of your racket. But there's much more. When you use Eye Coach, your whole game improves. It's like magic, but it's really the result of years of work by the foremost experts in neurological, biomechanical and motor learning. The results are both extraordinary and fast. The exercise takes just 5 minutes. It's inspiring to see players from all walks of life make dramatic improvements and be the best they can be."
/Billie Jean King