Yesterday a new update for the TenniRobo app was released (Android v1.17 and iOS v1.15). It includes 3 new super-cool features, and one of them is …
Random mode for Drills
It works in such a way: you create a drill with a few shots. Then you enable “Rnd mode” and press “Start” – each shot will then be selected in a random way from this list of shots.
It should be noted that this mode only works under the control of the application – i.e. if the Bluetooth connection suddenly is dropped, the “magic” also disappears :-). And here one more new function can be very useful – it’s …
Rnd drill for robot’s memory
As you’ll remember, TenniRobo has its own memory for drills. It can store 5 drills, each from 1 to 80 shots.
Now you can automatically generate drills with a given number of shots – they are still taken from the current list of shots in a current drill. To automatically generate a drill, click the “More” button and select “Rnd drill for robot’s memory”. Then select the number of shots that will be in the drill being created – and you’re done.
Now you can load the created drill into the robot’s memory, and use the random mode without a smartphone and mobile application. In my experience, it is impossible to remember a sequence of 50 randomly mixed shots; everything looks like just a random set.
I have many ideas on how to make this mode even better, and I will improve it further. But even in this form it greatly helps in training – check for yourself. There is an element of surprise, and this makes you prepare for every new ball; there is no “looping” that is often present when training with a simple robot.
This is not the only improvement in the new application. In a few days I’ll talk about another cool feature – “Cycle mode”. I made this mode for my training, but I am sure it will be very useful to everyone – both individual players and coaches. Now I cannot imagine using a robot without it.