Speed Ball is a fast paced racquet sports invented in Egypt in 1960 by Mohammed Lotfi, father of Hussein Lotfi. It is today a popular sport with both professional and recreational players, enjoying immense popularity not just in Egypt but also in other countries too. If you have always been fascinated about this game then Speed Ball could be the perfect game for you!
The game is played with two opposite colored balls with respective handles that are passed from player to player on a racquet or on bare hands. The player who hits the ball farthest wins. Players have to use their entire upper body, including hands, arms, legs and eyes in order to hit the ball. As a result, speed ball makes for a perfect game as one can enjoy great physical workout along with keeping balance and coordination. Apart from exercising the whole body, one can also improve hand-eye coordination as well as endurance.
In order to play speed ball properly one should first learn how to throw a speed ball properly. To begin with, the speed ball should be ball shaped with maximum size so that it can easily roll along the racquet and reach up to the shoulders or the head of the throwing player. As soon as the speed ball is launched, the speed will be increased by spinning the speed ball with full force on the racquet's handle.
The person who throws the speed ball needs to grip the handle of the bag properly to increase the speed of throwing the ball. One can do this by using both hands while raising the bag slightly. This will make the speed ball roll faster on the handle of the bag. When the speed ball is being thrown, the hands need to act faster to generate power, which will help to propel the bag or racquet through the air.
The next important factor that people should watch out for is how to get comfortable alternating hands in throwing the speed ball. It is essential to keep your right hand on the bag handle and your left hand on the opposite side of the handle. This will make it easier for you to use all your muscles for speed. People need to try and get as relaxed as possible because they might have to deal with a lot of tension during the actual game.
Another vital aspect that can help people improve their hand-eye coordination is to make sure that the speed ball that they are using is the right size. There are many different speed balls available in the market. They vary in sizes and shapes as well as their speed. Before choosing any speed ball, people need to consider their needs. Some people might need to take frequent breaks while they are using the racquets while some might be perfectly comfortable with the speed ball as it comes in regular sizes.
A speed ball is a great way to improve hand-eye coordination. However, the speed ball does not guarantee any kind of training for a boxer. As stated earlier, proper techniques need to be used along with proper hand-eye coordination. Only then can speed work for a boxer.
The final thing that people need to remember when they want to improve their speed ball game is to mount three times. This means that a boxer should mount one speed ball and then mount three times. That is the maximum that a person should mount three times on any single rotation of the foot. Boxers need to work on their foot work in order to improve their speed. Therefore, always work on improving your foot work first before you start thinking about other parts of the body.