The Squash Cannon

The Squash Cannon features a 60-ball capacity, exclusive anti-jam, ball-feeding mechanism, thermostatically controlled temperature, an optional laser targeting system and an optional remote control which allows control of all functions of the Cannon. Features like three large, non-marking castor wheels, a built-in handle for easy rolling, on and off the court, a handy removable AC power cord and an optional cover to protect your investment. These are all reasons why the Squash Cannon is the No. 1 choice of training professionals. Just load the balls and you’re ready for action.

The Squash Cannon is a professionally built ball machine with world-renowned durability. By using a molded high-density PVC body, aluminum base and solid powder coated parts; our machine is truly built for life. The electric motors are all commercial grade and are maintenance free. These machines are built with the club environment in mind and to our knowledge every machine that we have ever built in over 11 years of use is still operational.

The Cannon comes with a one year parts and labor warranty, with extended warranties available.

The Squash Cannon has a number of different modes with different timing patterns for more challenging and game realistic setup;

Select Drill Screen Representation

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MANUAL MODE: Use the Cannon as always with manual control of ball temperature, speed, trajectory, and feed rate all with the simple turn of a knob. Ball speed is electronically variable from a gentle toss that is ideal for kids just beginning squash, to hard-hitting drives that will challenge even top players. That means you can easily duplicate the shots you need to practice; blistering drives, powerful volleys and towering serves. The wide speed range makes the Cannon a superior choice for coaches with players at different ability levels. The versatile ball feed rate is electronically variable from one ball every 0.75 seconds (for quick reaction volleys), to one ball every 15 seconds. It is excellent for teaching footwork and timing to beginners and for high performance training for intermediate and advanced players.

Letting the Computer take over allows you the choice of four different drill patterns;

Manual Drill Screen Representation

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RANDOM DRILL: Give the Cannon control to randomly shoot balls and teach players to watch the ball and improve their reaction time. The maximum and minimum intervals are selected by the user and the Cannon will randomly select an interval between this maximum and minimum.

Random Drill Screen Representation

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DECAY TRAINING allows the user to select the number of balls in each group, the initial or maximum interval and the final or minimum interval. The Cannon will then shoot the selected number of balls at the maximum interval. The interval is then reduced by 0.5 seconds. The selected number of balls is again fired at the reduced interval. This continues until the minimum interval has been reached. Once the selected number of balls has been fired at the minimum interval there is a 5 second rest period and then the workout cycles back to the maximum interval and starts over. This is a great setup for putting footwork under pressure. Let’s see what starts to break down after the ball reaches the minimum interval!

Decay Training Drill Screen Representation

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INTERVAL DRILL will allow the user to select the number of balls the machine will shoot before pausing for a rest period. Perfect for training for fitness. Why not have your student sprint around and pick up balls during the rest period. NO MERCY!!

Interval Drill Screen Representation

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LOB/DROP DRILL: The user is able to select two different elevations and two corresponding speeds. The Cannon will automatically change between speed 1/interval 1 to speed 2/interval 2. This is a game like situation drill where you can practice your footwork moving around the court. This mode can also be sued to vary shots for practicing high and low volleys. Your imagination is the only limitation for this set-up.

Lob Drop Drill Screen Representation

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HEATER SET-UP: gives you thermostatically controlled ball temperatures. The balls can be kept at game temperature or can be kept a little warmer for beginners who may need a bit more time.

Heater Setup Screen Representation

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Specifications

Ball speed 10 to over 100 MPH
Ball feed rate 0.75 to 15 sec. between balls
Trajectories Drive to lob
Dimensions 22″Lx19″Wx32″H
(56 Lx48 Wx81 H cm)
Weight 55 lbs
(21.6Kg)
Power 120VAC/240VAC 15amps
Approvals CSA Approval Special Inspection
CE Approval Pending
Warranty The squash Cannon is backed by a one-year warranty covering both parts and labor

*Specifications subject to change without notice