The Q-Ball Extreme is comprised of two, lightweight, bright yellow tennis ball-sized rubber balls imprinted with black numbers on the Balls’ 10 flattened dimples. The Balls’ flattened dimples provide a mild, erratic bounce to when struck on a surface. As such, the primary purpose of the Q-Ball Extreme is develop a player’s hand-eye coordination and reaction time.
The development of Qball came from founder, Bobby Martyn’s desire to improve his own reaction speed and eye-hand coordination when playing tennis. He was frustrated with his inability to see and react quickly, despite lots of practice and coaching. He needed something to train with to enhance his abilities. Reaction balls, swing aids, prism glasses, you name it, he tried it. Nothing seemed to work.
So he put together a team of experts consisting of athletes, coaches, trainers and psychologists to analyze brain processing speed and the unique training techniques top athletes use to excel in their respective sports. He examined the vision training used by Steph Curry of the NBA. He tested the eye-hand coordination drills used by Drew Breese of the NFL. The most in depth study came through breaking down the secret techniques of professional tennis players like Andy Murray, Roger Federer and others. He discovered through this process that there was nothing on the market or in books that trained the circuitry between the eyes, brain and body fast and efficiently.
Thus, the Qball was born. No two bounces are the same, which forces athletes to watch and react to each and every bounce. It’s moderately erratic enough so it can be bounced very fast repeatedly, without athletes having to move their feet. This focuses training on vision, eye-hand coordination and attention systems. He found that by isolating these areas of brain function, the physical areas could be developed much faster. The eyes and brain control our movements, not the other way around.