HECS Ball

Become One With Your Racket.

Sharpen your reflexes, improve your hand-eye coordination, and develop your grip and racket skills with the ultimate training tool, the HECS Ball. Patent pending, and hand-crafted in Canada.

Dan Savard, Coach, Inventor.

Insatiable curiosity and a constant drive to optimize – that’s Dan. As a badminton coach and trainer, Dan always does his best to pass on a passion for development to his students.

“The HECS Ball emerged from a bunch of stars aligning. First, there’s a real struggle to practice racket skills without being on the court. Badminton wasn’t a sport where you can take practice home with you, like with an instrument. Secondly, there was no productive, safe, and fun way to spend more time practicing at home. Shuttles dent walls and are too difficult to control. It’s also boring to sit there pretending to hit shots and I couldn’t ask that of my students. Lastly, the science behind rapid skill improvement has always been fascinating to me, so stumbling upon a design that combined all of these elements was pretty lucky.

After dozens of prototypes, I finally had something I was happy with. I immediately felt the results on-court, so I knew I was onto something.

Now I'm glad to say, it’s easy for anyone to get 100 high quality, sport-specific reps in a minute or so, wherever you have a bit of space.”

HECS Ball Lineup

HECS Ball #1 (small)
High speed and bounce, zippy.

HECS Ball #2 (medium)
Right in the middle, the workhorse.

HECS Ball #3 (large)
Slow speed and bounce, high control.

Badminton #123 Pack

$20.00 CAD

Badminton #123 Pack
Free shipping within Canada!

Need help with an order?  Contact: derek (at) hecsball.com

Are you a coach or distributor? Contact: dan (at) hecsball.com

And take advantage of Dan's complete video lessons over at HECS Academy.

Quick Start Guide

Testimonials

I love that I can play with my grandchildren at home. It's been great for working on skills I never truly had the chance to learn, which has really improved my backhands!

– A.M. INTERMEDIATE BADMINTON PLAYER, 60+

HECS Balls are really fun! I like that I can play at home.

– MAGNUS, 11

The HECS Ball has been a huge part of my improvement as a player who didn't receive too much court time in the past. The power of both my backhand and forehand racket skills would not be where they are today without the HECS Ball!

– DERICK H., HIGH-PERFORMANCE ATHLETE, 20

HECS Balls have changed the way I play badminton. Before, if I would take a break or miss practice, I would be very rusty when I got back. But now, I can practice at home very easily and safely. If you want to stay sharp at all times, I highly recommend getting some HECS Balls!

– DANIEL R., 17

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Why Three Sizes?

Is one for beginners, intermediates and advanced players? Why are there three sizes?

All HECS Balls weigh about the same, but they behave differently as they fly through the air and bounce. Having 3 different options gives you the flexibility to practice at different speeds and intensities. As seen in the instructional videos, these 3 sizes can be used to progress a given exercise, so that you can keep challenging yourself as you get better.

The #1 – Bouncy, fast, and a bit unpredictable, this ball will keep you on your toes. For beginners, this one is perfect for learning to hit against a wall, since grip power isn’t needed to make it fly. For pros, this one will give you the most intense wall-practice to hone your reflexes. The harder you hit, the faster it moves.

The #2 – Balanced overall, this ball will give you a predictable bounce that’s easy to control. The #2 is a Jack-of-all-trades and provides a great starting point for beginners and advanced players alike.

The #3 – Not bouncy, it's slow and predictable. This ball is perfect for practicing harder shots against a wall. Even complete beginners can hit this a dozen times with minimal practice – great for building confidence.

It looks like a pompom. Why would I buy this?

Simply put, it’s not a pompom. A HECS Ball has patent-pending technology, giving you a ball that comes off the racket with a nice feel, and behaves exactly as you need it.

How durable are they?

They'll last many months, if not years with regular use. They are plenty durable for your practice needs and are NOT designed as a consumable.

Will it damage my strings?

No. And it's soft on your racket and walls too.

Can't I just use a regular shuttle against a wall or indoors?

Shuttles are NOT friendly to your walls. They're loud and break easily if you hit the feathers. They're not easy to use in confined spaces, and their erratic bounces aren't good for practice.

Any advice on care & maintenance?

HECS is about hand-eye coordination and grip power, not smashing, so hit in a controlled manner.

Any stray threads sticking out? These should be nipped with scissors, not pulled out.  Hand wash and air dry.