Originally Posted by augie_
probably more useful to do drills with no ball at all than to whack balls into a net off of a piece of carpet
Yeah hitting off mats isn't all that great for you. I worked at a driving range in high school and after beating thousands of balls over a couple of years my left wrist went to ****. If I did pushups I'd have to do knuckle ups because of how bad it hurt to bend my wrist backwards.
It took over a year of not hitting off of mats to get back to normal.
I realize that won't happen to everyone but unless you pony up for the top of the line mat then you're basically hitting down into concrete with a thin layer of rubber on top.