Different things appeal to different people. You might like football while your friend loves ultimate Frisbee and keeps trying to get you to play every Thursday even though you have no interest whatsoever. If that exceedingly specific example doesn’t cover your situation, but you are a table tennis enthusiast, then you likely wish you could practice more, but hate relying on having a human practice partner who might be flaky or not available when you want to play at odd hours.
If you want to be able to put a good backspin on a ball at 2 in the morning, the Newgy Robo-Pong 2050 Table Tennis Robot will be able to help you out. This device will fit your standard ping-pong table, and can push, chop, serve, counter, lob, and fast loop shots so you’re not stuck doing the same thing over and over again. There’s also settings for topspin, backspin, left side spin, right side spin, and a combination spin to give you even more options.
This is meant for very serious players as it costs around $856, and also requires you to have a ping pong table handy. There will also be the matter of buying more balls over time as you’ll likely misplace or damage some of the forty 40mm balls it comes with. There’s a net to save you the trouble of running all over creation to save the balls, and it’s easy to setup and take down if you occasionally want a human adversary. Although, it would be fun to play rapid-fire against this with friends.
Available for purchase on Amazon