original BATAK can be seen
here being played at the National Sports Centre,
The word BATAK derives from
the two words 'BAT' and 'ATTACK'.
The first generation BATAK
machines, as seen above, had 48 target
lights and were played with a special
foam tipped racquet. These early machines were
used in National Sports Centres and at the Wimbledon
U.K. tennis tournament, proving enormously popular.
versions were used in promotional work and Mercedes
Benz used one of these in their Association
of Tennis Professionals (A.T.P) worldwide tennis
was featured on the ITV hit
series 'BODYHEAT' which set
out to find the fittest young couple in the
At the end of each show the exhausted challengers
faced the BATAK wall which
was used to test their reaction times, stamina
levels and hand eye co-ordination ability.
The series proved so popular that it ran for
3 years in succession.
has also appeared on numerous other television
programmes throughout the world and is fast
becoming recognised in the health and fitness
In fact, there is now an official
Record of a staggering 99
target strikes in only 60 seconds!
is the official World Record, however, one man
has managed to 'unofficially' shatter it! Click
see his amazing video!
to its enormous popularity, BATAK has
now become a brand name in it's own right, standing
for health, fitness,
and of course...great entertainment!
NEXT FOR BATAK?
New hardware and software products are now being
developed to support the growing demands of
human performance trainers and fitness coaches.
sure you visit this website regularly for the
latest news and updates.