The 12 Best Tennis Ball Machines of 2020: Reviews & Buyer’s Guide

Tennis ball machines are spectacular for improving tennis skills, whether you are an individual looking to improve your game, a tennis coach looking for that extra edge for your athletes, or a tennis facility looking to provide better resources for your members.

The order of our article starts with our favorite choices, a quick overview, individual reviews, then our tennis ball machine buying guide at the end.

Spin Shot Player
Best Overall Tennis Ball Machine

“Mid-range portable tennis ball machine with plenty of advanced features. Has a great value for money.”

Spin Shot Lite
Spinshot Lite

“An affordable and basic tennis ball machine. Great option for juniors and beginners“                      

Tennis Tutor Plus Player
Tennis Tutor Plus Player Mode

“Great option for all levels, especially advanced players that are looking for more features than a basic tennis ball machine.”

Our List of the Top 12 Tennis Ball Machines Reviews

Below you will find 12 Reviews of the premier tennis ball machines for beginners, intermediate, & junior players, tennis coaches, and tennis facilities.

Top 12 Tennis Ball Machines of 2020 – Reviews

1. Spinshot Player Tennis Ball Machine

The Spinshot Player is an advanced tennis ball launcher, and there are several reasons it made our list. The machine can offer limitless training capabilities, according to Spinshot. Users can manage and customize their own drills too. A great feature of the spinshot player is that you can independently control the ball spin, height, speed, and angle of every shot.

Users can control the machine wirelessly with the use of DrillMaker app. You just have to download the app for free. With the app, you can select 12 programmable drills that can really improve your game in different areas.

The phone app is incredibly user-friendly; users will definitely have an easier time operating the machine and tweaking the settings.

The weight is around 41 lbs making it a great option for individuals looking for a light tennis ball machine to carry to local tennis courts. The machine’s speed is ranging from 18-68 mph. At the same time, the ball feed rate is from 2 seconds to 10 seconds every shot. It can fit 120 balls. Partner it with a great tennis racquet , and you’re going to improve much faster.

Specifications and Features

Ball Speed: 18-68 mph

Ball Capacity: 120 balls

Weight: 41 lbs

Spin: Topspin and Backspin 

Oscillation: Horizontal oscillation & Vertical

oscillation

Custom Drills: Yes, up to 12 preset drills at 6

shots each

Control/Phone System: Android and iPhone

Power: Rechargeable battery, battery life

last up to three hours

Best Overall Tennis Ball Machine

Pros

  • Great for any skill level
  • Create your own custom drills from your phone
  • Great quality
  • Ability to adjust feed rate, trajectory, spin, speed, and angle
  •  Oscillation feature

Cons

  • Only supports Apple and Adroid
  • Advanced players may want faster speed

2. Spinshot Plus 2

If you loved the original Spinshot Plus model, you would love their latest Plus 2 model. This one is a combination of all the best features of the original Plus model and Player model. All rolled into one. It has the OLED screen of the control panel in the Plus model and the programmable feature of the Spinshot Player.

With the inbuilt App for drill making, you can now program all drills and settings to 12 different variations. On top of it, you can also program a new drill or adjust every drill per your liking. It is light enough to transport to local tennis courts for individuals and tennis coaches. The speed ranges between 18 – 68 mph and can be adjusted to 20 different levels from the control panel. It comes with 18 different possibilities to spin the ball. Make your choice between 9 backspin levels and 9 topspin levels along with a possibility for a flat shot. You can now control Spinshot Plus 2 via your smartphone (both iPhone and Andriod) and an added Apple watch connectivity.

Recharging takes between 8 – 15 hours, which will last you about 2 to 3 hours anywhere on the court. It comes in a stable construction of powdered metal that can take hardball hits repeatedly. Spinshot Plus 2 is ideal both for the intermediate and the advanced player. The features will really help any athlete improve their skills. The full programmability will replace repeating shot drills that can get boring after a while. The drills come pre-programmed, but you can program your own drill if you feel it doesn’t cater to your needs.

Specifications and Features

Ball Speed: 18-68 mph

Ball Capacity: 120 balls

Weight: 46 lbs

Spin: 18 different topspin and backspin

possibilities

Oscillation:  Horizontal & Vertical Oscillation

Custom Drills: Yes, up to 12 different programs 

Control/Phone System: Full Program ability of

settings and drills. 

Power: Rechargeable battery,

battery life last 2-3 hours

 

Spinshot Plus 2

Pros

  • Great for any player looking for a lot of features 
  • Create your own custom drills from your phone
  • Full Programmability of settings and drills
  • Ability to adjust ball feed rate, trajectory, spin, speed, and angle
  •  Easy readable OLED screen

Cons

  • Only supports Apple and Adroid phone remote
  • One Button Watch Button Remote is sold separately 

3. Spinshot Plus Tennis Ball Machine

Spinshot Plus is solid and stable enough with its metal construct but mobile enough to be carried back and forth between your home and court. You will find it is more compact and lighter than other mechanical tennis practice partners with similar features in the market. In terms of pricing and features, it can’t get any better than this.

One distinctive feature of Spinshot Plus is that it has a lot of features. It has 5 parameters – spin, speed, feeding interval, oscillation, and height. Set to an interval between 18 – 68 mph and choose between 9 degrees of backspin and topspin and flat shots totaling to an impressive 20 shot variations.

Spinshot Plus also has 5 oscillation feature modes – horizontal random oscillation, horizontal 2-line oscillation, vertical oscillation, random vertical, and horizontal oscillation.

The downside to this portable machine is that there are no pre-programmed drills, but it makes up for it plenty with a remote phone connection via iPhone and Andriod. With a 10 seconds lag after you press the button for play, it gives you enough time to put down your phone and get ready for the first shot.

It can last on the tennis court for 2–3 hours with a recharging time of 8–15 hours. The faster and shorter feed interval you use, the quicker the battery will use up. This tennis ball machine is ideal for both advanced and intermediate players. Price-wise, it is in the middle range and offers quite an impressive list of features that other tennis ball machines in this price category do not offer. It is hard to simulate the match conditions because there are no programmed drills, but it is enough to practice your swings, and with a budget-friendly price, it can’t go wrong.

Specifications and Features

Ball Speed: 18-68 mph

Ball Capacity: 120 balls

Weight: 46 lbs

Spin:  top spin and back spin

Oscillation: 5 Oscillation Modes 

Custom Drills: No, need to update 

to Plus 2 Model

Control/Phone System: Control panel on tennis

ball machine and phone app 

Power: Rechargeable battery,

battery life last 2-3 hours

Spinshot Plus

Pros

  • Great for any skill level
  • Create your own cusstom drills from your phone
  • Ability to adjust ball feed rate, trajectory, spin, speed, and angle
  • Easy to use mobile app

Cons

  • No ability to program drills
  • One Button Watch Remote is sold separately 

4. Spinshot Pro Tennis Ball Machine

If you are looking for a high-performance tennis ball machine but cannot afford the high-end products, Spinshot Pro is the answer. It is one of our favorites, and it is great for entry-mid level machine. This mechanical tennis practice partner will help you improve your return and hitting techniques. You will be impressed by how well it can move the shots randomly from side to side.

You can fit in 120 balls in the ball feeder just like all Spinshot pro tennis ball machines. As for the speed range, you can adjust it between 18 – 68 mph, and the feed interval is 2-10 seconds, which is also adjustable according to user preference.

Spinshot Pro has an extensive spin variation with 6 different topspin levels and 6 backspin levels.

The fact that it sets up the height electrically is a bonus because you don’t have to adjust it manually, which can be time-consuming and just downright sloppy. The Spinshot Pro has two simple buttons in the remote button control. With one button, you can turn on & off the feed simultaneously while the other button is for turning on & off the oscillation feature. When fully charged, you can use it for 2 – 3 hours.

This is better than other tennis ball machines in a similar price range but is comparatively less expensive than the more advanced models. With it's excellent battery life and A/C option, this is a great option for tennis coaches or tennis facilities. 

Specifications and Features

Ball Speed: 18-68 mph

Ball Capacity: 120 balls

Weight: 44

Spin: Adjustable topspin and backspin 

Oscillation: Random Horizontal Oscillator  

Custom Drills: No 

Control/Phone System: Control panel on tennis

ball machine

Power: Rechargeable battery,  

battery up to three hours, A/C option available

Spinshot Pro

Pros

  • Great for any skill level
  • Ball Trajectories: Adjustable from Ground Stroke to lob angel
  • Ball Feeding Rate every 2 to 10 seconds
  • Random oscillation, shoots balls side to side

Cons

  • No ability to program drills
  • Battery option can be ordered for free, and main power module will be ordered at price of $99

5. Match Mate Rookie

This is the best tennis ball machine for someone who has never played before or for junior players. It is perfect for aspiring individuals who want to become a professional tennis player someday. It features a five hours battery life to make sure that the already gets tired before it will turn off. Moreover, you can bring this machine every day during your training because it only weighs 22lbs.

On the other hand, its settings are appropriate for all beginners but not for children. It will also help you to improve your technique because its fire or ball speed can be adjusted. Nevertheless, the Match Mate Rookie does not come with custom oscillation and ball spin settings.

Specifications and Features

Skill Level: Beginner 

Ball Speed: 18-30 mph

Ball Capacity: 30

Weight: 22 lbs

Spin: A little topspin 

Oscillation: No

Custom Drills: No

Control/Phone System: Control panel on tennis

ball machine 

Power: Rechargeable battery, up to 5 hours

 of continuous play time


Match Mate Rookie

Pros

  • Great for beginners and children
  • 5 hour battery life
  •  Ball speeds range from a soft 10-foot toss to a 28-mph
  • Easy to use
  • At Startup – 10 Seconds for ball delivery wait time

Cons

  • No ability to program drills
  • No oscillation 

6. Lobster Sports Elite 3

The Elite 3 can hold a total of 150 tennis balls that are useful in improving your fitness and game. Furthermore, it has speeds of 60 to 80 mph which is suitable for average players.

On the other hand, it comes with a few non-compulsory accessories which is helpful for easier customization of settings. Nevertheless, it is ideal for both mid-level and beginner athletes.

Specifications and Features

Ball Speed: 10-80 mph 

Ball Capacity: 150 

Weight: 44 lbs

Spin:  topspin and backspin

Oscillation: 2-line oscillation

with variable depth

Custom Drills: No

Control/Phone System: Control panel on

tennis ball machine 

Power: Rechargeable batter,

battery life last 4-5 hrs

Lobster Sports Elite 3

Pros

  • 150 ball capacity
  • 2-Year Warranty
  •  Simulates match play to improve your skills
  • Shoots alternating balls to the forehand and backhand
  • Ability to set from heavy topspin, to flat, to heavy backspin

Cons

  • No ability to program drills
  • Charge time ranges from 12 - 24 hours
  • Remote Control sold separately

7. Tennis Tutor Plus Player Model

The Tennis Tutor Plus Player Model is one of the most advanced tennis serving machines on this list. This is great for advanced tennis players, tennis couches, or tennis facilities. It simulates a real player. All you need to do is select your setting and it will automatically pick the appropriate speed and spin, making it an automatic tennis ball machine. The Tennis Tutor will change the shots side-to-side and the depth of the shots. The settings are easy to set-up for the three different tennis player skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced. Just choose your skill level, and it will be like you are playing someone.

The combinations are infinite; thus, having a Tennis Tutor Plus can truly help you get better by focusing on your weaknesses and improving them.

The Tennis Tutor is great for a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player because you can choose the level. The Tutor allows fully random oscillation with varying speed and spin, simulating a real game with a real opponent. Other machines can’t surpass this feature making Tennis Tutor one of the best on the market that can greatly improve your performance through practice.

It can hold 150 balls. You can adjust the speed of the topspin or backspin from 10-85mph, making it one of the fastest on the market. You can even adjust the feed rate from 1.5-10 seconds. The Tennis Tutor comes with an easy to use push-button control panel with nice visuals. Better yet, no programming involved!

The Tennis Tutor Player Model comes with a rechargeable battery that can last between 4-6 hours of play. You do have the option to buy a Wireless 2-button report to start and stop the balls or control the oscillator.

Specifications and Features

Ball Speed: 10-85 mph

Ball Capacity: 150

Weight: 46 lbs

Spin:  topspin and backspin

Oscillation: Random horizontal & vertical,

fully random capability 

Custom Drills: Beginner, Intermediate,

Advanced settings

Control/Phone System: Control panel 

Power: Rechargeable battery,

battery life last 4-6 hrs 

Tennis Tutor Plus Player Mode

Pros

  • Easy to use settings
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • No programming required
  • Fully random oscillation, mixes up ball speed, spin, feed rate and more
  • 150 ball capacity

Cons

  • Remote control sold separate 
  • Expensive
  • Weighs 46 lbs

8. Spinshot Lite Tennis Ball Machine

The Sports Spinshot Lite is an entry-level model for juniors, beginners, and returning athletes looking to learn, improve, or practice specific shot techniques over and over again. It looks attractive, is very easy to use, and has a portable design.

The machines come with a 40 ball capacity, a max speed of 37 mph and a whole range of features like feed speed, height, and feed intervals; it’s the perfect tennis ball feeder for amateurs.

Specifications and Features

Ball Speed: Max speed 37 mph 

Ball Capacity: 40 

Weight: 22 lbs for battery model

Spin: Topspin 

Oscillation: Yes (with Watch Remote Model)  

Custom Drills: No 

Control/Phone SystemControl panel on

tennis ball machine 

Power: Models in A/C or rechargeable battery

life last up to 7 hours on the 

Spinshot Lite

Pros

  • Great for beginners
  • Towing wheels for easy transport
  • Ball feed rate can be set between 2-10 seconds
  • Easy to move and store

Cons

  • No preprogrammed drills
  • Only holds 40 balls

9. Lobster Sports Elite 2

It weighs about forty-four pounds and is very durable; it also has wheels that are larger than life, which makes this device very easy to move and set-up and store away.

When ball machine is charged, it can last anywhere from four hours to eight hours.

Most only create sweeps that are random from the left and the right, but this machine can set up random patterns for the left and the right as well as for shots that are short and even deep shots.

It has a great oscillating system and can hold around 150 balls at one time.

The pros of this ball machine are endless, but the price tag can be kind of steep. The average price for this Elite 2 ball machine is above $1000, but with that being said, it is worth getting a machine that does it all. It's affordable when compared to other tennis ball machines that are out on the market right now.

I think this is perfect for anyone and everyone. Kids, as well as adults, can easily use this tennis ball machine just as easily as they can all enjoy all the great benefits it has to offer.

Specifications and Features

Ball Speed: 10-80 mph

Ball Capacity: 150

Weight: 42 lbs

Spin:  Topspin and Backspin

Oscillation: Random horizontal and vertical

Custom Drills: No 

Control/Phone SystemControl panel on

machine. Phone app available. 

Power: Rechargeable battery,

battery life last 4-8 hrs

Lobster Sport Elite 2

Pros

  • Advanced triple oscillation, short and deep shot pattern.
  • 2-Year Warranty
  • Shoots balls on all side of court: left, right, short, and deep. 
  • Helps improve reaction time

Cons

  • Remote control sold separate 
  • No ability to program custom drills

10. Lobster Sports Elite 1

The Lobster Elite Model 1 is a battery-operated tennis ball machine. The features include random oscillation or full corner-to-corner oscillation, which will improve both your forehand and backhand.

The Elite 1 comes with a full corner-to-corner sweep that will challenge both beginner and advanced levels. The machine also fires out 60-degree lobs for you to practice your overheads. The speed of the balls ranges from 10-80 mph. The machine is a great way to improve your technique and reaction time.

An option is to purchase the premium charger. It will enable the tennis ball machine to be fully charged within just 2 to 3 hours.

There is also a trickle charge feature which ensures that it never gets overcharged. The ergonomic design, along with the large size wheels, allows for easy transport and maximum durability.

This device is, therefore, a great investment for both beginner and advanced levels.

Specifications and Features

Ball Speed: 10-80 mph 

Ball Capacity: 150

Weight: 42 lbs

Spin: topspin and backspin 

Oscillation: Random horizontal oscillation 

Custom Drills: No

Control/Phone System: Control panel

on machine  

Power: Rechargeable battery

last 4-8 hrs

Lobster Sport Elite 1

Pros

  • Great for beginners and can challenge intermediate players
  • 2-Year Warranty
  • Corner-to-corner random oscillation
  • Ability to change top and backspin 

Cons

  • Only has horizontal oscillation
  • No ability to program custom drills

11. Lobster Sports Phenom II

The Lobster Sports Phenom II can hold more than 250 balls and be positioned anywhere within the court. Moreover, this tennis ball machine allows every player to practice and dial in according to their drills.

Unlike the Elite 3, its remote control is sold separately and does not come with a mobile phone application. Furthermore, it features vertical oscillation and random spin modes that make things easier.

Even though it is considered one of the best tennis ball machines, it is not created for everyone. Nevertheless, if you’re planning to buy one for your own court or tennis club the Lobster Phenom II can be a great option for you.

Specifications and Features

Ball Speed: 35-80 mph

Ball Capacity: 250

Weight: 99 lbs

Spin:  topspin and backspin

Oscillation: Random horizontal oscillation

 & vertical oscillation

Custom Drills: Yes, 12 programmable court

drills with up to 6 shots per drill

Control/Phone System: Control panel on

tennis ball machine 

Power: AC

Lobster Phenom two

Pros

  • Random horizontal oscillation , random vertical, 2-line (narrow, medium & wide), fully random with random speed, spin, feed rateest
  • Best machine in the Lobster product line
  • 2-Year Warranty
  • Program your own custom drills with 18 different shot locations, while choosing the speed, spin, and feed rate to your liking

Cons

  • Not ideal for beginners
  • The great features come at a cost

12. Lobster Sports Elite Liberty

The Elite Liberty only weighs about thirty-five pounds and is very durable; it is designed to be easily moved and can hold up to 150 balls at once. With this machine, you can control both the spin of the ball and the speed of the ball.

The speed of the ball can be adjusted from anywhere between twenty miles per hour and eighty miles per hour, and the spin can be a topspin or a backspin. There is also so much more. It also come with a battery charger.

Specifications and Features

Ball Speed: 10-80 mph

Ball Capacity: 150

Weight: 35 lbs

Spin:  topspin and backspin

Oscillation: Random horizontal

oscillation

Custom Drills: No

Control/Phone System: Panel on tennis

ball machine

Power: Rechargeable battery,

battery life last 2-4 hrs

Lobster Sports – Elite Liberty

Pros

  • Great for beginners and intermediate players
  • Weighs only 35 lbs
  • 2-Year Warranty

Cons

  • Low court time compared to other Lobster models
  • Premium charge and remote are not included but are optional

How to choose the best tennis ball machine buying guide?

Because there are so many different kinds of tennis ball machines that are out there, it means that there are a lot of different aspects that you need to keep an eye out for.

Battery Life

Make sure that you can get enough of practice time with the player tennis ball machine. Good battery life is around 4 to 8 hours before you need to recharge it.

Programmability

Some tennis ball machines have programmable oscillation allowing you to create different shot sequences for your own drills. Higher line tennis ball machines will allow you to program a change of speed and spin in the oscillation program.

Oscillation

It is the direction of where the ball will be thrown at. The tennis ball machine usually has random, vertical oscillation and horizontal oscillation.

Oscillation

Spin

Ball machines with a spinning wheel, propulsion spin is created by moving one wheel faster than the other. Topspin and backspin are created this way in most ball machines. Some ball machines are Pneumatic machines and they cannot create spin without an attachment.

Tennis Spin

Speed Range

Having the ability to set the speed in tennis machines is important. The variety of speeds that you can set the tennis ball machine to throw the balls at and the angles that the balls can get thrown at. The speed range of your tennis ball machine is important to consider. Most machines have a speed range of 10 mph to 80 mph, while some have a speed range of 10-28 mph. You don't want to buy a tennis ball machine that only goes 28 mph if you are an intermediate player. Make sure to consider your speed range that you want to have.

spin-control

Feed Rate

The ball machines feed rate should be between 2-10. It should also be accurate and reliable. The feed rate is how fast ball machines launch a ball between shots. 

Ball Capacity

The more balls ball machines can hold the less you will have to refill ball machines. You also want to look at the capacity that the tennis machine can hold. An average tennis ball machine can hold about 100 balls or more. Usually those that can hold three-hundred balls or more are labeled as professional tennis ball machines. If you’re looking for the perfect ball to use for your tennis ball machine, you can read our article here.

Tennis ball machine capacity

Weight

Weight is important to consider for ball machines, especially if you will need to transport the tennis ball machine from your car to the tennis court. The last thing you want to do is pull out your back before hitting the tennis courts. Most people want something easy to lift and set-up if they are using it for home use or local courts. Tennis clubs won't need to worry about transporting their ball machines because they  will stay at the tennis club. 

The smaller tennis ball machines are more common with younger tennis players and at smaller schools and or organizations. The bigger machines are more common in high schools, colleges, country clubs, and even batting cages and or at the homes of professional tennis ball players.

Extras

It is also important to know what other useful accessories the ball machines have. For example, extra battery pack, remote control, or the machine cover.

Remote control

For some tennis ball machines, you can buy a remote control accessory. Some remotes only allow you to stop and start while others allow you to change the speed, and spin on the ball machines. Some machines like the ones listed in our review have wrist remote controls, which are very handy.

What is a Tennis Ball Machine?

What is a tennis ball machine

A tennis ball machine is a device that shoots tennis balls from it. They come out of a pipe or tube; they can come out at different speeds and angles. Ball machines are designed to resemble practicing with a live person. The shots coming out of the machine will be consistent. They are also designed for specific skills like working on your backhand or practicing hitting from side to side.

All kinds of people of all ages use tennis ball machines. Kids use tennis ball machines for fun or even for practice, like in a little league or a small school team.

And adults use ball machines for fun as well as for work as if they are practicing because they are a professional tennis ball player or if they play tennis in tournaments.

There is a long list of different tennis ball machines, and some are designed for certain reasons. Before you go and buy one, you should do some research first to get a better understanding of everything to help with determining which tennis ball machine is going to be the right one for you to use. Please email us if you have specific questions on ball machines too!

Benefits of Having It

Perfect Partner

Tennis tests your skills, endurance, and strategies, aside from being a fun game. To hit the ball and to practice your swing’s accuracy and timing, you need a partner who is as dedicated as you. You might be willing to wake up at six in the morning to practice and play, but it is hard to find someone willing to do the same. This problem has a simple solution: owning a tennis ball machine. It can be your patient and perfect tennis buddy. Whether you have a beginner or intermediate tennis player, the tennis ball machine won’t mind!

Faultless Shooter

Aside from being available whenever you want to practice, ball machines can also deliver balls without faults. Unlike human opponents, tennis ball machines can shoot balls continuously at you without fail. The time wasted in-service faults can be added back to your training time. You get to maximize your time for practice.

Patient Trainer

Repetition is the key to mastery. That is why you have to practice your backhand and forehand over and over again. Learning tennis requires a step by step process. When you are starting to learn the game, you are conscious of your stance, follow-through, swing, body position, footwork, and eye focus.

You need to master the proper way to do them, but it isn’t easy. It requires time before your body can do these unconsciously, like driving. When you’re just learning to drive, you’re conscious of everything that needs to be done and mastered, but when you finally learn how to do it right, it comes as easy as breathing.

Tough Opponent

To retain everything, you need to make thousands of swings, and your tennis ball machine can help you do that. Ball machines feed you with balls at different speeds and spins from different angles. The ball can be shot from any part of the court, simulating a real tennis game. Training like this can improve your reflexes making your swings almost automatic in time.

Buying a machine is an investment in your game, but considering that there are quite a few machines on the market today, it is necessary to do a bit of research in advance.

What to avoid?

When it comes to all of the different settings, it can be a bit overwhelming at times, there is a lot to choose from, and you have to work your way up to some settings. One thing to avoid is buying a machine that is not for you. You need to figure out what type of tennis player you are. Suppose you are an advanced tennis player, then don't buy a lower-end model. It won't be challenging enough for you. On the same side, if you are a beginner tennis player, you might not need a machine with all the bells and whistles like programmable workouts.

On another note, from time to time, there can be an issue or even a mechanical failure. A mistake happening is not all the common; there are little accounts of misfires. Tennis ball machines are just designed to throw the balls, so whoever uses the machine can get better at hitting the balls.

Types of tennis ball machines

There are all kinds of tennis ball machines out there, and there are even more kinds of companies out there that are making all of these great machines. For example, the machines from Lobster are very versatile, are considered to be top of the line when it comes to quality, but they come with a price.

They are known for having more models to choose from than other companies because they make so many for both people who are just starting out and for people who have been playing tennis for years.

FAQs

Why are they expensive?

Tennis ball machines are expensive because they have many advanced features that hit the ball for different angles, speeds, and positions. They are complex machines that require a lot of effort to make one. Fortunately, some entry-level models are affordable.

Are tennis ball machines useful and are they worth it?

In my opinion, they are worth it because they can help you improve your game and teach you good techniques and refine them. It also allows the players to bring them anytime and anywhere. Tennis, like other sports, you need to practice a lot. Repetition is key, and tennis ball machines are the best for this.

Does a tennis ball machine help you to improve your game?

Yes, it does! Tennis ball machines, especially the higher-end models, have many features like fully-programmable drills, different levels of speed, oscillations, and spins. These features make the shots unpredictable and can make you work hard. They are great for helping you get a better feel for your new racquet. Some racquets like the Babolat Aero which has a lot of spin or the powerful Babolat Pure Drive 2018 make it challenging, but with a tennis ball machine, you can quickly get a feel for the racquet.

Who Invented the Tennis Ball Machine?

René Lacoste, the man behind the famous polo shirt and the brand Lacoste also invented the Tennis Ball Machine back in 1920.

Are there any good Tennis Ball Machine drills?

Yes, of course! Many machines have the ability to program your own custom drills too. 

What are the best balls to use with it?

Manufacturers often advised that players must use pressureless tennis balls with their ball machine because of its longevity and consistent results.

Are there any cons to owning a tennis ball machine?

Besides the price tag of some tennis ball machines, (which should be considered an investment not an expense) is the wear and tear on  your racquets strings because of the increased use. Depending on how much you play you may have to restring your tennis racquet

Another item to consider before purchasing a ball machine is if you have any history of tennis racquet injuries. If you had tennis elbow issues than the increased practice could aggravate your past injury. However, there are elbow friendly tennis racquets that are not as stiff as other racquets. 

Conclusion

After hours and hours of countless research, the entire industry for tennis ball machines has been gone through, and everything that needs to be known is known and described in these tennis ball machine reviews. 

Each machine is meant to do different things, and certain players need different machines based on their skill level. Some machines are better for children, and then some tennis ball machines are better for adults.

With that being said, some machines are better for portability and are easy to set up and easy to take down, and then some machines are better when they stay in one spot at all times. This is because a machine like this is very large and holds many balls and takes a lot of time to put up and is heavy and sometimes hard to move.

lobster ball machine in use

Tennis ball machines are great for several reasons, and they are there when you need to practice one move over and over again until you get it right, and they are there when you can’t find someone else to play with. This is a great and efficient way to improve your tennis game. These machines are also used in tennis drills; they are perfect for ongoing practice and help with bettering your ball placement, your speed, your endurance, your strength, and so much more.

Overall, tennis ball machines help both serious players and players just playing tennis for fun to improve their play and get to the next level. There are several different tennis drills , and the average tennis ball machine can you allow you to practice for up to six or eight hours a day without stopping before you have to plug it in to charge. You can do each drill just a few times before you can already begin to see and feel the improvements from using the machine.

Whether you play for fun or play as a job, a tennis ball machine is all you need to improve yourself to become the best singles and doubles player.

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