Rewind to 2015
I wanted to play more tennis, but it was always hard to find someone to play with. I had a coach that I would train with occasionally, but then I wanted to practice in between our sessions. I had heard about tennis ball machines but the only ones I'd seen were either really old basic ones at the tennis club, or new ones that were very expensive.
Whilst searching for the best tennis ball machine for my own personal use, I discovered the Spinshot brand. I searched the internet, read all the reviews, watched all the YouTube videos and from my research the Spinshot machines far out specified the ball machines available in NZ - the Spinshot machines had customisable drills, a metal exterior, large ball capacity and I could use my phone as the remote via the Drill Maker app. I was sold!
The only issue was it was not available in New Zealand ... so I had to import it ... from the UK.
After a few weeks it arrived and it was even better than I was expecting. After a bit of playing around with the settings on the app I made myself some drills and would spend a couple of hours a week practicing with the machine.
What impressed me was the range of shots it could deliver, and after a few weeks of training both my skills and fitness were improving. It was also fun to use and most importantly - I could train when I wanted.
Spinshot Sports NZ - founded in 2016
I loved my Spinshot machine so much and I thought there was a real gap in the market that this brand could fill. So I got in touch with the owners of Spinshot and in 2016 I became the sole distributor of Spinshot machines in NZ.
I began with just a small range of products, built an online store and it just grew from there.
It turns out there are a lot of people just like me - people want to play tennis but it's hard to find someone to play with - everyone is busy with work and family.
A Spinshot tennis ball machine is the answer. It is always available when you want it and can deliver you balls to a precise location, over and over and over again.
Spinshot Sports NZ Today
Spinshot Sports NZ is based in Christchurch and is owned and operated by Sarah & Shaun Pont.
We stock the full range of Spinshot tennis ball machines, pickleball machines, tennis balls and accessories.
Spinshot Sports NZ Limited maintains the sole distribution agreement for Spinshot products throughout New Zealand.
Image: Sarah and her Spinshot Player machine that was purchased in 2015. It was imported from the UK because there was no Spinshot in NZ back then!
We deliver New Zealand wide, and keep our delivery rates low. For items in stock in Christchurch, you can expect your items to arrive within a week of dispatch. Most other items will arrive within 10 days to two weeks.
We use PBT couriers. We send out order confirmation and tracking details once your items have been dispatched.
If you are in Christchurch or passing through you are more than welcome to collect your order from us. Please contact us for our physical address.
The History of the Spinshot Sports Brand
Originating in the United Kingdom, Spinshot tennis ball machines were developed to provide affordable quality tennis ball machines to tennis players worldwide.
Spinshot has a global network of licenced distribution agents. We operate as owner operator businesses and enjoy a great network of support and service from the global Spinshot brand representatives.
Manufacturing of the machines was moved to China to maintain a competitive price point. Quality and advancements in technology are paramount to the Spinshot brand. The team are focused on providing the best machines at the best price.
We are continuously improving our products to stay ahead of our competitors. We enjoy receiving feedback from customers on how they use their machines as this offers us insights on how we might improve our range.
For further information please contact us:
Spinshot Sports NZ Limited
PO Box 1025
Phone 021 734491