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Buyer's Guide to Tennis Ball Machines

We've written this Buyer's Guide to help you choose the best tennis ball machine for your needs. Whether you are 8 years old or 80, there is a ball machine to suit you.

If you are still unsure of which machine is best for you, please contact us and we can assist you.

  

Features to consider when buying a ball machine  

  • Drills
    • Preset drills - popular drills for improving skill and speed
    • Customisable drills - do you want to create your own drills?
    • Manual mode - you decide the pace and placement of each ball
    • Random mode - let the machine decide the pace and placement of each ball
  • Oscillation & Height
    • Horizontal oscillation - do you want to serve balls from forehand to backhand across the court?
    • Vertical oscillation - do you want to serve balls from the net to the baseline?
    • Height adjustment - lob / smashes versus flat shots
  • Ball speed and Feed rate
    • Speed adjustment to suit a range of player abilities
    • Ball feed rate adjustment to slow or speed up the time between shots
  • Topspin and Backspin / Slice

  • Remote Function
    • Remote control via app, remote watch or traditional remote controller
  • Power options
    • Battery (internal - plug the machine in to charge)
    • External battery - use multiple batteries to extend playing time
    • Mains power - if you have power on your court
  • Ball hopper capacity
    • 100 balls will take between 3 - 8 minutes to hit depending on feed rate

 

Our Most Popular Machines 

These three machines: Plus-2, Player and Pro, are by far our most popular sellers. They suit all skill levels and ages. We have sold these machines to private individuals, families, clubs and coaches. 

Here is an overview of our most popular machines, followed by a comparison chart of our full range.

Left to right: Spinshot Plus-2, Spinshot Player, Spinshot Pro

 

Most Features / Top of Range

Spinshot Plus-2

The Plus-2 offers more functionality than any of our other machines. Use either the control panel or the Drill Maker App to access a wide selection of drills or oscillation modes.

Who should buy this machine?
  • Players and coaches that want the option to use both the control panel and the app to customise drills
  • Suits all player skill levels - speed from 30 - 130km/h
  • Players that want to improve their skills and fitness
Product Highlights
  • Most advanced control panel offering widest range of functionality and LCD screen
  • Operate the machine from the other end of the court using the Drill Maker app or Remote Watch
  • 5 quick select oscillation modes on the control panel - includes 2-line, vertical & horizontal oscillation and manual mode
  • 12 preset drills (use the control panel or app) - includes forehand, backhand, 2-line, approach and random
  • Fully customisable drills - customise or make new drills using the Drill Maker app
  • Horizontal and vertical oscillation
  • Topspin and backspin
  • Large fold up hopper holds over 100 balls
  • High speed model serves balls over 130km/h
  • Battery or power options

Shop Plus-2

Shop High Speed Plus-2

 

Best Seller

Spinshot Player

The Player has been our best seller for many years. Use the control panel or the Drill Maker app to select one of the 12 drills. Use the Drill Maker app to customise or create new drills.

The Player does not have the oscillation mode buttons or LCD screen on the control panel - this functionality is only available on the Plus-2.

Who should buy this machine?
  • Players and coaches that prefer to use the app rather than the control panel
  • Suits all player skill levels - speed from 30 - 130km/h
  • Players that want to improve their skills and fitness

Product Highlights

  • Very user friendly control panel
  • Operate the machine from the other end of the court using the Drill Maker app or Remote Watch
  • 12 preset drills (use control panel or app) - includes forehand, backhand, 2-line, approach & random
  • Fully customisable drills - customise existing drill or make new drills using the Drill Maker app
  • Horizontal and vertical oscillation
  • Topspin and backspin
  • Large fold up hopper holds over 100 balls
  • High speed model serves balls over 130km/h
  • Battery or power options

Shop Player

 

Most affordable and Easy to Use

Spinshot Pro

Our Pro machine is super easy to use and offers an affordable intro into tennis ball machines. Use the dials on the machine to adjust speed, top or back spin & height. Remote control included.

Who should buy this machine?
  • Players and coaches that prefer to use dials and switches on the control panel, rather than the app
  • Suits all player skill levels - speed from 30 - 100km/h
  • Players that want to practice consistent shots with horizontal oscillation.

Product Highlights

  • Easy to use dials and switches to control ball speed and placement
  • Horizontal oscillation 
  • Remote control starts and stops the balls and controls oscillation.
  • Suits all player skill levels
  • Large fold up hopper holds over 100 balls
  • Serves balls up to 100km/h
  • Battery or power options

 Shop Pro

 

Full Range Comparison Chart 

  Lite Pro Plus Player Plus-2
Drills &
Oscillation
         
Quick select oscillation modes
Oscillation mode selection from machine control panel
Custom Drills
Preset Drills
2-Line Drills
3-Line Drills
Random Drills
Horizontal
Oscillation

Vertical 
Oscillation

Remote Control
Drill Maker
App Remote
Remote
Watch

Apple Watch Remote

Power Options
Battery
Compatible
AC Power
Compatible
Adjustable Controls
Speed
Top Spin / Back Spin
Height
Feed Rate
Oscillation /
Horizontal Placement
General
Speed (kph) 30-60 30-110 30-110 30-110 30-110
Speed High Spin Model (kph) 30-130 30-130
Battery Play
Time (hours)
5+ 2-3 2-3 2-3 2-3
Ball Capacity 50 120 120 120 120
Weight 10kg 17kg 17kg 17kg 17kg