Ability to operate the machine from a remote smartphone app. Lighter ball machine than previous Spinshot versions at about 45 pounds. Random horizontal and vertical oscillation modes for most realistic practice conditions. Can program different speeds, shots, and oscillations.
Pricey model that's still relatively new to the market, so longevity is unknown. Some may struggle with programming.
Lightweight machine that's easy to take to your favorite court. Oversized wheels make unit extremely portable. Provides full corner to corner sweeping of shots. Can set ball feed rate and ball exit velocity. Machine aimed more at beginners. Offers better-than-expected battery life.
Doesn't offer many advanced programming features. No ability to control oscillation of the balls.
High-quality performance levels. Able to program it using a smartphone app. Can make use of vertical or horizontal oscillation or both. Trustworthy brand. All-metal design. Slightly larger than newer Plus model. Allows you to create and program drills for practice.
Expensive automatic machine. So many options for programming the machine that it can be confusing.
Offers ability to program the machine for multiple kinds of shots, including horizontal, vertical, or both. Long battery life. Includes wireless control unit for changing settings on the fly. Lighter weight. Can set random ball patterns to simulate a match.
Build quality and longevity of the machine are questionable. Price is high versus older Lobster models.
Performs basic functions well. A machine better suited to novice players. Lower-than-average price for an automatic tennis ball machine. May set topspin or backspin for balls. Remote control unit available as a separate purchase. One of the lighter machines on the market at around 35 pounds.
Battery performance is very disappointing. Limited control options over the exit angle and spin of the balls.
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A tennis ball machine enables you to perfect your tennis skills. Machines are available for novice and experienced tennis players. Each machine allows you to practice forehand and backhand shots, and build your muscle memory accordingly. A machine is typically programmable and allows you to set up various practice drills. It may also work in conjunction with a smartphone app. Additionally, some machines offer both horizontal and vertical oscillation. A machine typically consists of metal and allows you to replicate real-world match conditions. It may be run at different speeds. A machine may even provide corner-to-corner sweeping of shots and topspin and backspin balls, among other typical tennis hits.
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