Tennis Battery Twist Ball Machine - Battery Powered Model

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An excellent opportunity to work on your stroke, the Tennis Tutor® Twist ball machine provides a unique spiral design that delivers up to 28 balls in 5-second increments.

Features

  • Shoots a ball every 5 seconds
  • Ball arc can be adjusted from 12' to 20' in length
  • Unique spiral design holds up to 28 balls
  • Adjustable range makes it practical for use in driveways, backyards, and even basements
  • Lightweight for easy transport
  • High-impact plastic case with built-in carrying handle
  • Single motor design is engineered to provide years of trouble-free service
  • 3-year manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor
Specifications

  • Ball capacity: 28 balls
  • Maximum Ball Ejection: 10' to 20' toss
  • Ball Feed Rate: 5 seconds
  • Playing Time: 5-10 hours, typical
  • Weight: 11 lbs
  • Runs on 6 "D" batteries (not included)

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Tennis TutorTennis Twist Ball Machine - Battery Powered Model
 
3.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Improves performance (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Beginner (6)
    • Intermediate (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Beginner (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    You gotta love this machine!

    I know, I know! You're thinking how can this ball machine be any good when others are offered at [$] plus, right? Well if you are looking for a economical way to ...Read complete review

    I know, I know! You're thinking how can this ball machine be any good when others are offered at [$] plus, right? Well if you are looking for a economical way to groove your forehand and backhand and overheads, you can't go wrong with this machine. Filled with 30 balls, if tosses one every 5 seconds, which gives you a great 2 1/2 minute drill. I usually do around 8 loads (240 balls) from various positons on the court; i.e., short ball down the line, short serve return cross court and down the line, long balls you can crank from the base line and then volley drills and overheads both forehand and backhand. You will hit more balls this way, with just 8 loads then you would in 3 or 4 sets of singles and you will have worked as hard, if not harder, depending on whether you retreat a bit and then run up to the ball, switch from backhand to forehand, etc., or not! I am personally drained after 1 1/2 hours or so and I play 2 to 3 sets of singles just about every day! I bought the machine to teach my grandchildren to play but it now serves that purpose as well as helping to improve my game when nobody is available to play! As for the battery life, well it seems too good to be true, but I now have probably 20 plus hours on the machine and the original 6 "d" dollar store batteries show no sign of giving up. It still tosses the balls exactly the same distance as it did when the batteries were freshly installed! I keep it set at the 20' toss setting and then just move the machine closer or further away from the net, depending on the shots I want to practice. Put it on the other side of the net, around 2 to 3 foot back from the net and then you get to pound 30 overheads, for 2 1/2 minutes. If you don't think that is a workout alone...wait till you try it!Overall, I think this machine is excellent for the price, (it was shipped free when I bought it)it's light, portable, easy to load and a excellent, consistent, silent oponent who never tires out!It's also an excellent machine to teach a child to catch or even practice hiting for that matter. Plus tennis balls don't break heads or windows!!! Set it up on your lawn and let it fire away and the kids really do like to load it and watch the balls spiral down as they queue up for launch! I wish I thought of inventing this thing!!!

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    Beginners ONLY

    This machine shoots the balls at about 10 mph max. It has 5 settings to adjust the arc of the ball. The ball flies about 10 feet on the lowest to 20 feet on ...Read complete review

    This machine shoots the balls at about 10 mph max. It has 5 settings to adjust the arc of the ball. The ball flies about 10 feet on the lowest to 20 feet on the highest. On the lowest setting it will shoot one ball every 5 seconds but on the higher settings it takes 10-15 seconds between balls. I think the plug in model would work more efficiently on the higher settings. Bottom line, it's excellent for beginners but intermediate and up may be unsatisfied.

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    5.0

    Great Product

    By HeatChick

    from Coral Springs, FL

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tennis Tutor Tennis Twist Ball Machine - Battery Powered Model:

          My 16 year old son is using this to improve his game. Only wish that it would oscillate.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          great tennis ball machine for the $$$

          By vince

          from culver city

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Improves Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Beginner

            Comments about Tennis Tutor Tennis Twist Ball Machine - Battery Powered Model:

            this machine has been a lot of help with me and my kids. we are new to the sports and this is a nice way of practicing the swings. the balls does not come out that "fast" but it is pitch high resulting to a high bounce.

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            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            I would not buy this product again.

            By bob

            from Silicon Valley

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Beginner

              Comments about Tennis Tutor Tennis Twist Ball Machine - Battery Powered Model:

              Easy to use but the spring kept breaking after a while. The motor stop operating after a year and a half for mine.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Excellent tool

              By Tchoumy

              from Naples, FL

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • 5 ajdustments level
              • Easy to Use
              • Improves Performance
              • Low batteries consumption

              Cons

              • None really

              Best Uses

              • Beginner
              • Great for Children

              Comments about Tennis Tutor Tennis Twist Ball Machine - Battery Powered Model:

              Great tool to improve children forehand & backhand. Provide excellent rythm for beginners. Great recreational tools: an excellent way to spend quality time with your kids.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              OK for beginners/kids

              By Moont

              from Oakland,CA

              About Me Beginner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

              • Beginner

              Comments about Tennis Tutor Tennis Twist Ball Machine - Battery Powered Model:

              The ball is released very slowly and doesn't bounce very high. I have the battery version, for which the instructions indicate that the expected battery life is about 5 hours. It requires 6 D batteries. As a true novice, I can use this to practice my drills. My non-tennis playing kids are entertained while the adults play. But any slightly skilled player would probably get more benefit playing against a wall.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              not bad for the money

              By rico

              from San jose

              About Me Beginner

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Intermediate

                Comments about Tennis Tutor Tennis Twist Ball Machine - Battery Powered Model:

                considering the cost of other ball machines, it's worth the price if you're willing practice with very simple feeds.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Would buy again

                By Kiddo

                from Pantego, Tx

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Improves Performance

                Cons

                • Could be a little stronge

                Best Uses

                • Beginner
                • Intermediate

                Comments about Tennis Tutor Tennis Twist Ball Machine - Battery Powered Model:

                When no one is available to play tennis, the ball machine is always there. It helps to keep your arm in shape for when you do get to play.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Beginners ONLY

                By Smashin Winners

                from Tampa, FL

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Improves Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tennis Tutor Tennis Twist Ball Machine - Battery Powered Model:

                    This machine shoots the balls at about 10 mph max. It has 5 settings to adjust the arc of the ball. The ball flies about 10 feet on the lowest to 20 feet on the highest. On the lowest setting it will shoot one ball every 5 seconds but on the higher settings it takes 10-15 seconds between balls. I think the plug in model would work more efficiently on the higher settings. Bottom line, it's excellent for beginners but intermediate and up may be unsatisfied.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Works great

                    By Tennis Player

                    from Chicago

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Improves Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Beginner
                      • Intermediate

                      Comments about Tennis Tutor Tennis Twist Ball Machine - Battery Powered Model:

                      After looking at various prices for different machines, this is the only one that was reasonable and works great for the money.....it provides a good workout and has improved practices for me and my family

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                      3.0

                      You get what you pay for!

                      By jaythetennisman

                      from hamilton,nj

                      About Me Weekend Warrior

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Effective

                      Cons

                      • Balls don't go far
                      • Can't stopcontrol balls
                      • Flimsy

                      Best Uses

                      • For fun or non-panter use

                      Comments about Tennis Tutor Tennis Twist Ball Machine - Battery Powered Model:

                      I would recommend but barely. You get what you pay for. [$] won't get you a [$]system. I don't use this anymore, as i have gotten myself a better system. This is a average system, not hard to use. Don't expect balls to go fast or far, maybe 8-10 feet. Bottom line-good for beginners and/or children. Not good for anyone else.

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