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 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (0)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Improves performance (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Beginner (7)
    • Intermediate (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Beginner (4), Enthusiast (3)

    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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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    3.0

    Good for beginners but not durable!

    By Tony

    from Michigan

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Adjustable
    • Easy to Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Portable 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Beginner

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

      I had high hopes which came to for the most part. I was very careful with it but somehow found a crack in the swirl after 6 uses. So I will taking it back.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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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.

                Comment on this review

                (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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