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How to choose a tennis ball machine


When choosing a tennis ball machine these are the things you should consider:
  • You should verify that it is battery operated if you will need to use it without electric supply. Also check how long the battery lasts when it is fully charged.
  • If you need a portable ball machine you should verify that the ball machine weighs less and that it will be easy to move around. The size would be important too since a more compact ball machine will be more portable.
  • You should check if the ball machine offers topspin and backspin.
  • You should check if the ball machine offers enough elevation to practice lobs and smashes.
  • You should check the top speed that the ball machine feeds balls at.
  • You should check if it has horizontal oscillation, which means that the ball machine will feed balls side to side on the court. Another thing to consider would be if it feeds balls randomly and also if it offers to feed balls at commonly used settings - narrow, medium and wide.
  • You should check if the ball machine has vertical oscillation, which means that the ball machine will feed balls at different trajectories and they will come at different depths on the court.
  • You should check if the ball machine has triple oscillation which combines horizontal oscillation and vertical oscillation to feed balls all over the court. This is an important feature to simulate match play.
  • For advanced ball machine features check if it offers fully random oscillation, which means balls are tossed throughout the entire court mixing up ball speed, spin, trajectory and oscillation. This is an important feature to simulate match play even more.
  • For advanced ball machine features you should check if it comes with pre-loaded drills along with fully random oscillation.
  • For advanced ball machine features another thing you should check is if it lets you save your own drills along with fully random oscillation.

Lobster Elite Freedom



Oscillationrandom horizontal
Speed35 to 65 mph
Feed rate2-10 seconds
Elevationmanual, 0-50 degrees
Ball capacity150
Powerbattery (ac/dc optional)
Court time2-4 hours
Standard chargerincluded
Weight35 lbs.
This tennis ball machine features a 150 ball capacity, oversized wheels, extendable handle and portability at 35 pounds. It's features include full corner-to-corner random oscillation, 50-degree lobs, and speeds that exceed 65 miles per hour. It's battery lasts 2-4 hours. If you want a portable tennis ball machine with additional oscillation features, the Elite Liberty and Elite One models may better fit your playing needs.

Lobster Elite Liberty



Oscillationrandom horizontal
Speed10 to 80 mph
Feed rate2-12 seconds
Spintop, back
Elevationmanual, 0-50 degrees
Ball capacity150
Powerbattery (ac/dc optional)
Court time2-4 hours
Standard chargerincluded
Fast chargeroptional
Remoteoptional
Weight35 lbs.
This tennis ball machine is good for beginners and intermediate players, offering speeds up to 70 mph with adjustable, heavy topspin and backspin. The Lobster Elite Liberty tennis ball machine has oversized wheels and foldable handle provides great portability for players who are on the move. It offers features such as full corner-to-corner random oscillation and up to 50-degree lobs to practice your overheads for up to 4 hours on the court. If you want even more features, consider the Elite One ball machine.

Lobster Elite One



Oscillationrandom horizontal
Speed10 to 80 mph
Feed rate2-12 seconds
Spintop, back
Elevationelectronic, 0-60 degrees
Ball capacity150
Powerinternal battery, external battery, ac, ac/dc
Court time4-8 hours
Standard chargerincluded
Fast chargeroptional
Remoteoptional
Weight42 lbs.
Lobster Elite One ball machine offers the following features:
  • Full corner-to-corner random oscillation will help you work on your forehands and backhands.
  • 60 degree lobs will help you practice your overheads.
  • Improve your reaction time with ball speeds up to 80 miles per hour.
  • Improve your ability to return whatever comes your way with the heavy top and backspin feature.
If you think your game could benefit from triple oscillation, which moves you throughout the entire court, consider the Lobster Elite Two ball machine.

Lobster Elite Two



Oscillationrandom horizontal, random vertical
Speed10 to 80 mph
Feed rate2-12 seconds
Spintop, back
Elevationelectronic, 0-60 degrees
Ball capacity150
Powerinternal battery, external battery, ac, ac/dc
Court time4-8 hours
Standard chargerincluded
Fast chargeroptional
Remoteelite or elite10 (optional)
Weight42 lbs.
In addition to the Elite One features, the Lobster Elite Two offers triple oscillation. While almost all battery powered tennis ball machines sweep randomly left to right horizontally, the Lobster Elite Two tennis ball machine also oscillates vertically, giving you short and deep shots in a random pattern to provide a better physical workout. Or, you can choose your shot placement vertically only and horizontally only.
Triple oscillation simulates match play by combining both vertical and horizontal oscillation functions to throw balls throughout the entire court - left, right, short, and deep. Improve your reaction time while you advance your foot speed agility. Sky high lobs and speeds of 80 mph will help improve your game.
If you think your game could benefit from upping the oscillation features to include a narrow and wide two-line drill feature, consider the Elite Three tennis ball machine.

Lobster Elite Three



Oscillationrandom horizontal, random vertical, 2-line (narrow & wide)
Speed10 to 80 mph
Feed rate2-12 seconds
Spintop, back
Elevationelectronic, 0-60 degrees
Ball capacity150
Powerinternal battery, external battery, ac, ac/dc
Court time4-8 hours
Standard chargerincluded
Fast chargeroptional
Remote(optional) elite, elite10, elite10 for apple
Weight42 lbs.
In addition to the triple oscillation found on the Lobster Elite Two, the Elite Three tennis ball machine offers a two-line oscillation feature with variable depth. It simulates match play. The two versatile pre-programmed options for narrow and wide forehand and backhand, in addition to sweeping triple oscillation, will accelerate your playing abilities. It can also do up to 60 degree lobs which will be good to practice your overheads and smash shots.
If you are looking for cutting-edge features that resemble a tennis robot, consider the Elite Grand Series ball machines.

Lobster Elite Grand Four



Pre-loaded drillspower baseliner, all-courter, grinder, moonballer, slicer, lefty
Oscillationrandom horizontal, random vertical, fully random, horizontal & vertical
2-line functionnarrow, medium, wide
Spintop, back
Ball speed35 to 80 mph
Feed rate2-9 seconds
Elevationelectronic, 0-60 degrees
Ball capacity150
Powerbattery
Court time4-8 hours
Chargerfast charger included
Remoteoptional
Weight44 pounds
The Elite Grand Series ball machines offer cutting-edge digital technology making your workout feel like you are playing against a human being. The Lobster Elite Grand Four offers fully random oscillation - balls are tossed throughout the entire singles court mixing up ball speed, spin, trajectory and oscillation. Equipped with 6 pre-loaded, 6-shot drills that simulate the most popular styles of play: grinder, all courter, power baseliner, moonballer, slicer, and lefty, these drills made by this tennis ball shooter mix up speed, trajectory, and spin to prepare you to play against the most challenging player styles, all at the press of a button. Offering an expanded oscillation function with three versatile positional settings; narrow, medium, and wide, the Grand Four will sharpen your forehand and backhand ground strokes while improving your footwork.
If you are looking to customize your own personalized drills and save them to the machine, consider the Elite Grand Five.

Lobster Elite Grand Five



Custom drills6 drills w/6 shots each
Pre-loaded drillspower baseliner, all-courter, grinder, moonballer, slicer, lefty, forehand plus, attack/defend, approach, beginner, intermediate, advanced
Oscillationrandom horizontal, random vertical, fully random, horizontal & vertical
2-line functionnarrow, medium, wide
Spintop, back
Ball speed35 to 80 mph
Feed rate2-9 seconds
Elevationelectronic, 0-60 degrees
Ball capacity150
Powerbattery
Court time4-8 hours
Chargerfast charger included
Remoteoptional
Weight44 pounds
Offering customizable and savable drills, the Lobster Elite Grand Five is among the more technologically advanced digital tennis ball machines available.
Program up to 6 custom drills with each drill having up to 6 shots. The player can select from one of 6 ball locations on the court while assigning an independent location, ball speed, ball spin, and ball feed rate for each shot.
The Lobster Elite Grand Five boasts 12 pre-loaded drills, instead of 6 pre-loaded drills available on the Grand Four.
The fully random oscillation offers random ball speed, ball spin and ball feed rate, simulating match play.
If 6 programmable court locations are not enough and you need the best of this series, consider the Elite Grand Five LE, with 18 programmable locations.

Lobster Elite Grand Five LE



Custom drills12 drills w/6 shots each
Pre-loaded drillspower baseliner, all-courter, grinder, moonballer, slicer, lefty, forehand plus, attack/defend, approach, beginner, intermediate, advanced
Oscillationrandom horizontal, random vertical, fully random, horizontal & vertical
2-line functionnarrow, medium, wide
Spintop, back
Ball speed35 to 80 mph
Feed rate2-9 seconds
Elevationelectronic, 0-60 degrees
Ball capacity150
Powerbattery
Court time4-8 hours
Chargerfast charger included
Remoteoptional
Weight44 pounds
With the Lobster Elite Grand Five LE digital tennis ball machine you can customize your own drills and program to 18 shot locations, which makes it a top notch versatile portable tennis ball machine available. You can customize the shot location, ball speed, ball spin, and the feed rate for each shot and then save that as your personalized drill.
The Grand Five LE is equipped with 12 pre-loaded court drills to help enhance your court positioning and strategy.
This Lobster ball machine offers the latest features available like fully random oscillation with random ball speed, ball spin and ball feed rate, simulatimg match play. The portability of the Lobster Elite ball machines is good too. The oversized wheels aid in transporting the machine over different surfaces plus the foldable handle and reversible hopper make it easy to stow in your car or store at your home. When folded down, the Lobster ball machine is approximately 29 x 21 x 15.5 inches.