Tennis Ball Machine - Sports Tutor TENNIS TUTOR & TENNIS TUTOR PLUS
Tennis Tutor® is portable enough to take anywhere, yet powerful enough to challenge even top-level players. In fact, Tennis Tutor is used by tennis pros from the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
Tennis Tutor’s patented technology, combined with over 20 years of experience and refinement, have made Tennis Tutor the #1 portable ball machine worldwide. You can set Tennis Tutor to repeat shots you need to practice, or to oscillate and direct shots randomly across the court.
Tennis Tutor Features
Tennis Tutor features an electronic control panel which gives you fingertip control of ball speed, trajectory, and ball feed interval. Ball speed ranges from a gentle toss for children to world-class speed. Ball trajectory can be set anywhere between groundstroke and lob, while ball feed rate adjusts anywhere from 1-1/2 to 10 seconds.
Tennis Tutor also features an exclusive anti-jam ball feeding mechanism, and a 10-second start-up time delay to give you time to get to your side of the net.
True Portability… & more
Tennis Tutor is truly portable, measuring only 12 inches tall when the ball hopper is folded down for transport. And with the towing handle extended, it tows just like luggage.
When you get to the court, the ball hopper opens in seconds to hold 150 balls, which is more than two standard pick-up baskets full of balls.
Tennis Tutor comes standard with a built-in heavy duty rechargeable battery that can deliver up to six hours of playing time, so there’s little need for extra batteries. But if you do want more battery life there is an optional External Battery Pack (see accessories).
Tennis Tutor has a built-in battery charge indicator, and it even politely beeps when there is only one-half hour of battery charge left. And of course, Tennis Tutor comes complete with a Smart Battery Charger that fully charges the battery overnight.
The Multi-function Remote controls all functions of the Tennis Tutor Player Plus just like you were using the actual control panel. In fact, the layout of the buttons on the Multi-function remote is the same as the layout of the buttons on the machine’s control panel, so there is nothing new to learn. And each time you press a button on the Multi-function Remote your Tennis Tutor will beep to let you know it received the signal.
Tennis Tutor Plus
Tennis Tutor Plus includes all the features of the standard Tennis Tutor, plus adds topspin and underspin capability. A simple dial controls the amount of topspin or underspin you desire. The Tennis Tutor Plus measures eight inches taller than the standard Tennis Tutor.
Tennis Tutor Plus also includes an elevation display so you can set it to your favorite spot before firing any balls.
Wireless 2-button remote control
Tennis Tutor and Tennis Tutor Plus are both available with a two-button wireless remote control. The hand-held remote lets you start and stop ball delivery, and control the side-to-side position of the ball throws.
Automatically shoots to two preset court positions. This feature allows you to practice alternating forehand and backhand shots, or allows an instructor to automatically shoot to two lines of students. There are two 2-line settings, narrow and wide, for added versatility.
Additionally, Tennis Tutor Plus is available with Player Mode™. Player Mode simulates the shot patterns of real players, and is described below.
All Tennis Tutor models can be ordered with AC power instead of battery power for a nominal additional charge.
Tennis Tutor Plus – Player Model
With the push of just one button, the Player model (Patented) simulates a player on the other side of the net. Just push either the Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced buttons, and the Player model automatically picks an appropriate speed and spin, then changes both the side-to-side position and the depth of shots just like you were playing someone of that ability.
The side-to-side position and depth of each shot are not simply changed in a random or sweeping motion, but are computer programmed to simulate the shot patterns of real players.
For instance, beginning players will see more shots towards the middle of the court and more variation in depth of shots than will advanced players. And you are not stuck with only the standard settings, you can customize the settings by adding or subtracting more speed, spin, or depth as you like.
The Player model also contains all the features of the Tennis Tutor Plus, including the dual two-line feature, conveniently available on an easy-to-use touch overlay control panel. The two-function wireless remote control is optional.
Tennis Tutor Plus AC/DC Models
The Tennis Tutor Plus models are all available with AC/DC capability. That means you can play at your home or school court using AC power, then take the machine with you to a court without an electrical outlet and use it there too. There is no separate battery charger necessary as the machine charges the battery any time it is plugged into a live AC outlet. And it is worry-free since the internal smart charger will always keep your machine ready to play without overcharging the battery.
External Battery Option (EBO) for Tennis Tutor Plus
Tennis Tutor Plus battery-powered models are available with the option of powering the machine solely from a Special External Battery Pack that is included with the machine. The Special Pack, which weighs only 13.5 pounds and includes a built-in battery charger, is all you need to transport to/from the charging outlet. The machine, which has no internal battery, can be left in your car or parking garage. Note: This Specialized Pack is NOT the same as the External Battery Pack sold as an accessory.
Tennis Tutor is backed by a three year warranty covering both parts and labor.