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Tennis Ball Machines

Tennis Ball Machines

sportsequip offers a range of battery operated tennis ball machines suitable for coaching and training use on club, school and domestic home tennis courts. Whether you're an improving beginner, intermediate, or a tennis coach, we have a tennis ball machine to challenge you.

We've carefully selected only machines with a proven track record for quality, reliability and functionality, and crucially (should they be required) - UK based after-sales spares and repairs services. A range of accessories compatible with these ball machines is also available.

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Tennis Ball Machines

At sportsequip.co.uk, we're pleased to be able to offer a range of battery operated tennis ball machines suitable for coaching and training use on club, school and domestic home tennis courts.

There are many types and makes of tennis ball machine available on the market. We value usability, reputation, reliability and service above all else - so we only offer ball machines with a proven track record in both quality and functionality.

Our range includes models from Lobster, Slinger and Spinfire. We aim to sell at very competitive prices:


  • Lobster Elite Battery Machines - Elite Liberty, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Grand Series machines - with remote control units.
  • Spinfire Tennis Ball Machines - Spinfire Pro 2 tennis ball machine and accessories.
  • Slinger Bag Tennis Ball Machines - Slinger Bag tennis ball machine and accessories/replacement parts.
  • Tennis Ball Machine Accessories - special pressureless trainer tennis balls for use with all types of ball machine. Includes spare parts, batteries and more.
  • Tennis Ball Baskets and Ball Retrievers - for practice, coaching and for use with all makes of tennis ball machine.

Tennis ball machine comparison charts (ordered by price):

  Slinger Bag Lobster Elite Liberty Lobster Elite 1 Lobster Elite 2 Spinfire Pro 2
Product Code TE390 TE153 TE186 TE176 TE174
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate Beginner, Intermediate Beginner, Intermediate Intermediate, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Remote Control 2 function 2 function 2 function 10 function or 10 function iPhone remote 9 function
Hopper Capacity 144 balls 150 balls 150 balls 150 balls 200 balls
Ball Ejection Speed 10-45 mph 10-70 mph 10-80 mph 10-80 mph 20-70 mph
Ball Intervals 2-7 seconds 2-10 seconds 2-12 seconds 2-12 seconds 2-20 seconds
Ball Elevation 10-40 degrees (manual) 0-50 degrees (manual) 0-60 degrees (electronic) 0-60 degrees (electronic) 8-55 degrees
Ball Spin Not Directly Adjustable Topspin, Backspin Topspin, Backspin Topspin, Backspin Topspin, Backspin
Oscillator Single (Horizontal)
Oscillation Plate
Single (Horizontal) Single (Horizontal) Triple Triple
Pre-programmed Drills None None None None 2-line (Narrow, Medium, Wide)
Personal Drills None None None None None
2-Line Facility No No No No Yes
Max Running Time Up to 3.5 hrs on-court 2 hrs continuous / 4 hrs on-court 4 hrs continuous / 8 hrs on-court 4 hrs continuous / 8 hrs on-court 2.5 hrs continuous / 5 hrs on-court
Weight 15.00kg 16.00kg 19.00kg 20.00kg 24.75kg
Charger Smart Smart 1A Smart 1A Smart 1A Smart 4A

Tennis ball machine comparison chart - continued (ordered by price):

  Lobster Elite 3 Lobster Elite
Grand 4
Lobster Elite
Grand 5
Lobster Elite
Grand 5 LE
Product Code TE178 TE180 TE198 TE182
Skill Level Intermediate, Advanced Intermediate, Advanced Intermediate, Advanced Intermediate, Advanced
Remote Control 10 function or 10 function iPhone remote 20 function or 20 function iPhone remote 20 function or 20 function iPhone remote 20 function or 20 function iPhone remote
Hopper Capacity 150 balls 150 balls 150 balls 150 balls
Ball Ejection Speed 10-80 mph 35-80 mph 35-80 mph 35-80 mph
Ball Intervals 2-9 seconds 2-12 seconds 2-12 seconds 2-9 seconds
Ball Elevation 0-60 degrees (electronic) 0-60 degrees (electronic) 0-60 degrees (electronic) 0-60 degrees (electronic)
Ball Spin Topspin, Backspin Topspin, Backspin Topspin, Backspin Topspin, Backspin
Oscillator Triple Fully random with variable speed/spin Fully random with variable speed/spin Fully random with variable speed/spin
Pre-programmed Drills None 6 pre-set 12 pre-set 12 pre-set
Personal Drills None None 6 programmable 12 programmable
2-Line Facility Yes Yes Yes Yes
Max Running Time 4 hrs continuous / 8 hrs on-court 4 hrs continuous / 8 hrs on-court 4 hrs continuous / 8 hrs on-court 4 hrs continuous / 8 hrs on-court
Weight 20.00kg 20.00kg 20.00kg 20.00kg
Charger Smart 1A Smart 1A Smart 1A Smart 1A


If you would like more information about a term used in this section, please check our Tennis Ball Machine Glossary of Terms for a definition. For special or specific capital tennis equipment please telephone us now on 01858 545789.