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Playing with the Lobster Elite 3 is so much fun because it can send the ball anywhere on the court! It is a better workout than a person and it is more fun because the machine never tires out!

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Tennis Ball Machine Comparison

Elite Grand V LE

Compatible with
iPhone Remote Control

Oscillation Price
Random; Vertical Only; Horizontal Only; Horizontal & Vertical $2,499
Elite Grand V

Compatible with
iPhone Remote Control

Oscillation Price
Random; Vertical Only; Horizontal Only; Horizontal & Vertical $2,199
Elite Grand IV

Compatible with
iPhone Remote Control

Oscillation Price
Random; Vertical Only; Horizontal Only; Horizontal & Vertical $1,899

Elite Series

Tennis Machine
Elite Freedom
Tennis Machine
Elite Liberty

Elite One

Elite Two

Elite Three
Oscillation (Click Images to Zoom)
Random; Horizontal Random; Horizontal Random; Horizontal Random; Vertical Only; Horizontal Only; Horizontal & Vertical Random; Vertical Only; Horizontal Only; Horizontal & Vertical; Two Line: Narrow : Wide
Price (Without Options)
$799 $899 $1,089 $1,349 $1,599

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Model: Elite Freedom Elite 1 Elite 2 Elite 3 Elite Grand IV Elite Grand V Elite Grand V LE
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Model: Elite Freedom Elite 1 Elite 2 Elite 3 Elite Grand IV Elite Grand V Elite Grand V LE
Price: $799 $1,089 $1,349 $1,599 $1,899 $2,199 $2,499
– Storage Cover + $49 + $49 + $49 + $49 + $49 + $49 + $49
– w/ Fast Charger n/a + $99 + $99 + $99 + $0 (incl.) + $0 (incl.) + $0 (incl.)
– w/ Premium Fast Charger n/a + $149 (12 hrs court time) + $149 (12 hrs court time) + $149 (12 hrs court time) + $149 (12 hrs court time) + $149 (12 hrs court time) + $149 (12 hrs court time)
– 2-Function Wireless Remote n/a + $169 + $169 + $169 n/a n/a n/a
– 20-Function Wireless Remote n/a n/a n/a n/a + $300 + $300 + $300
Oscillation:
– Random X X YES random location, fixed speed YES random location, fixed speed X X X
– Fully Random random speed,spin,location random speed,spin,location random speed,spin,location
– Horizontal X X X X X X X
– Vertical X X X X X
– Horizontal & Vertical(triple) X X X X X
– 2 Line Narrow Setting X X X X
– 2 Line Wide Setting X X X X
– 2 Line Medium Setting X X X
Programmable 6-Ball Drill program speed,spin,feed,location for each shot! 18 locations
Pre-Programmed 6-Ball Drills 6 Drills 12 Drills 12 Drills
Top & Back Spin X X X X X X
Ball Speed 20-65 mph 10-80 mph 10-80 mph 10-80 mph 35 to 80 mph 35 to 80 mph 35 to 80 mph
Ball Capacity 150 150 150 150 150 150 150
Adj. Feed Rate 2 to 10 sec. 2 to 10 sec. 2 to 10 sec. 2 to 10 sec. 2 to 9 sec. 2 to 9 sec. 2 to 9 sec.
Court Time 2-4 hrs. 4-8 hrs. 4-8 hrs. 4-8 hrs. 4-8 hrs. 4-8 hrs. 4-8 hrs.
Elevation Manual;
0 - 50°
Electronic;
0 - 60°
Electronic;
0 - 60°
Electronic;
0 - 60°
Electronic;
0 - 60°
Electronic;
0 - 60°
Electronic;
0 - 60°
Weight 35 lbs. 43 lbs. 44 lbs. 44 lbs. 44 lbs. 44 lbs. 44 lbs.
Warranty 2 yrs. 2 yrs. 2 yrs. 2 yrs. 2 yrs. 2 yrs. 2 yrs.
Tennis Is An Investment In Both Time And Money. When You Buy From Lobster Sports, You Purchase Peace Of Mind. That's The "Built For Life" Promise. New 2-Year Warranty!

The Lobster Sports Elite Series machines are the only battery tennis ball machines that can live up to your expectations of high quality, durability, and innovation. In addition, Lobster Sports Elite machines are backed by the only 2-year warranty in the industry. Four Elite Series models and three Grand Series are available: the Elite Freedom economy model, the Elite 1 base model, the Elite 2 with triple oscillation, and the Elite 3 with not only triple oscillation, but ground-breaking two-line functionality. For the amateur tennis player looking for a basic and affordable portable ball machine, the Elite Freedom Model may be a good starting point. For those seeking the latest in tennis ball machine technology Lobster Sports offers the Elite Grand IV with Fully Random oscillation and pre-programmed court drills, and the Grand V and Grand V LE with unequalled custom programmability. If you are looking for the most versatile portable tennis ball machine for sale from Lobster Sports, look no further than the Elite Grand V LE

Want to make changes on the fly? An optional Two-Function Wireless Remote, compatible with the Elite 1, Elite 2, and Elite 3 models, lets you control both the feed and the sweep from your side of the net. For the ultimate in tennis ball machine remote controls the optional the Grand 20-Function Wireless Remote, compatible with the Elite Grand IV, Grand V, and Grand V LE models, allows you to change nearly every aspect of the machine remotely. Other optional features include a Fast Charger and a Premium Fast Charger to fully recharge your machine in less time to get you back on the court as soon as you're ready to do so. Both chargers include a trickle charge feature to guarantee you'll never overcharge and damage your battery. You may also want to protect your investment from the elements, dust, and moisture with a heavy duty, lined Storage Cover.

Can you buy cheaper tennis ball machines from other companies? Yes, but they won't have the innovative features, performance, and durability found on the Lobster Sports Elite tennis ball machine models!

Lobster Sports Elites Provide You Feature-Rich Benefits

Imagine turning on the Elite's sweep function and hitting 750 balls during the course of an hour. That workout will Improve Your Fitness Level and your overall conditioning, strengthen your footwork, and improve your game significantly. You'll have the time of your life while taking your skill set to the next level! That's a key philosophy of Lobster Sports and why we are in the business of selling tennis ball machines.

Lobster Sports Elites provide the following feature-rich benefits:

  • Programmability: Grand V and Grand V LE allow you to program your own custom court drills and store them in memory, a feature not found on any other portable tennis ball machines.
  • Incredible 18 shot programmable control panel: With the Elite Grand V LE you can customize your own court drills - up to 18 shot locations, speed, spin, and feed rate too.
  • Fully Random: The Grand IV, Grand V, and Grand V LE provide unrivalled match play simulation by incorporating full random oscillation, while mixing up both the speed and the spin.
  • Pre-Programmed Drills: Preparing you to play the competition, the Grand IV is equipped with three pre-programmed six shot drills simulating the most popular styles of play, while the Grand V and Grand V LE include three additional drills for maximum performance development.
  • True corner-to-corner oscillation: The Elite 2 with its unsurpassed triple-oscillation, will keep you on the move as balls are thrown throughout the entire court. The Elite 3 adds a two-line setting for unequalled match play incorporating varying depths while practicing forehands, backhands, lobs, and volleys. A built-in indicator ensures balls actually hit the corners, simulating true match play.
  • Fastest and slowest speed: Elites can deliver at 80 miles per hour (that's 10-15% faster than the competition) or be reduced to as little as 20 mph. Other machines top out at 65 mph and offer a minimum speed, which may be unsuitable for the smallest family members and beginners. See how the economical Elite Freedom and Elite 1 base model delivers the ball compared to the competition.
  • Heaviest spin: A top spin designed to bounce to a string-breaking shoulder-height and a slice that'll challenge you like a touring pro. Mastery of top and back spins is what separates the average player from a champion!
  • 50 and 60 degree lobs: Our powerful overhead lobs are twice as high as other ball machines that typically are 30 degrees or less. Professionals skilled at lobs dominate the court. Master this little-practiced stroke.
  • Six spot random sweep: Be challenged by a sweep that strikes an unparalleled random six spots on the court. Many competitors' ball machines are limited to three or four spots.
  • Extreme portability: Our Elite models transport over all surfaces, including stairs, gravel, and grass, without easily tipping over. Compare our 8-inch wheels to our competitor's 1-inch castors or machines that must be placed on their sides to roll, as well as our ergonomically designed 3-foot handle to their 6-inch handles. Easily manage our 42-44 pounds machines that fit easily in the trunk, making it a single trip from the car to the court.
  • Single long-life large battery: The competition's 2 smaller batteries can't match our 4½-hour to 8-hour play time before recharging. The Elite won't quit before you're ready to stop!
  • Unique ball capacity viewer: A ball capacity viewer enables you to see, from your side of the net, when to reload the hopper. This is a feature unique to Lobster Sports Elite tennis ball machines.
  • Reversible hopper: Reverse the hopper to cover the Elite for easy storage or to enable you to transport it in your car.
  • Multi-function wireless remote: The Elite Grand IV and Grand V portable ball machine have an optional 20-function wireless remote that allows you to enjoy instantaneous changes in functionality like; play/pause, oscillation sweep, fully random, 3-line, speed, feed, spin, and much more.
  • Two-function wireless remote: With the Elite 1, Elite 2, & Elite 3 you can control both the feed and the sweep using an optional two-function wireless remote, available with initial purchase as well as an upgrade at any time.

Additional Lobster Sports Battery Models Resource Material

Additional resource material is available if you'd like to know more about Lobster Sports battery tennis ball machines. Or, if you are seeking an electric tennis machine we have a couple new options now available.

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Why does a 2-year warranty matter?

Does the 2 Year Warranty Really Matter?

Why would one company offer a two-year warranty and another company offer a 1 year warranty? Lobster has so much confidence in its products that it can afford to offer a 2 year warranty. Ask yourself why our competition doesn't have equal confidence in the durability of its products.

When comparing purchase prices between machines, you should consider the two year warranty carefully. The cost of ownership will quickly rise if the machine breaks down soon after the warranty expires. Imagine owning a machine for 14 months, it malfunctions and now you are out $50 to ship it to the factory at least $100-$200 to fix it and $50 to ship it home. A $300 repair bill might make you think twice about the true cost of purchasing that 1 year warranty machine.

Finally, consider that Lobster Sports, Inc has been in business for 39 years – that means we were in business for 20 years before our competition even considered opening its doors. Quality isn't some new found commitment, it is part of who we are and have been for generations. When you buy a Lobster ball machine, you purchase peace of mind because you know you have bought a product built for life.

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