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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 Machines

Tennis ball machines

What should I look for in a tennis ball machine?

Ball Speed: Up to 85 mph.
Ball Spin: Our high-end throwing wheels offer exceptional topspin and backspin
Oscillation Capability: Lobster offers industry firsts like triple oscillation and fully random oscillation
Battery Life: One large 18 amp hour battery offers 4-6 hours of play time.  AC/DC option available.
Ease of Transport: A folding handle and large transport wheels make a huge difference in transporting the machine
Court Drills: The Grand Series & Phenom Series models come equipped with 6 or 12 pre-programmed court drills simulating the most popular styles of tennis played today.
Custom Programmability: The Grand Series models V & LE allow you to program custom drills- saving off speed, spin, feed, and location!
Control Panel: The Grand Series have state-of-the-art touch-button control panels with LCDs.
Remote Control: Elite Series offers a 2-function remote (optional), Grand Series & Phenom Series offer a 20-function remote, iPhone Remote, or Android Remote (optional).
Length of Warranty: Elite Seires and Grand Series offer a 2 year warranty covering parts and labor.

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.

Why should I buy a Lobster Ball Machine and not your competition?

  1. Lobster has been in business for twice as long as our competitors, over 40 years. About Us.
  2. Lobster's quality ball machines offer features found on machines costing thousands of dollars more. Triple oscillation is a patent pending industry first, Fully Random Oscillation mixing up speed, spin and location is too. Elite 2.
  3. Lobster offers an unparalleled 10 point quality test on all machines shipped.
  4. Lobster stands behind its products by offering the first 2 year warranty in the business. Warranty.
  5. Lobster is the easiest ball machine to transport with 8 inch wheels, a folding ergonomic handle, and a reversible hopper. Ball Machines.
  6. Lobster offers cutting-edge technology not found on ANY other tennis ball machine - other companies offer a fraction of our features- ASK can the competition's machine program speed, spin, and location? Elite Grand V & Grand V Limited Edition.

What are you looking for in a machine?

  1. I'm looking to improve my game and fitness level.
  2. I'm looking for a workhorse with advanced features.
  3. I'm looking for cutting-edge technology.

Looking To Improve Your Game & Fitness?

The Elite Freedom, economy model and the Elite 1 base model are an industry standard amongst battery operated portable tennis ball machines. These machines are equipped with horizontal oscillation which allows the machine to throw balls randomly from left-to-right and right-to-left across the court delivering shots to both your forehand and backhand. For those looking to master shots with spin, the Elite 1 provides the most enhanced spin control of any machine in its range.

Horizontal Oscillation

Horizontal Oscillation

Looking For a Workhorse with Advanced Features?

Lobster Sport's patented triple-oscillation assembly on the Elite 2 & Elite 3 provides for both random horizontal oscillation and random vertical oscillation to occur simultaneously (at a fixed speed). This incredible feature allows the machine to throw balls randomly throughout the entire spectrum of the singles court. From left-to-right, as well as, from short-to-deep, triple-oscillation is designed to simulate true match play.

Triple Oscillation

Triple Oscillation

Looking to master your forehand and backhand ground strokes? The Elite 3, Grand IV, Grand V, and Grand V LE are equipped with 2-line oscillation. 2-line oscillation refers to a specific setting on the machine that allows the machine to throw balls to two designated points or lines for alternating forehand and backhand ground strokes. Choose from up to three positions, narrow, medium, and wide for maximum development of your ground strokes. Select a wider setting to incorporate additional foot work that will challenge even the best of players.

2-Line Oscillation

2-Line Oscillation

Looking For the Latest in Ball Machine Technology?

The Elite Grand Series, Grand IV, Grand V, and Grand V LE offer Fully Random oscillation. Like its triple-oscillation counterpart, the Fully Random oscillation program will allow the machine to throw balls throughout the entire spectrum of the singles court. However, using the latest in ball machine technology, the Fully Random program allows for the machine to randomly mix both the ball speed and ball spin, along with location to simulate true match play. This feature is so cutting-edge you will forget you are playing against a ball machine.

Fully Random Oscillation

2-Line Oscillation

In addition to the state-of-the-art Fully Random oscillation program, the Grand Series feature pre-programmed court drills preparing you to play against the competition. The Grand IV is equipped with six pre-programmed six shot drills simulating the most popular styles of play, while the Grand V and Grand V LE include six additional exercise drills for maximum performance development.

Pre-Programmed Drills

Style Drills

Power Baseliner
Power Baseliner

Exercise Drills

As the leader in tennis ball machine technology, Lobster Sports has broken all barriers with the Grand V and Grand V LE models. These technologically advanced machines provide custom programmability which is unsurpassed by any portable tennis ball machines on the market today. Whether you choose the Grand V with its six selectable ball locations or the Grand V LE with its incredible 18 locations, the possibilities are infinite as you program speed, spin, and feed rate, too. The Grand V and Grand V LE are also equipped with the most revolutionary control panel found today. The "Lexan" control panel utilizes "touch-buttons" instead of dials, knobs, and switches. It also has a digital LCD screen which allows you to view all menu selections and settings.

Custom Programmability

Elite Grandslam V Control Panel
Elite Grand V
Control Panel
Elite Grandslam V LE Control Panel
Elite Grand V LE
Control Panel

For operation of the machine while "on the fly", the Grand Series and Phenom Series machine have an optional Grand 20-function wireless remote control, iPhone remote control, or Android remote control available. The state-of-the-art compact controller or app based remote control allows you to adjust most every function of the machine with just a push of a button. Enjoy instantaneous changes in functionality like; play/pause, oscillation sweep, fully random, 3-line, speed, feed, spin, and much more. The Grand 20-function remote control, iPhone remote control, and Android remote control is compatible with the Grand IV, Grand VGrand V LE portable models , or the Phenom and Phenom 2 commercial electric models.

Wireless Remote Controls


Defining "Portable" Tennis Ball Machines

Most tennis ball machine manufacturers toss around the phrase "portable ball machines" to describe any machine that runs off batteries, regardless of weight, battery capacity, or ease of transport. All Elite Series machines are equipped with an ergonomic 3-foot folding handle for ease in transport. By pulling the machine back with the handle, allowing the two 8-inch transport wheels to touch the ground, the Elite Series machines have a built-in hand-truck or dolly design allowing even the youngest of players the ability to move the machine easily. With its reversible hopper and folding handle the Elite Series machines can fit into the trunk of a compact car or be stored in limited spaces.

Ergonomic Folding Handle

Ergonomic Folding Handle

Lobster Sports Tennis Ball Machines May Be Used To Hone Your Skills In Baseball, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, And Football!

Using Your Tennis Ball Machine as a Baseball Pitching Machine

Your Lobster Sports tennis ball machine makes an ideal baseball pitching machine, using tennis balls to practice hand-eye coordination skills. It is excellent for baseball batting practice, grounders, pop-flies, and catcher-blocking drills. Due to the fact that they are facing a tennis ball, batters are more likely to step into the pitch unafraid, and transfer that skill when facing a high-speed baseball or softball. Our machines can be set to pitch the ball accurately to the identical spot, time after time. Our 150-ball hopper allows the batter to get in hundreds of swings per hour without causing wear and tear on a pitcher's arm.

Using Your Tennis Ball Machine for Lacrosse and Field Hockey

Goal tending in both lacrosse and field hockey takes practice to develop. Rather than needing another player to drill with, use one of our Lobster Sports models that provides dual oscillation. The goalie can practice dives and saves in order to develop automatic responsiveness in game situations.

Using Your Tennis Ball Machine for Football

Have your receivers use a Lobster Sports tennis ball machine to develop soft hands. If a receiver can learn to catch a small tennis ball on the run, catching a football will be much easier. The result? More touchdowns!

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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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