The Best Ball Machine for Tennis Clubs

By Ben Lilly

Every tennis club is different so there is not just one best ball machine for a tennis club although if you have one that can do everything that works very well.  The MatchMate Precision Tennis System (PTS) is the best tennis ball machine for tennis clubs due to the following factors:

  • Battery and plug in operation – For tennis clubs a lot of them will have outlets on at least one court they could plug a ball machine in and have it run all day for those that want to use it or to have as a tool for the pro to use during his lessons. However, there are always times when it would be convenient if it could be operated without being plugged in, for example if there are courts outside the club in the summer and doesn’t have an outlet.  Having both options makes the PTS a great fit.


Sealed Lead Acid Battery

Flattery don’t charge this battery (seriously, electricity does)

  • Consistency and accuracy – Tennis clubs provide quality instruction on how to play tennis (hopefully) and they want a ball machine that can do what it promises as well. I have taught lessons with ball machines that are not consistent and this can frustrate the pro and the player.  While we are ok with a little error from a pro feeding the ball we want precision out of a machine and many don’t provide that.  With the Precision Tennis Systems linear actuators it is the most accurate ball machine there is.  There will still be some misses due to excessively flat balls, but you would know that is the reason and not just learn to live with inaccuracy.  It really is a game changer for those who have used ball machines and finally lives up to what we expect out of a machine.
Arrows in Bullseye

I was just going to show a shot chart of my last tennis match but then I realized that would show the opposite of what I want

  • Performance – The Precision Tennis System can do anything you want out of it, this is great for follow up to matches so the pro can program in shot sequences that the player(s) had trouble with and can be over on their side of the net to explain the footwork and body positioning needed. You really can customize it any way so you aren’t shooting a 4.5 flat ball at 3.0 player, you can adjust speed, spin, depth, anything.
Performance stock photo

This is a stock photo for performance, I did not have a good joke for this

  • Durability – A tennis club doesn’t want to spend a couple thousand dollars just to have to turn around in 2 years to have to do so again. The PTS uses high grade aluminum as the casing and has the highest quality motors for durability, the unit is expected to last between 5-10 years depending on usage rates.
Durability Stock Photo

Okay you win, I like stock photos, it is hard to have a picture for durability, jeez.

The Precision Tennis System really is a great value as you get a remote with the system (a tablet with a keyboard) and it has everything you need.  A lot of other companies get you with a low initial price but then you have to purchase a bunch of basic add-ons (Lobster is the worst with this) like a remote to use the machine.  The PTS is the one machine that can do anything a tennis club wants out of ball machine, visit to schedule a demo today.


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