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GRAND Battery BALL MACHINES
You Asked Us
The Lobster elite grand four, five and five le all appear to
have a different number of pre- programmed settings. Why is that?
Lobster makes machines at a number of different price points
to reflect the budget and needs of beginner to advanced players. Someone starting out, for instance, just
needs to hit a lot of balls consistently to groove their strokes.
The “four” has 6 different settings, which will more than
accommodate the groundstrokes, volleys, lobs and return of serves. So that model would be a good investment for a
club or someone that has access to a court regularly but no partner and wants
to hit a lot of balls in a predetermined / programmed way.
More advanced players need to simulate game conditions which
both the five and five le provide because of their more advanced pre-programmable
features. Now the drills can send shots
to a variety of locations on the court in a specific order. So, for instance, hitting a return of serve
with the intent of coming to the net to volley might be one drill. A variation of that drill might be a return
of serve then coming in for a volley alternating to both the forehand and
backhand volley sides but then having a lob sent back over your head. Very realistic and very likely to happen in a
The elite grand five le looks similar to the others but is
more expensive, why?
That’s like saying a Ferrari is just another car. They all
get you where you’re going but the Ferrari is going to give you lots more
advanced options. In this case the five
le provides many more preprogramming choices (18). You will run out of energy long before you run
out of variations on oscillation, spin, speed and placement of shots anywhere
on the court.
If I need to carry out any of the elite grand ball machines to
our furthest courts from the clubhouse are some lighter to carry than others?
Weight won’t be a factor; all the Lobster elite grand series
ball machines have large rear wheels and a handle for easy movement. If you can wheel a shopping cart around a
grocery store then you can just as easily move any of the grand model machines
around the courts.
Are there engineering standards for ball machines that must
be met in the production process? This
is a big investment for a tennis club and I want to be sure they are high
That’s an important question. These are investments in the future of tennis
and both your reputation and ours are on the line. You can rest assured that the Lobster company stands
behind their products and that before any machine leaves the factory it has had
to pass a 10 point quality test. They
also offer a 2 year warranty which is unmatched by any of their competitors.
Most of the ball machines available on the market spray the
ball around the court from side to side but do not vary the depth with short
shots and long shots. How are the elite
series of machines able to produce short shots to the service line and then
long shots to the baseline all within the same program cycle?
You’re right. Lobsters
most advanced technologies can vary the depth of the shots, spin, speed and
more. Lobster hold patents on some very
advanced oscillation technologies, which are kept secret.
Some machines can throw up lobs at an angle of about 30
degrees, which isn’t very realistic when it comes to hitting overhead smashes. Is it true that the Lobster Elite series can
be programmed to create lobs at 50-60 degrees?
You’ve heard right, at those angles (50-60 degrees) everything
changes for hitting a proper overhead smash. The trajectory and speed at which the ball is
falling will all affect the timing of the swing. This is why the Lobster elite series is so
good at simulating real game situations.
The elite series of ball machines can deliver balls at the
highest and lowest speeds of any machine on the market. Why is that important?
It’s important because of the range of abilities you might
come across in a club setting. If you’re
purchasing a machine that can deliver balls at 80 mph then you are simulating
the game speed found at the advanced or pro levels. If however you have children just starting out,
having a ball delivered at speeds as low as 10 mph is going to more likely
produce better results. The Lobster
elite series have the highest degree of speed settings of any ball machines on