Lobster Tennis Ball Machines Overview

American tennis ball machine producer Lobster Sports is one of the most known ball machine brands worldwide. Lobster Sports Inc. was established back in the 70s by banker Harry Giuditta on the grounds of bankrupted Green Brook Developing Company. Today, Lobster is the major player in the tennis ball machine industry.

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Common Characteristics of Lobster Tennis Ball Machines

Lobster Elite Three

Lobster Sports Inc. manufactures ten different tennis ball machines.

The characteristic color of Lobster ball machine is a red body with white colored or transparent ball feeder. Ball capacity of feeder is 150 balls for Elite and Elite Grand machines, 250 balls for Phenom models.

All models are made of durable plastic. They have oversized wheels to ease the maneuverability and reversible ball feeder.

Remote control for all Lobster machines is available for an additional fee. However, you have a choice between standard two-button or so-called elite remote control with phone (and apple watch) compatibility.

The wide product range offers a wide scale of pricing and features opportunities. Every player (beginner, intermediate, or professional) can find a suitable model for his skills and practice wishes.

Product Range

Lobster tennis ball machines models are divided into three groups or so-called product lines: Elite, Elite Grand and Phenom. (See all parameters and details of Lobster tennis ball machines in tables below the text.)

Elite Line

The Lobster Elite line offers five different models at reasonable prices.

Liberty and Freedom machines are cheaper with basic features. Elite One, Two and Three models have more features and are better equipped.

Liberty and Freedom tennis ball machines provide basic shot scenario with horizontal oscillation. They are suitable for beginners who want to practice the same shots again and again.

Elite One, Two and Three models have electrical elevation and also oscillation feature. They also have a bigger battery capacity and therefore increased court time.

Elite Grand Line

Elite Grand Line is the highest battery model line. It includes Grand Four, Grand Five, and Grand Five Le machines. All models have a fast charger with overcharge protection in the basic setup. They also have more oscillation features as Elite models as well as preloaded drills. The two higher models (Grand Five and Grand Five Le) have also the possibility to program own custom drills.

Phenom Line

Lobster Phenom tennis ball machines are the absolute top. They are a/c powered, keep that in mind when planning your practice. They have bigger ball capacity (250 balls) and preloaded drills included. The Phenom Two model has the programming feature to set up your own drills. Phenom models are made for the best simulation of real match conditions.

Lobster Tennis Ball Machines Full Reviews

Read full reviews of selected Lobster Tennis Ball Machines:

The basic model for the practice of basic shots – Lobster Elite Freedom
Good quality to price model for beginners – Lobster Elite Liberty
Oscillation and Electrical Elevation included – Lobster Elite OneLobster Elite TwoLobster Elite Three
For intermediate and advanced players, preloaded drills included – Lobster Elite Grand Four

or go to our definitive guide to everything related to Tennis Ball Machines.

Lobster Tennis Ball Machines Overview

EliteElite GrandPhenom

 

Elite Liberty

Elite Freedom

Elite One

Elite Two

Elite Three

Easy to transport and easy to store model

Light model for flat strike practices

Extraordinary long court time

Triple oscillation feature for match simulation practice

Two line oscillation with variable depth

Top choice for beginners

For beginners and intermediate player or small tennis clubs

For beginners and intermediate players, or small tennis clubs

For intermediate and advanced players

For intermediate and advanced players

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POWER

Battery

Battery

Battery

Battery

Battery

WEIGHT

35 lbs

35 lbs

42 lbs

42 lbs

42 lbs

SPEED RANGE

20 to 80 mph

35 to 65 mph

10 to 80 mph

10 to 80 mph

10 to 80 mph

BALL CAPACITY

150 balls

150 balls

150 balls

150 balls

150 balls

ELEVATION

Maunal 0-50 degrees

Maunal 0-50 degrees

Electrical 0-60 degrees

Electrical 0-60 degrees

Electrical 0-60 degrees

OSCILLATION

Random horizontal

Random horizontal

Random horizontal

Random horizontal, Random vertical, Combination of random and vertical

Random horizontal, Random vertical, Combination of random and vertical oscillation, 2 line (narrow & wide)

SPIN

Topspin and Backspin

NO

Topspin and Backspin

Topspin and Backspin

Topspin and Backspin

COURT TIME

2 to 4 hours

2 to 4 hours

4 to 8 hours

4 to 8 hours

4 to 8 hours

FEED INTERVAL

2 to 12 seconds

2 to 10 seconds

2 to 12 seconds

2 to 12 seconds

2 to 12 seconds

REMOTE CONTROL

Optional two button remote control for additional fee

NO

Optional two button remote control for additional fee

Optional two button remote control or elite10 (full control) remote or apple phone remote for additional fee

Optional two button remote control or elite10 (full control) remote or apple phone remote for additional fee

PROGRAMMED DRILLS

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

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Elite Grand Four

Elite Grand Five

Elite Grand Five LE

6 preloaded 6-shot drills

12 preloaded drills + 6 custom drills

12 preloaded drills + 12 custom drills, 18 shot locactions

For intermediate and advanced players

For intermediate and advanced players

For
advanced players

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POWER

Battery

Battery

Battery

WEIGHT

44 lbs

44 lbs

44 lbs

SPEED RANGE

35 to 80 mph

35 to 80 mph

35 to 80 mph

BALL CAPACITY

150 balls

150 balls

150 balls

ELEVATION

Electrical 0-60 degrees

Electrical 0-60 degrees

Electrical 0-60 degrees

OSCILLATION

Random horizontal, Random vertical, Combination of random and vertical oscillation, Fully random, 2 line (narrow, medium, wide)

Random horizontal, Random vertical, Combination of random and vertical oscillation, Fully random, 2 line (narrow, medium, wide)

Random horizontal, Random vertical, Combination of random and vertical oscillation, Fully random, 2 line (narrow, medium, wide), with random speed, spin, feed rate

SPIN

Topspin and Backspin

Topspin and Backspin

Topspin and Backspin

COURT TIME

4 to 8 hours

4 to 8 hours

4 to 8 hours

FEED INTERVAL

2 to 9 seconds

2 to 9 seconds

2 to 9 seconds

REMOTE CONTROL

Optional 20-function remote control or Android or Apple phone remote for additional fee

Optional 20-function remote control or Android or Apple phone remote for additional fee

Optional 20-function remote control or Android or Apple phone remote for additional fee

PROGRAMMED DRILLS

6 Preloaded drills

12 Preloaded drills + 6 custom drills

12 Preloaded drills + 12 custom drills with 18 shot locations

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Phenom

Phenom Two

6 preloaded drills

12 preloaded drills +12 custom drills, 6 shots each, 18 shot locations

Fully simulates match conditions

Infinite variations for personalized court drills

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POWER

A/C powered

A/C powered

WEIGHT

99 lbs

99 lbs

SPEED RANGE

35 to 80 mph

35 to 80 mph

BALL CAPACITY

250 balls

250 balls

ELEVATION

Electrical 0-50 degrees

Electrical 0-50 degrees

OSCILLATION

Random horizontal, random vertical, 2-line (narrow, medium & wide), fully random with random speed, spin, feed rate

Random horizontal (short, mid, deep); random vertical (left, middle, right), 2-line (narrow, medium & wide) fully random with random speed, spin, feed rate

SPIN

Topspin and Backspin

Topspin and Backspin

COURT TIME

unlimited (a/c powered)

unlimited (a/c powered)

FEED INTERVAL

2 to 9 seconds

2 to 9 seconds

REMOTE CONTROL

Optional 20-function remote control or Android or Apple phone remote for additional fee

Optional 20-function remote control or Android or Apple phone remote for additional fee

PROGRAMMED DRILLS

6 Preloaded drills

12 preloaded drills + 12 custom drills, 6 shots each, 18 shot locations

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Simon is the leading editor of TennisProGuru.com from 2015. He is an avid tennis player from age of 5, however, he never reached the pro level. Still, he likes playing tennis on different courts, with different rackets, and against different opponents. In his free time, you can find him watching all possible tennis matches he can find on the web or tv. Challenger or Grand Slam? It does not matter, just tennis matters.

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