Playmate Tennis Ball Machines Overview

Playmate Tennis is a Morrisville, North Carolina based company belonging under metal company Metaltek. The company specializes in manufacturing tennis ball machines and accessories. The company was established in 1973, and first Playmate tennis ball machines were made in red color resembling European clay courts. In 1975 with the new Playmate Genie ball machine introduction, the color of machines changed to green. And that is the characteristic color for Playmate machines until today.

Playmate logo

The product range of Playmate tennis consists of a battery, and ac/dc powered tennis ball machines, battery-powered pickleball machines, and tennis ball machine accessories (lift and tennis ball mower).

Playmate Tennis Ball Machines

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Playmate Tennis Ball Machines belong to more expensive items on the market, but they offer a full range of features. The five of six tennis ball machines are AC/DC powered, and with its features and price are suitable for mid-sized to big tennis clubs. The only battery-powered tennis ball machine from Playmate is ideal for individual use.

Playmate Tennis Accessories

Playmate focuses on a full tennis ball machine service for tennis clubs. Therefore, it also provides additional accessories for smooth and efficient use of tennis ball machines during the practice.

Tennis Ball MowerLift
For fast and effortless ball pickup
Lift for Playmate Tennis Ball Machines
For the serve return practices
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Playmate Volley Tennis Ball Machine

Pros:
+ Ball capacity up to 200 balls

+ Feed range from 1 to 20 seconds
+ Court time up to 6 hours
+ Remote control
Cons:
– Price

– Weight

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Playmate Volley Review

Playmate Volley is the only battery-powered tennis ball machine manufactured by Playmate Tennis. It is substantially cheaper than AC/DC models produced by Playmate, but it still belongs to more expensive portable ball machines.

Looking at the specifications and features of Playmate Volley, I see two exceptional parameters. The first one is ball capacity. Volley can hold up to 200 balls, and that is a big step forward comparing to the usual 100 to 150 balls. The second exceptional parameter is battery life. The advertised court time of 6 hours is more than other ball machines usually offer.

The other positives of Playmate Volley are wide feed range from 1 to 20 seconds and also ten different levels of spin (5 backspin and 5 topspin). Both parameters put Volley high in the ball machines ranking.

The downside is the weight of 46 pounds as solid aluminum construction took its toll. And another minus is just manual elevation control.

Playmate Volley offers two lines oscillation feature (10 different options from narrow to wide) with the additional possibility of random shots and simple remote control (on/off control). The maximum speed of shots is 70 mph.

Summary

Overall, Playmate Volley can be the right tennis partner for beginners or intermediate players. The ball capacity, maximum court time, and wide range of available spin are the most significant advantages of Volley. However, the price is too high in comparison with other tennis ball machines offering the same features.

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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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