Spinshot Pro tennis ball machine belongs to the lower middle category of ball machines. The price tag is over $1000 and embedded features point to less demanding tennis players. Read our review below to find out what value Spinshot Pro offers.
SPINSHOT PRO TENNIS BALL MACHINE
12 levels of spin offered [6 Backspins + 6 Topspins]
One oscillation mode
Possibility to set 4 different parameters [speed, feed interval, spin, height]
Speed control and feed interval set up in steps not in exact numbers
Two-button remote control
No programming features
Battery life 2 to 3 hours
No preprogrammed drills available
Very short recharging time
Stable and Solid metal construction but still easy to maneuvre
Ball Feed Speed: 30 to 110 kmph [18 to 68 mph]
Ball Feed Interval: 2 seconds to 10 seconds
Ball Capacity: 120 balls
Programmable Drills: No
Phone Compatibility: No
Battery life: 2 – 3 hours (depending on the chosen drill, higher speed and faster feed rate needs more power and dry batter sooner)
Battery charging: 8 to 12 hours for a fully charged battery
Weight: 18 kg [40 lbs] for the AC model, 20 kg [44 lbs] for the battery model
Dimensions: Height: 50 cm [21 in] Length: 50 cm [21 in] Width: 35 cm [14 in]
Case Construction: Powder coated metal
Spinshot Pro comes with ball feeder for 120 tennis balls. This capacity is the result of Spinshot construction and is the same for all Spinshot tennis ball machines.
The control panel on the side of the tennis ball machines gives you chance to adjust four basic parameters.
The speed range can be chosen from the range of 18 to 68 mph. The choice is made in steps and you need to calculate before that 1 step is circa 5 mph.
Ball feed interval range is 2 to 10 seconds and also your choice is made on the control panel in steps. This is also the sign of all Spinshot tennis ball machines, that speed and feed interval are shown in units and not in actual metrics.
Spinshot Pro tennis ball machine has a pretty extensive offer of spins. 6 different levels of backspin and also 6 different levels of topspins. It is much better than competitors in the same price category offers, but it is less than the advanced Spinshot Player model has.
Height is set up electrically which is really positive, as you do not need manually adjust the height of the shots.
Programmed drills are not usual in this category of tennis ball machines. Spinshot Pro offers just simple random horizontal oscillation. That is the only possible simulation of the tennis match exchanges.
Looking for tennis ball machines with programmed drills? Check our Spinshot Player tennis ball machine review – the most preferred ball machine by our readers.
Spinshot Pro remote control has a simple two-button design. One button turns on and off the ball feed, the second button turns on and off the oscillation mode. Any other adjustment of parameters has to be made on the control panel on the side of the ball machine.
The remote control is part of the tennis ball machine package and is free of additional charge.
Check other reviews of Spinshot Pro tennis ball machine on Amazon here.
Battery life & recharging
Time on the court is set at 2 to 3 hours depending on the exact use of the Spinshot Pro machine during practice. I would expect a little bit more at this price level, but I understand that bigger battery capacity will negatively impact the weight of this tennis ball machine. In my experience, two hours of practice is just enough for beginners and intermediate players.
The shorter battery life is mirrored in shorter recharging time. The usual standard time is 12 to 15 hours. Spinshot Pro is fully recharged in 8 to 12 hours. That is a nice time saving compared to peers in this category. In ideal conditions, you are able to have two full practice sessions during one day. Overcharge protection is not obvious in this category, but Spinshot Pro has the protection as standard part of the charger.
Spinshot Pro tennis ball machine has powder coated metal box like the other Spinshot ball machines. The main positive of metal construction is the stability and its resistance to any damage. The drawback is the bigger weight. Spinshot Pro weighs 44 lbs [20 kg] with battery, which is a solid burden to carry over. Wheels and retractable handle ease the towing of the machine on the court but lifting or going through the stairs can make a problem to juniors or ladies.
Spinshot boxes are easy to store thanks to its rectangular shape comparing to any Lobster tennis ball machine.
Looking for a cheaper tennis ball machine? Check our review of Lobster Sports Elite Liberty – the no.1 in under $1000 category
Spinshot Pro Pricing & Our Verdict
I have to say that I would expect a little bit more at this price. Maybe two more oscillation choices, or remote control with more functions than simply turn on and off. On contrary, you will get a lot of choices of backspins and topspins, electrical elevation plus relatively short recharging time.
I would recommend Spinshot Pro to beginners or intermediate players who need and want to practice their swings. Spinshot Pro tennis ball machine can be a welcome friend for improving different shots during practice. However, if you are a more advanced player who wants to simulate match situations you should turn your eyes to Spinshot Player tennis ball machine.