Sportbot – Mobile Tennis Ball Machine

A revolution in the tennis ball machines sector is coming. At least, I see it that way. A Slovenian-based start-up Sportbot is developing the first mobile tennis ball machine. Mobile means it will move around the court, controlled by your phone, and shoot the balls from different spots on your wish.

Sportbot Mobile Tennis Ball Machine

Source: Sportbot

That solely can be a game changer. This feature we did not see in any other machine yet.

However, if you check all its intended technical specifications below, you will see that this will be a premium tennis ball machine even without a mobility feature.

Technical Specifications:

(as presented by Sportbot)

Ball Feed Speed: 10 to 70 mph (15 to 110 kmh)
Ball Feed Interval: 2 to 10 seconds
Ball Capacity: 120 balls
Elevation: 10 to 50 degrees (controlled via app)
Oscillation: -45 to 45 degrees (controlled via app)
Movement: up to 79 inps (2 m/s) in all directions, rotation on the spot

Programmable Drills: yes
Phone Compatibility: yes (iOS and Android)

Battery life: up to 90 minutes
Battery charging: 5 hours for a fully charged battery

Weight: 55 lbs (25 kg)
Dimensions: Height: 12 in (30 cm) Length: 20 in (50 cm) Width: 14 in (35 cm)
Case Construction: Durable plastic & metal

Sportbot Mobile Tennis Ball Machine – My first impressions

The smooth movement of the machine is very impressive.

The wheels are lovely, but that is not all you should notice.

The machine is not very big. The dimensions 30 x 35 x 35 cm rank Sportbot between smaller ball machines. The weight is another story, but I think the reason for 25 kg is the movement mechanism.

Ball feed speed, feed interval, and elevation range are one of the best I saw.

The battery life is a bit shorter, but that is the price you have to pay when your machine is not standing still but rolling over the court.

The machine is developed as fully controlled by your smartphone (iOS or Android), no additional remote control will be needed. The Sportbot machine will be programmable. The pre-set drills and drill customization option will be included in your app.

Sportbot will start accepting pre-orders from October 1st, but you can already join their mailing list here. That is the best way how to stay informed or you can return to this article. We plan to update all the information as soon as the company releases them.

Posted in Reviews, Reviews, Tennis Ball Machines, Tennis Ball Machines for Advanced Players, Tennis Ball Machines for Intermediate Players and tagged .

Tennis Pro Guru

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.

He currently plays with:
Racket: Wilson Clash 100
Strings: Babolat RPM Blast
Grip: Head Xtreme Soft
Shoes: Asics Gel Dedicate 7 (for hard outdoor and indoor courts) & Asics Gel-Game 5 Clay (for clay courts),
Balls: Dunlop Fort All Courts and Head Championship
Bag: Axiom Backpack

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