Average Tennis Ball Machine Cost (With 36 Examples New and Used)


If you are on the market for a new tennis ball machine, you need to stay informed regarding the average prices for tennis ball machines.

Below you will find a detailed list of the prices of some of the most popular tennis ball machines you can currently find on the market.

Brand and ModelLevelPrice
Tennis TwistNew Players299
Tennis CubeBeginner689
Pro LiteBeginner799
Pro Lite PlusBeginner to Intermediate1,079
Tennis TutorIntermediate$1,238
Tennis Tutor PlusIntermediate$1,449
Tennis Tutor Plus PlayerIntermediate$1,899
Wilson PortableIntermediate$1,295
Shotmaker MiniIntermediate$2,495 – $3,395
ShotmakerIntermediate$3,200 – $4,100
Tennis TowerBeginner to Advanced$1,475 – $2,225
Tennis Tower IOIntermediate to Advanced$2,495 – $3,395
Spinshot LiteBeginner$699 – $799
Spinshot ProBeginner to Intermediate$1,349 – $1,449
Spinshot PlusIntermediate$1,575 – $1,675
Spinshot PlayerIntermediate$1,679 – $1,879
Spinshot Plus-2Intermediate$1,899 – $2,099
Elite FreedomBeginner$839
Elite LibertyBeginner$949
Elite OneBeginner to Intermediate$1,139
Elite TwoBeginner to Intermediate$1,419
Elite ThreeBeginner to Intermediate$1,669
Elite Grand 4Intermediate$1,999
Elite Grand 5Intermediate$2,299
Elite Grand 5 LEIntermediate$2,599
Lobster PhenomBeginner to Advanced$3,149
Lobster Phenom TwoBeginner to Advanced$3,595
Edge Lite and Lite-RBeginner to Intermediate$799 – $949
Edge SportBeginner to Intermediate$949 – $1,049
Edge StartBeginner to Intermediate$1,199 – $1,089
Scoop Series QuestIntermediate$1,699 – $2,099
Scoop Series RivalIntermediate$1,399 – $1,549
Scoop Series SmartIntermediate to Advanced$1,949 – $2,549
Playmate iGENIEBeginner$535
Playmate ACEIntermediate to Advanced$4,395
Playmate iSMASHIntermediate to Advanced$5,495

A lot of these numbers may seem very promising, but what exactly stands behind them in terms of features and capabilities? Let’s take a more detailed look.

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SportsTutor Tennis Ball Machines

Tennis Twist

New and Used Price

The battery-powered Tennis Twist can be found for about $299 new and $250 used. The price for the used machine will vary, though, depending on the condition and how well maintained it has been. There is also an AC-powered Tennis Twist tennis ball machine that is usually sold for the same price.

Features and Capabilities

This is a very basic tennis ball machine. It is made in the USA and is suitable for complete beginner players (kids and adults). Its features are:

  • 28 ball capacity.
  • Adjustable arc.
  • Ball speed of 15 mph.
  • Playtime of up to 15 hours (with six D size batteries).
  • Weighs 11 lbs.

Tennis Cube

New and Used Price

The basic tennis cube model sells for $689 new and $500 used. The tennis cube with the oscillator is usually more expensive; it can be found for $779 new and $580 used. The price for the used machine will vary depending on the condition of the machine and how long it has been used for.

Features and Capabilities

The Tennis Cube is suitable for beginner players. Its features are:

  • Ball speed of up 50 mph.
  • 70 balls capacity.
  • Adjustable elevation.
  • Up to 2 hours of continuous play.
  • Weighs 24 lbs.
  • Battery-powered.

ProLite

New and Used Price

The basic Tennis Tutor ProLite can be found for $799 new and $500 used. The ProLite model with the oscillator is more expensive and sells for $899 new and $700 used. The Actual price of the used models will vary depending on the machine’s condition and how well the previous owner took care of the machine.

The ProLite Plus can be found for $1,079 new and $750 used. The price for the used ProLite Plus can fluctuate depending on how well the previous owner took care of the machine and how old it is.

Features and Capabilities

The ProLite is an excellent beginner player tennis ball machine that rocks on some neat features.

  • Ball speeds of up to 60 mph.
  • Adjustable elevation.
  • 125 balls capacity.
  • Up to 3 hours of continuous play on the court.
  • Optional oscillator and remote.

The ProLite is battery powered but can be purchased with an AC module instead, which adds about $20 on average to the price of the machine.

The ProLite Plus is a slightly more advanced model compared to the ProLite as it improves in several areas.

  • Increased ball speed of up to 75 mph.
  • Elevation control.
  • Ball capacity of 110 balls.
  • Up to 4 hours of playtime.
  • Built-in oscillator.
  • Optional remote.
  • Can add medium topspin.

The model is battery powered but can be purchased with an AC module instead, which adds about $20 to the resale price of the machine.

Tennis Tutor Product Line

New and Used Price

The Tennis Tutor cost about $1,238 new and $600 used depending on how well the previous owner took care of the machine and the battery’s condition.

The Tennis Tutor Plus sells for $1,449 new. Interestingly enough, this machine manages to hold its price reasonably well and does not depreciate as quickly as other models. This is why, depending on its condition, it may sell for anywhere between $700 and $1,300 used.

The Tennis Tutor Plus Players costs about $1,899 new and $1,300 used depending on its condition.

Features and Capabilities

The Tennis Tutor is a great mid-level tennis ball machine as it rocks some neat features.

  • Up to 85 mph ball speed.
  • Adjustable ball trajectory.
  • Built-in oscillator.
  • 150 Balls capacity.
  • Optional 2-line oscillator and optional remote, each of which add about $200 to the total cost of the machine.

The Tennis Tutor Plus features the same capabilities of the standard Tennis Tutor but is capable of also:

  • Delivering topspin or underspin.
  • A detailed control display for the elevation of the balls.
  • AC/DC option, which adds up to $100 to the total cost.

The Tennis Tutor Plus Player rocks on all the features of the other Tennis Tutor models including:

  • The player mode delivers realistic practice experience with randomized speed, spin, position and depth of the shots, and with adjustable difficulty setting.
  • It has a built-in 2-line oscillator.
  • Optional multi-function remote, which adds $400 to the total cost of the machine.
  • Optional AC/DC module, which adds around $150 to the total.

Wilson Portable

New and Used Price

The Wilson Portable sells for $1,295 new and $675 used depending on the condition of the machine and how well maintained it has been by the previous owner.

Features and Capabilities

The Wilson Portable tennis ball machine is a battery-powered machine, and it is suitable for intermediate players.

  • Ball speed up to 75 mph.
  • Adjustable trajectory.
  • 100 balls capacity.
  • Heavy underspin or topspin.
  • Built-in oscillator and an optional 2-line oscillator, which adds, on average, around $200 to the total cost of the machine.
  • Optional two-function remote for $200.
  • Optional AC-module instead of a battery for $20.

Shotmaker Mini

New and Used Price

The standard Shotmaker Mini sells for $2,495 new and about $1,750 used depending on its quality. There is also Shotmaker Mini Player, which sells for $3,095 new and $2,200 used and Shotmaker Mini Deluxe model, which costs $3,395 new and $2,500 used.

Features and Capabilities

Despite its name, this model is anything but mini in terms of its features.

All three models are capable of:

  • Ball speeds up to 85 mph.
  • Elevation control.
  • Heavy underspin or topspin capabilities.
  • Ball capacity of 225.
  • Extra-durable construction.
  • Built-in AC/DC operation.

The standard model can shoot balls to up to three predetermined positions. The Player model features the super realistic player mode and comes with a built-in 2-line oscillator. And the Deluxe model comes with some extra capabilities like programmable six-ball training drills, and more.

Shotmaker

New and Used Price

The Shotmaker costs $3,200 new and around $2,500 used, and the Shotmaker Deluxe model costs around $4,100 new and $3,200 used. The price of the used machines can vary a lot depending on their condition.

Features and Capabilities

The Tennis Tutor Shotmaker is a professional class tennis ball machine delivering some of the best features and capabilities.

  • Ball speeds up to 95 mph.
  • Adjustable elevation.
  • 300 ball capacity.
  • Adjustable spin.
  • Extra tough construction.
  • Extra big wheels.
  • Optional remote for $200.
  • Random oscillation and three-ball drill.

The Deluxe model increases the predetermined training drill capabilities up to seven balls. It comes with the super-realistic Player mode and more.

Tennis Tower

New and Used Price

The Tennis Tower Classic model is available for $1,475 new and $800 used. The Tennis Tower sells for $1,725 new and $1,200 used, and the Tower Player model can be found for $2,225 new and $1,800 used. Depending on the condition of the machine, the prices for the used models can vary a lot.

The Tennis Tower IO costs $2,495 new and $1,700 used. The Player model sells for $3,095 new and $2,400 used, and the Deluxe model costs around $3,395 new and $2,700 used. The actual cost for the used models will vary a lot depending on how well the previous owner took care of them.

Features and Capabilities

The Tennis Tower is one of the most advanced tennis machine product lines from Sports Tutor, which is designed for home courts and other tennis facilities.

  • Ball speed of up to 85 mph.
  • Adjustable elevation.
  • Spin control. (not available on the Classic model)
  • Ball capacity of 225.
  • Built-in oscillator.
  • Bigger wheels.
  • 2-line oscillator and Player mode (available on the Player model)
  • Optional two-function remote for $200 and multi-function remote for $400.

The IO, in the Tennis Tower IO, stands for internal oscillation. As you can guess, this model rocks a lot of the same features found on the standard Tower models, but it has built-in internal oscillation.

Spinshot Tennis Ball Machines

Spinshot Lite

New and Used Price

The Spinshot Lite sells for $699 new and $550 used. The Spinshot Lite with a remote control costs $799 new and $650 used. The price of the used models will vary depending on the condition of the machine.

Features and Capabilities

  • Ball speeds of up to 37.3 mph.
  • Topspin.
  • The battery-powered model weighs 19.84 lbs and AC model 22 lbs.
  • Up to 7 hours of continuous play with the battery model.

Spinshot Pro

New and Used Price

The Spinshot Pro costs $1,349 new and $950 used. The Spinshot Pro with the remote watch costs $1,449 new, and $1,000 used depending on the machine condition.

Features and Capabilities

This is an excellent mid-level tennis ball machine capable of delivering high-quality practice.

  • Ball speeds of up to 68.4 mph.
  • Adjustable height control.
  • 120 balls capacity.
  • Backspin and topspin control.
  • Built-in random oscillator.
  • 2 to 3 hours of play with the battery-model and optional AC module.
  • Two-function remote control.
  • The battery-powered model weighs 37.5 lbs and the AC-model 44.1 lbs.

Spinshot Plus

New and Used Price

The new Spinshot Plus tennis ball machines cost $1,575, and used ones cost $1,200. The Spinshot Plus with the remote watch cost $1,675 new and $1,300 used.

Features and Capabilities

  • Ball speed of up to 68.35 mph.
  • Ball capacity of 120 balls.
  • Adjustable ball trajectory.
  • Topspin and backspin control.
  • Advanced oscillation capabilities.
  • The battery-powered unit can provide up to 3 hours of continuous play.

Spinshot Player

New and Used Price

The Spinshot Player costs $1,679 new and $1,300 used. The Spinshot player can be purchased with a remote watch, which adds about $100 to the total cost of the machine. The Spinshot Player with the high spin feature sells for $1,779 new, and $1,400 used and adding the remote watch to the machine will increase the total cost with another $100.

Features and Capabilities

  • 120 ball capacity.
  • Ball speeds of up to 68.35 mph.
  • Capable of 12 pre-programmable fully-customizable drills
  • 2-line oscillation.
  • Fully customizable by using the Drill Maker App.
  • The battery-model is capable of delivering up to 3 hours of playtime.

Spinshot Plus-Two

New and Used Price

The Spinshot Plus-2 costs $1,899 new and $1,500 used. The Spinshot Plus-2 with the high spin feature costs $1,999 new and $1,670 used. The optional remote watch can be purchased for an additional $100.

Features and Capabilities

The Spinshot PLus-2 has all the features of the original Plus model but builds on top of that by adding all the features of the Player model. This adds the Player’s Drill Maker App, which adds unparalleled levels of customizability to the machine.

You can customize up to 12 pre-programmable drills, and it is capable of vertical and horizontal oscillation.

The high spin model is capable of shooting balls faster with higher spin.

Lobster Tennis Ball Machines

Elite Freedom

New and Used Price

The Lobster Elite Freedom costs $839 new and $500 used depending on how well the previous owners took care of it.

Features and Capabilities

  • Ball speeds of up to 65 mph.
  • Adjustable elevation.
  • Ball capacity of 150 balls.
  • Battery-model delivers up to 4 hours of continuous playtime. (optional AC/DC module)
  • Weight: 35 lbs
  • Horizontal oscillation.

Elite Liberty

New and Used Price

The Lobster Elite Liberty sells for $949 new and $600 to $800 used depending on its condition and quality.

Features and Capabilities

  • Ball speeds of up to 70 mph.
  • 150 balls capacity.
  • Adjustable topspin and backspin.
  • Adjustable elevation.
  • The battery-powered unit delivers up to 4 hours of playtime. (Optional AC/DC module.)
  • Optional remote control and premium charger.
  • Weighs 35 lbs.
  • Random horizontal oscillation.

Elite One

New and Used Price

The Lobster Elite one costs $1,139 new and $700 used depending on its condition.

Features and Capabilities

  • Ball speeds of up to 80 mph.
  • Ball capacity of 150 balls.
  • Adjustable topspin and backspin.
  • Adjustable elevation control.
  • Several power options.
  • Up to 8 hours of playtime with the battery.
  • 42 lbs.
  • Optional premium charger and remote control.
  • Randomized horizontal oscillation.

Elite Two

New and Used Price

The Lobster Elite two average price new is $1,419 and about $900 used. Its used price can vary depending on how old the machine is and its condition.

Features and Capabilities

The Elite Two comes with all the features of the Elite One, but it adds a triple oscillation capability.

Elite Three

New and Used Price

The Elite 3 sells for $1,669 new and between $1,000 and $1,400 used depending on its condition.

Features and Capabilities

The Elite Three has all the capabilities of the Elite Two and adds a two-line oscillation with variable depth.

Elite Grand 4

New and Used Price

The Grand 4 has similar capabilities to the Elite 3. However, it goes one step beyond by delivering realistic to a real opponent tennis drills, including pre-loaded drills and more.

Features and Capabilities

Elite Grand 5 and Grand 5 LE

New and Used Price

The Elite Grand 5 sells for $2,299 new and $1,900 used depending on its condition and use.

The Elite Grand 5 LE costs $2,599 new and around $1,700 used depending on how well the previous owner took care of it.

Features and Capabilities

The Grand 5 product series is perfectly suitable for advanced tennis players.

Lobster Phenom and Phenom 2

New and Used Price

The Phenom sells for $3,149 new and between $1,900 to $2,500 used depending on the condition while the Phenom Two costs $3,595 new and around $2,300 used.

Features and Capabilities

These are very advanced tennis ball machines with high ball capacity and featuring some of the most advanced capabilities and features perfectly suitable for tennis clubs and advanced players.

Silent Partner Tennis Ball Machines

Edge Series

New and Used Price

The Silent Partner Edge Lite costs between $799 and $899 new and around $580 used depending on how old the machine is and its condition. The Silent Partner Edge Lite-R comes with a remote which adds $150 to the total cost of the machine.

The Silent Partner Edge Sport sells for $949 to $1,049 new around $500 to $600 used depending on how well maintained it has been and its current condition.

The Silent Partner Edge Star costs between $1,199 and $1,089 new and around $650 used depending on the machine’s condition.

Features and Capabilities

The Edge Lite and Lite-R are the most basic models in this series and are capable of:

  • 200 ball capacity.
  • Speeds of up to 95 mph.
  • Adjustable speed, spin, feed rates, and elevation.
  • Random horizontal oscillator.
  • Weighs 38 pounds.

The Edge Sport has the same capabilities of the Edge Lite with two main differences. It has a longer-lasting battery and a delayed start option.

The Edge Star is a heavier model (weighing 47 pounds), but it can be both battery-powered or electric, and it comes with a heavy-duty battery and a two-function remote.

Scoop Series Quest

New and Used Price

The Scoop Series Rival costs around $1,399 to $1,549 new and $800 used depending on its current condition.

The Scoop Series Quest sells for $1,699 to $2,099 new and $1,000 to $1,200 used depending on how much the previous owner took care of it.

The Scoop Series Smart costs $1,949 to $2,549 new, and $1,300 used depending on the machine’s quality and condition.

Features and Capabilities

The Scoop Series Rival is capable of:

  • Shooting balls at speeds up to 95 mph.
  • Holding up to 300 balls.
  • AC or DC use.
  • 16 buttons remote.
  • Random oscillator.
  • Delayed start option.
  • Drills save function.

The Scoop Series Quest edition comes with an improved remote, improved horizontal and vertical oscillator, 2-line oscillator, and more.

The Scoop Series Smart model is the most advanced one. It delivers some cool features as a more adaptive oscillator, fully customizable drills, customizable feed rates, spin, true-to-life drills, and so much more.

Playmate Tennis Ball Machines

iGENIE

New and Used Price

The iGENIE sells for $535 new and around $350 used depending on its condition.

Features and Capabilities

  • Adjustable difficulty setting.
  • Adjustable drills.
  • Ball capacity of 300 tennis balls.
  • Variable topspin, backspin, and height.

ACE

New and Used Price

The Playmate ACE sells for $4,395 new and around $2,500 to $3,200 used depending on its quality and how well maintained it has been.

Features and Capabilities

  • Ball capacity of 200 balls.
  • Can feed balls with topspin and backspin.
  • 1, 2, and 3 line drills.

iSMASH

New and Used Price

The Playmate iSMASH costs $5,495 new and around $3,500 used. The actual price will vary depending on the age and condition of the machine.

Features and Capabilities

  • 300 ball capacity.
  • Adjustable and fully programmable random direction drills.
  • Adjustable height.
  • Compatible with other Playmate products.

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