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EricW
08-13-2007, 06:30 PM
I'm thinking about getting a ball machine and I was wondering what peoples comments were about this model, and how helpful it is to them

mrw
08-14-2007, 09:29 AM
Hands down ,my SP Pro was the best tennis investment I have made.

Do a search. There are lots of threads on the SP Pro

asknowbuylater
08-14-2007, 07:27 PM
Is the maximum power setting good enough for advanced players?

Jack & Coke
08-14-2007, 10:48 PM
Hands down ,my SP Pro was the best tennis improvement investment I have made.

asknowbuylater
08-15-2007, 07:30 AM
Is the maximum power setting good enough for advanced players?

Venetian
08-15-2007, 07:38 AM
Whenever I see forehand winners clocked at the major tournaments, the commentators say that they were somewhere between 80 and 90 MPH. The SP's toss balls at 95MPH, so it should be sufficient. There's a demo video on their website that shows the speed as well. It looks pretty fast to me.

Jack & Coke
08-15-2007, 07:52 AM
yes.

It is easily "good enough" for advanced players.

In fact, whatever level you are, I HIGHLY doubt if you would use the maximum power setting for any extended period of time.

If you want to groove your strokes with good heavy pace deliveries, you'll probably end up using 50% - 70% power setting.

Chit n China
08-15-2007, 11:40 AM
Is the maximum power setting good enough for advanced players?

Yesterday, for kicks and giggles, I set my SP pro to full speed, and full feed rate with enough top spin to keep it in the court and then turned on the oscillator to random. I'm not Federer, but I only lasted about 5 balls before I turned it off and got realistic about the feed rate.

95 mph is faster than most pro's consistently hit it. It's much more than I can handle for any length of time. I sold my tennis tutor a couple of months ago and started using my new SP and it seems much faster than the TT.

Jack & Coke
08-15-2007, 01:03 PM
Right-click, save-as..

http://www.sptennis.com/videos/OnCourt200.wmv

http://www.sptennis.com/videos/Ballmach120.wmv