How noisy is the Tennis Tutor?

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  1. RalphNYC

    RalphNYC Semi-Pro

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    I need to ask my local indoor club if I can use it there, but in general, is this ball machine too noisy to use at indoor clubs? Is there a quieter choice? I need to wheel it 5 blocks on foot, or take it on buses/subways to nearby parks - so the smaller the better. Thanks
     
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  2. dcjaybutchdc

    dcjaybutchdc Rookie

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    i guess it is different for every club, but every club around my area provide ball machines for people to use
     
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  3. RalphNYC

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    Mine doesn't have a machine -- I think they prefer it when you the in-house pros ($150/hour rate!)
     
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  4. RalphNYC

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    meant to say "when you hire the in-house pros"
     
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  5. raiden031

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    They do make more than one machine.

    Anyways I have the Tennis Tutor Pro Lite (battery powered) and it is very quiet.
     
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  6. fuzz nation

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    I tried one (outdoors) last summer and noticed that it was rather quiet. I don't recall it being any louder than a racquet hitting a ball... if not more quiet. Other than the "gah-lunk" sound that it made when it sent a ball across the court, I could only hear it running when I stood right next to it.

    The ones that are crazy loud are those older Lobster models that have a big horizontal air drum with the ball-feeding tube coming out of the front. They sound like an obnoxiously loud vacuum cleaner.
     
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  7. RalphNYC

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    Well that's great news.. I think I'll grab one on **** (with the battery and remote) and take it to the club at an off-peak time and see how they react.
     
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