Question about Tennis Tutor

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by Created_to_Thrash, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Created_to_Thrash

    Created_to_Thrash New User

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    I'm new here,and new to ball machines. I always wanted one, but was never able to afford one. This past weekend, I actually found one at a yard sale and picked it up for $35 :shock: figuring that it was worth taking a chance on "as is". So far, I can't get it to charge, but figure that it may just be that the battery has died from sitting too long unused. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to replace the battery (and where to find one at a decent price). Also looking for suggestions on how to clean it, or what else I might try if replacing the battery doesn't work. The machine itself is a Tennis Tutor, model #2 serial #2-11577. Copyright on the manual that came with it is 2000, so I assume the machine is about 10 years old. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!
     
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  2. Bolivian10s

    Bolivian10s Rookie

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    You hit the jackpot Dude! What a deal only $35.00 That model sells for over $1,000.00 new, now and if all you need is a $75 battery you are way ahead of the game! Call Tutor and I'm sure they can help you figure out what else you need.
     
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  3. azentropy

    azentropy New User

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    Definitely - congrats!

    You can get a replacement battery for less elsewhere that would work, but since you got such an incredible deal I would go directly to Tutor as well. They can also help you out if you run into other issues.
     
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  4. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

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    Depends is that a Tennis Twist from Sport Tutor or the Tennis Tutor. A Tennis Twist is not that graet a deal.

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    Irvin
     
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  5. Created_to_Thrash

    Created_to_Thrash New User

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    Nope... It's the tutor. That twist thing only holds 28 balls, and wouldn't be of much use to me.
     
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  6. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

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    Then it is a great deal. Don't be too critical of the Tennis Twist. A friend of mine used to have problems with soft sitters at the net overhitting all the time. He got one of the tennis twists and now never misses one of those sitters.

    Irvin
     
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  7. dak95_00

    dak95_00 Professional

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    I just ordered a new battery from www.batteryspec.com and it should arrive any day. I purchased the battery and a float charger from them for under $60 w/ shipping.

    I also bought my machine a few years ago used for $200-Tennis Tutor Jr. Your deal is awesome. I'd say JACKPOT! The battery is very easy to replace.

    For any other information, just do a search on here for Tennis Tutor and you'll see nearly all of your questions have been asked and answered before.
     
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  8. Created_to_Thrash

    Created_to_Thrash New User

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    Thanks to all who responded to this thread. As an update, I got the new batteries today and installed them. The machine works great:) It probably needs new throwing wheels soon, but I couldn't be happier. Thanks again all.
     
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