Originally Posted by JRstriker12
Thought about getting a ball machine, but man those are expensive!
You better think about it deeply. Two players in my club shelled out $600 each to co-buy a ball machine. Apart from the hassles of who carries it in his car and come to the club at what time, the enthusiasm seems to have died off very quickly. Hauling it back and forth, positioning it, operating the remote control - are all hassles unless someone does it for you. One of the guys has taken to asking guys to stand on the same side of the machine and return his shots and also help operate it. He ends up getting 2 balls coming to him sometimes. Basically, the lack of socialization made it less fun. Both of them are back playing old-man doubles as they always did.