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    Players with ball machines, how many court hours do your balls last?

    I would warmly recommend Babolat Academy pressureless, last for yrs
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    Spinshot ball machine service stand

    Please, keep on mind that by the time the ball reaches the other side the speed has reduced to about half of the original dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3146304/What-really-happens-Wimbledon-Slow-motion-video-shows-ball-turning-goo-140mph-serve-hit.html and thus, if you wish to use a...
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    Have a court in backyard

    I guess we have gravitated pretty far from DonPepe´s original question. But anyway, I simply wished to emphasize with my own example that if you’re willing to put in lots of own effort, and make some compromises, you’ll be able to reduce the costs quite a bit. I would guess in SW FL there must...
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    Have a court in backyard

    Must be a challenge in the regions with astronomical real estate prices. I was lucky to live in a rural area, already with enough acreage to accommodate also a court. Lucky also in terms of the ground layer: landfill material and thus had to pay only for a short transportation. Actually that was...
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    Have a court in backyard

    Tell me about it! I routinely harvest fuzzy balls, particularly by the end of the season, before the first snow. But luckily the crop seems to get smaller over the yrs, this time only six.
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    Have a court in backyard

    Yes, it probably is very expensive if done the professional way, e.g. laying out foundation with proper reinforcement, full height around the whole perimeter, locked gates etc. However, one should remember that the only, or at least primary, task for the fence is to keep balls within the court...
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    Have a court in backyard

    Sounds like an optimal setup, you're able to access a court 24/7/365! I think the best thing about the own court is the access. One can use even short times that wouldn't be used if one had to commute.
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    Have a court in backyard

    For my set of construction skills, and first of all budget, DIY was the only option and thus choosing this surface was a no-brainer. But sure, in terms of minimizing maintenance hard court would be optimal.
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    Have a court in backyard

    Not able to give specific hints for FL but you'll find several threads on this very topic. Up here in far, far NE, if you're willing to work on this yourself you can make it with slightly over 10k € (materials only, no estimate on cost of own hrs). No lights, though but with long light nights...
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    Head Zepp Sensor mounted to other rackets - a threat or an opportunity

    I've replaced caps to three non-Heads (one Wilson, two Prince), fairly easy to do. I am NOT any kind of carpenter, or skilled in this kind of work, and thus, if I can do it, anyone can! However, be prepared to grind inside the handle so that the battery part of the sensor will have enough space...
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    Spinfire 2 ball machine - any users?

    I've used the machine over six yrs, very happy, also with the service I've got, both from the local rep, and Australia, would highly recommend. I don't have experience, though, of other machines. Anyway, I would say it is definitely among my top 10 purchases, of ANYTHING! Naturally it doesn't...
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    Head Zepp Sensor serve accuracy?

    I've used the Head gadget since January 2018, also compared with readings from the Pocket Radar Ball Coach, and they seem to match, more or less, no large deviations.
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    Head Racquet Sensor......Powered by ZEPP!

    Have used this gadget all the time since late April of this year (60+ sessions) and my opinion haven´t changed: still worth of the money, and would recommend to anyone.
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    Head Tennis Sensor

    Have used the sensor quite extensively a couple of months and very satisfied so far (best things are the stroke by stroke data plus, unlike the one by Sony, this will not come loose accidentally). However, not able to comment on accuracy. Made some comparison with the pocket radar and based on...
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    Tennis Tutor Raised Platform or other ;upgrades'

    My two cents on raised platforms. This has, I think, worked pretty well. Naturally, as noted above, nothing compares to a playmate
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    Head Racquet Sensor......Powered by ZEPP!

    Great news for all of us, sensor geeks, Head has updated the software, and now it is possible to see stroke by stroke history of the sessions! While watching Nadal-Tsitsipas final I used a brief rain break to give the sensor a brief go, and yes, it works as expected. One can check the history...
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    BEST SENSOR for racket : ranking 1 -2- 3

    Head sensor WILL fit at least older models of Extreme MPA (yellow+black one) and Speed Pro (black+white+lime) BUT some tuning (cutting and/or grinding) inside the handle will be needed in order to fit it in. Depth of space needed is ca. 16 mm from the surface. What I love about this sensor (as...
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    Head Racquet Sensor......Powered by ZEPP!

    Now got a reply from Zepplabs support, and yes, in the current version of the Head sensor app there is no possibility to check individual strokes afterwards, only during the session. However, this is in their roadmap and I was recommended to follow closely their later releases. Hopefully this...
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    Head Racquet Sensor......Powered by ZEPP!

    Yes, that is my understanding, or at least, I haven´t been able to figure out how to do it. However, as yet, I haven´t got a reply from Head/Zepp support that I contacted last week to get the address for the app. I suggested in my message to add this feature in the future version. But, not being...
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    Head Racquet Sensor......Powered by ZEPP!

    First impressions – mixed feelings. I´ve been using Sony Sensor for over two yrs and pretty satisfied with it. However, as mentioned on gadgettennis.com this best of the sensors seems to be no more. That is why I got immediately interested about this new one when I noticed that such a thing...
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    Most reliable ball machine for clay/har-tru?

    Have used mine for 4 yrs without any issues on a gray clay court. Replacement wheels are available if needed.
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    In/Out Device

    Yes, used it extensively 2 yrs ago, a bit less last summer, and only once this year. Cool app, and certainly worth the price. However, what is annoying is the fact it gives fairly many false positives. Mostly the readings seem to be congruent with those of the Sony Smart Tennis Sensor but every...
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