Lobster Elite Grand Five Ball Machine (Model #lobelitev)
Imagine customizing your court drills. The Lobster Elite Grand Five Ball Machine lets you do just that in addition to programming shot locations, speed, spin, and feed rate. Other drills available include, approach, attack/defend, forehand plus, grinder, power baseliner and all courter.
The Elite Grand Five’s state-of-the-art technology lets you program shot locations, speed, spin, and feed and rate. The sky is the limit with shot variations. It offers six pre-programmed, six shot drills. With this machine you may simulate a real match play while personalizing your drills to help you improve your skill-set and gain a competitive edge over your most challenging opponent. The optional remote lets you control sweep, random oscillation, 2-line, drills, speed, spin and feed.
Its innovative design allows the machine to throw balls in various directions, covering the entire range of the court while combining speed, oscillation, spin and trajectory. This technologically advanced feature is matchless to any portable tennis ball machine on the market.
Custom Programmability: This model offers the ability to program and store in the machine’s memory, your own custom court drills. You can program up to 6 custom court drills with each drill having up to (6) sequential shots. The machine offers 6 different ball locations to select from with the ability to assign an independent ball speed, ball spin, and ball feed rate for each ball within the custom court drill created.
Pre-Programmed Court Drills: This model has (3) “style drills” simulating the three main styles of tennis played today and (3) “exercise drills” for mastering not only your tennis stroke but court position and strategy. There are total of (6) pre-programmed drills for you to practice against in the Grand V Limited Edition.
Fully Random Oscillation: This feature incorporates both horizontal oscillation along with vertical oscillation allowing the machine to throw balls throughout the entire spectrum of the tennis court while mixing up ball speeds, ball spin, and the ball feed rate. This feature takes simulation of match play to a whole new level.
2-Line Function: This machine offers (3) positions of the 2-line function (Narrow, Medium, and Wide settings) In addition to throwing balls alternatively to two positions (forehand & backhand) you can select the depth of the ball throws or select random for varying depth.
Android Remote Control: Along with the other models in the Grand Series, the Grand V is compatible with the Android Remote Control. This optional remote control uses Bluetooth technology for communication and control of over 20 functions on your Grand V tennis ball machine. Using your Android Smartphone, you can make instantaneous changes to functions like: play/pause, oscillation sweep, elevation, fully random, court drills, 2-line, speed, feed, spin, and much more.
Pre-Programmed Court Drills Available With This Model:
Moonballers can be a nightmare to play against. Think of it like slow pitch softball. The high arcing pitch looks like it should be easy to hit, but it’s not! To play the moonballer, you need patience or a combination of patience and a good midcourt swinging volley to move forwards and finish the points. Try practicing both!
Also, don’t be afraid to move back and let the high bouncing ball drop to a more comfortable height.
Some of the most effective club level players are called “hackers” by their friends. Others call them “slicers and dicers!” Typically these players can slice or chop their groundstrokes, keeping the ball low and hard to return. To play a “slicer” remember to bend your knees a little lower than normal, minimize unforced errors, and be ready for a long match! These players are usually very steady and will move you all around the court.
Most players are right-handed, which can make playing a lefty a relatively uncomfortable experience. Just don’t be the player who doesn’t even realize they just played a lefty until the match is over! It’s important to know that most left-handers have strong forehands groundstrokes and strong backhand volleys. But, they often have weaker slice backhand groundstrokes and have trouble with low forehand volleys. The feeds from the machine in this sequence are designed to simulate what a lefty might throw at you!
Beginners need encouragement and success. This 6-ball drill is meant to help beginners improve and build confidence. Balls are fed into the middle 50% of the court, at slow to medium speed and land in the area between the service line and 9 feet in front of the baseline. Beginners should try to hit all 6 balls to land past the service line on the opposite side of the net. A more challenging variation is for the hitter to call out which side of the court they are aiming for (crosscourt or down the line) before striking each ball. Hit 6 balls and then pause the machine to simulate a relatively long point.
Intermediates need to be challenged to reach more advanced levels. This 6-ball drill will help intermediates improve their court coverage and execute a variety of shots. The goal for the hitter is to land all 6 balls behind the service line with 4 of the 6 balls to land in the deep half of the backcourt area as shown in the diagram. Hit only 6 balls at a time and then pause the machine to simulate a relatively long point. A more challenging variation is for the hitter to call out which side of the court they are aiming for (crosscourt or down the line) before striking each ball.
Advanced players need to be challenged by pace and placement to reach even more advanced levels. This drill is designed to help advanced players develop higher shot tolerance while learning to quickly identify “opportunity” balls that can be attacked. Hit at least 2 balls into a right-handed opponent’s backhand court, then on the next relatively short ball fed from the machine, attack that ball with an inside-in forehand to the opponent’s forehand side. Hit it crosscourt or run around a backhand to execute this shot. The only rule is the machine is only allowed to feed 6 balls in each sequence before being paused. Therefore the hitter will be pressured to look for the first opportunity ball to attack on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th ball fed.
- Speed: 30 to 80 MPH
- Ball Capacity: 150
- Feed Rate: 2-12 Seconds
- 3-Line Function: Three positional settings; Narrow, Medium, and Wide
- Oscillation: Random Horizontal (Short, Mid, Deep); Random Vertical (Left, Middle, Right); Fully Random Horizontal & Vertical with variable Speed & Spin
- Power: Battery (Fast charger included at no charge)
- Court Time: 4-8 Hours
- Elevation: Electronic; 0-50 Degrees
- Spin: Top; Back
- Warranty: 2 Years
- Weight: 44 lbs.
- Order with confidence! The Lobster Elite Grand V Ball Machine’s 2-year warranty confirms its long-term durability.
Warranty Policy & Coverage:
Ball Machines (not including battery & server wheels).... 2 years
Battery & Server Wheels....6 months
Parts (purchased separately)....1 year