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Sports Tutor Tennis Tutor Plus Player Ball Machine (Model #3196)
The Sports Tutor Tennis Tutor Player Plus is truly portable, measuring only 12 inches tall when the ball hopper is folded down for transport; with the towing handle extended, it tows just like luggage. When you get to the court, the ball hopper opens in seconds to hold 150 balls, which is more than two standard pick-up baskets full of balls. Tennis Tutor comes standard with a built-in heavy duty rechargeable battery that can deliver up to six hours of playing time, so there’s little need for extra batteries. But if you do want more battery life there is an optional External Battery Pack that can be installed if ordered at time of purchase. Tennis Tutor has a built-in battery charge indicator, and it even politely beeps when there is only one-half hour of battery charge left. And of course, Tennis Tutor comes complete with a plug-in charging unit that fully charges the battery overnight.
Ball Speed: Up to 85 MPH.
Ball Feed: Adjustable from one ball every 1-1/2 seconds to every 10 seconds.
Electronic Elevation Control: Ball trajectory is electronically adjustable from groundstroke to lob.
Built-in Oscillator: Delivers shots randomly across the court for hitting on the run.
150 ball capacity: More than two standard pick-up baskets.
Rechargeable Battery: Built-in battery provides up to six hours of playing time per charge. Even more playing time is available with an optional External Battery Pack.
Low Battery Charge Indicator: Politely beeps when there is about one-half hour of playing time left.
Smart Battery Charger: Fully charges the battery overnight and shuts off automatically to prevent over-charging. An optional smart/fast charger can charge the battery in less
than six hours.
Start-up Time Delay: Allows the player time to get to the other side of the net before balls begin shooting.
Fold-out Towing Handle: Tows like luggage on built-in caster wheels
Includes Topspin and Underspin: A single dial controls the amount of topspin or underspin.
A bar graph display shows the elevation setting so you can set it to your favorite spot before firing any balls.
Ball capacity:150 Balls
Trajectories: Groundstroke to Lob
Ball ejection speed: 10-85 MPH
Ball feed rate: 1 1/2 to 12 seconds
Battery Type: Lead-acid, solid, sealed
Playing Time w/heavy duty battery: 4 to 6 hours typical
Recharge Time: 12 hours, typical
Dimensions (hopper closed): 12″H x 19.5″L x 20″W
Weight (includes 12 lbs Heavy Duty battery): 42 pounds
Machine Options (Must be ordered at time of purchase)
AC Power: All Tennis Tutor models can be ordered with AC power instead of battery power for a nominal additional charge. ($20)
Two-button wireless remote: Starts and stops ball delivery, and controls side-to-side position of the ball throws. ($200)
Dual 2-line Oscillator: Allows you to practice alternating forehand and backhand shots, or allows an instructor to automatically shoot to two lines of students. Spacing can be set to either narrow or wide. ($200. Call for details.)
Tennis Tutor Plus Player AC/DC Option: (Must be ordered at time of purchase)
The Tennis Tutor Plus and Plus-Player models are available with AC/DC capability. The machine uses AC power any time it is plugged in, which also charges the battery.
External Battery Option (Discounted price if ordered at time of purchase. Call for details)
If transporting a ball machine from your car to an AC outlet would be a problem, this option is for you. It allows Tennis Tutor Plus models to be powered by an External Battery Pack, which weighs only 13.5 pounds and includes a built-in battery charger. The pack is all you need to transport to/from the charging outlet. The machine, which has no internal battery, can be left in your car or parking garage. ($100)
Additional Remote Control Options for Player Model (Call for details)
Multi-Function Remotes: Wireless control of all functions just like you were using the actual control panel. The layout of the buttons on the remotes is almost identical to the layout of the buttons on the control panel, so there is nothing new to learn. There are two Multi-Function Remote choices.
FM Multi-Function Remote: Small handheld unit. ($300)
Phone Multi-Function Remote: Requires free App download. Available for both Apple and Android phones. Automatically connects instantly via bluetooth with no need for a wireless broadband connection. If this option is purchased a bluetooth receiver is installed in the machine. ($300)
All Tennis Tutor models are backed by a three year warranty covering both parts and labor. Extended warranties available.