Lobster Elite 3
Lobster pride themselves in making tennis ball machines of the highest quality and have almost 40 years of experience doing just this. The Lobster Elite 3 is part of the Elite series that Lobster has been successfully producing for some time now.
The Lobster Elite 3 is designed with all of the previous features of the first two Elite models and is designed to simulate real play, as if you were hitting balls against a real undaunted partner. The Elite 3 combines the unique triple oscillation feature that is included in the Elite 2, with the only two line feature with variable depth available in the ball machine marketplace today. This allows pro tennis players to experience an excellent tennis ball machine that really does simulate professional match play to help you to improve your skills when you don’t have a partner around to truly challenge you. The Elite 3 has two preprogrammed options that allow for narrow and wide forehand and backhand as well as the sweeping triple oscillation that can help to escalate your personal playing abilities. The Lobster Elite 3 also features 50-degree lobs so that you can practice your overheads. This is a feature that Lobster is proud to claim is not available on any other ball machine. The Lobster Elite 3 also has ball speeds reaching up to 80 MPH so that you can challenge your own ability and step up the practice each time. This ball machine also holds up to 150 tennis balls at a time.
This ball machine is designed for pro tennis players who might find it easier to use than a less experienced tennis player. It can seem a bit daunting to set up, but it really isn’t that difficult and comes with full easy-to-follow instructions for even the least technically minded of us. The Elite 3 model weighs a hefty 44 pounds, but is designed with oversized wheels so that it is easy to transport even when it is filled to the brim with balls. The good thing about this machine is that with a long battery life of up to 8 hours, you can have a very active and prolonged tennis session each time without worrying about the battery dying on you.
The Lobster Elite 3 comes with a 2-year warranty and is designed for maximum durability so that you can be sure that this is the only ball machine you will ever need to buy to last for your whole tennis life. Lobster also makes spare parts available for replacement if anything ever did happen.
Prices start from $1,599 for the basic model and you can choose added options of fast chargers as well as a wireless remote to control the ball machine from across the court. This ball machine in reasonably priced and is a great investment for any budding tennis pro.
This Elite 3 has everything that a serious tennis player could need to simulate actual play without playing against a real partner. With features to practice every move and challenge you, this ball machine is guaranteed to keep you on your toes. This might be overkill for a beginning hobbyist, but a great investment for serious enthusiasts.
Usefulness Rating: – Great to have fun with and improve your reaction time. Great range of features useful for advanced and beginner players.
Convenience Rating: – Extra long battery life, 150 ball capacity, and easy-to-follow instructions.
Longevity Rating: - As with all Lobster machines, it has a 2-year warranty, but is also designed for maximum durability that should last you for many years.
Value Rating: – A reasonably priced machine based on all its advanced features.
Overall Rating: – Outstanding features and great value for money. This ball machine is an excellent investment for the committed players.