Ball Machine Hire FAQS

What age do i need to be to hire?

To use a machine you need to be over 18. If you are under 18, you will need to be supervised by an adult. The adult will be responsible and liable for the hire of the machine.

What clubs are hire approved?

  • Cassiobury Tennis Club.
  • Chipperfield Tennis Club.
  • Chorleywood Lawn Tennis Club.
  • David Lloyd, Northwood.
  • Rickmansworth Lawn Tennis Club.
  • Sarratt Tennis Club
  • West Herts Lawn Tennis Club.

What is required before hiring?

To protect us from accidental damage and theft we ask for an electronic agreement to be signed. We also ask for valid passport to be handed over for the duration of the hire

How do I pay?

Payments are taken on the day in advance and can be electronic or cash.

Is buying a machine a good step?

At some point, players consider the possibility of buying a machine. Buying a machine is worth exploring, but a common story that prevails is that a majority of people who buy machines use them for short periods of time and then put them away in the cupboard for a number of reasons. Some reasons include seasonal weather changes as machines are not designed to work in the wet or with wet balls.

Other reasons include moving machines around can cause problems plus the cost cycle of pressureless balls. So, buying a machine suitable for your development is something to consider especially if you can find a bargain, but just be mindful of warranties if things go south.

Do hire machines come with docs?

Yes. Machines are supplied with instructions and other listed accessories for your session. We offer a free 15 minute setup consultation for all new customers to help get your started.

Can I use them in all weather?

Wet balls can damage the machine so not to be used with wet balls or in wet conditions.

    What balls do they use?

    Training balls are preferred balls

      Can I use red junior balls?

      Not recommended due to size
      Orange and green balls (yes)

        Can they help coaches?

        Yes, they can pay an intrinsic part in helping a coach develop a clients technique while being close them while the machine delivers the balls.

        Can machines be used on public courts?

        Unfortunately, No. Machine hire is limited for use at our approved clubs mentioned or on customer private courts only.

        How long to machines last?

        The Lobster Elite 2 can play up to 3-4 hours depending on how you set it up. The Cube normally delivers up to 2-3 hours of delivery.

        Are there advantages of 24 hr hire?

        Yes, in this period of time you will have machine power after recharges (3-6 hours) for a minimum of 2 x 3 hour workouts on either machine. You just need to have the court time available but you get twice as much work our time at this price.