So far, I'm over the moon with the Spinfire Pro 2 V2. The range of shots, oscillation and depth is first class and I'm really enjoying the fact that the oscillation is concealed internally. I'm upgrading to a lithium battery but so far after many three hour sessions, I haven't seen the battery indicator drop below the full four bars battery level. The remote is invaluable in terms of convenience for changing settings mid session, as well as pausing and tweaking the settings. The build quality is great - the wheels are large and solid with a through axle. The machine happily gets moved over a playing field in the dryer months to my local courts and in the winter, I wheel it a few hundred meters from my car to the local indoor courts. I can't fault the machine in any way and the service I have received from Racquet Depot UK has also been first class. They are really knowledgeable, helpful and patient. Great ball machine & great service!
Spinfire have taken the best all-round ball machine and made it even better with their version two release.
Tennis ball machines are an excellent way to practice and improve your game, regardless of skill level. The Spinfire Pro 2 makes it easy to practice a wide range of shots, test yourself with a variety of pace, spin and elevation, plus extend your mobility and fitness with ample practice drills.
A number of improvements have been made over the original machine. The Spinfire Pro 2 [v2] offers things you would normally only find on a much more expensive machine. It includes internal movement, an easy-to-use control panel, a multi-function remote control and a 150-ball capacity - all wrapped in a very stylish and compact design.
Some of the Key Upgrades:
Improved Ball Variations
- The ‘Horizontal Oscillation’ function has been replaced with ‘Horizontal Random’, so it randomly selects spots across the court rather than sweeping from side to side.
- The ‘Vertical Oscillation’ function has been replaced with ‘Vertical Random’, so it randomly selects the longest or shortest points rather than sweeping up and down.
- ‘Horizontal Random’ now includes a ‘narrow’ option, rather than just ‘wide’ or ‘medium'.
Improved Portability and Practicality
- More compact design, with an extra handle at the top of the mouth when the white hopper is inverted.
- Larger transport wheels with a full axle through the body for added strength and stability.
- A slot has been added to store the included multi-function remote.
Even Better Reliability and Durability
- All electronic components have been upgraded.
- Streamlined design, including internal cabling and battery brace.
For a full list of the improvements, see here.
Core Features & Benefits
Unlike most other ball machines, which change the duration of the ball by moving the whole machine from side to side, the Spinfire Pro 2 moves internally. This allows for faster re-direction and makes shots less predictable. Additionally, the internal parts are black to further disguise shot direction.
On both horizontal and vertical random modes, balls can be delivered through the full width of the singles court with depth variation. The Spinfire Pro 2 can be set to deliver the same trajectory over and over or a variety of random trajectories. 'Horizontal Random' can be set to deliver balls across a narrow, medium or wide area. 'Vertical Random' delivers short or long balls in a random order. Both 'Horizontal Random' and 'Vertical Random' can be combined for a very realistic playing pattern.
This feature delivers alternating forehands and backhands. It can be set to 'wide', 'medium' or 'narrow' to vary the degree of difficulty. The 'wide' setting makes you run from side to side, 'narrow' allows you to remain in the middle of the court, with 'medium' in between the two. You can also set the timing between each ball.
Extreme Topspin & Slice Capability
Using counter rotating wheels, the Spinfire Pro 2 operates very quietly and can generate maximum topspin and backspin, if desired.
Remote Control Included
All functions can be controlled remotely, allowing the player to start or pause the machine, as well as change functions, anywhere on court.
Lightweight and compact, the Spinfire Pro 2 fits in the boot of most cars. The white hopper can be reversed to neatly cover the machine. Robust wheels and an extendable handle allow you to pull or push the machine anywhere.
Consider the lithium [LiFePO4] battery for the lightest option, at half the weight. Lithium batteries are designed to be recharged thousands of times, many times more than a traditional standard battery. On a long-term basis, the lithium option is the most economical, with a life-span of a few decades. By choosing the lithium option, a Fast Charger will already be included.
Three Power Options
You can choose to have a built-in or external battery pack. Alternatively, plug directly into mains power - or any combination of the three. The external battery pack makes the machine much lighter, allowing you to leave the machine in the car and just bring the battery inside for charging. A fast charger is also available [included as standard on the lithium battery configuration], reducing the charging time from 11 hours to 3-4 hours. If your court has easy access to a power point, you may prefer the direct mains option.
Thank you for all the guidance you gave me when I wanted to buy a tennis ball machine. One is spending a lot and so clarity on which one to buy has been very helpful. The machine arrived in good condition and has been excellent already. Great power and control and lots of variety. Very happy and thank you very much.
I ordered a Spinfire Pro 2 tennis ball machine and am thrilled with it. Lots of variety on the ball feed options to practice drills and replicate a game. Great coming with a remote to change the pattern of play too. Thank you Racquet Depot UK.
I have been really impressed with this machine. The machine can generate an excellent range of ball speeds, types and intensity of spin, with a variety of shot types in terms of depth and oscillation. There are also a great variety of options and settings which can all be adjusted from the remote control. This has proved a great time saver compared to other ball machines I have used which only have a few limited controls on the remote such as start/stop. The direction of ball travel is concealed as the rotation happens internally within the machine rather than whole machine moving from side to side. This more accurately recreates a game situation, as you are less able to foresee the direction of the ball. I have found the machine easy to transport and store. The hopper collapses over the top and It has a suitcase style handle which pulls out underneath, making it easy to wheel around and place in the boot of the car. Overall, a fantastic product. I would recommend anyone looking to purchase a ball machine to consider the Spinfire before making their decision.
We absolutely love our Spinfire ball machine. The internal oscillation means you can't anticipate where the ball will land on the court. There are a tremendous number of settings, leading to a great variety of shots and drills, making game play so realistic. You can have it on different settings, so my younger son, who is only 9, can play with it realistically but it also keeps my teenage son very much on his toes and he plays at county level. The remote is ideal, as it allows all of the machine settings to be in the palm of your hand. The remote works anywhere on the court. The benefit is that you don't have to keep going back to the machine. Definitely better having a handheld remote, rather than an app, as it's much lighter than a phone and costs less if you dropped it. The Spinfire Pro was delivered quickly and there was a one hour delivery time-slot texted to me on the morning of delivery.
I was recommended by a friend who has had a Spinfire since last summer. The customer service was quick when I was asking about which balls to go for (I was recommended Babolat Gold Academy). All credit to Racquet Depot UK for promoting the best option and not the most expensive option. After looking at various ball machines, this has surprised me with the value for money considering other machines which stretch up to double the price. The Spinfire Pro 2 arrived perfectly packaged. My wife and son have now taken up tennis again as a result of our new machine. A serious game changer in my opinion.
Excellent ball machine in all respects - good range of speed, spin, pre-set programmes etc. The remote controls all aspects of the machine, so you can tweak the settings from the hitting end. You can easily set up drills to practice and train for most shots / situations ranging from baseline, half-court, serve receive, volley, smash etc.
Very good, professional tennis ball machine.