Very good units did not have the time to used it yet for coatching.
Good service from the supplier.
I have at first look consern with the safety of the users if they not properly train to use it.
Battery operate unit should have a lock safety devise when there no attendent on site even in storage. Anybody can start the unit even kids.
This is my first impression.
2017-12-19 21:20:58 UTC
Wayne Spitzig said:
Purchased the battery powered, random oscisation and remote control. The remote Imo is a must especially if teaching Pickleball. Nice to be able to quickly stop the machine, to provide correction and demonstrate proper technique, then restart. Took a bit of fine tuning as not all the height adjustments are useable. Very highest or very lowest settings cannot be used. Lowest the ball hits the housing, highest, balls will not feed properly. I made up some small feet that slip onto the front feet to raise the unit by a couple inches, now I can create every shot type. Speed adjustment very sensitive, takes some getting used to. I set the unit on top of a Rubbermade bin (doubles as ball storage) which is also on a small auto trolley, now by just putting on or taking off the slip on feet, my height adjustments are very minimal and with the trolley I can move the unit around the court very easily between different drills. I find so far that the indoor Top balls work better than the outdoor Durafast. The Durafast even though very worn still wax up the throwing wheels (after 4 hours of use) much quicker than the indoor Top balls, after 4 hours no wax buildup so far. Wheels are fairly easy to clean though using the sandpaper stick as suggested in the manual. Only reason I give it a 4 star is because all height adjustments cannot be used, and height adjustment is very awkward. So fun to use and makes for easy practice. Made up 2 ball pick up tools using 3" plastic pipe and wire ties. They work very well and cheap to make.
2017-08-08 23:54:28 UTC
Greg Labonte said:
I am very impressed with the tutor's quality and consistency. This machine is as advertised! If you are serious about improving your game, the tutor is a no brainer.
2017-07-18 04:06:26 UTC
Kelvin Holitzki said:
great machine. everyone in the club loves it. will do wonders to help with consistent shot setup for practice drills.
2017-06-27 23:34:32 UTC
Reginald Dumont said:
I have now used to tutor and find it's versatility, in terms of the types of shots that it can produce is excellent. Thus, because of the variety of shots and the range of speeds, I can mimic shots form a game and set up drills to teach skilful shot making.
2016-07-29 21:09:29 UTC
A Fun Product for Practice and Teaching
It took a little fine tuning for me to set this up and start to practice. As with other reviewers, I found that the well worn balls worked best and the machine's throw was the most consistent with worn balls. New, smooth balls tended to slip and be thrown short.
I found that I can get more out of my solo practice sessions and when I was teaching a small child how to hit , the oscillating feature allowed her to attempt her volleys and then watch me volley.
I just need to get more used balls to have decent number to feed into it.
2016-05-16 20:16:04 UTC
ARMAND NIEMI said:
Machine works so far as promised in the advertisement. Was impressed with delivery time, they said 5 days, arrived in 4. Also, they had precharged the battery so it was court ready right out of the box. Lots of fun, almost addicting.
2015-10-18 21:40:22 UTC
Les Franke said:
Perfect Practice Machine
It's everything the Pickleball Tutor advertises.
Oscillating pitches, random volleys, and varying speeds. A multitude of applications. We use it to practice
at the non volley zone, mid court or base line. A great tool for improving strokes. Easy to carry onto the courts.
We're happy we purchased the battery charger too. It gives us more flexibility in where we used our Tutor.