If you’re in the market to buy a tennis ball machine, finding a used tennis ball machine for sale can save you some cash.
In this post, we’re going over where to look for a used tennis ball machine, and some other things to consider when buying a tennis ball machine.
Online Classified Sites
The first place most people look for used items are online classified sites. These are going to be very hit or miss, but it’s a good place to start your search, especially if you have some time to wait and look for the best deal.
Keep in mind that there is usually no guarantee of quality when purchasing from these sites. If you’re buying locally, it’s a good idea to first inspect the machine, and try hitting a few balls to make sure it’s working properly.
Craigslist – While Craigslist used to be the go-to online classified site, in recent years it has dropped off a bit. Depending on where you live, you may still be able to find a used tennis ball machine for sale on Craigslist.
Local Classified Sites – If there’s a local classifieds website in your area, oftentimes it can be more active than some of the larger sites like Craigslist.
eBay – Experience the thrill of bidding on an item and winning (or losing) an auction. If you’re willing to do a bit of digging, you might be able to find a great deal on a used tennis ball machine on eBay.
Facebook Marketplace – These days, Facebook Marketplace has become one of the top sites for buying and selling locally. If you have a Facebook account, you should check Facebook Marketplace for used tennis ball machines.
Tennis Racket Trader – This is an online classified site that’s dedicated to used tennis gear like tennis ball machines, racquets, cases, ball hoppers, launchers, carts, etc.
Amazon – While you probably won’t have much luck finding a used tennis ball machine on, you can find used tennis balls. You can also find several inexpensive tennis ball machine models like the Spinshot Lite, Sports Tutor Tennis Cube, or the Sports Tutor Tennis Twist, a very basic ball tosser for kids, beginners, dogs, or for casual practice.
Manufacturers & Tennis Stores
Sometimes tennis ball machine manufacturers and online tennis stores will offer used, demo model, discontinued, refurbished, or simply discounted tennis ball machines. Here are a few we found:
- Sports Tutor – Sports Tutor offers a range of popular tennis ball machines, and on their website, they have both used/demo and discontinued machines for sale. These machines have been refurbished and come with the same warranty as a new machine.
- Spinshot Sports – Spinshot Sports is another manufacturer of a very popular line of tennis ball machines. They also sometimes have demo tennis ball machines for sale, like this demo Spinshot Player. Check out our post on the best Spinshot Sports tennis ball machines.
Used Tennis Ball Machine FAQs
Why are tennis ball machines so expensive?
Building a good, reliable tennis ball machine is no easy task. There are a number of complex moving parts that must work together, especially for more high-end, advanced machines with advanced settings. That said, tennis ball machines have become much more common and inexpensive in recent years.
Is it worth buying a used tennis ball machine?
If you can save a few hundred dollars, it may be worth it to find a used tennis ball machine for sale. However, there are a lot of very affordable tennis ball machines on the market today. You can find many tennis ball machines for under $1000.
What is the best tennis ball machine?
The best tennis ball machine depends on your preferences and budget. Check out our post on the best tennis ball machines. Here are some of our top picks from that list:
Post last updated on February 11, 2021