Bayside Tennis Club ball machine available for member use.

Guidelines for Using the Ball Machine

1. The ball machine can only be used by Bayside members. Reserving the machine must be done via the court reservation site at

2.  Use ONLY pressureless tennis balls. There are 120 Tourna brand and 6  Tretorn brand. DO NOT use regular tennis balls as they are more likely  to get stuck in the machine.

3. Use only dry balls. Do not use  the machine in the rain. If you are practicing and it starts to rain,  please stop and return the machine to the shed as quickly as possible.

4.  When you are finished your practice session, pick up all balls and  return them to the shed with the machine. Also, fill out the Ball  Machine Usage Chart in the shed. Pete keeps 2 hoppers of regular tennis  balls in the shed for his lessons & clinics – they are NOT for use  in the ball machine.

5. Make every attempt to retrieve balls that go over the fence.

6.  From May 1 – October 15, the machine can only be used after 11am on  weekdays. It can be used any time of day on the weekends or in the  off-season. Do not use the machine if there are players on the adjacent  court.

7. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to use the machine.

8. Do not walk in the path of the machine while it’s in operation; balls can reach a speed of 70mph!

9.  The user is responsible for any damage to the machine during its use.  After using the machine, please take the external battery pack home,  charge it & return it to the shed within 24 hours. 

10.  First time users must contact Pete at 302-858-6999 to set up the machine  for you & explain how it works. You can then contact Pete when  you’re finished and he will take the battery pack home, charge it and  return it to the shed. The cost for this service is $20.