Sports Tutor

Pickleball Tutor Mini

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A more compact version of the popular Pickleball Tutor features 55-ball capacity and ball speeds up to 50 mph. Choose from non-oscillating or oscillating model.

Pickleball Tutor Mini

The Pickleball Tutor Mini gives you all the versatility for drills you could want in a convenient and compact package. This ball machine is only available with battery-powered operation, however you can select whether you want an oscillating or non-oscillating machine and you can purchase an external adapter if you also want it to work with AC power. It can hold up to 55 pickleballs of any type and send them out at speeds up to 50 mph.

The Pickleball Tutor Mini weighs 24 lbs so it is very easy to move from place to place. You can manually adjust elevation to work on everything from lobs to ground strokes. There is a 3-year warranty on the machine itself with a year-long warranty on the battery. The rechargeable battery allows for approximately 3 hours of play time and can be extended with a battery pack.

The Pickleball Tutor Mini is just the right size to work on your game and various techniques solo in just about any location.

Additional Accessories available:
External Battery Pack: ($195.00): Attaches to the machine through the charging jack and will provide an additional 4-6 hours of run time. Battery pack weighs approximately 12 pounds. Can only be used with the battery-powered model.

External AC Power Supply: ($125.00):
For Battery-Powered models, External AC Power supply allows you to plug your battery-powered Tutor Machine into a wall outlet.

The Pickleball Tutor Machine is covered by the manufacturer for 3 years, and the battery is covered for 1 year.

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Returns: Returns will only be accepted with proper return authorization. Please contact our customer service department at 888-854-0163 to confirm eligibility and return instructions. A 10% restocking fee will be deducted from refund amount. Customer is responsible for return shipping charges. All returns must be shipped in original manufacturer box and packaging. We recommend adding tracking and insurance when shipping returns. Returns will not be accepted for merchandise that is misused, neglected or altered. Please allow 30 days for processing refunds.

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This product is exempt from RR-series promotions.


Battery-powered model weighs 24 lbs.
Shipping dimensions: 16" x 16" x 19"
Speeds up to 50 mph
3 year manufacturer warranty on machine
1 year manufacturer warranty on battery
Made in the USA

The USAPA pickleball specifications permit a range in ball diameter (2.854” - 2.992”). If the Pickleball Tutor Mini is used with a mix of both the smaller and larger diameter pickleballs, players may have a varied experience with trajectory. If the machine is set to feed the ball low over the net with the larger diameter ball, the smaller ball may have a lower trajectory, even hitting the top of the net. The distance between the wheels of the machine determine how much pressure is put on the ball and the resulting speed the ball is fed. Therefore, a smaller diameter ball will come out of the machine slightly slower than the larger diameter ball.

Reviews (40)

  • Rotary problem

    Nov 14, 2023

    I received this for my birthday last year November ‘22. Since then I had to return it in May ‘23 because it had a rotary problem. If the reset button and the oscillation button were turned on at the same time, the rotary would not move. Customer service was good enough to fix it, however they are in California so it was a few weeks before I received it back. They did tell me that a few of these had a rotary problem. Lucky me! Now a year since I first got it, I am having the same issue with the rotary part. I hope there is a better solution than returning every 6 x3 years for repairs ?

    Josie Sisson

  • Pickleball Tutor Mini Ball Machine

    Nov 1, 2023

    Just bought this a couple weeks ago and have already used it several times. It is so fun and very helpful. Used it to practice volleys and 3d shot drops. With a little imagination can simulate game situations at whatever level you want.


  • Pickleball tutor mini with oscillator

    Oct 12, 2023

    Generally happy. Two changes would be nice: 1) marker to aim at center of field when oscillator has left it at extremes; 2) digital control so can get repeatability. Small changes in speed make significant difference, and height control setting is not precise.

    John richardson

  • Pickleball Tutor Mini

    Sep 21, 2023

    Takes a few tries to dial in settings for the shots you want to practice. But once dialed in, this machine provides plenty of fun practicing return of serves, 3rd shot drops, and volleys. I recommend getting a ball hopper to pick up balls and a mobile collapsible crate to carry balls and ball machine and to put ball machine on for extra elevation. The extra elevation allows you to practice a faster linear ball to return. Have fun.

    prisco bernard

  • Great Little Machine

    Sep 14, 2023

    I wanted a ball machine that is small enough to travel with, and the Mini perfectly fits the bill. For the most part, all controls work as they should. The trajectory knob can be finicky however....taking a bit of getting used to when changing settings. The oscillation feature is a great option. Overall, I'm very satisfied with the Tutor Mini.


  • Mini ball machine

    Aug 5, 2023

    The more I use it I become better at it. The only thing I don't like is that the trajectory knob doesn't stay put. I tighten it as much as I can but it somehow decreases with the amount of balls that I hit.

    Iris Meister

  • Review Pickleball Tutor Mini

    Jul 25, 2023

    I like it

    Mai Greenwood

  • Tutor Mini

    Jul 24, 2023

    So far I love my Tutor Mini. I haven't owned it long enough to know it's lasting durability. That is why only 4 stars. I've used it a half a dozen times and it works great. It takes a few balls to adjust every time I change the stroke I want to practice which is understandable. I will need to get a small table to put it on because if you want a fast ball and you launch it from a ground position it will fly out of bounds. From a higher position it should shoot you a very fast drive and still land in bounds.

    Ted Tollefson

  • Works very well

    Aug 4, 2022

    Looking forward to improving my game by practicing with this.

    Kim Hehe

  • Pickleball Product Review

    Jul 7, 2022

    David Dretzka