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Gamma Ball Hopper Ball Tube

Gamma Ball Hopper Ball Tube

  • Price : $30.06
  • Product Rating :
    Tennis Stuff - 4
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Product Reviews

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The Ballhopper BallTube 18 Clear's fill level can be seen from several courts away. Ideal for group pick up activities in lessons and clinics. Lightweight tube with special end caps that will pick up balls quickly and easily. Ideal for use with Ballhopper Baskets and Teaching Carts. Hooks to chain link fence when not in use. Capacity: 18 balls. Approved for USTA QuickStart Tennis.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0050RWMIG
  • Item model number: BBTC1

Customer Reviews

Should have ordered two.

2 people found this helpful.
 on December 24, 2012
By vel alahan
I like this product. It is clear plastic so you can see the balls. I recommend this product. Ships in it’s own box. It has one star crack and another small crack in it. That’s why I gave it a 4 star as it was damaged in shipping. It does it’s job. In a shipping review I noted this and took pictures. Amazon has not responded to this. I do not think a person sees or reads these reviews. I did not file for damages as it’s damages are slight and the product still useable.

Warped, but works

2 people found this helpful.
 on March 10, 2012
By Scott A Redding
The tube came a little warped which required me to squeeze the end when emptying out the tennis balls. I tried putting clamps on the end for a couple of days in hopes of re-shaping it, but it just bounced back into it’s warped shape when I took the clamps off. Then I tried using a heat gun to gently warm up the end inside the rubber end-piece and then gently squeezing it, and that did the trick. Now it’s perfectly round and holds it’s shape. I’m not sure why other people said the strap is useless; it works fine, you just have to slide the buckle to give it enough slack to fit over your shoulder.

Balltube

5 people found this helpful.
 on October 29, 2015
By JCN
My daughter is taking tennis lessons and the parents are supposed to retrieve the balls. The instructor has a metal tennis ball pick up hopper which I found too heavy after carrying it around using using one arm. I also have a bad back and being on the court for over an hour and in the heat it was draining me. I ordered the balltube because I figured it would be easier to carry around on the court and be more light weight. It is easier to retrieve tennis balls than the metal hopper but I wish I ordered one that could hold a little more balls. I have to go clear across to where the instructor is to dump the balls in his cart more often now but there is less strain on my back.

The elastic for holding in the balls looks like it’s not going to last long

 on September 19, 2014
By W. S. lau
I haven’t used this much. It’s easier to use the basket to pick up the ball. With the tube you have to aim. with the basket you just bunch the balls together and press down. I have a bunch of red balls which is too big for this tube. Orange balls are ok. The elastic for holding in the balls looks like it’s not going to last long.

It works but it has a flaw

 on January 2, 2013
By K. Wilcox
The flaw with the Gamma Ballhopper lies not in it’s ability to pick up balls — it does that fine. The fault lies in the strap and the connecting points for the strap. The rubber on the connecting loops at the top and bottom of the tube is thin and weak. Mine broke off after two weeks. There is now nowhere to attach the strap. I don’t need the strap anyway, but it’s a bit annoying. Harder plastic would be better.

Need extra rubber bands, where do I get them?

 on August 30, 2017
By NK
Nice durable tube. But rubber band broke after 5 uses.

Five Stars

One person found this helpful.
 on October 29, 2015
By John Brezina
So much easier to use than the traditional metal basket.

Portable and Effective

 on October 23, 2014
By robert campbell
This is a great portable tennis ball storage unit that enables me to travel with it on my bike with my tennis bag and water jug.

Sturdy and very useful!!

 on December 28, 2017
By Amazon Customer
This ball hopper is an excellent tool for all tennis players. I love it and it was worth every penny.

A Real Back Saver!

4 people found this helpful.
 on May 8, 2013
By 50andHolding
I am very satisfied with this ball tube. I hate bending over and picking up balls and this does the trick nicely.

 

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