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HometennisTourna Pete Sampras Mini Ballport, Holds 36 Balls

Tourna Pete Sampras Mini Ballport, Holds 36 Balls

Tourna Pete Sampras Mini Ballport, Holds 36 Balls

  • Price : $21.99
  • Product Rating :
    Tennis Stuff - 4
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Amazon Price: $21.99 $21.99 (as of September 24, 2017 11:22 pm – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Ballport® Mini holds 36 balls. Made of tough polypropylene, no wires to rust, welding to break, or paint to peel. Handles rotate and lock up or down. Assembly is easy with panels locking into place and legs easily attached with provided screws. Rolling bars on the bottom help ease balls into the basket and hold them in. Sliding bars on the top slide open to make dispensing easy, and lock closed to hold balls during transport and storage. Handles lock into an upright position for ball collection, and in a downward position for ball dispensing with a patented locking feature.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
  • Origin:  Taiwan
  • ASIN: B0019ESJ0Y
  • Item model number: BP-M

Customer Reviews

Conveniently portable ball hopper that’s great for its price!

15 people found this helpful.
 on June 25, 2013
By Anthony W.
I started teaching my son to play tennis recently and wanted something to hold a medium amount of balls, could fit easily into my trunk, and wasn’t heavy. That almost immediately eliminated most metal ball baskets from my selection. The Mini Ballport seemed to fit the bill quite nicely. Despite some of the less-than-favorable reviews on Amazon, I decided to give it a shot anyway especially since it wasn’t that expensive.

Fantastic – Just the Right Size for Me

One person found this helpful.
 on January 26, 2014
By M Cox
I’m not a very good tennis player; neither is my wife. So we generally use practice balls when we play. Balls go everywhere on the court and outside the court, too. This wonderful ball keeper is great to pick up balls so that you don’t have to bend over to pick them up. Just put this basket over the ball and press downward and the loose ball is transferred inside the hopper. It makes picking up balls almost fun. And the stands props up the basket for a convenient height to grab the balls to play. Of course, it is sort of top heavy on the tall stands. You can knock it down with a fast ball. But it doesn’t matter if you close the top rods so that balls can’t spill out. The 36 ball capacity is just about right for most all situations.

great for anyone looking for a smaller, lighter basket

One person found this helpful.
 on April 4, 2014
By MCRC
First let me note the product description is wrong- the Ballport I received had the Bryan brothers on it, not Sampras.

Overall good quality, easy to use and lightweight.

One person found this helpful.
 on January 2, 2014
By SueP
I am satisfied with my purchase overall after I used it for about a month almost everyday. I was looking for a lightweight ball pickup/stand so that I can practice my serve and this is the right one for me. I didn’t go with metal ones as I knew that it gets heavy with just a few balls. This ballport is so light as it is made of plastic except the metal bar parts and it easily picks up balls with slots at the bottom of the container. The assembly was super easy (actually it was easier without the instruction included in the package) and you don’t need many tools at all. I didn’t have any problem of falling when I use it as a ball stand in hard courts and it made my serving practice so much easier. The only downside is that the balls are jammed sometimes at the bottom (when you pick up) but I don’t think it’s particularly due to the design of the pickup. I usually push the balls harder or just shake them with a hand to troubleshoot the problem and it’s not such a big deal to me. Last point, you should note that it usually holds less than 36 balls as the space between balls when you pick them up is always different which tends to make less room for 36 balls. I would say it comfortably holds about 30 balls. If you need more capacity, get a larger one.

What a great gadget!

4 people found this helpful.
 on September 25, 2013
By Orian
The only bad part about practicing tennis is retrieving all the balls afterward. there have been many tools to make it a bit easier. But, eventually having to bend over to pick up every ball has been an inevitable source of back problems since I was a teen. THIS one takes away the necessity to bend over to pick up every single ball after every drill. Saves a world of extra hurt in the low back. And, who needs extra back strain after 8 sets of service drills of 36 serves each? Your back will thank you for the break.

Great little hopper!

 on March 9, 2017
By jojo
Great ball hopper.

I love the size…wish it was slightly better quality

One person found this helpful.
 on November 5, 2012
By Kim12354
I am an avid tennis player and to my delight, my children are both getting into the game as well. I own a Wilson full size ball basket but it is both heavy and cumbersome. So, I wanted something more portable to bring to the tennis club when I want to hit with my children. After reading the reviews online, I decided to buy the Mini Ballport. On paper, it was exactly what I was looking for ! 36 balls is more than plenty for practice. And I love the idea that it can be both a basket and a stand (like the full size baskets). When it arrived, I was unfortunately, disappointed by its quality. And the lack of clear instructions. Granted, it’s basically a box so pretty easy to figure out. I would just not even read the instructions as it only made it more confusing-it is poorly written. My main complaint, however, is that one of the sides (without Ballport lettering) is warped. It bows in towards the center. I was tempted to return it but after struggling with it for 5 minutes, I managed to line up the screw holes. Plastic is sturdy and I don’t think it will break easily but I definitely wished it didnt ship with warped sides.

Four Stars

 on June 25, 2017
By Ashley K. Stucki
Great prodcut works as it should. Directions on assembly could have included more detail and pictures for each step.

Not As Strong As Pete’s Serve

 on October 11, 2014
By Kyle Faino
This hopper seemed like a great idea – its light weight compact size was exactly what I was looking for. Unfortunately, the product has not withstood the test of time. It’s cheaply constructed and the plastic crossbar mechanisms at the bottom of unit often fall out of their sockets when attempting to pick-up balls. This basically renders the unit useless until manually put back together.

 

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