Frequently Asked Questions
Fast Track Tennis is very easy to set up and take down – it should take only a few minutes.
For a complete step-by-step tutorial and helpful hints for setting up and taking down your Fast Track Tennis set, watch the videos provided below!
Video 1 = Set Up. Video 2 = Tripod. Video 3 = Take Down.
1. Read notes on side of machine
2. Watch set up and take down videos
3. Works best with four (4) balls
4. Allow up to 10 seconds for AC power starts
5. If turning off then on, wait 30 - 45 seconds
6. Turn off immediately after ball throw
7. Works well with rechargeable power sources
8. Net materials are not waterproof
9. Windy conditions are not optimal for net
10. App currently for iPhone only
11. App needs good lighting, solid background
12. Good iPhone battery charge needed
13. Close other apps for best performance
14. App "game" currently for US users only
Fast Track Tennis’ original Feedback System is available for sale in limited quantities on our company website and through select retail partners. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Fast Track Tennis can be set up on any hard, flat surface, indoors or out, like in your driveway, garage or basement. It can also be set up on a tennis court, in a gym or parking lot, wherever you want to use it. Space needed is approximately 9 feet wide, 7 feet high and 15 feet long. The machine tosses the ball to about 6 feet high and about 9 feet from the net.
The system works continuously with 3 or 4 balls. It can handle more balls but it is not necessary.
Optimal operation is achieved with 4 balls.
The system is designed to be used in a small space so it only has one setting - balls are tossed every 3 seconds to approximately 6 feet high and 9 feet from the net.
Yes, one dozen (12) long lasting, pressureless, practice balls are included with purchase of the Fast Track Tennis Feedback System. These balls will need to be replaced after extended use. You can purchase replacement balls, which come in sets of one dozen (12) in a re-closable mesh bag. Replacement balls can be purchased on our website.
You can also use any regular size tennis balls with the ball machine and net. For use with the smartphone app, you must use Fast Track Tennis vision tracking balls.
Our patent pending patterned balls are part of the Feedback System that incorporates a smartphone app for tracking ball speed, spin and landing position. The orange balls with black dots are necessary for the smartphone camera to perform sophisticated ball tracking computer vision algorithms.
The net and ball feeder will work with any standard sized tennis balls. But if you want to use the smartphone app with ball tracking metrics, you will need to use the Fast Track Tennis balls.
The ball feeder operates on 4 D cell batteries or can be plugged into the wall with the included AC adapter. Please note: When using AC Adapter as power source, allow several seconds for machine to warm up.
PLEASE NOTE: AC adapter is currently US standard only (100-240Vac 50/60Hz0.5A MAX).
Fast Track Tennis can be used by players of ALL levels, from beginner to advanced.
We have heard from many players and tennis coaches that Fast Track Tennis is a great tool for players looking to practice their strokes and acquire new skills. Players just starting out may find it challenging to hit the net every time so it is recommended to use more than 4 balls to keep the System operating continuously in the event of missed shots.
The iOS Play FTT game app, also called the "Racketman Challenge," uses the camera on your iPhone to track number of targets hit out of 15 shots and your score is posted on a leaderboard. At the end of the month, game leader(s) will be eligible to receive a prize from Racketman*. A second app, Practice FTT (in development) can calculate shot speed (MPH), spin (RPM) and landing position as if playing on a real court. App(s) can be downloaded from the Apple Store for FREE. Stay tuned for more updates to the app.
*Currently, only users in the continental United States are eligible to receive prizes from Racketman.
The app currently works with late model, back camera facing iPhones (Android versions are expected to follow). The included tripod is intended for use with the Fast Track Tennis app and contains a smartphone clip for mounting your smartphone in a horizontal position.
When using the Fast Track Tennis app, the tripod should be extended to its full 40 inches and be placed 16 feet from the metal frame of the net.
Currently, only users in the continental United States are eligible to receive prizes from Racketman.
The app currently works with late model, back camera facing iPhones only (Android versions are expected to follow).
Solid backgrounds and/or good lighting required. Suboptimal conditions can lead to inconsistent results.
Make sure iPhone has a good battery charge and close other apps to allow maximum processing capabilities.
Currently, only users in the continental United States are eligible to receive game prizes.
Yes, we ship to most countries - contact us directly for a price quote. PLEASE NOTE: We currently offer international shipping via DHL. Additional duties and taxes may apply depending on the region where you live. We are not responsible for additional charges incurred upon delivery and will not accept returns or issue refunds on orders that were not received due to unpaid duties.