About Us

Tennsport was established in the UK in 1985 by Doug May, one of several businesses he created. It was born of his interest as a qualified tennis coach and director of a small tennis club. Originally selling Tennstar pnuematic tennis ball machinesTennsport moved on to importing machines from Sports Tutor and then Lobster Sports as well as Jugs Sports, all US based companies manufacturing ball machines. 

In 1999 Jamie Harvey designed and built his own tennis ball machine for his own entertainment. He later contacted a local sports shop enquiring about commercial tennis machines and was given Doug's details. From that contact the mutual engineers eventually formed a partnership which still continues.

We are now based in a business unit on a farm just outside the village of Sarratt in Hertfordshire. Close to junction 18 on the M25. We stock many new machines on site where they can be viewed by prior arrangement. The warranty for supplied machines is with us and we stock spares to carry out any repair work if required. Please retain packaging for any machine as it makes it much safer to transport by courier should it ever need to come back to us. 

We also service and repair tennis ball machines in our workshop. Depending on the nature of the issue we can sometimes repair machines while you wait. It is best to call to discuss this prior to arrival. 01923 263364

We also sell reconditioned machines, details of which can be found on our site.

This website is only for buying items shipped to the UK. For orders from any other countries please contact us first. Please do not order anything on this site from outside the UK as the pricing is set to include UK delivery only, not for any other locations. Orders placed from overseas will be cancelled and refunded. Since we are charged around 3% for processing foreign transactions you may not receive all your money back.

For guidance on buying a tennis ball machine or other sports equipment please call us on 01923 263364 or email us: mail@tennsport.co.uk or send a text or Whatsapp message to: 07549432601 and we will offer guidance based on decades of experience which model is most likely to suit you best. 

But it doesn't always end there, if you decide after using a machine that you would prefer one with different features you can exchange a machine at any time. There will be a charge for devaluation of the new machine as it is now used and possibly a carriage charge to swap machines but we don't over charge or exploit the situation. We want our customers to be happy with their machine and the process of getting the one they want. In practice this doesn't happen often but we like to let potential customers have peace of mind with their purchasing decision. And if you ever decide you don't need a machine any more we will offer to buy it back.

Unit 1 Micklefield Green Farm
Sarratt Road

Telephone: 01923 263364   Email: mail@tennsport.co.uk    Text/Whatsapp: 07549432601     what3words: print.tape.sprint

Opening hours: It's complicated!

There is normally someone on site from 9:30am to 2:45pm -  Monday to Friday 

Before visiting it is always best to call ahead to ensure someone will be here. Evening and weekend appointments are possible by prior agreement.