Don’t feel like heading to the U.S. Open when you could be near the beach? Tote your racquets to the Hamptons and spend time with a Lobster. No, not the roll—we’re talking about a kitschy yet ultra-modern automatic tennis ball machine. “Breaking from the tradition of boring boxes, Lobster offers intuitive and agile ball machines that enhance fitness while offering forward-thinking technology,” Tony Potter, owner of Lobster Sports, told the Observer.
One might even consider replacing a boring volley partner with this contraption, as even the most advanced players will be challenged by the Elite Grand Five Limited Edition. The cutting-edge machine is customizable, offering personalized drills and programs—even the ball speed and spin are up to the player. The Lobster won’t only look stylish in your summer home—it’s portable, so you can tote it to your next vacation location. Your friends will be lobbing backhanded compliments once they see how you’ve perfected your forehand.