About Us

Silent Partner Tennis, purveyor of fine quality tennis ball machines, champion of bargain hunters everywhere, like so many great stories, is rooted in humble beginnings.

John Bassili had a dream.  A recreational tennis player, John sought a reliable tennis partner.  One that would never be late, one that would always agree with his line calls, and most importantly, one that would unselfishly help improve his game.  As no human fit the description, John built a machine.  The machine went easy on John's tennis elbow, and was always up to play on John's schedule. The machine never judged John's tennis playing ability.  It patiently fed John the shots he wanted to practice.  John's dream had come true.

Meanwhile, John's son was progressing through the ranks as a junior.  He needed a partner that could amp up the pace, and had training functions like programmable drills. John's machine was up to the task. The machine turned that kid into a finely tuned athletic...well...machine! 

John and his son knew that they couldn't keep the machine all to themselves forever.  Over a decade later, Silent Partner has grown to be a leading tennis ball machine company.  But the company has stayed true to its roots.  Silent Partner remains an independent, family-owned and operated company. With its head office in Toronto, Canada we manufacture the ball machines on site and service the US market from our warehouse in Buffalo, NY.

We are committed to the quality of our tennis ball machines and to the service we offer our customers. We only sell directly from the factory, which is why you will find our prices attractive and our service informed. When you call us, you will speak with Steve, who manages the day-to-day affairs of the business. He is very knowledgeable about the machines and will be happy to help you pick the best machine for your needs or with any technical problems you may encounter. Our skilled technicians take great pride in the machines that they build. We are here to make sure that you get the most out of your machine, and love it as much as John and Daniel did, over ten years ago.

 

 

 

Our First Ball Machine The "Pro"