Pickles and Play
North Raleigh / Wake Forest

Pickles and Play
North Raleigh / Wake Forest

Pickles and Play has multiple Erne Ball Machines Available for Members to use! Experience the Premier Ball Machine Invented for Pickleball

Click the Step by Step Erne Ball Machine Tutorial to Download the Erne App onto your Phone and begin using the Erne Ball Machine!

Download the ERNE App onto your phone.

The ball machine should sync with your phone/app once you turn on the ball machine. If it does not, you may need to click on the yellow “Disconnected” button in the top left to have your phone sync to the Erne.

Most of the drills are designed to be set up in the app for the ball machine to be set up right behind the baseline. ERNE has a number (8) of drills and (24) sub-drills that can be selected and used during a training session. Drills are selected by simply touching the drill button you want to execute.

All drills can be selected and manipulated using only three different types of controls, including the button, the joystick, and the slider. Depending on the drill selected, all options may not be available. For example, when the Vertical drill is selected, the height adjustment is unavailable.

Each drill has its own set of parameters that can be adjusted either prior to Starting the drill or during the actual drill operation.

  1. Adjust your height parameter to low, mid, or high for the cross, vertical, random, and program drills.

  2. Adjust your vertical & horizontal positions for fixed, horizontal, vertical, volley, and smash drills.

  3. Adjust the frequency (automatically set on 7 and needs to be dropped much lower), speed & spin by sliding the setting up or down.

  4. Once you choose your drill, keep hitting the button to move the ball around to your ideal spot to drill.


Vertical Drill
Develop Baseline to NVZ

Horizontal Drill
For Single or 2 Players.  Work on return to NVZ

Fixed Drill
Lobs, Dinks, Drives and Drops

Smash Drill

Random Drill
For Single and Doubles Practice

Program Your Own Drills
Save Your own Sequence for Future Training

Cross Drills
Return to NVZ