TennisHow to choose
26 Jul 2018

How To Choose Tennis Balls

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Your choice of tennis balls will depend on various factors: your level of play, the amount of time spent on-court and the technical specifications of the ball.

 

1. PLAYING LEVEL - PRESSURELESS BALLS

Pressure-less balls are perfect for children who are just starting tennis and for adults who are only just discovering tennis. Pick your ball based on your age and the bounce height you’re looking for.

 

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RED DOT FOAM, PLASTIC OR FELT BALL

Red dot foam, plastic or felt balls are perfect for children aged 4 to 6. They have a bounce height that is 25% of that of a classic ball.

 

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ORANGE DOT FORAM, PLASTIC OR FELT BALL

Orange dot foam, plastic or felt balls are perfect for children aged 7 to 9. They have a bounce height that is 50% of that of a classic ball.

 

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GREEN DOT FELT BALL

Green dot felt balls are aimed at children of 9 years old and up and have a bounce height that is 75% of that of a classic ball. This kind of ball is also ideal for adults who are just starting out in the world of tennis.

 

2. PLAYING LEVEL - PRESSURISED BALLS

There are two types of pressurised ball: the training ball and the competition ball. Your choice of ball will be made based on your expectations in terms of sensations, bounce quality and ball control.

 

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PRESSURISED TRAINING BALLS

Pressurised training balls are composed of a rubber core and synthetic felt outer, which combined deliver a great playing sensation. As the name suggests, this ball is perfect for training.

 

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PRESSURISED COMPETITION BALLS

Pressurised competition balls have a rubber core and a natural felt outer which gives them a very long product life, optimal control and great bounce quality.

 

3. PLAYING DURATION

Your choice of tennis balls will also depend on your playing duration, which will fall into one of three categories: occasional, regular and intensive.

 

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OCCASIONAL PLAYER

You need balls which are durable and easy to play with . They should have a bounce which is in line with your playing ability and be a little slower (not compressed).

 

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REGULAR PLAYER

You’ll be looking for a ball which lasts longer . It should have good bounce and you should feel in control when you hit it. In short, you need lively, compressed balls.

 

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INTENSIVE PLAYER

Your top priority will be balls with excellent bounce . They will need to be durable and the bounce should suit your playing ability. Be prepared to pay a bit extra – your level means you need top of the range balls made from felt and rubber .

 

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ERIC

Product Manager - Tennis

Regular tennis player will need to use competition balls for improved sensation and durability. Competition balls are composed predominantly of natural felt and natural rubber. This is the case with our TB920 tennis ball, which is used by the professionals at the Moselle Open. If I have just one tip to give you, it is to play with a "competition ball" for greater enjoyment on court!

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