Tennis Balls

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Tennis Balls

Postby sammy_brown » 08 Oct 2012, 20:22

cans someone give me clarification on the rule of "regulation" tennis balls, whats is regulation (i gather the soft training balls which are on ebay are out of the question) and also where can we get some really squashy tennis balls from?
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Re: Tennis Balls

Postby Lalafever » 09 Oct 2012, 09:42


Junior tennis balls are squishy, sold in sports shops.

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Re: Tennis Balls

Postby KateC » 09 Oct 2012, 19:35

Following a suggestion on here, we contacted our local tennis club, and now get used match balls from them for a donation. Great quality as they are only used a few times in matches. Most clubs chuck them and are keen to get rid. :)
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Re: Tennis Balls

Postby sarahwallace » 09 Oct 2012, 23:58


we got our soft balls from ebay. ... 3ccb444fac

This is for the red ones which are the softest
(you can get orange and green ones which are not as squidgy as the red ones)
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Re: Tennis Balls

Postby dreamteam » 22 Jul 2013, 18:43


the orange and green balls are lobo balls which are to within tennis regulations as a training ball, i will have some for sale at the champs £12.50 a pack



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Re: Tennis Balls

Postby threebears » 22 Jul 2013, 21:25


The Pro Kennex ones which Sarah posted are the only red balls we've found which are the same size as normal balls, most other red ones are a bit bigger (70mm or 75mm) than normal so be careful as if you have a box where the ball sits out some way (like a Belgian for example) the bigger balls won't usually fire properly.

Red are supposed to be the softest training balls (25% bounce of a normal ball) but we've found that those pro kennex are actually not as soft as some of the other bigger red ones you can get, they are still soft though. Some of the orange ones (which should be 50% bounce) are just as soft as the pro kennex to be honest.

Look for mini tennis balls (mini just refers to junior tennis not the size) or junior tennis balls and most sites with sports stuff will sell them, you can also get clearance ones or seconds from some places for less than £10 a dozen :D

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