There are three types of such balls: Stage 3 Red (The first type of beginners ball used in mini tennis) Stage 2 Orange (Used on a ¾ length court) Stage 1 Green (Slightly lower bouncing than a normal ball)
Also, are there differences in tennis balls?
Regular Duty tennis balls are developed for softer surfaces – like clay or indoor courts. Increased moisture and dirt can cause these balls to fluff up more than Extra Duty balls, though they use a thinner felt woven more tightly around the core to resist this fluffing.
Hereof, what type of tennis ball is best?
Top 5 Best Tennis Balls Overall: Our Picks
- Penn ATP.
- Wilson Regular Duty.
- Dunlop Premium Extra Duty.
- Babolat Championship.
- Penn Championship Extra Duty.
- 1 Wilson Starter.
- 2 Penn Quickstart.
- 3 Dunlop Stage One Tennis Ball.
What’s the difference between Penn tennis balls?
Hi Margaret, the difference is extra duty is a much thicker felt and is designed for hardcourt play. Regular duty can also be played on Hardcourts but is versatile enough to be played on clay courts. Extra duty will last a tad longer than the regular balls will on a hardcourt.
Ratkovich, of Penn, said Penn ATP World Tour and Pro Penn Marathon balls had a higher grade of felt and a stronger rubber core for players with more power and spin. They cost more but last longer. … Wilson’s extra-duty tennis balls, introduced in 1960, are the ball of choice for most hardcourt play.
Type 1 is for play on slow court surfaces, such as clay. Type 2 is for medium-paced courts, such acrylic and carpet, and Type 3 is for faster courts, such as artificial turf and grass. Contrary to what some people believe, the numbers on tennis balls do not indicate a type of ball.
Not only are the Penn Pro Marathon Extra Duty tennis balls their longest-lasting ball. They are also packed with Penn’s latest technology to enhance performance.
Modern tennis balls must conform to certain criteria for size, weight, deformation, and bounce criteria to be approved for regulation play. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) defines the official diameter as 6.54–6.86 cm (2.57–2.70 inches). Balls must have masses in the range 56.0–59.4 g (1.98–2.10 ounces).
Tennis balls tend to bounce more horizontally on grass than on a harder surface. As the ball hits the blades of grass, they bend and don’t provide as much upward rebound. This results in faster, lower shots that often produce shorter rallies and quicker points.
‘High altitude’ tennis balls have diameters that are about 6% larger than ‘low altitude’ tennis balls. The reason for this is because at high altitudes, the air pressure is lower. … Since less air pressure would mean less air resistance, they compensate by making the balls bigger.
Playing at a recreational level, a can of pressurised tennis balls will last anywhere between 1-4 weeks of light to moderate play. If used for competitive tennis, a pressurised set of tennis balls might last as little as 1-3 hours. Pressureless tennis balls can last 1 year and maybe even longer.