Occasional or intensive play? A pressureless or a pressurised ball? Making your choice of tennis balls is an important moment in your pursuit of the sport - follow the guide to gain a better understanding of their characteristics.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 product.
1. Playing Level - Pressureless Balls
Pressureless balls are perfect for children who are just starting tennis and for adults who are only just discovering tennis. You must therefore choose your ball based on your age and the bounce height you are looking for.
Green dot felt balls are aimed at children of 9 years old and up, and have a bounce height that is 75% the one of a classic ball. They will also be ideal for adults who are just startingthe tennis.
Orange dot foam, plastic or felt balls are perfect for children aged 7 to 9. They have a bounce height that is 50% the one ofa classic ball.
Red dot foam, plastic or felt balls are perfect for children aged 4 to 6. They have a bounce heightthat is 25% the one ofa classic ball.
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.
Pressurised training balls are composed of a rubber core and synthetic felt outer, which deliver a great playing sensation. As the name suggests, this ball will be perfect for training.
Pressurised competition balls have a rubber core and a natural felt outer which gives them a very long product life, optimal control and a 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.
You’ll be looking for a ball which can last longer. It should have good bounce. You should feel in control when you hit it. You need lively, compressed balls.
You need balls which are durable and easy to play with. They should have a bounce which is in line with your playing ability. You need slow balls which are not compressed.
Your top priority will be balls with excellent bounce. They will need to be durable and the bounce should suit your playing ability. You need top of the range balls made from felt and rubber.