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Perfect your fame with the right tennis ball

As the name suggests, a tennis ball is something you would need to play a game of tennis; however, in India, the tennis ball is used for more than just tennis. From cricket to seven stones, there are so many games that are played using these balls, but the true purpose remains tennis. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, in order to play tennis, you will need the right ball.

At SportsBunker, you can find sporting equipment of all kind – as a matter of fact, we are one of the leading dealers of all types of sports accessories and if you are looking to buy tennis balls of the highest quality and at the best rates, this is where you will want to come. These fluorescent yellow balls, or sometimes red ones, often have a fibrous felt, which is chosen to improve its aerodynamic capabilities.

Did you know that tennis balls lose a little but of bounce, as soon as they are taken out from the can? This happens because the cans are packed under pressure to maintain the air inside the balls and when you open the can, there is an escape from the pressure.

Everything you need to know to choose your tennis ball set

When we say that at SportsBunker, you will be able to find everything that you need for your sporting needs, we mean it. No matter which sport you play, chances are that you will find everything that you need to play it well, here. If your sport of choice is tennis, then you will need not just good racquets and shoes, but also tennis balls.

However, when you are looking to buy tennis balls, you need to do a little bit of research – you need to factor in aspects such as your playing style, what type of court you are playing on and your level of expertise.

Which tennisball will work on which court surface

Tennis is played on so many types of surfaces and there is a tennis ball that is suitable for each court; learning a little bit more about that will allow you to choose the right ball.

  • Hard courts – This is the most common type of court and is normally constructed using asphalt, cement or even concrete. These types of courts tend to be faster than clay courts, however, they will be slower than a grass court. This is why you will need a ball that will offer you a balance between speed and control. You will also have to look at balls that will be able to withstand the hardness of a hard court.
  • Grass courts – These are easily the fastest type of courts, which is why you will see most professional tournaments being played on grass surfaces. The balls for these courts have to be fast and give a lot more bounce, because they need to compensate for the grass. Grass court balls will have a hard core and heavy weight.
  • Clay courts – Clay courts tend to be slower than hard courts, but there is a high level of bounce, so you will require a ball that offers more spin and better control. Regular duty tennis balls are the most preferred for clay courts, which are lighter and have a reduced bounce.

Your playing level and tennis ball are connected!

Your playing level helps determine the type of ball that you should pick – given that your game will vary based on your expertise, the choice of ball has to be in accordance.

  • Beginners – Because beginners need to work on their techniques and need more practise, a slow ball would be a good choice. Foam balls tend to have less speed and less bounce as do low compression balls.
  • Intermediate – When you have been playing for a while and now want to work on control, you will want a slightly faster ball. A regular duty tennis ball would be an ideal choice, because it offers a balance between control and speed.
  • Advanced – Experts will need a ball that offers a high level of speed, control and comfort. Extra duty tennis balls are the preferred choice of professionals and serious players.

Pay attention to the tennis ball construction too

The small fluorescent ball that you bounce and play with actually has a complicated construction and when you are choosing the perfect tennis ball for your game, you need to keep certain points in mind:

  • Pressurised tennis balls – These are the most common ones and are filled with air at a certain pressure, which ensures that good level of bounce, which remains consistent. You will find these types of tennis balls in competitive play.
  • Pressure less tennis balls – Made with solid rubber, these balls have no internal pressure and tend to have a longer life. These are the balls that are most commonly used for training or practise sessions.
  • Hybrid tennis balls – A combination of pressurised and pressure less, these balls have a pressurised core, but the felt covering on top is pressure less. So, you get the best of both worlds – good bounce and durability.
  • High altitude tennis balls – If you are playing in high altitude locations, then you will need balls with a more balanced air pressure, as the air pressure in the region tends to be low. These balls are normally heavier and are filled with gas, which will not leak.

All the tennis ball brands that you can find at SportsBunker

At SportsBunker, you can find all the big brands and the best quality sporting goods – whether you are looking for a single tennis ball or a set, you will be able to find them here. The brands on offer include:

  • Babolat – One of the biggest brands associated with the world of tennis, you can choose sets of 3 and larger packs.
  • Dunlop – This brand is often found in international games and is quite popular for being durable and offering good value for money.
  • Tecnifibre – A popular brand with club players, these balls come in several variants, ranging from amateurs to advanced.
  • Wilson – Like the racquet, the Wilson tennis balls are also really popular and are most commonly used in professional circuits.


         1. What are the main types of tennis balls?

There are mainly two types of tennis balls - regular-duty and extra-duty tennis balls. The latter is normally used by more advanced and professional players.

        2. How do you make tennis balls last longer?

Balls, especially when used constantly are bound to suffer wear and tear. You can ensure that you clean the balls and store them properly. 

        3. Why do tennis balls normally come sealed in a can?

The idea is to ensure that the balls do not deteriorate or lose their bounce, because the cans are normally pressurised.

       4. How often should you change tennis balls?

It depends on your playing level and style – so, while beginners and intermediates can use a ball for almost a month, professionals might change the ball several times within a single game.

      5. Will expensive tennis balls last longer?

If a ball is made with better material, it will cost more and the better material will ensure longevity.

      6. Which brand is used during the ATP?

In most professional tournaments, Dunlop and Wilson are the preferred brands.

       7. How many tennis balls do I need? 

That depends on your playing style – as a beginner, you might be fine with a single tennis ball for almost a month, but for a professional, one ball might be sufficient only for a single game.

      8. On what court will tennis balls bounce more?

In general, the bounce is the greatest on clay courts.

     9. What is the material that is used to cover the tennis balls?

Tennis balls are normally made with rubber and felt fabric is used to cover them.

     10. How do I choose a good tennis ball?

This will depend on your playing style and level – you need to factor in the court you are playing on, your expertise, the bounce you need and the level of control you want.