Best Tennis Balls For Hard Courts in 2023
Penn Championship Tennis Balls - Extra Duty Felt Pressurized Tennis Balls - 15 Cans, 45 Balls
Wilson Championship Extra Duty Tennis Balls - 4 Pack (12 Balls)
- USTA and ITF Approved
- Wilson is the Official Ball of the US Open and Australian Open Grand Slam Championships as well as the official ball of NCAA Tennis (Men and Women)
- Extra Duty ideal for longer play on hard court surfaces
- Exclusive Dura-Weave felt from Wilson provides greater durability and improved performance
- Ideal ball for all levels of tournament and recreational play
- Four 3-ball Cans / 12 balls total
Wilson Prime All Court Tennis Ball 4 Pack (12 Balls)
- Traditional performance standard, featuring exclusive Duraweave felt
- USTA and ITF Approved
- Excellent performance and durability on all court surfaces
- Premium All Court Performance ball for training and competition
- Four pack of three ball cans
Wilson US Open Extra Duty Tennis Ball (Single Can)
- Wilson is the Official Ball of the US Open and the Australian Open Grand Slam Championships
- Extra duty ideal for longer play on hard court surfaces
- Exclusive Tex Tech Industries felt from Wilson provides premium performance and long lasting durability
- Ideal ball for tournament players who are looking for premium performance
- USTA and ITF Approved
- Single Can has three balls in it
Penn Championship Tennis Balls - Extra Duty Felt Pressurized Tennis Balls - (2 Cans, 6 Balls)
- Pack of 2 cans (total of 6 balls)
- Extra-duty felt is ideal for hard court play
- Natural rubber offers a consistent feel and reduced shock
- Interlocked wool fiber for longer wear; deep elastic seams prevent cracking
- USA/ITF approved for competitive play; official ball of USTA League Tennis
Penn Championship Tennis Balls - Regular Duty Felt Pressurized Tennis Balls - 15 Cans, 45 Balls
- AMERICA'S #1 SELLING BALL: The product of 100 years worth of testing and perfecting; Penn Championship is the best selling tennis ball in America.
- PENN PERFORMANCE: Controlled fiber release provides perfectly even nap, while natural rubber offers consistent feel and reduced shock. The Championship line provides unparalleled consistency every time you hit the court.
- ALL COURTS: While regular duty tennis balls are best suited for soft, clay courts, they can also be played on all indoor and outdoor hard court surfaces as well.
- OFFICIAL BALL: Penn Championship is the Official Ball of USTA Leagues, so you know you're playing with high quality and consistent ball. Available in extra-duty felt, regular duty felt, or extra-duty high altitude felt. USTA and ITF approved.
- LASTING DURABILITY: Interlocked wool fiber ensures the all courts tennis balls will play like new for as long as possible.
Penn Championship Extra-Duty Tennis Balls - 9 Cans, 27 Balls
- Ideal for play on hard courts: asphalt and concrete
- Approved by USTA
Wilson US Open Extra Duty Tennis Ball - 4 Pack (12 Tennis Balls)
- Approved by USTA and ITF for competitive play
- Official Ball of the US Open
- Made with premium woven felt
- Extra Duty: Ideal performance on hard, abrasive courts
- Can includes 3 balls
InPrimeTime Penn Championship Tennis Balls, 6 cans (18 Balls) Super Value Bundle with Exclusive Magnet (Regular Duty)
- Penn Championship Tennis balls are America's #1 Selling Tennis Ball and set the standard by which all other tennis balls are measured
- USTA and ITF approved
- Natural Rubber for consistent feel and reduced shock
- Controlled fiber release offers consistent nap
- EXCLUSIVE InPrimeTime Tennis Ball Magnet
Wilson Championship Extra Duty Tennis Ball Case
- The Wilson Championship Extra Duty tennis ball offers traditional performance with a durable felt.
- Wilson tennis balls
- extra duty
- outdoor hard court ball
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Blue Tennis Courts Play Havoc in Madrid
A year ago, the controversy was around tennis balls being produced by a new manufacturer, and whether they bounced the same. Now, the tennis world is wondering if you can change the color of the courts and still have the same game.
If you're a tennis fan, you may recall a big controversy 12 months ago about changing the ball. The French Open, held in May 2020, introduced a new ball from French manufacturer Babolat, and players were unhappy with perceived performance differences. Amidst the debate on the ball, however, there was a second discussion about the court; the European circuit had proposed changing to blue clay for the Madrid Open.
The argument for the change seemed simple enough: the yellow balls would show up best on a blue or purple court. This is especially important in today's age of world-wide televised tournaments. Camera operators already have difficulties with cloudy conditions and poor light towards the end of the day.
A year ago, the arguments against the switch were vague, focusing on the tradition of the game and players being accustomed to existing courts. Now, however, there may be a bigger problem.
Players in Madrid this week have complained that the new blue courts are slippery, and that top players weren't adequately consulted prior to the change being made. The two top-ranked men's contenders, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, have both been critical of the new courts, expressing concern that there could be injuries. Even if the week remains injury free, a slippery court could make for slower and less exciting matches.
Not all players dislike the clay, however. Serena Williams said she didn't find much difference from the red courts, except in one important regard. "You don't get as dirty, which I love." The blue clay didn't slow her down as she won her first match on Monday.
With all the debate, there is still a lighter side. One of the players nicknamed the new blue clay as "Smurf" clay. Next on the marketing shelf - Tennis Smurf and Ball Boy Smurf?