Written on: 26/09/2012
As a beginner I was looking for a tennis ball that was light, easy on the arm and ellbow, durable, cheap, and good for a lot of practice. I first tried penn pressureless balls, and then tried out other pressureless balls, who all did feel like rocks, so I stopped using them altogether and switched to pressurised balls. Tried some wilson, dunlop and slazenger, but they all felled too heavy, or lost their pressure to soon.
A friend of mine played with dunlop club all court balls, and most people on the club didn't critize them, so i started to use them too.
Pro's : they are light, so I can hit hours of serves without any pain in arm or shoulder (a big thing for me), they are pretty durable, and they cost only 3 euro for a can of three.
The feel itself can be better I guess, I played recently with Head ATP and Dunlop Roland Garros, and these balls do have a nicer feel when you hit them, they feel a bit softer, and seem to make better contact with the racket. And when I started hitting the dunlop club all court balls again, they felled a bit harder, unforgiving and bouncy, but ... they also costs only a third of the price, so for their price they are okay i guess. PS, I store my tennis ball pressurised, so maybe this also can a factor why they feel (and stay) a little bit harder.
For a professional tennis player these tennis balls would NOT do the trick I guess, but for a beginner on a tight budget, they are definitly worth a try.
I myself will keep using these dunlop club all court balls mainly for practicing my serve. But will try out some other brands for tennis matches or training sessions with my partner, in the hope i will find balls who are as light as them, but have a nicer and softer feel.
Have fun everyone !
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