The 5 Best Tennis Balls 2022
Welcome to TennisLearners, This is the Best Tennis Balls review, where we put our spin on your tennis shout out to people that have given me some love here. Marat Buchanan, Sigmund Lee, Torrek Laquorte, James Polarisio. Sorry about butchering your names, but thank you for the love and thank you for the beer. Much appreciated. I’m going to be talking about balls today.
Tennis balls, to be exact, because I’ve talked about other balls before and everybody’s loved it, the blue ones especially. All right, but I’m talking about tennis balls today and I’ve gotten so many comments, people have messaged me via Instagram and email saying, I need your help. What is the best balls out there?
People are fighting over this, saying, oh no, the Marathons are the best. And the other guy is going, oh no, the US Open is the best. And I’m like, well, it’s personal preference, but I’m going to give you a little bit of insight on the top balls here that I have today.
1. Penn Championship Tennis Ball
Alright! So hold tight. So let’s start with the most common ball in the world, the most popular ball in the United States. Most people know this ball. It’s called the Penn Championship Tennis Ball. So most balls that people play with will look like this in this can. You can buy them in singles, you can buy them in multi-packs, you can buy them at Costco. Are these balls good? They’re fine. They’re tennis balls.
Now, here’s the trick though. When you go out to a tournament and you see them cracking open a can that looks just like this at an ATP tournament because I’ve seen it done.
They’re like cracking these cans open and I’m like, oh, they’re using the Costco balls, right? No, they are not. So from an inside source, I know that those are not Costco balls. They are the highest quality, highest grade balls you can get. They specially manufacture those for the Tour.
So although they package them like this, they’re not the same ball. They’re a way higher quality ball. So in today’s world, these are fine. I’ve been playing with these all my life, right? Everybody has either. These are the Wilson champs, which used to cost a dollar, 99, right? I mean, they’re what, 299 or less?
Now when they’re on sale at Costco, they’re still about one dollar, $99. So they’re fine. There’s nothing wrong with these balls to me, after warm-up, I can get a set out of this and then I feel the difference doesn’t quite bounce the same warm-up, 1520 minutes a set, let’s say 30 minutes. So 45 minutes, 45 minutes to play. That’s how much this, in my opinion, lasts.
Best Tennis Balls New Part of Review
All right, what’s going on today, y’all, today I’m going to be talking to you guys about the ten Championship Best tennis balls. These are the extra-duty tennis balls. Yes. If you’re a tennis player, you’ve most likely seen these. Just bought a pretty big pack online.
I rarely buy these. I guess some separate packs just because, I don’t know, it seems like it’s just a better deal to buy them in bulk. I’ve always used pinballs. I’ve been playing on and off tennis since I was pretty little. And these pen balls are pretty much standard.
Each of the packs comes with three balls on the inside. It gives you enough to play in a place where they’re pretty easy to lose because basically if you’re playing in a spot like a place we have over here, there’s like a little hole in the gate. It’s kind of easy to lose balls and it’s nice to have a bunch. They’re really designed well for hardcourts. I think it says that on here.
Yes, hardcourts. This would be like not your typical maybe like soft rubber quartz, but instead, we have one out here that’s like kind of concrete material. So he worked really well on those. Yeah, that’s it. Right. When you open this pack up, the first thing I noticed, you get that fresh smell. This is because you’ll see, this is how they come sealed, This is one that we haven’t opened yet, This is one that we sealed. They do come freshly sealed.
Pop it open just like you would a soda can. It’s really nice. If anyone plays tennis, you know exactly what I’m talking about. That fresh tennis ball smell. Kind of like that new car smell.
Like it. Each ball comes with pulling them out here. Each ball comes with a little pen logo on them as well as the number four. I think there are different numbers on different kinds of balls. I can’t totally remember. But that’s what these ones say. As you can see, they definitely get dirty very, very quickly. Look at this. Even packaging compared to ones that are these are almost like green. Now, all these are yellow.
So yes, they do get dirty very quickly. That’s one thing you should know. You’re playing with them so far. I notice about these. They all have a very consistent feel to them. We’ve used a couple of packs by now just opening them here and there. And all the balls are pretty consistent. Each has a really good amount of bounce. We haven’t found one that was like a dud. We’ve already opened up as I said, 310, or we’re on a roll here.
Sometimes it happens to refund us. But we haven’t found any with these so far, which is pretty nice. A lot of that has to do with the natural rubber as well. With these balls, the natural rubber kind of reduces the actual shock that’s on the ball, which is great because it means that you’re not as likely to crack it or break or anything. If you really take a swing at them or hit them hard or play like a Cork, that’s kind of rough because they reduce shock, they’re a little bit more durable.
They also have the interlock wool fiber on the top. Pretty strong stuff. Basically, you can beat these things up and they’ll still be in really great condition. That’s pretty much all it says in terms of their strength Besides actually using them for tennis I also use some of these for my dog bus plan fetch with them. They’re really great there’s.
Holy dogs safe. If anyone’s worried about that and using these my dogs for years they’re always really good and then lastly really just take the packaging on these pinballs before these pinballs I guess because they’re kind of long and narrow it makes the ball really easy to store away. When you’re done playing with them they stand and stack upright which is nice.
You can really just kind of have like a little cupboard that’s kind of full of them and they’ll stack away and it just makes everything really neat and tidy and the cat sits on really nice too so you don’t have to worry about balls getting lost or anything and you can just pack these up, throw them in a gym bag or whatever and take them with you to court if you want.
It’s pretty cool overall. Yeah, if you’re a tennis player or getting into tennis, whatever it is. Highly recommend falls. Not very expensive either which is great again. They are the ten Championship extra duty belts, Erica’s number one selling ball might be true. Yes. Check them out. Take it easy, guys.
2. Dunlop ATP Best Tennis ball
Let’s talk about the new official Dunlop ATP ball now, which is now made by Dunlop. Those of you who know that ATP ball from Penn, which used to come in kind of a gold can, this is the new official ball now of the men’s Tour ATP. Pennstol makes that ball, but they can’t call it ATP. It’s called the Torball now Pen Tour ball.
Essentially the same guidelines and features as this ball. So the high-grade ball is kind of in line with this one. Kind of almost there. Almost not quite as good as this, but almost there. I like this ball. Everybody seems to like this ball as soon as it came out maybe six to eight months ago.
What does the Trainer say!
Today we’ll be discussing the Dunlop ATP Extra Duty Best Tennis Ball. The official descriptor from Dunlop is balls designed for elite tournament play on hardcore. And I’ll be talking about experiences more than actual formalized reviews.
But this is my go-to tennis ball for not only teaching but also for playing. Like if I was going to do a practice set or something, this would be the new kind of balls that I would bring, partially because it’s what I have the most of and it’s what I have cases of, but also because I really am a big fan of this tennis ball.
When you think about tennis and your gear, your racket, set up your string, set up your shoes, your grips, your balls, there’s a big part of tennis where what you can control is very little & yet there are so many variables when it comes to playing tennis.
That’s why I’m a big believer. And once you find a string set up in a racket that you like, don’t constantly be looking for the next thing or something that’s going to be considered an upgrade, because it’s not really ever going to be an upgrade. It’s going to be something that you have to adjust to after you’ve already gotten used to something else.
And the same thing is true with tennis balls. And one of the biggest issues with tennis teaching, especially at a high-performance level. Even this is true in my area. Some of it is out of laziness, some of its cost. They don’t change the balls out nearly enough, or they use like the really cheap Wilson practice balls or pen practice balls.
Those things haven’t been changed out for months. These kids are whacking the crap out of the balls constantly. Then the kids go and play in tournaments or they’re playing high school tennis. And for all of those matches, it’s new balls. And it takes the kids like five or six games to be able to adjust to those new balls.
Obviously on the pro tour, with the way that works and how much they’re changing out the balls and how they kind of change out their rackets concurrently, that’s a way to try to limit as many variables as possible so that their strings are staying at roughly the same level of degradation as the balls are over those seven or the nine games, whatever the case may be.
And the reason I like this ball so much and why it’s what I go to and prefer now is because it’s a very neutral ball in the sense that you don’t notice anything really about it. You don’t notice anything really special about it. There’s not a defining characteristic to it. And in my opinion, that’s a good thing.
That means that when you end up using a different ball, making that change isn’t as extreme. If you get used to playing with those really cheap pen balls, the ones that you find like at a Walgreens or at a drugstore.
Man, those things are like little bullets to go from using those balls to using a ball like this or using the Wilson US Open extra duty ball, which I also like. It’s kind of similar to this one. You’re going to be in for like a reality that’s a major change in the problem.
So in general with this ball, as I said, what I notice is I don’t notice much at all. I like the bounciness of it, I like the weight of it, I like the spin potential of it. And then durability with these is actually quite good. So I do change out my balls really frequently for teaching and my teaching basket, but they last for a good month and a half, two months without much of a major and obvious fall off as the felt is coming off or whatever. And then I end up changing the balls out.
But I even have another basket that I use for bad weather if I’m going to certain courts where I know we’re going to lose a bunch of balls or whatever, I have a backup bag with older ones that I’ve kind of changed out of my Goo teaching bag and I leave those in there for like four or five months and they’re really not that bad like all tennis balls, eventually, they just go totally dead.
But I do find these to last longer than most other balls I have used previously. And also when you think about cost from a teaching perspective to get a Premier ball, this is probably the cheapest one you can get. They’re almost always running a buy ten cases, get the shipping for free, and then per case is somewhere like around $80 or something like that. So it’s really not a bad deal at all if you are buying in bulk.
And like I said, I love the way it plays. I prefer it to pretty much everything else I’ve used because of how neutral the ball really is. And if you look on Tennis Warehouse, they have a Labs thing where they do compare a lot of the different premiere tennis balls. And actually, it really does kind of mirror my experience using it. You never see that ball at the top of any category.
You never see that at the bottom of any category. It’s always kind of sitting right there in the middle, which is, I think what you want out of your tennis ball if you are a higher performance type player. So that’s been my experience with the Dunlop ATP extra duty. I’m a big fan of it. If you love it or you hate it, feel free to talk about that down in the comments, but be sure to offer up an alternative and why you prefer that ball.
Obviously, if you’re playing on clay courts or if you’re playing in very different climate conditions to what we have here in the northeast of the United States that might influence your tennis ball decision as well. But anyway, that’s where we’re going to leave it. I hope this has been somewhat informative to you have a wonderful day. Take care.
3. Wilson US Open
My personal favorite ball is the Wilson US Open. I don’t know. To me, it feels like it’s a little lighter. It doesn’t have that 15 minutes break-in time that this one has & starts off with a pretty consistent bounce. It kind of just gets more predictable.
And I don’t want to say easy, but I kind of like it because it bounces to where I like, whereas these are like bullets in the first 15 minutes. So it’s just kind of what I like and what I’m used to. It also feels like it’s a little softer in my arm. So in my opinion, these are the best balls.
For those of you who are arguing and competing saying which are the best balls, this is just my opinion. Like if you ask ten different people, they might give you ten different answers. But this is my favorite.
Well, hey, Tennis lover! So today, guys, we’re back here with another review. And today we have reviewed here. So this is the US Open Wilson’s best tennis balls. Guys, that doesn’t mean that this was actually used in the US Open. No, but it’s a type of Ram. They have a type of product line they have. And this is basically the style of tennis bars you would see at the US Open. So these come in a pack of three, as you can see here.
So I used to play a little bit more tennis than I do now. Unfortunately, I do have an internship. I do go to school full time and all that stuff in College. So I don’t have time to play tennis. But back in the day, a couple of years ago in high school and middle school, I did play some tennis off and on.
So this is going to be a focus on the balls, though. The racket is going to be a separate review. But I may use the racket in this review to show how the ball bounces and stuff like that. So let’s open this thing up here. I’m not sure it’s actually maybe brand new.
We bought a couple of containers of balls when we were playing here. So yeah, here are the balls here. US Open here. Interesting. My dad actually put other balls in here. So disregard these two. These are not actually correct, but this is the ball you would expect.
You should see three of them in here. So yeah, here you go, guys. Three different bars here. They have that new ball of smell if you know what I’m talking about. They should dissipate pretty quickly here.
So this is the ball here. This is the ball tennis ball. It’s not the easiest thing to explain to you. It is hard, but it’s soft at the same time. And It’s not the easiest thing to really describe. Also, do you really need some type of clay or concrete or something of that nature? It’s not going to be easy for me to bounce this on wood. That’s just the way it’s designed. I do like the design. And I do think it looks very nice.
I like the appeal of it & everything about it. We can compare it to a competing brand here. We have a pen and both balls look pretty nice, honestly, I mean, they both look good. Some people may think the pen is better. Some people may think this is better. To be fair, we’ve used this one a couple of times and this one actually appears to be never been used. So just be aware of that. And this one, what is this one here?
It has a weird dot on it. So this is probably a ball that was at my tennis club. That probably means their property and we accidentally brought it home. That’s probably what it means there. Sorry about that because that was many years ago at this point. So let’s take a look here at the Wilson. One thing I will say is it’s actually a little bit lighter. It’s not as much mass in here as this ball here. This is definitely a thicker ball. This definitely has some mass.
It’s definitely more hollow. I think that’s probably just the design here. You don’t want the ball to be too heavy then you’re going to have more air resistance which is never good in tennis. You want the ball to be as aerodynamic as possible here. So I’m going to take my racket here.
I’m going to bounce it for you. See I used to kind of juggle tennis balls, not juggle but I kind of hit it to myself sometimes to practice in my room or something like that. Try that again.
As you can see the ball bounces very respectively and I liked it. It’s a high-quality bar to me. It’s just better than the pen here so I’m going to actually compare it to the pen right now. This is the pen. This is a much heavier ball. I’m going to have more trouble so the pen bar feels good but I’m having trouble getting the same elevation because of that additional mass inside. Try that again here.
It’s not bad per se but that weight really makes a difference here. Back to here. To me, it’s just easier. It’s definitely easier. It’s lighter. Yeah, I prefer it. I do prefer it. I’m not surprised. This is the official ball for the US Open. I could see it. It makes perfect sense. It really is a pretty good ball. Is it perfect? No. But it’s a tennis ball man.
It really isn’t that complicated. I like the way it feels. Too careful about that. Anything else I can say about this? That’s really all I had to say, man. I’d like you. It’s also affordable. About $10 $20 for the three-pack and I think it’s important if you’re a tennis fan to get the right ball.
If you’re going to be cheaper, ten is your guy but if you want to have a high-quality ball that’s going to get the job done. You got to go with the US Open ball to Wilson. So yeah, I like it. The Amazon link will be down below guys. Make sure you guys subscribe, subscribe, and like for daily news and reviews put on the notification though as well, and yeah, check out Pebosonline.com. Thank you guys and it’s about to do a crazy trick but not today. Yeah.
4. Wilson Rf Legacy Tennis Ball
The ball that’s actually very similar to it is the Fed ball made by Wilson. Again, a four-ball can, regular duty, all court ball, just like that X one ball. So you can take this ball and that X one ball to any surface, not only hard, but you can do clay, grass, hard, True.
Whatever concrete, parking lot, whatever you want to do. You could take this ball out there, play with it on your carpet. It’s all quartz, right? But this is a good ball. I’ve used this ball for three, four years already. This ball has been out that long. So great. Consistent ball. I would say it’s a little softer than, let’s say this one. Just a little. Not much, though, but very consistent playing ball. I feel like warm-up two sets.
I Chuck these. These are good for that, and that’s about it. The special thing about these balls is everyone can have a special message from Roger to you personally. Thank you for your contribution to my boss. Roger Sits. And there’s a little cute little letter personally to you for thanking you for that. So try these out, though. These are good balls.
What does Roger Federer say!
When Wilson came up to me and asked me about my favorite tennis ball, I gave him the specific specifications about what I preferred most, and those are really that the ball doesn’t fluff up too much, especially in this day and age. We have a lot of slow courts. I think it’s nice when the ball stays fast through the air.
To me, really important was the durability, the consistency, and that the ball wouldn’t fluff up. I think those are three really important ingredients. I tried different versions of the ball, and I kept giving them feedback until we found the perfect ball. Really. Once we finally agreed on the ball, I helped them with the design of the can and the packing surrounding it and then also the ball itself. I’m really excited about the release of the RF Legacy ball made by Wilson. I really hope that everybody likes me as much as I do.
5. Wilson Triniti ball
Okay, now, the final balls in this review. Again, I’m going to talk about this Trinity ball. So the truth about this Trinity ball is I did a review on it and I will tag it down below. They are good, but there are two things wrong with them. I don’t like them the first 30 minutes to an hour because they feel kind of hard. Like I can’t hit through the ball.
I can’t hit past people with this ball because it just feels solid and I get no ball speed from them. So it’s kind of like I’m playing with a ball that’s been in the Hopper or been in my bag for like a week or a month. But the weird thing is after that hour, it kind of softens up, and then it acts like a regular ball. It takes that 1 hour of use before you kind of like it.
And after that, it feels fine and it feels good. I’ve had people test these out up to six times, like, let’s say 1012 sets and they’re fine. They actually play well. Very consistent. Very much like, let’s say one of these rights. Throughout those ten to 12 hours.
The only thing is it’s starting to lose the felt now because over time you just start whacking the felt off. But even with the felt off, we tested the bounce and it’s still consistent. The other problem with these balls and I’ve done it maybe six times already. When I use them is I’m so used to chucking my balls after I’m done that’s what I do with these. So I’m used to taking my balls and oh, I’m done with my match today, right.
And I was like, I walk away. Get in the car. Oh, shoot. I’m supposed to keep those balls four times more than the last four times more than these balls. And we actually like me, we have to remember to hold on to these balls. Okay. Don’t Chuck them. Don’t Chuck them.
Hey guys. Steven here again with the Slice equipment review. We are here with the Wilson Trinity balls. See that there is a better ball for the planet. They say. They say these balls last four times longer because the pressure is inside the ball, not in the tube. It’s got a thicker core and it has 100% sustainable packaging. So that sounds good. We’re going to see how it opens here.
Little tapey, Tape comes up there, pop it off. Yeah. Becca, no pressure in the tube. It’s just like loosey-goosey. Does it still have that ball smell? A little bit? Not as much, but I always feel like I’m kind of getting poison when I smell that. A little bit softer right out of the tube, I’ll tell you that. But let’s give it a whirl. Let’s test it out against some classics.
Let’s test it out against the classic pen ball. Just like a base layer as a test trial. We’re going to get it up. Wilson Trinity’s versus the pen tours. Too much. Oh, here’s. Greenlight, green wall. Well, I’ll tell you, the Wilson Trinity is not bad at all. I really couldn’t notice the difference between this and the pen or the Wilsons. The regular Wilsons we were playing with before. A little bit softer off the start, but they hold up, throw it a hit, and just knowing that you’re being a better person, being sustainable, it’s cool. No, but actually making less of an impact on the world.
Something I care about. So I’m going to seriously consider using these Wilson Trinity balls whenever I can. The packaging is cool. The balls last longer. I mean, what could go wrong, Beckett? Nothing. They actually last like 4 hours. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my tennis game at all. I still can’t hit a drop in Bali, so I can’t really hit an overhead. But if I can last four times longer, I’ll get there one day, right? That’s four times more practice. This has been Stephen with the Slice equipment review.
How A Tennis Ball is Made in Factory
The ball is one of the most important teammates in tennis. The pen tennis ball is certainly a tremendous performer. To ensure maximum levels of control, spin and durability, and speed. Pen balls are the result of very detailed and specialized development and production process.
Summary of the Best Tennis Balls
I’m going to let you in on a little trade secret here. There are only three plants that produce tennis balls in the world. Okay? Dunlop is made in the Philippines. So if you ever see a Dunlap ball, it’s made in the Philippines. Salamat. Okay, Salamat. Thank you for making these balls. Pens are made in China, Xi Jiny.
Okay. Thank you for making pen balls in China. But that’s where pens are made and the final manufacturing company is in Thailand in which Wilsons are made. But check this out. Not only Wilson but techno fiber is made there. Those January balls that you see are sometimes made in Thailand. Those catalog balls that you have in those Catalon stores made in Thailand.
Right. So I’m guessing that might be the biggest manufacturer in the world for tennis balls Because these two are pretty exclusive that Thailand manufacturing plants make. I feel like everybody else’s balls, right. So shout out to Thailand Kobach, thank you for making these balls for pretty much everybody else Besides Penn and Dunlop. Who wins today? I don’t know. You still decide. Alright. Thank you for watching tennis spin. We put our spin on your tennis.