Best Tennis Balls

Types of tennis balls

Pressurised tennis balls

During a competition of tournament, pressurised or gas-filled tennis balls are used for games. Pressurised tennis balls are more comfortable to play with and offer more of a feel of the ball. A gas-filled ball, however, doesn't last as long as its pressure-less counterpart. The pressure inside of the ball is larger than of that outside, creating an 'internal pressure' Before the two rubber core parts are glued together, a small ball of material is added. During the later stages of creation, this material turns into a gas, which creates pressure from within the ball. Because the rubber used in tennis balls is never 100% airtight, the gas does slowly escape In order to slow this process down, the packaging that the balls come in are also exposed to a lot of pressure. As soon as the tennis balls come out of their packaging, the gas slowly begins to escape. This is one of the reasons that professional tennis players often use up to 9 balls in a game!

These balls are best suited for competitions. Here at Tennisplanet, we have pressurised tennis balls available in smaller packs, but also available in bulk for trainers at reduced prices. They are available in boxes of 18, 24, 30, 36, or 48 tubes.

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Pressureless tennis balls

Pressureless tennis balls are used on softer tennis courts. Pressureless tennis balls re much more durable than their pressurised counterpart, but are less comfortable to play with. However, this makes them perfect for training sessions. The pressure in the core of the tennis ball is the same as the air pressure outside, so there is no internal pressure. These balls do not change form or get softer after being removed from the packaging, so they are not placed in pressurised packaging. Pressureless tennis balls have a longer lifespan than pressurised tennis balls, but because of the harder core, they are less comfortable to play with. After consistent use, the felt layer will start to wear, and the core will become harder, which means that the ball becomes faster. This is a tell-tale sign that it's time to replace your pressureless tennis balls.

Pressureless tennis balls are perfect for beginners, or for less demanding training sessions, because of the reduced comfort level. Especially designed for young or new players, you can buy pressureless tennis balls with a very slow bounce level, in stages 1, 2, and  3, which you can find out more about below.

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Stage tennis balls

Stage 1

Stage 1 tennis balls are a softer variant of a normal tennis ball, and have been developed for young tennis players from about 9 to 12 years old. Stage 1 balls are green. Stage 1 tennis balls feature the typical characteristics of a pressure-less tennis ball, but because of the lower pressure ratio, the ball bounces lower and more slowly. This means that young players have more time to perfect their swing and return the ball. This ball is perfectly suited for training sessions for children and youth tennis competitions.

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Stage 2

Stage 2 tennis balls have been especially developed for children from 7 to 9 years old. Stage two balls are orange. These balls have the traditional features of a pressure-less tennis ball, but, similarly to the Stage 1 balls, have a lower pressure ratio, which means that the ball doesn't bounce as high and is slower. This means that children have time to perfect their swing and return the ball. Stage 2 tennis balls are great to use for children's training sessions, and could possibly be used in youth tournaments.

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Stage 3

Stage 3 tennis balls have been especially developed for children up to 9 years old. Stage 3 balls are red, and these tennis balls are made from a sponge/foam material. This sort of tennis ball doesn't bounce as highly as pressurised balls, which makes it easier for children to return the ball to their opponent. Stage 3 balls are suitable for use inside as well as on outdoor courts. Stage 3 tennis balls are suitable for the youngest tennis players amongst us, and are perfect for using in training sessions for children.

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Discounts for bulk orders

Tennis balls for clubs or coaches

Especially for clubs and coaches, Tennisplanet offers tennis balls in larger quantities at a reduced rate. We have made a selection of some of our most popular tennis ball models that are available in varying box sizes with a lower than average price than if you were to buy the balls per tube. Each box contains either 18, 24, 30, 36, or 48 tubes of balls. This is perfect for clubs that need to purchase tennis balls in large quantities for tournaments or competitions. Tennis coaches can also profit from these great rates should you need to get a hold of a larger quantity of tennis balls.

The more you buy, the more discount you get! Read below to find out how much discount you can get for your order. Fill in the relevant discount code at the checkout page, and your discount will be automatically calculated.

  • From 2 units upwards, you can get a 5% discount with the code: TENNISBALL5
  • From 5 units upwards, you can get a 10% discount with the code: TENNISBALL10
  • From 20 units upwards, you can get a 15% discount with the code: TENNISBALL15
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