Q1: Which Tennis Balls Are Suitable for Use on Artificial Grass?
Although most standard tennis balls can be used on almost all court types, one type of tennis ball may feel just a little more comfortable on a particular surface.
For example, the well-known Slazenger Wimbledon tennis balls are often preferred during training sessions and competitions on artificial grass. He has not stolen his name as he is used standard during any Wimbledon tournament.
The Slazenger Wimbledon is considered a high-quality gas-filled tennis ball based on the principle of Hydroguard technology.
As a result, the tennis ball will absorb considerably less water and provide a good service on moister artificial grass. Furthermore, this type of tennis ball guarantees optimal comfort, a constant weight and ditto bounce/flight properties.
Q2: How Are Tennis Balls Made?
In the early years, most tennis balls were made from leather on the outside and wool on the inside. Nowadays, however, preference is given to a combination of a special high-quality rubber on the one hand with a durable fabric exterior on the other.
If we analyze the current tennis ball, we will see that it consists of 2 important parts; a fabric yellow outer ball and a pressurized inner ball. The bladder itself also consists of 2 halves that – once placed under pressure – are attached with rubber glue.
The thickness of the outer fabric ball depends on the type of surface on which it will be played. For example, a typical grass tennis ball will have a different exterior than a tennis ball intended for use on clay courts.
Q3: What Can You Do With Old Tennis Balls?
Do you have many old tennis balls lying around for whatever reason? Then you don’t have to throw it away right away. Thanks to improved techniques, it is now possible to effortlessly separate the used natural rubber from the well-known yellow felt.
In this way, the materials from tennis balls can be recycled and processed into shoe soles, roof plates and floor tiles for a new sports floor.
Q4: When Should You Replace the Tennis Balls?
The life of a tennis ball is – logically – subject to certain factors, depending on the type as well as use and maintenance. Pressureless tennis balls will more often guarantee a longer life than, for example, gas-filled tennis balls.
However, in terms of playing style, we are less comfortable and pleasant – because of the reasonably hardcore.
Although many professional players replace the tennis balls every 9 games, the advice of various experts is to replace the tennis balls after 2 to 3 matches.
Q5: Where Can You Return the Old Tennis Balls?
Are you convinced and willing to give your tennis balls a second life? Then don’t hesitate to bring them in at one of the many tennis schools or tennis parks – spread throughout the USA, Netherlands and Belgium.