Tennis Balls

August 5, 2009

Sequen Tennis Balls - Fashionable, but hard to see?

picture-38.pngWe always love a good story about...balls. Sequen is a new company that sells luxury tennis balls in leopard, tiger, jaguar and python prints. They sell for $20 a can or $480 a case (24 cans). They look pretty cool, and apparently they perform just as well as any mundane yellow tennis ball. But I have to think they are hard to see - wouldn't you lose them as they're in flight against the windscreens, etc.?


Check out Sequen Tennis Balls

via Tennis Served Fresh

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August 28, 2008

K3 Tennis Balls Chosen by "Little Mo" National Championship

We love seeing new, grassroots tennis companies sprout up, and this looks like an interesting one. Best of luck, K3.

k3logo.jpgK3 Tennis proudly announces that K3 Tennis balls have been chosen as the Official Ball for the "Little Mo" National Tennis Championships. Partnering with Tennis LMS, a title sponsor of "Little Mo", K3 Tennis will be the Official Ball for all "Little Mo" Regional and National tournaments.

Carol Weyman, Executive Vice-President of the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation and "Little Mo" Tournament Chairman said, "We are so pleased to have K3 as the 'Official Ball' sponsor of the 'Little Mo' Regionals and Nationals. We are very impressed with the quality of this new tennis ball and the professionalism of K3 Tennis. Also, the kids love to keep the K3 ball as a souvenir since the 'Little Mo' logo is imprinted on it. Putting a logo on the tennis ball is an extra special touch that K3 Tennis provides."

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August 25, 2008

Want to know how a Penn tennis ball is made?

penn can.pngPenn tennis ballswill be featured on Discovery Channel's hit show "Some Assembly Required" on Thursday, September 4th 8:30 ET/PT. Host Brian Unger, a comedian known for his work on The Daily Show, will take viewers through the Penn tennis ball plant to see how a Penn tennis ballis made.

"We were excited when Discovery Channel approached us with this opportunity," said Jennifer Parker, Penn Business Manager for HEAD Penn Racquet Sports. "It is great to be able to showcase the quality and effort that goes into the production of each of our Penn tennis balls."

Penn'sfactory is the only tennis ball manufacturing facility in the United States.

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July 14, 2008

"QuickStart Tennis Balls Available"

Quick-start-36-2.jpgUSPTA and PTR Master Professional Joe Dinoffer has announced the launch of a new line of QuickStart Tennis balls from Oncourt Offcourt. Three types of balls are available for use with 36-foot and 60-foot courts.

All balls meet USTA specifications in size, weight, color, and rebound. The "Quick Start 36" and "Quick Start 60" low compression balls are available in buckets of different sizes. The purpose is to help teaching pros, coaches, and parents keep the balls organized and separate from other practice balls.

Oncourt Offcourt has also renamed its popular adjustable height 18-foot Maxi-Net to be called the "Quick Start Maxi-Net" and will also introduce a red-color foam ball named "Quick Start 36 Foam" that is designed for the 36-foot court play.

For information on these products visit their website.

From RSI.com

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May 21, 2008

New Pro Penn+ Features Encore Technology and LongPlay Felt

propennhead.pngPenn introduces its new Pro Penn+ tennis ball, featuring new LongPlay® felt for 25% longer wear* and 19% greater visibility*. New Pro Penn+ also continues to feature Encore Technology™ for a 33% longer lasting core*, making the ball play like new longer. This new innovation takes this popular, tournament-quality ball and makes it even more technologically advanced and beneficial for tennis players.
LongPlay Felt is Pro Penn's new felt that lasts 25% longer* than original Pro Penn. It also has a stain-resistant property, keeping the ball cleaner longer. A key benefit to the new LongPlay felt is that it plays exactly the same as original Pro Penn felt, but just wears longer - therefore maintaining all the positive properties that have made this ball a top-performer from Penn - America's #1 selling ball. In addition, this ball still features brighter felt for ultimate visibility on-court. You can see from the chart details below how LongPlay felt is longer lasting than original Pro Penn.

This ball continues to include Encore Technology™ - Pro Penn's unique core compound that uses a proprietary blend of natural and man-made polymers to limit ball softening. The core stays fresher longer and therefore "plays like new" longer.

"Penn continues to lead the market in innovation with the introduction of new Pro Penn+. We now offer the complete package of a ball that lasts longer from the inside out - from core to felt. The clear benefit to tennis players is to have the ball they know and love last even that much longer - through the most rigorous of lessons, practice sessions or tournament matches," says Jennifer Parker, Business Manager for Penn Tennis Balls.
Pro Penn has been the official ball of the USPTA for over 35 years and is the longest running endorsement in tennis history. Pro Penn+ will be available in July 2008 and will be sold exclusively at pro/specialty shops around the country. Penn continues to be the only tennis ball Made in the USA.

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May 14, 2008

Penn Introduces New Pro Penn+

headpennball.jpgPHOENIX - May 12, 2008 -- Penn introduces its new Pro Penn+ tennis ball, featuring new LongPlay® felt for 25% longer wear* and 19% greater visibility*. New Pro Penn+ also continues to feature Encore Technology™ for a 33% longer lasting core*, making the ball play like new longer. This new innovation takes this popular, tournament-quality ball and makes it even more technologically advanced and beneficial for tennis players.

LongPlay Felt is Pro Penn's new felt that lasts 25% longer* than original Pro Penn. It also has a stain-resistant property, keeping the ball cleaner longer. A key benefit to the new LongPlay felt is that it plays exactly the same as original Pro Penn felt, but just wears longer - therefore maintaining all the positive properties that have made this ball a top-performer from Penn - America's #1 selling ball. In addition, this ball still features brighter felt for ultimate visibility on-court. You can see from the chart details below how LongPlay felt is longer lasting than original Pro Penn.

This ball continues to include Encore Technology™ - Pro Penn's unique core
compound that uses a proprietary blend of natural and man-made polymers to limit ball softening. The core stays fresher longer and therefore "plays like new" longer.

"Penn continues to lead the market in innovation with the introduction of new Pro Penn+. We now offer the complete package of a ball that lasts longer from the inside out - from core to felt. The clear benefit to tennis players is to have the ball they know and love last even that much longer - through the most rigorous of lessons, practice sessions or tournament matches," says Jennifer Parker, Business Manager for Penn Tennis Balls.

Pro Penn has been the official ball of the USPTA for over 35 years and is the longest running endorsement in tennis history. Pro Penn+ will be available in July 2008 and will be sold exclusively at pro/specialty shops around the country. Penn continues to be the only tennis ball Made in the USA.

www.pennracquet.com

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April 2, 2008

50 Great Things you Never Knew you Could do with Tennis Balls

tennis-ball-pencil-holder.jpgBack on March 29, we posted about how tennis balls may be able to help your laundry endeavors (Tennis Balls can help your clothes dryer work better). But did you also know you could keep gnats and flies away from you by covering a tennis ball in Vaseline, use them to make pencil/mail/phone holder, or donate them to nursing homes for use on walkers? Life Hackery actually lists 50 great things you can do with tennis balls, check it out.

Image from Life Hackery

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March 29, 2008

Tennis Balls can help your clothes dryer work better.

usedtennisballs.jpgCheck out this "life hack" - putting tennis balls in your dryer to speed up and fluff up the laundry. Just toss a few in the dryer. Lifehacker notes some dissent in the idea, though, from "The Laundry Alternative" website:

"Some manufacturers recommend putting new tennis balls in the dryer to keep the down from clumping. However, the Soap and Detergent Association does not recommend this practice. The neon dye on the tennis ball could transfer to the down-filled item, or the tennis ball might not be able to withstand the heat. To avoid clumping, it is safer to periodically remove the item and shake vigorously. Adding clean, dry towels to the dryer load can also help."

Need tennis balls? Click here.

From Lifehacker; image from Life Hackery

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November 4, 2007

Penn's Big Four Inch Tennis Ball

OK, the product description says that this big ball is "Perfect for the tennis enthusiast, this fun ball is ideal for collecting player autographs."

I think it would be much more fun to work this ball into your normal play at your next match. Your opponent will think they're losing their mind. Much more fun than getting autographs.

At Tennis Warehouse for $7.99

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November 1, 2007

PENN Radical Championship Style Tennis Balls

The official description:

The PENN Radical Championship Style Tennis Balls are made to last and improve all players tennis game. The extra duty balls have two different colored felts that are yellow and orange to produce optical spin. This simply means that you will be able to identify the rotation of the ball after it is hit. The PENN Radicals are an excellent teaching tennis ball for those players looking to learn or improve their topspin and backspin. These dual colored tennis balls make learning and playing tennis more exciting for players of all ages.

A few comments, if I may.

One, "optical spin" is patently absurd. All you're going to see is a different colored blur.

Two, the color of the ball simply cannot help you learn tennis. Wake up, don't look for short cuts, especially with the balls.

Three, what exactly are "radical balls," besides a nasty infection you can get by having unprotected sex?

If this glowing review hasn't deterred you, you can buy these by the dozen (4 tubes, 3 balls each) here for $15.45.

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October 21, 2007

Awesome Picture of a Tennis Ball

I happened across this awesome image of a tennis ball. I have no idea who is responsible, so I apologize to that person, it was on another site and not sourced. But I think its really cool. Enjoy!

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October 17, 2007

Tretorn Tennis Balls for Beginners...c'mon...

These balls by Tretorn are designed to be better for beginners to learn the game. The idea is that some people find a real ball to be too hard, fast and difficult to handle.

40% softer and lighter than regular tennis balls, Tretorn Academy tennis balls are designed with a special rubber compound. With a 30% lower bounce than regular tennis ball, these balls are ideal for mini-tennis and half-court learning, and for kids and beginners wanting a look-alike "real" tennis ball. They also offer more reaction time allowing for proper stroke preparation.

They come in 20-pack in 5 tubes; 60-pack in 15 tubes; 60-pack in bucket. This is a good idea if you're using them for teaching.

My opinion about not liking the feel of a "real tennis ball?" Tough. That's tennis. Blaming the equipment is a whimpy way to learn anything difficult. Plus its bad for your game. Learning with a lesser ball will only make the transition more difficult. And if you're looking to be competitive, the majority of people will learn with real balls, so you're at a disadvantage.

Is it OK to have a little kid learn with these? Sure. But older beginners, or "people wanting to play a more casual game of tennis," no way. It only does damage to your game, and truthfully its not tennis without the real gear.

A pack of 20 is $34.95 at Mansion Select
If you want 60 in buckets, add $60; 60 in tubes, add $63

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October 15, 2007

Think Pink - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

THINK PINK!

This month is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so What's All the Racquet is going to have features throughout the month highlighting tennis-related products that promote awareness. So let's show some support and buy these items!

First off is the Wilson Hope 4-pack of tennis balls. The official ball of the US Open for more than 25 years. Made with exclusive felt from Tex Tech Industries. And, of course, they're pink in a blue can.

Wilson Hope 4 Pack Tennis Balls

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October 10, 2007

Tretorn Micro-X Tennis Balls


I'm going to premise this by saying that I've always been a Penn and/or Wilson tennis ball kind of guy. All the others that I've tried (Dunlop and Slazenger included), have all landed flat (pun intended). Not that they aren't playable, I'm not that picky, but I've found Wilson and Penn to be superior and last much longer.

However, that might change. Tretorn's Micro-X balls, according to the product descriptions, have 700 million balloon-like microcells inside them that don’t leak. What this patented technology means is that they don't rely on gas pressure like every other ball out there. Bottom line, they play and store much, much longer.

They're ITF and USTA approved for all tournament play, by the way.

Another thing I like about these spheres of bouncy goodness is that they come in a cool can. Let's face it, in a world where design has come to the masses, a facelift for the 'ole Pringles can is well overdue.

Now...this extra life does come at a price. I found these at Mansion Select for $6.75 per sleeve of three. This is roughly twice what a 3-pack of Penn balls cost. But, if they live up to their billing, it should be worth it.

Check them out at Mansion Select

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