TENNIS BALLS

Welcome to our Tennis Ball store.

Using our decades of experience of playing on different surfaces and in varying conditions we have carefully hand picked an exclusive range of tennis balls that, in our opinion, offer the best combination of durability, playability and value.

 

We have grouped them according to the surfaces that we recommend using them on and scored each of their characteristics on a rising scale from 1-5 (low-high) using the following categories:

  • WEIGHT - How heavy the ball feels on your strings when hitting a well centred stroke.

  • SPEED - How quickly the ball travels through the air and away from the bounce.

  • BOUNCE - A combination of how lively and predictable the bounce is.

  • GRIP - How easy it is to apply spin to the ball and how well it translates into ball movement through the air and off the court.

  • WEAVE - The quality and tightness of the felt and how well the ball resists "fluffing up" with repeated use.

  • LIFE - How long the ball will remain in a good playing condition when used in normal weather conditions.

 HARD COURTS 

For training, practice and general play we suggest ...

 

The WILSON CHAMPIONSHIP ball

£7.50 per 4 ball tube (including delivery)

One of the heaviest tennis balls available. Its medium speed, bounce and grip levels make it ideal for players that love to hit hard and fast using spin for control rather than trickery. The tight weave and thicker internal rubber that give this ball its weight also give it a satisfying thump on the strings and a very long usage life. Excellent value!

 Weight: 4.5          Speed: 3          Bounce: 3.5          Grip: 3          Weave: 4          Life: 4.5 

For full-on competitive match play we suggest ...

 

The WILSON US OPEN ball

£8.50 per 4 ball tube (including delivery)

Fast through the air and highly responsive to spin this ball is great for fast accurate play. The bounce is lively, predictable and rewarding for players that enjoy making the ball move around during its air time and off the ground. It will "Fluff up" noticeably after a couple of sets and while this won't drastically reduce its lifespan it will slow its movement through the air. We don't recommend using it for more than 3 - 4 matches.

 Weight: 3.5          Speed: 4          Bounce: 4          Grip: 4          Weave: 3.5          Life: 3 

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 GRASS and CARPET COURTS 

For training, practice and general play we suggest ...

 

The HEAD TOUR ball

£8.00 per 4 ball tube (including delivery)

Quite a heavy ball with a softer feel on the strings than the Wilsons. The thick weave offers excellent grip and access to spin. A really lively bounce makes this a highly reactive ball so it is better suited to low bouncing surfaces than hard courts where the bounce in warm conditions can become very tricky to control. We found that it has a medium to long lifespan and will usually lose its pressure before "Fluffing up" too badly.

 Weight: 3.5          Speed: 3.5          Bounce: 4.5          Grip: 4          Weave: 4          Life: 3.5 

For full-on competitive match play we suggest ...

 

The SLAZENGER WIMBLEDON ball

£8.00 per 4 ball tube (including delivery)

One of the smaller and lighter balls available. This one compresses well against the strings allowing for high levels of grip and spin production. It is moderately lively and predictable on the bounce making control relatively easy. Due to its fairly loose weave "Fluffing up" occurs quickly especially when used by heavy spin players. Designed for use at the Championships the lifespan of this ball is shorter than most, in truth, we don't recommend using it for more than a match or two.

 Weight: 3          Speed: 4          Bounce: 3          Grip: 4          Weave: 2.5          Life: 2.5 

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 RED CLAY COURTS 

For training, practice and general play we suggest ...

 

The WILSON ROLAND GARROS OFFICIAL ball

£9.50 per 4 ball tube (including delivery)

Newly designed for 2020 this medium heavy ball plays a little slower than other specialist clay court balls. The tight weave resists "Fluffing up" well and the heavier duty internal rubber offers good durability. The downside of these attributes is a less reactive bounce and reduced grip levels. Despite this, there is a nice solid feel in the strings and it will react as it should to whatever spin you apply.

 Weight: 3.5          Speed: 3.5          Bounce: 3          Grip: 3.5          Weave: 4          Life: 4.5 

For full-on competitive match play we suggest ...

 

The TECHNIFIBRE X-ONE ball

£9.50 per 4 ball tube (including delivery)

Quite a light ball with a tight weave means its fast through the air and very reactive. Grip levels are high but it will feel surprisingly hard in your strings. It has good resistance to "Fluffing up" and excellent durability. Be aware that good control will require medium to high levels of spin as it has a very lively bounce and its definitely not a ball for players who prefer flatter strikes.

 Weight: 3          Speed: 4          Bounce: 4.5          Grip: 4          Weave: 4          Life: 3.5 

 ARTIFICIAL GRASS COURTS 

We suggest buying the cheapest ball you can find as this surface deadens ALL spins and bounces so individual ball characteristics are irrelevant.