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Tennis Balls

Elevate your game with the best tennis balls. Tennis HQ has a variety of high-quality balls for players of all levels, you can find the best tennis balls to match for your playing style, court surface, and budget.

Our collection features some of the top-rated tennis balls in the market, including the Wilson US Open, HEAD Tour XT, and Dunlop Fort. These tournament-grade balls are used by professional players and are designed to offer superior performance, durability, and consistency.

If you're just starting out or looking for a more affordable option, we also offer a range of cheap tennis balls that are perfect for training and practice.

At Tennis HQ, we offer fast shipping to the UK, hassle-free returns and exchanges, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. So, browse our collection today and find the perfect match for your game!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What factors should we consider before buying?

If you're looking to buy tennis balls, it's important to consider ball type, performance, durability, and cost. Different types of balls are designed for different levels of play, court surfaces, and playing conditions.

  • If you're a beginner or playing on a soft court surface, you may want to choose softer and slower balls such as the Dunlop Intro or Slazenger Intro.

  • If you're an advanced player or playing on a hard court surface, you may want to choose faster and more durable balls such as the HEAD Tour XT.

  • It's also important to consider the cost of the balls, as some types of balls can be more expensive than others. It's worth noting that cheap tennis balls will likely not last as long as the more expensive options. 

 

What do the different coloured balls mean?

Junior tennis balls are designed to be easier for young players to learn the game with. Below we will break down the different colours and stages:

Red Tennis Balls (Stage 3):

Red balls are the first step in introducing tennis to young beginners, usually aged 7 and under. These balls are larger and have a lower compression compared to standard tennis balls, making them easier to control and hit. The slower speed and lower bounce of red balls allow young players to develop hand-eye coordination and improve their stroke technique. Red balls are typically used on smaller courts, such as the QuickStart or mini-tennis courts, to create an environment suitable for young children to learn and enjoy the game.

Orange Tennis Balls (Stage 2):

Orange balls are the next progression after red balls and are designed for players aged 7-9 They have a slightly higher compression and a smaller size compared to regular tennis balls. The increased speed and bounce of orange balls help young players further develop their skills and adapt to a faster-paced game. Orange balls are used on modified courts that are larger than red ball courts but smaller than standard courts, providing a transitional stage for young players before they advance to using regular tennis balls on full-size courts. 

Green Tennis Balls (Stage 1):

Green balls are the final step in the progression of junior tennis balls, suitable for players aged 9-11. They have a slightly lower compression and a similar size to regular tennis balls, but they have a slightly softer feel. Green balls allow young players to experience the game with balls that have a comparable speed and bounce to standard tennis balls. Using green balls helps players bridge the gap between using modified balls and transitioning to regular tennis balls, preparing them for competitive play on full-size courts.

TennisHQ also offer a wide selection of junior tennis rackets so you can be sure your child is playing with both the right ball and size of racket for their age. 

 

What are the best balls for tournaments?

The best tennis balls for tournaments must be high-quality, durable, and consistent in their performance. These balls are used in many major tournaments around the world. They offer good bounce, feel, and durability, and can perform well on any court surface.

How long do they last?

The lifespan of a tennis ball depends on a number of factors,

  • the type of ball,

  • the frequency of use,

  • and the playing conditions.

As a general rule, tennis balls can last for 1-2 weeks of frequent play before they begin to lose their bounce and performance. However, some types of balls may be more durable or last longer than others.

What are the differences between standard and pressureless tennis balls?

The type of ball you choose depends on your playing needs and preferences. At Tennis HQ, we offer both standard and pressureless from top brands, so you can find the perfect match for your game.

  • Standard balls are pressurized with air to create their bounce and feel. Pressurised tennis balls offer a consistent bounce and feel but may lose their pressure and performance over time, especially in extreme temperatures.

  • Pressureless tennis balls are made with solid rubber and have no internal pressure. They offer a more consistent and durable performance but may have a lower bounce and require more effort to hit.

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