View Full Version : Differences between Dunlop balls?

08-29-2007, 09:01 AM
I'm planning on ordering a couple cases..

Please let me know the differences between these Dunlop balls in terms of feel, integrity, longevity, ball bounce, fuzz fluffing, weight, and hardness.

1) Dunlop Championship Hard Court (aka Dunlop Champ XD) - mostly black packaging

2) Dunlop Championship Hard Court -green packaging with see-thru stripe at center

3) Dunlop Championship McEnroe - mostly black pakaging w/ John McEnroe face picture

4) Dunlop GrandPrix Hard Court - mustard packaging with see-thru stripe at center

Optimally, I'd want to get one with good feel, not too heavy, VERY durable, GREAT LASTING bounce (want it to retain bounce for at least 2 weeks).

let me know!

08-29-2007, 09:15 AM
#1 & #2 are the same, I think. I haven't noticed a difference. Some older cans of these "hard court" balls also have McEnroe on them, but they are not the same as the "all court" balls they are selling now (your #3), which are supposed to be lighter.

08-29-2007, 12:28 PM
Anyone else have any experinces with these balls?

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08-29-2007, 12:45 PM
grand prixs are heavier and harder than most balls but they are also more durable

08-29-2007, 04:14 PM
I bought some of the Mac ones since they were $1.66/can. I thought they were fine. Perhaps a little lighter than than other balls. They were better than the penn ball I used before. They lasted 2 sets which is fine for me since that is all I use balls for before I toss them or put them in the hopper.

08-29-2007, 07:39 PM
I currently have all three types of balls and have used them all within the last few weeks.

Best longevity and heaviest are the Grand Prixs.

The Championships (the green can) have good longevity and are a lighter than the GPs.

There's definitely a difference between the Mcenroes and the Championships. The Mcenroes are even lighter, have nice bounce, but the longevity isn't as good.

I don't always like the GPs for match play for 2 reasons: 1) Sometimes they seem too heavy; 2) I seem to get a bad can once in a while. However, GPs are the best for a basket since they last very long.

The Championships are my favorite. Never had a bad can. I like them best for match play.

The Mcenroes are ok, I get them sometimes b/c they're the cheapest.

08-29-2007, 07:48 PM
Thanks so much for the response!

I ended up getting a whole bunch of the McEnroe's b/c they were so cheap at the local Sports Auth.

If the Green Championships go on sale I'll probably sweep them all up too!


08-30-2007, 04:18 AM
The McEnroe balls are a bit off balance and designed to fly off the handle

08-30-2007, 03:39 PM
i like #2 because they last longer and are heavier

08-31-2007, 04:35 AM
Played last winter inside with Grand Prix on average 1 1/2 tmes a week and when spring arrived, I had tenis elbow for the first time of my life. Never suspecting the balls until a high rank junior hitting on the next court told me "they're good but hurt your elbow". Summer and the outside season around the corner, I did not want to stop playing so I have been playing all summer 5-6 times a week with Wilson US Open and an armband and I hardly feel the tennis elbow anymore. Too bad for the Grand Prix because they were the best balls I had ever played with.