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eman70
09-11-2007, 10:46 AM
I've just started hitting tennis balls.....after over 15 years of not playing...

I'm 42 and grew up playing and played in college etc....

I may be nuts....but it appears to me that tennis balls have gotten smaller since I last played.....

Is this true????

mrw
09-11-2007, 11:19 AM
Racquets have gotten larger and your eyesight has deteriorated this combination produces the illusion of smaller balls

eman70
09-11-2007, 12:17 PM
god knows my eyes are goin

rasajadad
09-11-2007, 12:47 PM
As you age all balls become smaller. Except basketballs. They have gotten larger while the hoop has gotten smaller.

asknowbuylater
09-11-2007, 05:03 PM
Or racquets have gotten so big the balls seem tiny.

eman70
09-11-2007, 08:08 PM
using the same racquet I used 15 years ago...wilson ultra fpk 95....

anyone who has one laying around that they don't use.....let me know, I'd buy it....

I'm sure its my eyes....but it seems as if they are just a tad smaller.....maybe the mgf's saving money like they did with plastic pop bottles which are awful thin......

Micky
09-13-2007, 08:21 PM
As you age all balls become smaller. Except basketballs. They have gotten larger while the hoop has gotten smaller.

Table Tennis balls have gone from 36mm to 40mm.