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retrograde
01-19-2010, 12:59 PM
Would anyone like to recommend a brand of foam balls for hitting against a wall and warming up?

I've read about others doing this so thought it would be fun to try. TW has lots of different ones here:

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/catpage-TBALLS.html

The Dunlop Speedballs look interesting, not sure which variety of Penn or Wilson are OK.

tennisdude083
01-19-2010, 01:49 PM
The dunlop balls and wilson balls are the big foam balls used for teaching little kids how to play tennis. They are bigger than regular tennis balls. The "Penn foam starter tennis" balls appear to be closer to the regular tennis ball size. I have some gamma foam balls that look just like those penn ones. I use them sometimes inside my garage. They feel a lot lighter than tennis balls and don't bounce quite as much. You also can't tell if you hit the sweetspot on your racquet because it feels the same no matter where you hit it on the stringbed.

retrograde
01-19-2010, 03:24 PM
The "Penn foam starter tennis" balls appear to be closer to the regular tennis ball size. I have some gamma foam balls that look just like those penn ones.
You're referring to the foam balls with the black ink ("Penn") and molded seam? Or the ones with red ink ("ProPenn TIP 1")? Thanks.

tennisdude083
01-19-2010, 10:44 PM
You're referring to the foam balls with the black ink ("Penn") and molded seam? Or the ones with red ink ("ProPenn TIP 1")? Thanks.

I was referring to the ones with black ink. The red ink TIP ones appear to be the same larger foam things like the wilsons and the dunlop speedball.

tennisdad65
01-19-2010, 11:02 PM
I use these all the time against the wall. Great for volleying and if you want to go easy on your elbow.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Penn_Foam_Starter_Tennis_3_Pack_Balls/descpageHEAD-PENNFOAM.html

retrograde
01-20-2010, 01:40 AM
Awesome, thanks for the info guys!