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rjkeene
02-21-2010, 10:44 AM
My pro buys prince tour balls for his lessons. I have noticed that when practicing serving I seem to get more pace on serve than usual.

Another player has told me that the balls are not legal for tournament play as they are light and bounce higher than the legal limit.

Does anyone have any objective data about the ball characteristics or does anyone know if they are legal for tournament play?

mikeler
02-21-2010, 11:01 AM
I love these balls because they do bounce the highest which fits my heavy topspin game well. I've heard of some tournaments that use them. I'm pretty sure they are legal.

dlk
02-21-2010, 11:15 AM
They're USTA & ITF certified, if that helps.

mikeler
02-21-2010, 12:06 PM
Someone posted a bunch of ball tests a while back. If I recall correctly, they would drop a ball from 10 feet high and measure the bounce. I think one of the Penns had the lowest bounce of around 51 inches while the Prince balls were around 59 inches.