"Oversize balls" defunct ?

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  1. love15

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    Anyone remenber few years ago has been introduced balls bigger than averages ?
    They did it to slow the game, but is was like to play with a beach balls if I remember well.
    The brand was wilson ?
    Anyone has a link ?
    thanks in advance.
     
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    IMO, the oversized balls were never 'funct', never mind de-funct :) . They might be a training tool of some sort, but have little to do with actual tennis.

    I used them on alternating/adjacent courts during a 14-court round robin to let folks give them a try. People threatened my well-being after being subjected to them :) .

    The big killer was ball machines...a practice tool that couldn't be used in a ball machine---not such a great idea.
     
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    @Ronaldo
    Thanks very much !
    You save my life, i'm writing an article about.

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    Can recall those balls getting mixed in with normal sized balls and plugging ball machines.
     
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    They have been brought out several times and never really caught on.
    I remember the Wilson "Rally" ball from 1984 and again in about 1999
     
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    Yeah, the Rally balls are the only thing that match the description, unless the OP is referring to quickstart balls.
     
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    Has to be referring to quickstart (ten and under tennis), I've done a lot of it in the past 4 years. For as much crap as people give them the results are amazing and makes my job a lot easier on court.
     
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    HOW??? I can't stand just watching kids who are past that level being forced (by the USTA) to play with them in tournaments. They don't teach spin because they are impossible to hit long.
     
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