Practice Ball Suggestions for Ball Machines

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by gmlasam, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. gmlasam

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    Need suggestions for practice balls to use for a tennis tutor model 2. Are the pressureless gamma balls a good alternative to actual tennis balls? Its a bit costly purchasing cases of tennis balls for ball machine use, specially the balls quickly losing pressure about about 6 hours of ball machine use.
     
  2. jbrooksgiu

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    I have a tennis tutor plus 2 and have the pro trainer balls that you can get from tennis101. They have a funny sound when you hit them and they feel a bit heavy but other than that they are ok. If you hit the ball off of the sweet spot you will feel the difference which I like. I have not tried other pressureless balls.
     
  3. gmlasam

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    Thanks for that info!! I just oredered the pro trainer combo, solid and multi colors.
     
  4. djbrown

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    I used the pro trainers in my TennisTutor 4Plus for about 18 months. They hit fine, basically until the felt came off. Would use them a few hours a week. Replaced recently with the slighty more expensive Tretorn Micro-X.
     
  5. gmlasam

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    How does the Tretorn Micro-X feel/play compared to the Pro Trainer balls? Is closer to an actual tennis ball, and does the felt last much longer?
     
  6. djbrown

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    The Tretorn Micro-X feels and plays a bit closer to any actual pressured tennis ball. They are actually certified for match play by some international tennis federation.

    Can't comment on how long the felt will last, but I imagine they are just as durable as the Pro Trainers.
     
  7. kreative

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    tretorn micro x. pressureless, so they'll last till there's no fuzz left on them. they're a bit heavier than regular balls thou.
     

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