I lived in Europe for many years where the standard ball is Slazenger. It is a superior ball in both weight, fluff, and longevity. Plus they come 4 to a can which is much better. Does Dunlop/Wilson/Penn have some monopoly that keeps Slazenger from competing? While I am at it, I also like the "better" balls that Wilson and Penn make like the "ATP" and "MASTERS" balls, but why do good tennis players show up with the crappy cheapo Wilsons and Penns for matches. These balls have no fluff, no weight, and are made for recreational hackers who don't know the difference. I say it is time to educate the tennis community on the merits of paying the extra 50-cents for good tennis balls.