???????Slit Balls????????

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by peternk, May 6, 2006.

  1. peternk

    peternk New User

    Apr 1, 2006
    i went to play tennis today and in the trash can i found a brand new can of balls. It was opened but the balls had only been used once. I find 3 new balls in the trash quite often. Because some people use them once then throw them out. I looked on the can and with sharpie marker it wrote:"split balls"
    i looked at the brand new balls and there was a 1 1/2 inch cut in each one. They made a funny noise when they bounced and they almost bounced like a pressureless ball. Any idea on why they were cut?

    thanks in advance
  2. Nuke

    Nuke Hall of Fame

    Apr 13, 2005
    location, location, location
    Well, some folks play league matches where the players are required to open a new can. And some folks consider it a minor expense prefer to always open a new can. Those used balls can pile up quickly if you're opening a new can every match, so some folks just throw them out or leave them on the court for anyone who needs them.

    Not sure about the split thing, though.

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