US Open Tennis Balls

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by Bobby 2 Sticks, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. Bobby 2 Sticks

    Bobby 2 Sticks New User

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    I understand that at the US Open men and women use different balls. What ball do they use in mixed doubles?
     
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  2. Ramon

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    On the broadcast today, they mentioned that the men used the balls with the black markings and the women used the balls with the red markings. I'm assuming that means the men are using the heavy duty balls and the women are using the regular duty balls. My guess is that they want to slow down the men's shots and speed up the women's shots.

    I haven't heard about what they use for mixed doubles. My guess is that they would use the heavy duty balls to slow down the men's shots so the women can handle them better.
     
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    i think they mix it up. 1/2 red and 1/2 black. Women serve with red and men serve with black
     
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  5. Ramon

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    I hope you're kidding. That would be so messed up! Playing with different balls during the same match?
     
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