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supersimonlu 08-10-2012 06:35 AM

What balls are you guys using?
Is HEAD ATP more common, or Wilson 1? or DUNLOP? or Babolat?
Which is the best? Just your opinions.

ArliHawk 08-10-2012 06:58 AM


Originally Posted by supersimonlu (Post 6796083)
Is HEAD ATP more common, or Wilson 1? or DUNLOP? or Babolat?
Which is the best? Just your opinions.

Finishing up a case of Penn ATP now, bu will move on to Wilson US Open.

The Wilson US Opens and the Babolat All Court are my favorites to use.

Chotobaka 08-10-2012 07:07 AM

I am on my last case and a half of USA-made Pro Penn's. I doubt I will be paying a premium for Chinese-made Pro Penn going forward.

texacali 08-10-2012 07:07 AM

The green, round, fuzzy kind. Kidding. Like Dunlop most but also use whatever is on sale.

Anyone remember the 1970's WCT gold tennis ball? Not even sure who made them. I used to love those b/c there is no way you could get them mixed up with all the green ones on the other courts.

robbo1970 08-10-2012 07:46 AM

Dunlop Fort Allcourt at the moment. 3 tins of 4 balls for £10.

They seem pretty good.

gramdacious 08-10-2012 10:02 AM

Penn Extra Duty, always consistent

mikeler 08-10-2012 10:54 AM

US Open regular duty are pretty nice on clay. I'm not as big a fan of their extra duty balls but they are OK too.

Larrysümmers 08-10-2012 10:55 AM

Penn coach. 1.75 a tube. and lasts just as long as. hardly any fuzz to them so they fly through the air. play on a fast surface and they just skid lol

LeeD 08-10-2012 11:34 AM

Everyone around here chooses DunlopHDHardCourtXFelts if they have a choice.
Lasts 4 sets. The heaviest, knappiest, slowest moving, ball around, but you can hit full out and actually maintain a rally.
Wilsons are good for one hit rallys, and last 7 games.
Penns last double that, and you can hit two shots per rally.
Dunlops, most rallys can last 5 shots, everyone going for winners (and playing well).

Vlad_C 08-10-2012 01:52 PM

Wilson US Open.
Because these are used at all the local tournaments here where I live, so it makes sense to practice with the same.

Tennis888 08-10-2012 02:08 PM

My favorite ball by far is the Wilson US Open!!!

!TIMMY! 08-10-2012 03:40 PM

US Open extra duty here as well. Also got some Head that were 3x4 ball tins for like £8.

supersimonlu 08-10-2012 09:25 PM

What's the difference between HEAD ATP & Wilson US OPEN? I think HEAD ATP bounces higher, and sounds better. Or, it's just my feeling?

westpac690 08-11-2012 06:44 AM

I use Penn ATP. They retain their bounce a little longer than the US Open's

Overheadsmash 08-11-2012 07:56 AM

Penn ATP Regular on Har tru, and the Heavy Duty when I play on the duracourt 2. They don't get real fuzzy or fluffed up, and they are not as hard as the Wilson US open balls.

ThomasTerrible 08-11-2012 08:56 AM

Wilson US Open. Only thing available locally at a reasonable price. Babolat Gold can be bought off an outlet store about 50 miles away for the same price..

tennis_balla 08-11-2012 08:57 AM

I buy balls by the case for my basket cause I coach for a living. Babolat Gold balls didn't last for crap, the Babolat Team balls were very good however. Yonex Tour balls lasted a fair bit as well.
The best playability so far has been the HEAD ATP balls, but will see how long they last me as I've only had them a short while so I'd have to report back at a later date.

Surecatch 08-11-2012 09:56 AM

My own.


Dunlop or Wilson, if I have a choice. It doesn't matter much to me though. The best real answer I have is...fresh ones.

Netspirit 08-11-2012 12:31 PM

Wilson US Open for playing.

Tretorn Micro X (yellow/white so people do not steal them) for drilling or getting drilled - they are pressureless and last forever.

Rozroz 08-11-2012 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by LeeD (Post 6796961)
Everyone around here chooses DunlopHDHardCourtXFelts if they have a choice.

can you link me to the exact product please?
couldn't be sure..

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