Balls for clay

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by Joe Oldschool, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. Joe Oldschool

    Joe Oldschool New User

    Feb 20, 2004
    When I play on hardcourts, I use either the Penn Master's Series or the Dunlop Grand Prix. Although, I slightly prefer the Dunlop, both are excellent balls on hardcourts. They hold their pressure and their fuzz well (and play well for several sessions with a ball saver). Most important, both are available in my area for a reasonable price.

    Anyway, spring is around the corner and I will be playing on clay more frequently. The above balls can sometimes be a little too heavy and too fuzzy for clay. Can anyone recommend a few balls that play well on dirt? Several recommendations would be appreciated, since I will then have to find out what's available in my area.

  2. Deuce

    Deuce Banned

    Feb 13, 2004
    A not so parallel universe...
    Stay away from Dunlop Grand Prix for clay/indoors. They have as much felt as other brands' Extra Duty Felt balls, and they 'fuzz up' considerably on clay.
  3. Hey Moe!

    Hey Moe! New User

    Feb 19, 2004
    The club I play and work at uses Pro Penn regular duty, and they work well. However, they are more expensive. I have a few friends who have clay courts in their backyards, and they buy Penn regular duty. They are inexpensive if you find them in the mega-stores. However, depending on geography, they may not be easy to find. I have had no trouble finding them reasonably priced in warm-weather mega-stores, but have had more trouble here in the Northeast. However, the larger sporting goods chains have them, and sometimes run a special.
  4. Cypo

    Cypo Rookie

    Feb 11, 2004
    Penn Championship are the standard here (where there is almost only clay and carpet).

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