Best balls that are value for money?

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by Powderwombat, Apr 18, 2017 at 7:57 PM.

  1. Powderwombat

    Powderwombat New User

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    I'm liking the Head Championships which are tier 2 for about $10, I can get the ATPs for $12, is it worth it do you think? Do they last a bit longer?

    Just after the best ball that's good value for money. Not looking for the most premium ball if it costs like $15 a can or whatever. Using Aussie prices here.
     
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  2. Knife

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    I have not tried the Championships but Head ATP has been my prefered balls for a long time. They play very nicely and last longer than most other balls I've used.
     
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  3. 2nd Serve Ace

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    Oh heck yes get the ATPs for just $2 extra!

    A second play with them is generally better than a first play with the Championships.
     
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  4. 1HBH-DownTheLine

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    penn atp all the way!
     
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  5. colan5934

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    Not sure if you have ProPenn balls in Australia, but the heavy duty ones stay playable for 3 outings for me. We've moved the entire club over to them too because they stay in the carts for months, not a couple of weeks like the Wilsons we used to use.
     
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  7. Booger

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    It's a good thing everyone there is rich and most things are free, because you guys get raked on consumer goods. $12 for a can of tennis balls??
     
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  8. Powderwombat

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    I'm assuming Head ATP and Penn ATP are basically the same? We don't have Penn brand here, but I heard they're owned by Head.
     
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    Yeah, same difference. Head owns Penn, acquired by Head in 1999.

    We have Penn ATP in the USA. Labeled Head in most other countries it seems.
     
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  10. Ramon

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    In the USA I found Penn and Wilson Championship balls to be about the same quality. I can get them for about $2.50-$3.00 US dollars per can of 3. What most players do in my area is open a new can of balls, play a match with them and then dispose of them after that. The only thing used balls are for is practice, ball machines, dogs, and walkers. For the purpose of playing just one match, these balls are fine. While we do notice some wear after the first set, that's accepted. Premium balls like Penn ATP's, Wilson US Opens, and Pro Penn Marathons will last longer to varying degrees, but the bottom line is they will only be socially acceptable in my area for one match so it doesn't make a difference economically. If having a slightly better ball for the 2nd and possibly 3rd set it that important, then the premium balls will accomplish that, but you aren't saving money.
     
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