I played a match the other day and the guy opened a new can of balls. He threw me two and I immediately noticed they were completely dead - as dead as I've ever felt. We warmed up and these things had no bounce (to give you an example I dropped one from shoulder height and it bounced to about my shin). I didn't say anything, but I felt like I should. After warm-up, I figured he'd say the balls were dead and ask if we should open another can (I had one in my bag just in case). He said nothing and I didn't want to seem like "one of those people", so I let it slide thinking "He has to play with them too". The first few games I took a comfortable 3-0 lead. I started to think about how dead the balls were and it began to effect me mentally. Everytime I'd miss I would think about the abyssal deadness. He started to come back but I pulled it together and closed the first set 6-3. I told myself this was good for me since I have some seriously bad mental issues in tennis. I played on and ended up winning the second set 6-1. It wasn't a fun match though. I couldn't hit any penetrating balls. It did help me to approach though. I played a lot more at net than I usually do. Anyways, if you were in this situation what would you have done? Would you have sucked it up or offered to open another can? Oh and he got them from Rite Aid. I'm wondering if he buys them there a lot haha. Dead balls actually suited his flat, short game.