Challenge with getting Tennis Balls

smboogie

Semi-Pro
I'm still awed by the challenge of getting a case of tennis balls - even the Costco by my house is out, which is crazy! Before anyone says Costco Penns aren't good, I know but with a family of young boys who are loving tennis, having the case of Costco Penns for them to take when playing with friends is easier to accept than a $90 case of USOpens.

Anyone seeing similar challenges?
 

mmk

Hall of Fame
I know that my club wasn't able to get their normal delivery of Babolat Gold Championship and had to use what I assume were the Costco Penns for about a month. They are back to the Babolats. I haven't been to Costco or any sporting goods company lately.
 

Alexrb

Semi-Pro
I'm still awed by the challenge of getting a case of tennis balls - even the Costco by my house is out, which is crazy! Before anyone says Costco Penns aren't good, I know but with a family of young boys who are loving tennis, having the case of Costco Penns for them to take when playing with friends is easier to accept than a $90 case of USOpens.

Anyone seeing similar challenges?
Got a Walmart near you? I've been getting boxes of Penn's from them at about $24/box, no issues. I'm not super picky about ball types tho
 

bobleenov1963

Hall of Fame
I'm still awed by the challenge of getting a case of tennis balls - even the Costco by my house is out, which is crazy! Before anyone says Costco Penns aren't good, I know but with a family of young boys who are loving tennis, having the case of Costco Penns for them to take when playing with friends is easier to accept than a $90 case of USOpens.

Anyone seeing similar challenges?
Are you still living in the stone age? I am amazed by this. There is a thing call Tenniswarehouse.

There are so many options with tennis balls from Tennis Warehouse, and you don't have to leave your home to get tennis balls. TW will ship directly to you with FREE shipping on Dunlop tennis balls, 24 cans for $60.
 

smboogie

Semi-Pro
Are you still living in the stone age? I am amazed by this. There is a thing call Tenniswarehouse.

There are so many options with tennis balls from Tennis Warehouse, and you don't have to leave your home to get tennis balls. TW will ship directly to you with FREE shipping on Dunlop tennis balls, 24 cans for $60.
Wilson USOPen XD - In stock June 25th
ProPenn XD - In stock July 8th
Penn Champ XD: In Stock June 9th
Dunlop ATP XD - In stock June 10th

Not saying everywhere sold out, but there do appear to be shortages still.
 

Purestriker

Semi-Pro
Are you still living in the stone age? I am amazed by this. There is a thing call Tenniswarehouse.

There are so many options with tennis balls from Tennis Warehouse, and you don't have to leave your home to get tennis balls. TW will ship directly to you with FREE shipping on Dunlop tennis balls, 24 cans for $60.
They are on backorder too. Mine was delayed for a we weeks from TW and just shipped out.
 

esgee48

G.O.A.T.
I wish some of my older hitting partners liked the premium balls. Unfortunately, many of them don't because they are too hard in the mornings here when temps are in the 50's F°.
 

smboogie

Semi-Pro
get the nicer Dunlop balls like ATP or AO

I find the AOs get really fuzzy, though they last, while USOpens wear more predictively. For my family of 4 that all play, constantly buying $90+ cases of balls will get out of hand how quickly we tend to go through them. I usually like to have some basic Penn Champ/Dunlop Champ balls for the regular grab and use, with the higher quality more for higher level play and ladder matches.

I don't have any issues with Dunlop Champ - I find they are of higher quality than Costco Penns, last longer and are overall more durable with a consistent bounce. Costco Penns are also just fine for rec play, keeping in mind they are done after a solid set, maybe sooner.
 

antony

Professional
I find the AOs get really fuzzy, though they last, while USOpens wear more predictively. For my family of 4 that all play, constantly buying $90+ cases of balls will get out of hand how quickly we tend to go through them. I usually like to have some basic Penn Champ/Dunlop Champ balls for the regular grab and use, with the higher quality more for higher level play and ladder matches.

I don't have any issues with Dunlop Champ - I find they are of higher quality than Costco Penns, last longer and are overall more durable with a consistent bounce. Costco Penns are also just fine for rec play, keeping in mind they are done after a solid set, maybe sooner.
I don't mind the fuzz, but I suspect some people might think they're slower or less aerodynamic or something. My favorite is not mixing my balls with anyone else's because no one buys AO balls
 

smboogie

Semi-Pro
I don't mind the fuzz, but I suspect some people might think they're slower or less aerodynamic or something. My favorite is not mixing my balls with anyone else's because no one buys AO balls
That is the main reason I switched to Dunlop, b/c everyone uses Penns of some flavor so this way I always got my balls back ;)
 
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