Cheap tennis balls for a hopper

bank5

Semi-Pro
I’m looking to fill my hopper with 70+ balls. I may just wait until I'm done playing matches but ideally I'd like a hoppers worth of balls sooner than later. Seems like my best bet may be to get a case of 72 Penn Championship Extra Duty balls for ~$56. Any other ones I should consider?
 

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
The Penn balls are a decent choice, but they will go flat. The Wilson Triniti balls make for good practice balls that can take a lot of abuse and still maintain their bounce. I use them in my ball machine.
 

kdwithketchup

New User
They're advertised as lasting 4x longer than regular balls. I know that they'll hold their bounce long after the felt wears out, which is better than the premium balls (us open/pro penn) and a lot better than penn championships.
 

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
Seems like the Trinitis are twice as expensive. Do you think they last over twice as long?
Yes they will last longer, but only you know what’s best for your budget. Keep in mind I would only use these for drills or a ball machine. Not for match play or serve practice.
 

atatu

Hall of Fame
Honestly, I spend the extra money and go with Wilson US Opens, they maintain their bounce much longer than the Penns.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
I just grabbed a case of Dunlop Champ Hard Court XD's to start working into my hoppers. I've had rather good luck with Dunlop in the past, but haven't stocked up with them like this - only used a can or two here and there. In the past, the Dunlops have seemed to offer better service life than the Wilson or Penn equivalent, but I've never done a side-by-side between these Dunlops and Wilson's premium US Open ball.

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BBender716

Semi-Pro
Also watching this thread. Majority of my play is practice with a partner or serving. Feels like I could get away with a couple of Wilson USO cans but a case of the Dunlop or Triniti.

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sovertennis

Professional
I've used XD Wilson, Penn and various Dunlop balls in my hoppers over the years and have had the best luck with the Penns. Just bought a couple of 20-can boxes at Costco for $30 each.
 

BBender716

Semi-Pro
Related question, think it's best that I spring for some Penn pressureless balls and then buy some higher quality balls just for match play and hitting practice with a partner that way I don't need a drill case of them?

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