The foam or red ball
Foam balls or red balls are ideal for young children from 4 to 6 years old. They have a rebound height of 25% of a conventional ball. The ball is therefore softer thanks to less pressure. The ball speed is thus adapted allowing the child to hit more balls with his tennis racket.
Orange balls are ideal for ages 7-9. They have a rebound height of 50% of a classic ball and follow the evolution of your child in his learning.
Green balls have a bounce height of 75% of a conventional ball. They are intended for children aged 9 and over. They will also be ideal for the player who are new to tennis. Indeed, the ball will be crushed more in the string and will allow better control of the ball.
The pressureless ball
Pressureless balls are practice balls for adults. They consist of a rubber core and synthetic felt . The pressureless ball is more resistant , but also more lively. In addition to better durability, control and playing pleasure are worse. For beginners, we instead use green balls that help you learn tennis.
It is the favorite tennis ball for tennis players. It offers a good quality of rebound , a maximum control of the ball as well as an optimal pleasure of play. These balls are made of a rubber core and a natural felt , so their price is higher than that of the balls without pressure. This type of ball is used for competitions .
The level of practice
You are new to tennis
You need a slower , softer, and easier to play ball than a regular ball. The green ball will make it easier for you to grasp the strokes of tennis and will ensure better progress in learning tennis.
You play sometimes a month
You play at leisure, but regularly. You need a durable ball with good bounce quality. Non-pressure balls will then suit your practice the best.
You are a competitor
You train and play tennis and competition. Your research should therefore be directed towards tennis balls with pressure for an optimal quality of rebound.
The Head balls are the best-selling balls in the world. Partner of many ATP tournaments, the Austrian brand offers a wide range covering all players’ needs. The Head Tour ball offers liveliness while the Head Tour XT offers control and feel. The Head Pro offers liveliness at a very low price.