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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2003, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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white tennis balls !?

it was usual to play with white ball til the 70“s
then they changed it because of the TV

the german Tennis federation celebrate his 100th anniversery
and so there is a limited edition box with white tennis balls from Dunlop
2X3 balls in a nostalgic box
i got such a box on my birthday today

and so i want you to ask

have you ever played with white tennis balls?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2003, 04:40 PM
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no but i played with orange and pink ones

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2003, 04:42 PM
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I don't think it was just TV. I think that they did tests that showed the yellow balls were easier to see......... but maybe it was TV.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2003, 04:54 PM
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2003, 04:56 PM
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I do think it was tv that made them change the color.
My dog had a white tennisball to play with, lol (and he never made it on tv )

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2003, 12:25 AM
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I've played with white tennis balls. Slazenger, I think. White tennis balls and hardcourts are not a good combo. They basically stay white for about 3 seconds, then they're gray.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2003, 01:47 AM
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Yes, I've played with them...They're slightly harder to see...


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