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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2003, 05:37 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, 05:40 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, 05:42 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 #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2003, 05:56 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, 01:25 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, 02:47 AM
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Yes, I've played with them...They're slightly harder to see...


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