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matthias
Aug 23rd, 2003, 04:37 PM
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?

rhz
Aug 23rd, 2003, 04:40 PM
no but i played with orange and pink ones

starr
Aug 23rd, 2003, 04:42 PM
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.

Lynx
Aug 23rd, 2003, 04:54 PM
:bounce: Happy Birthday, matthias :bounce:


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Lynx
Aug 23rd, 2003, 04:56 PM
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 :sad: ) :p

Brian Stewart
Aug 24th, 2003, 12:25 AM
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.

ktwtennis
Aug 24th, 2003, 01:47 AM
Yes, I've played with them...They're slightly harder to see...