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cosmoose
Mar 29th, 2011, 10:10 AM
Has WTA ever used pink tennis balls to promote breast cancer awareness?

debby
Mar 29th, 2011, 10:11 AM
Actually, I don't even know how pink tennis balls would help us to promote breast cancer but that's only my opinion...

Lisickinator
Mar 29th, 2011, 10:18 AM
breast cancer, pink tennis balls :confused:

http://ana-ivanovic.thetop100.ws/wp-content/blogs.dir/13/files/ana-ivanovic-photos/ana-ivanovic-photo-066.jpg

cosmoose
Mar 29th, 2011, 10:23 AM
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRnfLp_TOfoUk4dxdVRacnmVGqQwaREV kiIHJU1qiNopr6Wfjl7OQhttp://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSxWIBSiEAlTaS7c8GaUd7zJB3nG7Fj4 8RkdseywS2ew1jaN-lyWw
In America, pink ribbon is the symbol for breast cancer awareness.
Lot of sporting events use this theme to support the cause.
I've seen golfers use pink balls, even ice hockey played on pink ice.
I guess its only limited to US.

cosmoose
Mar 29th, 2011, 10:30 AM
breast cancer, pink tennis balls :confused:

http://ana-ivanovic.thetop100.ws/wp-content/blogs.dir/13/files/ana-ivanovic-photos/ana-ivanovic-photo-066.jpg
If you look closely, those pink balls say Wilson Hope
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VZj%2B2Z3ML.jpg

sandv1
Mar 29th, 2011, 10:48 AM
TANa ITANovic :D

Halepsova
Mar 29th, 2011, 10:57 AM
They should use it in Moscow. :lol:

gc-spurs
Mar 29th, 2011, 11:17 AM
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRnfLp_TOfoUk4dxdVRacnmVGqQwaREV kiIHJU1qiNopr6Wfjl7OQhttp://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSxWIBSiEAlTaS7c8GaUd7zJB3nG7Fj4 8RkdseywS2ew1jaN-lyWw
In America, pink ribbon is the symbol for breast cancer awareness.
Lot of sporting events use this theme to support the cause.
I've seen golfers use pink balls, even ice hockey played on pink ice.
I guess its only limited to US.

Nah, a lot of countries around the world do the pink thing to various degrees.

It would be hard to do with tennis because the colour of the ball is kind of important to the player. Something like a pink attire scheme would be more feasible.

toxina90
Mar 29th, 2011, 11:36 AM
Nah, a lot of countries around the world do the pink thing to various degrees.

It would be hard to do with tennis because the colour of the ball is kind of important to the player. Something like a pink attire scheme would be more feasible.

If like another poster pointed out, they've turned the ice-rink pink for hockey, I see no problem/difficulty at all with using pink tennis balls. It's quite shameful it hasn't been done yet actually, especially in the women's game.

miffedmax
Mar 29th, 2011, 11:43 AM
I've played with them and they really didn't affect my game much. I guess they wouldn't work so well on orange clay, but yeah, otherwise, why not?

Shadowcat
Mar 29th, 2011, 11:44 AM
I think they look really nice :)

hectopascal
Mar 29th, 2011, 11:47 AM
breast cancer, pink tennis balls :confused:

http://ana-ivanovic.thetop100.ws/wp-content/blogs.dir/13/files/ana-ivanovic-photos/ana-ivanovic-photo-066.jpg

They could have made this pic a little more classy :o

Fantasy Hero
Mar 29th, 2011, 11:53 AM
maybe i'm wrong but i remember a tournament few years ago which used the pink balls for ladies...:unsure:

gc-spurs
Mar 29th, 2011, 12:46 PM
If like another poster pointed out, they've turned the ice-rink pink for hockey, I see no problem/difficulty at all with using pink tennis balls. It's quite shameful it hasn't been done yet actually, especially in the women's game.

It is pretty surprising that they haven't really done anything for breast cancer for sure. But theres a difference between turning the ground/ice pink and turning the ball/puck pink. I mean can you imagine a pink puck?? They probably also wouldn't look as good on the coverage.

Spring Pools
Mar 29th, 2011, 12:54 PM
breast cancer, pink tennis balls :confused:

http://ana-ivanovic.thetop100.ws/wp-content/blogs.dir/13/files/ana-ivanovic-photos/ana-ivanovic-photo-066.jpg

I don't think anyone was actually looking at the tennis balls. ;)
But on a more serious note, I think it would be a good thing to do during breast cancer awareness month at least to show some support. However, I don't know whether it would be done because it might be harder to play with a new colored ball.

toxina90
Apr 8th, 2011, 12:58 AM
It is pretty surprising that they haven't really done anything for breast cancer for sure. But theres a difference between turning the ground/ice pink and turning the ball/puck pink. I mean can you imagine a pink puck?? They probably also wouldn't look as good on the coverage.

I think the yellow balls are similar brightness to the pink so could still be seen on TV.