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I encountered some funny things as a result of the fact that I used generic Walmart tennis balls for this. From whatever manufacturing process is used to make these tennis balls, they’re left with these little flaps on the rubber seams which distract people into thinking something is amiss where there really isn’t. Also, the lack of any branding or logos leads people to think these tennis balls are “trick balls” or something, which they are not.Because of this, I recommend using higher quality tennis balls for the sake of presentation. Whatever tennis balls you use will work exactly the same, however.
You may find Wilson and Penn tennis balls even at K-mart or local grocery store. But unfortunately, not all brands and
“tiers” of tennis balls are created equal: Championship, Tour, and Practice. As a rule, if a ball goes “flat”, you will hear a dull sound when hitting it or no longer bounces like the other balls. That’s the sign that it’s time to use a new ball. It may hurt your arm and technique if you continue to bat around deflated balls because you will overcompensate your swing and timing.
I’ve visited them on long car trips, sure. But I’m not totally sure what sets them apart from other retail chains. I’m aware from looking at the internet that news stories like ” Active Meth Lab Found Inside Walmart Bathroom” and “Man Accused of Sucking Woman’s Toes at Walmart” are more amusing to people because they took place in Walmart, but I don’t really know why that is. Walmart is different from Target, or Kmart, or Costco, but I don’t understand exactly how.
Conclusion – keep buying the pressurized balls in cans for use in your matches. But don’t be surprised if you find yourself hitting pressureless balls in a lesson or with a ball machine. In fact, you may want to comment on this to show your pro and/or your tennis pals your vast command of tennis trivia. Or . . . not. Surprisingly, most people aren’t as impressed by tennis trivia as you might think.
From whatever manufacturing process is used to make these tennis balls, they’re left with these little flaps on the rubber seams which distract people into thinking something is amiss where there really isn’t. Also, the lack of any branding or logos leads people to think these tennis balls are “trick balls” or something, which they are not.