Which type of tennis ball should I choose from?

Occasional or intensive play? A pressureless or a pressurised ball? Making your choice of tennis balls is an important moment in your pursuit of the sport - follow the guide to gain a better understanding of their characteristics.

How to choose your tennis balls?

PLAYING LEVEL:
pressureless balls for kids

Pressure-less balls are perfect for children who are just starting tennis and for adults who are only just discovering tennis. Pick your ball based on your age and the bounce height you’re looking for.

tb100 red tennis pressureless ball

RED BALL 

They aim at children aged 5 to 8, and have a bounce height that is 25% of a standard ball.

tb110

ORANGE BALL

They are perfect for children aged 7 to 11. They have a bounce height that is 50% of a standard ball.

tb120 green pressureless tennis ball

green ball

They are suitable for kids aged above 9, having a bounce height 75% of a standard ball.

tb160 yellow pressureless tennis ball

yellow ball

They are suitable for big kids who have mastered beginner level of skill.

PLAYING LEVEL:
pressurised balls for adults

There are two types of pressurised ball: the training ball and the competition ball. Your choice of ball will be made based on your expectations in terms of sensations, bounce quality and ball control.

tb530_pressurised tennis ball

PRESSURISED TRAINING BALLS

They are composed of a hard rubber which provides moderately high bounce during rallies. As the name suggests, this ball will be perfect for training, suitable for adult beginners.

tb930 pressurised tennis ball

PRESSURISED COMPETITION BALLS

They have a rubber core and a natural felt outer which gives them a very long product life, optimal control and a great bounce quality. They are suitable for adult intermediates/professionals.

training needs

At Decathlon, there are mainly 3 types of packages: cans, nets and bags.

tb930 canned tennis pressurised ball

Cans

Cans come with pressurised balls, so note that you will hear a pop sound when you open the can.

tb160

Nets

Nets usually come with pressureless balls for kids.

tb930 bulk

bags/boxes

Bags come with bulk quantity (48/72 pieces), suitable for coaches during lessons.