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Penn Championship Extra Duty Tennis Balls, Case of 24 - $49.96 at Walmart

Xcentrik3 71 May 4, 2013 at 12:59 PM in Sporting Goods More Walmart Deals
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http://www.walmart.com/ip/Penn-Ch...30&veh=cse

For all the tennis players out there... These are normally around $90 for the 24 pack.

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The Penn Championship Extra Duty Tennis Balls are the Americas No. 1 selling tennis balls. They are considered the official ball of the USTA League Tennis. Made from natural rubber, these USTA tennis balls ensure consistent feel and shock reduction. To withstand the wear and tear, these extra duty tennis balls feature interlocked wool fiber. They come in a case of 24. These wool tennis balls reduce cracking as they have deep-elastic seams.

Penn Championship Extra Duty Tennis Balls:
Official ball of USTA League Tennis
Controlled fiber release for consistent nap
Natural rubber for consistent feel and reduced shock
Interlocked wool fiber for longer wear
Deep-elastic seams for reduced cracking
For Hard Court Play

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#31
BTW, I have the 16 pack penn balls from costco and I feel they are a bit heavy.. I use the Dunlop balls that my tennis club provides and they are much lighter with a better bouce on them..
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Quote from Xcentrik3 View Post :
I've actually never had a club membership. I played division II college tennis. Sorry if mentioning I played for 15 years bothered you, didn't mean to "brag".
i've met some very good players that have played d2 college tennis and some very poor ones as well. claiming that you played d2 college tennis means very little. i'll stay out of this little pissing contest as i'm sure no one really cares. vomit

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Well, he DID say he was "Xcentrik"Stick Out Tongue
laugh out loud
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Quote from Techominator View Post :
Dicks sporting goods should have some Head racquets in that price range.. I would spend a little bit more and get babolats from Tennis warehouse..

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/B...DRGTP.html

or

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/B...PDRGT.html

It depends on your level... If you are a 4-4.5 player, the second one is better
Thanks looking at those right now.
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i've met some very good players that have played d2 college tennis and some very poor ones as well. claiming that you played d2 college tennis means very little. i'll stay out of this little pissing contest as i'm sure no one really cares. vomit



laugh out loud

Okay... not sure if you are trolling, but I was just answering sincerely. I wasn't aware this was a "pissing" contest. Wink
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Quote from KiwiNuked View Post :
Random question for you tennis guys...
Does the ball saver work? I had one for a while, but not sure how effective it is. The ball seems to be SLOWLY losing pressure. Also what happens as the ball starts to lose felt? Does it get faster/less bouncier?
Ball Saver has been around since the '70s. The idea is to try to match the 14/15# over atmospheric pressure INside the 'can' (and the ball). It actually 'can' slow the pressure loss in new(er) balls; but won't restore pressure or last indefinitely. It 'might' be worthwhile if you hit for an hour on clay and won't play again for some time; but to use them on hard courts would be less effective since it doesn't protect against the ball de-fuzzing in a couple of hours on the court.
A ball with worn felt will certainly move through the air more quickly...somewhat like a brand new ball just out of the can. As the felt wears away more, the ball actually becomes smaller and behaves MUCH less like a tennis ballshake head
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Thanks looking at those right now.
Some of those were interesting; but we need to know your 'style' of play(even though you are a new player, the racket needs to match your playing style as much as your 'level'). You don't necessarily need a 'beginner' racket because you haven't played a long time. Your natural ability and power generation will guide you. You already mentioned the mid-plus size and 'heavier'...features that would suggest you have an idea that you are not in need of a 'game improvement' or 'beginner' racket(typically lighter, more powerful, larger).

I was on the Volkl teaching staff for a number of years and any of their models like the DNX 9 or Tour 8 would serve(get it?) you well. ~100sq in, not overly light, great shock absorption. The newer Volkl/Boris Becker offerings still mimic the general characteristics of the 'classic' Volkl line. The V-1 Midplus has been around for over 15 years in various incarnations...phenomenal racket...perhaps more power than you need, hence my recommendation of the 9 'series' frames.

Good luck!
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Thanks looking at those right now.
If you don't know your racquet preference you should play test a few at your local proshop or tennis warehouse.

Contrary to popular belief babolats are not one size fits all.
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Ball Saver has been around since the '70s. The idea is to try to match the 14/15# over atmospheric pressure INside the 'can' (and the ball). It actually 'can' slow the pressure loss in new(er) balls; but won't restore pressure or last indefinitely. It 'might' be worthwhile if you hit for an hour on clay and won't play again for some time; but to use them on hard courts would be less effective since it doesn't protect against the ball de-fuzzing in a couple of hours on the court.
A ball with worn felt will certainly move through the air more quickly...somewhat like a brand new ball just out of the can. As the felt wears away more, the ball actually becomes smaller and behaves MUCH less like a tennis ballshake head
Thanks Coach Big Grin
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BTW, I have the 16 pack penn balls from costco and I feel they are a bit heavy.. I use the Dunlop balls that my tennis club provides and they are much lighter with a better bouce on them..
what???? you got that backwards

Quote from coachrick View Post :
Some of those were interesting; but we need to know your 'style' of play(even though you are a new player, the racket needs to match your playing style as much as your 'level'). You don't necessarily need a 'beginner' racket because you haven't played a long time. Your natural ability and power generation will guide you. You already mentioned the mid-plus size and 'heavier'...features that would suggest you have an idea that you are not in need of a 'game improvement' or 'beginner' racket(typically lighter, more powerful, larger).

I was on the Volkl teaching staff for a number of years and any of their models like the DNX 9 or Tour 8 would serve(get it?) you well. ~100sq in, not overly light, great shock absorption. The newer Volkl/Boris Becker offerings still mimic the general characteristics of the 'classic' Volkl line. The V-1 Midplus has been around for over 15 years in various incarnations...phenomenal racket...perhaps more power than you need, hence my recommendation of the 9 'series' frames.

Good luck!
this guy knows his stuff
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Wow since when did tennis get this much attention??? LOL, nice to see.....

Quote from orphicdragon View Post :
My terriers would lose their mind over this many tennis balls though and my neighbors have been pissing me off...

Tried tennis it uhm, it didn't end well. Right up there with golf in the things that require an attention span category.
You would buy NEW tennis balls for your dog?? Wow I am jealous, u either really love your dog or u are rich.
Actually tennis has a much lower learning curve if u are even i half decent shape and are coordinated, just need a good teacher and the willingness to play and sweat, and maybe run a little. bounce

Quote from coachrick View Post :
Oh, gosh, golly...Anything over $2.25 for Penn Championship means paying for the convenience of buying at the courts. Sports Authority has the eight-pak that includes one can of ATP balls for $19.99 regularly(use your 20% off coupon and stock up)...so $2.50/can is top dollar around here.
Ya ya for Sports Authority, I use my $5 off anything or 25% off coaches coupon that sweetens the deal to way under $2 per... to me paying over $2 per ball, esp using them regularly, is just too much. TECHNICALLY I could use the $5 off for 2 cans and basically get them for free... but really not worth making multiple trips again and again just to abuse the system on top of that, no thank you.

Quote from Xcentrik3 View Post :
I've actually never had a club membership. I played division II college tennis. Sorry if mentioning I played for 15 years bothered you, didn't mean to "brag".
In your defense u did say $3-$5 (he conveniently only used $5)... but thats a pretty huge range, which means u dont really care about how much u pay for balls, which makes the whole point irrelevant here, since the whole point is to talk about the value of these balls. Also as someone else did say later here, having played D2 doesnt really make anyone an expert on value of new cans of tennis balls. That being said, I dont know u so I am sure u r telling the truth, just stating the facts for next time.

Quote from Denniss516 View Post :
Hi, I am new to tennis and besides taking lessons, I love it. My question is, how long is the shelf life of a tennis ball not in a sealed pressurized can, and one in a pressurized can. Also, maybe its me but I have found the Walmart balls die quicker. I have also found other products that Walmart sells is not as good quality as the same product from a different store. Hanes underwear told me when I was unhappy with the quality, they told me if I want better quality do not buy from Walmart, she told me target was next and kohl s was their best underwear. I now will not shop in Walmart. I have learned that they have the products made for them for their standards. Someone told me you get what you pay for. Thanks for listening
1. Congrats! Tennis is a great game, play play play!
2. Shelf life varies... do u know exactly when it was packed into the can? I have used Wilson and Penn balls I had purchased even a year ago... of course its more dead than when I got them, but for my workout play with friends, its fine. Sometimes having the ball about 10% more dead makes for better rallies - better workouts. Then when we play brand new balls, ooh baby, better get your reflexes and fast twitch awake. But I would safely say for anyone 4.5 and under, several months is fine. If you are real anal, 1-2 months max.
3. I dont think buying at Walmart means anything... however, if u had bad luck you may have bought them at the end of their cycles, and they may buy in such bulk and not care about the customer, big surprise, but thats all speculation.

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$2.20 at Target for a can too. I just started playing 6-8 months ago and need a deal on a decent racquet. any one ?
Thats kinda like asking for a decent deal on a car because you want one. There is so much out there. I happen to know Wilson more than other because I was sponsored by them and they are still all I use. Even within Wilson there are about 5 sticks that will suit you. Honestly? I am not joking, go to your biggest local sports store, like SA or Walmart, etc... go to all the racquets... start from the cheapest regulation sized stick u see that looks "good" to you, in design and shape. I suggest you get a 100-109 sq in if you are a beginner. Try to get one that DOES NOT have strings in them. Then take it to an open area and swing it around. Take about 2-3 with you and do this, all that you "like." What u r looking for is the heaviest racquet that feels maneuverable and good TO YOU. Imagine swinging it around for about an hour or two, does it feel too heavy? Then no good... too light? No good. This is your feel, no one can tell you what weight to buy. When u decide, get it strung at your local tennis shop (NOT at SA/Walmart please)... try to use the cheapest 17 gauge synthetic they have at about 55-65 pounds. Lower for more power, less control and maybe any arm problems... higher for the opposite. Then adjust for the next string job maybe 6-12 months down the line. Stringing jobs should cost you about $20-$30. The stick should cost you under $100.

If for some reason u really are set one a "better" racquet to start off, pick one (not sure how in the world u will), and then start looking on eBay.

When u get to be intermediate or better, then go demo 4-5 different racquets after some advice then depending on your game type, and rinse and repeat.

Quote from pleasejason View Post :
i've met some very good players that have played d2 college tennis and some very poor ones as well. claiming that you played d2 college tennis means very little. i'll stay out of this little pissing contest as i'm sure no one really cares. vomitlaugh out loud
That is a true statement, but its possible he wasnt saying that to really show you his urine.. lets give people the benefit of the doubt first?

Quote from KiwiNuked View Post :
Does the ball saver work? I had one for a while, but not sure how effective it is. The ball seems to be SLOWLY losing pressure. Also what happens as the ball starts to lose felt? Does it get faster/less bouncier?
LOL they still sell them??????????? From my experience, I would say it PREVENTS loss of ball pressure by like 20%-30% of the time. It DEFINITELY never rejuvenated any dead balls. So if u think about it, what good is it? If you play often, balls wont have time to go dead. If you play real seldomly, u really care about saving 6 month old balls to play with them again?
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P.S. In case ya'll wondering where this is coming from, my urine color is D1&D3 tennis, active teaching pro since 1990 in some of the top clubs in NYC and South Florida, and stringing professional.
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How much do you want to spend? Do you know what model you want?

I tend to buy used racquets off of tennis warehouse forums, but it involves some risk since you are using paypal but you can look up their trading ratings and usually used tennis racquets don't have high scam rates and you will be able to do a chargeback with paypal and/or you cc company...

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/s...quets.html
These are some liquidation racquets sold directly by tennis warehouse.

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Random question for you tennis guys...
Does the ball saver work? I had one for a while, but not sure how effective it is. The ball seems to be SLOWLY losing pressure. Also what happens as the ball starts to lose felt? Does it get faster/less bouncier?
Put em on ice, wear loose fitting shorts, and take colder showers.
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