Padel Tennis balls
||Domestic wool felt and imported natural rubber
* High visibility (HV) felt from Playne's woven cloth
* World Padel Tour Quality Ball
* HEAD Pro/Pros Ball
What Is The Difference Between A Padel Ball VS Tennis Ball?
Tennis balls and padel balls effectively differ only in terms of their internal pressure when new. That being 14psi for new tennis balls versus 11psi for new padel balls. They are made from the same materials, in the same ratio, by the same manufacturers.
1. More Similarities Than Differences
What holds true for the comparison between tennis and padel balls is so similar to most other things that are related on some level.The regulations for tournament legal tennis balls are determined by the ITF while the WPT is responsible for the regulations governing padel balls.
2. Diameter Difference
A tennis ball must have a diameter of between 6.54cm and 6.86cm.
The diameter of a padel ball needs to be between 6.35cm and 6.77cm.
3. Weight Difference
A tennis ball is required to weigh between 56.0 grams and 59.4 grams.
The weight of a padel ball must be between 56.0 grams and 59.4 grams.
4. Internal Pressure Difference
The ITF requires new tennis balls to have an internal pressure of 14psi (8.165kg per 2.54 square cm) when the seal is broken on the cannister during tournament play.
The padel ball must have an internal pressure of between 10psi and 11psi (4.6 Kg and 5.2 Kg per 2.54 square cm)
5. Bounce Height Test Difference
A “tournament legal” tennis ball needs to be able to bounce between 135cm and 147cm when dropped from a height of 254cm.
The “tournament legal” padel ball needs to be able to bounce between 135cm and 145cm when dropped from a height of 254cm