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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-17-2012, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Why yellow balls?

Can someone give me a convincing argument why clay court tennis is played with yellow balls? The only thing I liked about Madrid last week was that the ball easier to see. This week, I am struggling again, especially when watching matches on my laptop.

Yellow on orange is a bad combo. Bring on black balls!
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Re: Why yellow balls?

Why have an orange court in the first place?
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Re: Why yellow balls?

I know it may seem like a joke but I remember playing with pink balls when I was a kid like 15 years ago.
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I know it may seem like a joke but I remember playing with pink balls when I was a kid like 15 years ago.
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Re: Why yellow balls?

When I started playing tennis in early 80s, white balls were not uncommon. But that is hardly the way to go.
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Why have an orange court in the first place?
Because changing the colour of the balls is easier than changing the colour of the court.
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Re: Why yellow balls?

I'm totally with you here. i can barely see the ball unless I'm watching in Full HD which is ridiculous since 99% of the viewers don't watch in Full HD...

What colour would contrast clay though? White sounds bad since players won't see the ball on serves and smashes... So what would be better than yellow? Some shade of blue maybe?
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Re: Why yellow balls?

black would be good, as would blue. pink would be worse than yellow



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black would be good, as would blue. pink would be worse than yellow
Also think black or dark blue would do the trick...
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Re: Why yellow balls?

blue, green or purple (intense shades), should work ok on an orangy background
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purple would be the best imho
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something like this, just to give an idea

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Re: Why yellow balls?

these are the pink balls I was referring to

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these are the pink balls I was referring to

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