I’m big on practice….well, I’m “big” on lots of things including pizza, and spaghetti, but that’s another issue. I’m really big on getting better as a tennis player and I’m not so big on using dead balls to practice.
When you use dead balls to practice you have to hit much harder to get the same results as when you use a ball right out of the can. Then when you open up a new can of balls to play a match you overhit like crazy.
Unless you are independently wealthy, it’s really too expensive to use new balls for all your practice needs. This is where pressureless balls come into play.
There are many brands, but I use what I consider the best….Tretorn Micro X. They last a heck of a long time and still bounce well even after all the fuzz is worn off. They do feel a little heavier than a regular ball so use them carefully until your arm builds up to it. I got pretty sore overusing them in the beginning.
Another reason I like pressureless balls is that they give you a consistent throw and bounce when used in a tennis ball machine.
The only thing I don’t use them for is practicing my serve. I use brand new balls for that. OK, if I’m trying something totally new on my serve I may use them just so I don’t waste a new can of balls.
You can buy a bucket of 90 balls that will last you a heck of a long time for about 150 bucks.