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Comments: Personally I think these are/were one of the very best balls on hard court. Used to be my favorite a
while ago when they did not cost an arm and a leg. Today? At this price? Forget it.
From: Andrew, 9/16
Comments: The price of these balls has gotten insane. I just tried some Penn ATP. They are comparable. Bye,
From: Jason, 3/16
Comments: Felt durability is awful compared to Slazengers and Head ATPs. Played for an hour and half and
From: Mark, 1/15
Comments: The worst balls I have played with. They felt dead straight out of the can. I do not recommend
From: MJ, 6/14
Comments: These balls are good for only one hour. Their felt is gone quickly and never last for more than 1
need to open 2 cans for a 2 hour practice. These balls shouldn't be such a high price. Penn ATP balls can last twice as
them. I hope Wilson will improve the durability of the felt on these balls.
From: Masaaki, 10/13
Comments: Quality control problems with the last case of balls. At least half the balls had lost pressure and
played flat and generated complaints from opponents -- frustrating for a high dollar ball.
From: John, 9/13
Comments: I really like this brand of ball, someone accidentally sent me a case of these instead of green dot
but they let me keep this case too. I enjoyed playing with my free balls.
From: Anon, 1/12
Comments: These used to be my favorite balls, as they had just the right weight and bounce for my taste, and
the pressure and felt held up well. But this year, I have noticed a dramatic inconsistency in quality. While the felt's
remains excellent, you never know from can to can how well the pressure will hold -- perhaps 40% of the cans seem about
with last year's balls, but the other 60% start feeling flat much sooner. My friend noticed it, too, and reserved his few cans
over from last year as a treat for special occasions,
since this year's balls were so unpredictable. Comparing labels, I found that last year's balls were made in Thailand, and
in China. I wrote to Wilson about my concerns, and never got a response back. Until they get their quality control back in
be looking or different balls.
From: Glen. 9/11
Comments: These balls are as good as any I've ever used. They do feel a slightly lighter and livelier than some other brands I've tried, but nothing too dramatic.
Regarding claims of a ball's durability; I really think that the court surface that a person plays on has more impact on a ball's life than anything. There are some terribly rough asphalt hard court surfaces that players use that will wear any ball out after one set, and there are also some relatively smooth cement surfaces that let you use the same balls for two matches.
I play on a variety of hard court surfaces during the week, usually
with the same brand and type of ball for extended stretches of time. A
rougher textured (or new) hard-court will wear a ball out much quicker
than an older, not-recently resurfaced court. Some players prefer to
play on the newer, nicer courts for aesthetic reasons; while some
players simply prefer a slower surface that fits their game better.
From: BLB, 8/11
Comments: They fluff up noticeably, and are not even consistent from can to can. Most I can live with (just
I already have them), but some are so horrible as I've never seen in any other brand. I've been around all kinds of balls for
From: Anon, Austin, TX, USA, 7/11
Comments: I use these balls from time to time. I've no complaints at all. I've used Penn ATP, Penn Coach,
Prince, and Gamma. I really haven't paid too much attention on the characteristics of the various tennis balls I've used. I
I'm concentrating more on how my racquet is, and the strings. But, I can say that these Wilson's have better durability
They are also a bit light, and they do fly. They have a nice consistent bounce, and the felt holds up. I don't understand the
reviewers that say that these Wilson's are horrible. They are not! Trust me, they are just fine! I will for sure use them
From: Wil, Dallas, TX, USA, 08/10
Comments: The worst balls I've played with, out of the cans they were so small and about 15 min warm up
and a bit
of rally, they were basically unplayable. Most awful balls I've ever used.
From: John, Calgary, Canada, 06/09
Comments: I have been playing for about 3 years, not very long, but I've had time to get the feel of different
of tennis balls. Last year I decided to do a science fair project on what kind of tennis ball retains its bounce the best. After
with Penn, Wilson and Slazenger, I found that on average Wilson only loses about 2 inches of bounce per match, which I
minutes long, while Slazenger lost about 5 inches and Penn 13. so trust me Wilson is the best.
From: Addison, usa. 2/09
Comments: These are the best balls out there, along with the Dunlop Grand Prix XD's. These balls have great
pressure maintenance. The felt doesn't poof out, and they bounce great. Unlike the Penn ATP's, these balls don't lose
after one and a half sets, and they don't poof out like the Penn ATP's either. I can use these for three sets with no pressure
(and I hit the ball hard). What else do you need? Highly recommended. You can't go wrong with these or the Dunlop
These are little pricier than the GP's though. Either way, you're good to go.
From: Brian, Wise, VA, USA, 01/09
Comments: I've played in many tournaments with these balls, and they do wonders for my power game in the
set, because they offer a lot of zip when they are new, but in the second, they run out of zip a little, and get slow. That's
take, but you should definitely try it for yourself.
From: Anon. 11/08
Comments: These balls have terrible durability. After one set, I lost all the fuzz on the ball. This was consistent
the 3 cans of balls I used. Other than the durability, however, the ball is very playable when fresh, although a bit light, but
good. In short, a good ball with horrible durability.
From: Anon, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 11/08
Comments: The balls must be retired after a couple of sets and lose their zip. Much prefer Prince which last a
From: Bev, Abbotsford, BC. 11/08
Comments: I constantly play with these balls because they are simply the best. I've tried all other balls and the
one that even compares is the Wilson Australian Open Ball. The weight is perfect and it takes hours of play to make them
From: Jonny, Victoria, BC, Canada, 09/08
Comments: I hate this ball. I had a hard time hitting consistently solid shots with ball. It seems a bit light and
I prefer the Slazenger Wimbledon's. Now that's an awesome ball.
From: Jenna, Denver, CO, USA, 09/08
Comments: These balls are indeed the best out there today; pressure, felt and other things considered. Like
previous posters have stated, "Stick with the Wilsons." Penn ATP balls do not last more than one set, as far as pressure is
concerned, and their felt is atrocious and poofs up within one or two games. With the Penn balls, it's as if you're playing
cotton candy covered balls. You won't run into that problem with the US Open Wilsons.
From: Brian. 6/08
Comments: I have purchased several cases of these balls, but I am shopping for something different. These
fuzz up quickly, and look like they are ready for the dogs after an hour hit with them.
From: Helen, Corvallis, OR. 6/08
Comments: In my opinion, Wilson US Open balls are light and squirrely, and every so often they even shudder
if you hit them really hard. They feel very light and floaty. They lose pressure quickly and become squishy, especially when
outside (90+). If you hit hard baseline shots (especially with heavy spin) these are the worst quality name brand balls you
each ball behaves slightly differently. Their performance seems to vary more, can to can, than Penns and Dunlops, though
Dunlops can be inconsistent per can sometimes too. Dunlops keep their bounce and fuzz longer and have a nice feel.
heavier and firmer but also last pretty well. I avoid the US open at all costs, but often my opponent brings them to the
match and I
begrudgingly go along with him. Overrated balls that don't come close to the quality of their competitors - But they say
and US Open" on them so people buy them.
From: DT, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 06/08
Comments: The Wilson US Open balls only holds its pressure for a 15 minute warm-up and approximately 12
games before they start to go flat and compromise your play. Compared to the Dunlop Grand Prix and Penn ATP balls, the
OPEN ball is the worst- their quality has dropped off as they try to maintain profit margins-don't be fooled!
From: Chris, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 09/07
Comments: These balls keep their pressure better than the Penn ATP, but I think the Dunlop HD Grand Prix are
better. I also tried the Slazenger Wimbledon balls and they were awesome.
From: David, NV, USA, 06/07
Comments: These are great balls. I have tried all of the ball brands Penn, Dunlop, Slazenger, and I'm sure I'm
missing a few and Wilson U.S. Open are the best. They have better durability than most of the others (last about 3-4 sets)
like the way they play. I would stick with Wilson.
From: Will, Christiansburg, VA, USA, 06/07
Comments:The user who said these balls are awful frankly doesn't know what he's talking about. I've played
various types, and these remain in good condition longer than any other out there. Where other balls begin changing after
sets, these can go at least 5 sets with little discernible change in behavior. They bounce nicely, and the felt remains in good
shape. Stick with Wilson U.S. Open.
From: Mike, San Francisco, CA, USA, 04/07
Comments: Stick with Penn. These balls are too light and harder to control if you're a baseliner.
From: Mike, Grantsville, UT, USA, 02/07
Comments: They feel the best in your hand and feel even better when they come off your strings. I pretty
refuse to play with anything other than U.S. Open.
From: Paul, Chicago, IL, USA. 2/07
Comments: Wilson US Open X-Duty tennis balls are the best balls in tennis today, period. I have played them
and they last longer and are the only balls worth playing with twice.
From: Patrick, Atlanta, GA, USA. 10/06
Comments: Very good balls. Best Wilson balls available. Best quality - consistence. These are
finely balanced and provide consistent bounce. Weight on strokes is also very good - medium to slightly light.
They do wear out very fast - 2 sets per can, and they are nearly bare. Pressure maintains well.
From: Ewaryst, Providence, RI 06/06
Comments: I've never tried the Grand Prix, but bought these balls last week and they are the best
balls I've used. I'd rate the Wilson and Penn balls at Walmart a 7 and these a 10 as a comparison.
From: Chris, Morganfield, Ky 04/06
Comments: These balls are awesome. They last for a long time. By using these balls, I swear my
serves have gained
at least 7 mph. I would totally buy these balls again.
From: Jon, Port Angeles, Washington, USA 10/05
Comments: These balls are quite decent and totally off from the past two comments. They last long
and maybe not
bright as Dunlop, but they are still pretty bright. STICK WITH THE WILSONS!
From: Adam, Toronto, ON, Canada. 8/05
Comments: These balls are awful! They come out of the case very hard and
small. And after a few minutes, they shrink, and all manner of shots go wildly out of control!
Stick with Dunlop.
From: Sandor, Toronto, Canada, 6/04
Comments: A nice ball, I will be critical though. These balls don't seem to last
quite as long as the Penn Masters Series Balls. They aren't as bright either. At the same
price, go for the Penn Masters Series or the Penn ATP Balls.
From: Nick, Pittsburgh, PA. USA. 7/03