What is up with all of the different tennis balls? Does it really matter to you, the ordinary player trying to have fun, what kind of balls you use? You may (or may not) know that extra duty balls are for hard courts and regular balls are usually for clay courts and the difference between them has to do with the felt covering. But, if you're playing a match and use a new can of balls for each match, you should not have any problems using either type of ball on any kind of court. And that new can of balls should make it through at least one match with no dead ball problems. So my recommendation? Buy the cheapest brand name balls you can find in bulk and play with those.
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