Apparently all Wilson tennis balls are not created equal.
Wilson Tennis, the world's leader in making tennis balls and equipment has expanded its premium tennis ball position with new Tour Clay Red and Tour Clay Green tennis balls that feature Element Guard technology, developed to maximize performance and durability specific to red and green clay court surfaces. The days of one tennis ball for every surface is over.
Wilson is already positioned as the leader in premium hard court tennis balls used at more than 45 professional events around the world, as well as the Official Ball at the US Open and the upcoming Australian Open Grand Slam. The ITF also utilizes Wilson as the Official Ball of Davis Cup and Fed Cup, along with the WTA recognizing Wilson as its Official Tennis Ball. In the US market, Wilson is also the Official Ball of the NCAA and is utilized at all USTA circuit events. Now, Wilson is looking at clay courts.
A quote from a Wilson release:
“We are very proud of our ongoing focus to produce the most consistent quality tennis ball utilized on hard courts around the world and are now excited that we will stand behind this same focus for premium performance on clay courts globally,” said Jon Muir, general manager of Wilson Racquet Sports. “It may be taken for granted by many consumers, but Wilson continues to ensure all levels of players who want the most consistent and best performing tennis ball can play Wilson with confidence on all court surfaces.”
For those that play tennis on different surfaces, players know there is a distinct difference between red and green clay courts.
Wilson says from this point on, the types of courts need to be taken into consideration when making balls.
Launching this month, the Wilson Tour Clay Red and Tour Clay Green balls provide a surface-specific performance for red and green court characteristics in different countries. The Tour Clay Red is constructed specifically for use on red clay courts and is ideal for courts in Europe and South America. The Tour Clay Green, also endorsed by Har Tru Sports, was developed specifically for use on Har Tru (green clay) courts typically located in North America. Both Tour Clay balls have Element Guard technology that prevents moisture and sediment pick up and offers a more consistent playing ball.
“Wilson makes the best-performing tennis balls in the world and I know when an event is using Wilson, the performance of the ball is one thing I do not worry about,” said Victoria Azarenka, WTA no. 1 player.
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