Padel and tennis ball pressure
IMPORTANT: If the balls are subjected to a greater pressure than they need, it can happen that they explode losing all the pressure or that they get burnt giving rare and uneven bounces.
The pressure charts have been created regarding the number of games that the balls carry and the sport you practice.
You will start to give pressure to the balls in a numerical way by means of a gauger just like we do on the wheels of cars and bicycles.
These charts are for all balls pressurizers on the market that use an externalized pressure system (air pump).
We have created it based on how the balls react according to the stress of the game and the internal pressure, so that the balls work in the most effective way and can recover the pressure.
Padel and tennis ball pressure tables
People who may not be that familiar with racket sports usually think that padel balls and tennis balls are the same.
Nothing could be further from the truth; tennis balls are very different from padel balls.
They are different in size, bounce and pressure. Over the last few years, padel balls have gained more pressure while tennis balls have not changed. The pressure and bounce of the padel balls has equaled, and even surpassed, that of tennis balls.
If we look at the regulations concerning tennis balls, these only talk about bounce. In padel, on the other hand, the bounce, the measure, the pressure and the height are all regulated.
The pressure of padel or tennis balls is normally measured in Bars or PSI.
Padel balls usually have a pressure between 11 – 14 PSI. A padel ball dropped from a height of 2.54M should bounce between 1.35M and 1.45M.
Tennis balls usually have a pressure between 11 – 13 PSI.
In the past padel balls had less pressure, but the game is getting faster day by day thanks to the increase of the internal pressure of the balls as regulations have changed. The rackets absorb vibrations better and the glass accelerates the ball more.
In tennis, on the other hand, the pressure has been maintained, even lowered in some models, as it is the surface that makes the ball go faster.
Each sport has its own characteristics and we must respect them in order to practice said sport correctly.
In padel, the ball pressure is much better defined in its regulations. As previously stated, it must be between 11 – 14 PSI.