Penn

Penn is a prominent brand producing balls for tennis, racquetball, and pickleball and has a line of clothing. With 110 years of history making tennis balls, Penn is regarded as the biggest selling tennis ball brand in the United States. While they have plenty of competition both domestically and internationally, they have a history of innovation that resonates with American consumers. Founded in the U.S. and still headquartered here, it is a subsidiary of Head N.V.

Penn

Penn is a prominent brand producing balls for tennis, racquetball, and pickleball and has a line of clothing. With 110 years of history making tennis balls, Penn is regarded as the biggest selling tennis ball brand in the United States. While they have plenty of competition both domestically and internationally, they have a history of innovation that resonates with American consumers. Founded in the U.S. and still headquartered here, it is a subsidiary of Head N.V.

Penn Tennis Ball Innovations 

  • Creates first pressurized can: 1922

  • Invents first fluorescent yellow tennis ball: 1968

  • Develops a plastic pull-ring can: 1972

  • Invents high-altitude balls: 1972

  • Introduces the Penn Championship Pink ball and donates 15 cents for every can sold to support breast cancer research and to find a cure: 2002

  • Launches Penn ATP ball with SMART OPTIK felt increasing visibility for television: 2004

  • Introduces QST 36, QST 60 and Control + tennis balls to help promote the USTA 10 and Under Tennis initiatives for kids: 2010


Penn Racquetball Innovations

  • Launches Ultra Blue Racquetballs. Becomes the world’s #1 selling ball: 1970

  • Introduces Pro Penn HD Racquetballs: 2000

  • Improves rubber compounds and manufacturing processes: 2012


Penn Tennis Balls

  • The top seller for Penn is the Championship line. You cannot go to the courts without seeing someone playing with these. It comes in regular duty, extra duty and high altitude extra duty. It is the Official Ball of USTA Leagues. They also have a Titanium version which uses a natural rubber core.

  • Pro Penn Marathon is specially formulated for extended use. Like Championship, it also has Regular, Extra-duty and High Altitude versions.

  • Penn Tour is used for professional tournaments. It has the same versions as Championship and comes with three and four ball options. 

  • Penn Recreational comes in either Pink or traditionally colored Court One versions.

  • Their 10 and Under products are made for kids just starting out in tennis. There are four different versions.

  • Training balls are made for players just learning the game. In addition, a ball is made for coaches who are giving lessons to kids or adults.


Penn Racquetballs

There are five versions available in the market:

  1. Ultra-Blue is the biggest seller and is extensively used by recreational players.

  2. Ballistic is their fastest ball and often the standard for outdoor play.

  3. Pro Penn Pink is the Official Ball for the Ladies Pro Racquetball Tour.

  4. As the Official Ball for USA Racquetball, Pro Penn Green is widely used in tournament play.

  5. Pro Penn High Definition is the Official Ball for the Men’s Pro Tour.


Penn Pickleballs

  • New products from an industry leader.

  • Make balls for indoor and outdoor use.

  • USAPA approved.

  • Available to buy in bulk.


You will always be glad you have a supply of balls on hand. You never know when you will get the call to play and having an extra can or two saves you a last minute trip to buy them on the way to your match. Buy them in bulk from TennisRacquets.com and save time and money.