Players Concerned About Health Risks Due to Frequent Ball Changes
Yesterday, professional tennis player Zizou Bergs raised an important issue regarding the impact of frequent ball changes on players’ health. He expressed his concern about the need for players to constantly adapt to new balls and how this could potentially have negative consequences.
Building upon Bergs’ argument, Czech champion Jiří Lehečka takes it a step further by emphasizing the importance of choosing a ball that is specifically tailored to the speed of the playing surface. He believes that the combination of a mismatched ball and court surface can have severe consequences for players.
Lehečka stated, “In my opinion, one should at least consider the speed of the surface and then select a suitable ball. It is crucial to avoid having a slow hard court with balls that lose their bounce after just a few matches.”
Published on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 12:12