INDOOR PICKLEBALL BALLS
JUGS pickleballs are approved for indoor and outdoor use by the Canadian Pickleball Federation and the USAPA.
Originally made for baseball practice, this durable pickleball ball has become a best-seller for indoor pickleball. It is suitable for all court surfaces and can be used indoors and out. It is recognized as an official ball by the Canadian Pickleball Federation.
This pickleball ball comes in two colors: white and green.
COSOM indoor pickleball balls come in six colours and are the ball of choice for many community centres where wall and floor colours make white, yellow or green balls difficult to see.
Significantly lighter than Dura Fast 40 outdoor balls, Cosom indoor pickleball balls are easily influenced by wind and are not recommended for outdoor use. They are also thinner, softer and less durable that official outdoor balls.
On the plus side, Cosom balls are slower moving and softer than official indoor pickleballs. They do not bounce up as high after hitting the ground, which makes Cosom pickleballs ideal for programs with smaller children.
This pickleball ball comes in six colors: red, orange, yellow, blue, green and purple.
OUTDOOR PICKLEBALL BALLS
DURA FAST 40 pickleballs are approved for outdoor use by the Canadian Pickleball Federation.
Heavier than indoor balls, Dura Fast 40 outdoor pickleball balls have smaller holes and are less easily influenced by the wind.
Users should also be aware that this is a heavy pickleball ball that can do some damage to soft tissue when struck by an adult male with full force. For that reason this ball is recommended for adult competitive play and not generally recommended for recreational programs with small children or elderly players.
This pickleball ball comes in three colors: white, yellow and orange. It can be order individually, in a box of eight or in a case of 25.
SILENT PICKLEBALL BALLS
WILSON STARTER FOAM BALLS have been play-tested for pickleball in Calgary by Racquet Network and have been found to be suitable in three situations.
When neighbours adjoining pickleball courts are complaining about noise, foam balls can be used to reduce nearly 100% of paddle and ball noise.
Foam balls can also be used in gymnasia where echoes and noise levels rise to uncomfortable or unhealthy levels.
And finally, foam balls and portable net sets make it possible to play pickleball recreationally even on grass. All you need are some markers to lay out the boundaries of the court.