Racquetball Learning Center

Ball Speeds and Differences

Black Racquetballs - Rallying

Black Racquetballs - Rallying

The Ektelon Classic and Gearbox Racquetballs are the only two black racquetballs in the game today. Although fast, they are a very consistent and durable ball. The ball tends to stay up, resulting in longer rallies, and forcing the player to play smart rather than relying on sheer power and kill shots.

Available:

Ektelon Classic Racquetballs 3 Ball Can
Ektelon Classic Racquetballs 2 Ball Can
Gearbox Black Racquetballs 3 Ball Can
Ektelon Classic 24 Can Case / 72 Balls

Blue Racquetballs - Recreational

Blue Racquetballs - Recreational

Blue racquetballs are commonly associated with recreational use. This ball will combine medium speed with decent consistency in bounce and is perfect for the beginner or amateur player. The Penn Ultra Blue is the most widely used ball in the United States.

Available:

Penn Ultra Blue RbW Racquetballs 3 Ball Can
Dunlop Atomic Blue Racquetballs 3 Ball Can
Penn Ultra Blue Racquetballs 3 Ball Can
Ektelon Premium Select Balls 3 Ball Can
Wilson Blue Bullet Racquetballs 3 Ball Can
Gearbox Blue Racquetballs 3 Ball Can

Green Racquetballs - A Faster Option

Green Racquetballs - A Faster Option

Green racquetballs offer a faster option over the blue. Balls in this category will play faster and more lively off of every wall, leading to shorter rallies and catering to more of a power game. Green racquetballs will offer similar speed but greater durability than professional and outdoor balls.

Available:

Pro Penn+RbW Green 24 Can Case/72 Racquetballs
Pro Penn Green RbW Racquetballs 3 Ball Can
Pro Penn Green Racquetballs 3 Ball Can
Pro Penn Green 24 Can Case/72 Racquetballs

Purple Racquetballs - Professional Tour

Purple Racquetballs - Professional Tour

The Pro Penn HD Racquetball offers the fastest and most lively indoor play. This is the official ball of the IRT (International Racquetball Tour) and is used at all professional tournaments. Designed for advanced players, this ball keeps you on your toes but also has lower durability than most other racquetballs.

Available:

Pro Penn HD RbW Racquetballs 3 Ball Can
Pro Penn HD Racquetballs 3 Ball Can

Red Racquetballs - Outdoor Racquetball

Red Racquetballs - Outdoor Racquetball

As the fastest racquetballs on the market, red racquetballs were introduced for outdoor play, providing greater visibility in tough lighting and different court constructions. While many players have started using these indoors, visibility can be difficult as red, white and brown all blur together at high speeds. If you like to hit the balls as hard and fast as possible, these may be for you. The orange ProKennex ball is lumped into this category as it is also for outdoor play.

Available:

Ektelon Fireball Racquetballs 3 Ball Can
Penn Ballistic 2.0 Racquetballs 3 Ball Can
ProKennex Outdoor Championship 2 Ball Can

Pink Racquetballs - Hope and Visibility

Pink Racquetballs - Hope and Visibility

The Wilson Hope Racquetballs were introduced as part of the Hope line. All products in this line help support breast cancer research with a donation from every purchase. These pink racquetballs are on the same level as an outdoor ball with high speed and lively play. While some resist the pink color, the visibility with these racquetballs is excellent. Official Tournament Ball of OR

Available:

Wilson 20/20 3 Ball Can
Wilson HOPE Racquetballs 3 Ball Can
Wilson 20/20 12 Can Case / 36 Balls
Wilson HOPE 12 Can Case / 36 Balls