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Why are tennis balls green?

I mean, they are green, right? Maybe yellow? What is the truth?

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Torey Greenfelder
2020-04-02 19:06:59

Well, actually, they aren't. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) categorizes the color as "optic yellow.” Incidentally, tennis balls actually used to be black or white. When tennis started to be televised in color in the late 1960s, it was hard for viewers to track the ball on their screens, so the ITF came up with the bright greenish-yellow to make it easier on their eyes.

They're rare today, but according to ITF rules, white tennis balls are technically still allowed—a relic of pre-TV times.

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Emalyn W
2020-04-27 23:58:44

probably the person that invented tennis balls liked green so ya

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Deepmini
2020-04-20 08:58:34

Intresting topic

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Anonymous
2020-04-07 23:48:59

They are green so people can actually see them on TVs and so they just pop out when playing a game of tennis

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Anonymous
2020-04-08 08:59:46

don't know

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Anonymous
2020-04-09 02:40:23

because

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nicolemantack
2020-04-09 09:39:48

they are green because the person who made it put it on the tennis ball

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Emalyn W
2020-04-24 03:49:41

i think the person who invented it likes green.

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Anonymous
2020-04-09 15:00:55

its... green?! I thought it was yellow...

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Anonymous
2020-04-08 11:01:45

11

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Anonymous
2020-04-09 17:32:00

Why is this a question i don't even know. Today my math question was sally wondered how many people had gardens in the world. And it said is this a random question or not. Yes cuz this matters???

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Anonymous
2020-04-09 16:28:07

HI

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Anonymous
2020-04-10 07:40:12

because tennis is a green color of a sport like soccer black and white(maybe I am wrong)

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Anonymous
2020-04-11 13:43:01

Don't judge Joseph G. Sobek's Choices! ;/

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Anonymous
2020-04-12 16:53:40

I always thought they are YELLOW - WHy? So my dog can find them better?

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Anonymous
2020-04-12 18:53:41

They are green because the gods of tennis wanted it that way.

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Anonymous
2020-04-13 08:01:10

to make it easier for the eyes

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Anonymous
2020-04-13 10:41:46

easy to see

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Wiki User
2012-05-24 08:46:08

Because they r


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