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FAQ about padel balls

RS Padel is working to develop the most premium products you can get in each of our segments. We are working with the finest materials and components to secure our quality.

We often get questions from our fans how tennis balls are made and what different materials they are composed by. The same goes for tennis racket strings and the broad audience of the tennis population don´t really know the processes behind the development of tennis balls and tennis racket strings.

Here are some FAQs regarding padel balls.


What is a padel ball made of?

Today's padel balls are made of a hollow, two-piece rubber shell filled with pressurized gas. The rubber shell is covered with felt made from nylon or wool.  The felt used to cover padel balls destined for official play is bright yellow.

RS is only working with the finest felt types available on the market.

Balls which haven't got enough pressure inside make a thud when they hit the floor. These are called dead balls.

How are padel balls made?

RS and padel ball manufacturers mold rubber into two shapes that are pressed together to form the core of a ball. To achieve an appropriate level of bounciness, ball makers inject a specific amount of pressurized air into the center of each rubber core. Manufacturers buff the sealed, pressurized rubber balls and cover them in glue. Machines cut long pieces of bright yellow felt into two shapes that are wrapped around each ball to form a covering. Ball makers heat the completed padel balls to make the glue form a seal that holds the two pieces of fabric together.