The Wilson Triniti is the first tennis ball that comes in a sustainable package. The ball is designed for all court play and for all surfaces. According to Wilson, Triniti will last four times longer than your traditional tennis ball.
The core of Triniti is designed with Engage Core that integrates plastomer material to maintain a fresher feel 4X longer than a standard core that all tennis balls have. Wilson Triniti also has a new felt called STR. STR felt is 50% more flexible than standard felt for better feel and durability.
How Did Wilson Triniti Play?
When I had the chance to get out to the tennis courts and actually play with these tennis balls; I wasn’t sure what to expect. I have heard some mixed reviews on the ball already, so I had to go in with no expectations.
My experience with Wilson Triniti is a neither a good one or a bad one. I wasn’t completely blown away by the ball but I also didn’t hate it; here’s why…
The ball felt heavy and thick. The felt appeared to be thicker than competing tennis balls. And the play, well it was pretty good at the beginning. The ball felt like it was moving really well through the air and was bouncing pretty much like all other tennis balls on the market. But I did notice that the ball wasn’t making the same contact sound that most other balls make. Triniti sounded almost flat upon contact. Triniti felt almost like it was a pressureless or coaching tennis ball.
While I didn’t like the pressureless feeling of the ball I did quite enjoy the ability to completely unload on the ball and have it still go in most of the time. I did also notice that after a little while of play, Triniti started to lose its bounce. The ball wasn’t coming up on heavier top spin strokes.
It was a struggle to hit through the court because the tennis ball was losing a lot of the velocity that it had come off the racquet with. I know, all tennis balls lose the initial momentum, but a well hit tennis ball will retain some of the energy and penetrate with similar velocity after coming in contact with the ground.
The Wilson Triniti tennis balls comes in with a $5.49 price tag, which is a couple of dollars more than standard tennis balls. So there is that to factor in as well.
My Wilson Triniti review was created side-by-side with a competing tennis ball (ProPenn Marathon Extra Duty). I used one Wilson sleeve and 1 can of the other. Both were used in singles ground strokes for 2 hours on outdoor hardcourt.
I really love the idea of more sustainability in the tennis world. I love that Wilson is leading the charge on doing that. This is a good concept, I just think it may not be quite perfect yet. Like I said, I did not dislike nor love Wilson Triniti. It is a good ball, just missing some of the bounce and pressure that other tennis balls have.
Wilson is definitely onto something, I look forward to a Triniti V2.