Why Are Tennis Balls Yellow (Or Green?)

Tennis balls were already yellow when I grew up, and, I admit, I didn’t really pay much attention to that detail and pretty much took it for granted. But really, why are tennis balls colored yellow?

Believe it or not, tennis balls before were white, and the reason for its color change was quite simple. Check it out on CNN.

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Yep, I'm old enough to remember white tennis balls. It was a big thing if you had some of the "new" yellow tennis balls. They were also easier to see in at twilight before the court lights were turned on.
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Fast pitch softball went to an optic yellow years ago from the "white" use for years. It really helped me calling balls and strikes was an umpire. I'm sure the hitters liked it too.
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