Yellow or white-colored balls weighing around 2.5 ounces with a diameter of 2.5 inches are used. It consists of a core made of a cork wrapped in fabric tape with a covering of hand-sewn “Melton” cloth. Real tennis balls are heavier and less bouncy than lawn tennis balls.
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The net is approximately 5 feet high at the sides and around 3 feet at the center.
Wooden racquets with a length of 27 inches are used that have very tight strings to cope with the heavy balls. The heads of the racquets are angled slightly to make it possible to play shots close to the floor or in the corners.
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Players wear wristbands to wipe perspiration from their face.