Balls are engineered objects made of rubber or animal skin with a spherical or oval shape that are often used for various ball sports and team sports. With functions that vary between different sporting competitions, players might kick, throw, or hit a ball in order to earn a goal, or points, in order to beat the opponent. The Ancient Greeks and Egyptians used balls primarily for play, but today balls serve a myriad of functions beyond sports as ball-bearings, exercise balls, and toys. Adults and children worldwide use balls in order to participate in a sport or simply for entertainment, and exercise. The ball is one of the most fundamental physical forms and has universal appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds.

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6.68”-6.76” | 16.9-17.2 cm (Short)
11”-11.25” | 28-29 cm
14-15 oz | 400-425 g
American Football
17.200
29.000
0.425
5600
https://p3d.in/e/RDbUd
3D
American FootballView of a American Football in 3D available for downloadView of a American Football in 3D available for download
2.86”-2.94” | 7.3-7.5 cm (Diameter)
5-5.25 oz | 142-149 g
Baseball
7.500
0.149
3600
https://p3d.in/e/YLyi6
3D
BaseballPerspective view of a 3D model of a BaseballPerspective view of a 3D model of a Baseball
9.43”-9.51” | 24-24.2 cm
Basketball
24.200
https://p3d.in/e/cHJyj
3D
BasketballPerspective view of a 3D model of the BasketballPerspective view of a 3D model of the Basketball
2.06"-2.69" | 52.5-68 mm (Diameter)
Billiard Balls
2.690
800
3D
Billiard Balls
4.5” | 11 cm (Diameter)
2.2-2.42 lb | 1-1.1 kg
Bowling Ball - Candlepin
11.000
1.100
70
https://p3d.in/e/OYuLR
3D
Bowling Ball - CandlepinView of a Candlepin Bowling Ball in 3D available for downloadView of a Candlepin Bowling Ball in 3D available for download
4.75”-5” | 12.1-12.7 cm (Diameter)
3.3-3.75 lb | 1.5-1.7 kg
Bowling Ball - Five-Pin & Duckpin
12.700
1.700
75
https://p3d.in/e/Kthod
3D
Bowling Ball - Five-Pin & DuckpinPerspective view of a 3D model of a Bowling Ball (Five-Pin & Duckpin)Perspective view of a 3D model of a Bowling Ball (Five-Pin & Duckpin)
8.595” | 21.83 cm (Diameter)
10-16 lb | 4.54-7.26 kg (Max)
Bowling Ball - Ten-Pin
21.830
7.260
40
https://p3d.in/e/iHChp
3D
Bowling Ball - Ten-Pin3D model of a Ten-Pin Bowling Ball viewed in perspective3D model of a Ten-Pin Bowling Ball viewed in perspective
2.8”-2.86” | 7.1-7.26 cm (Diameter)
5.5-5.75 oz | 156-163 g
Cricket Ball
7.260
0.164
3600
https://p3d.in/e/4RLvN
3D
Cricket BallView of a Cricket Ball in 3D available for downloadView of a Cricket Ball in 3D available for download
8.5” | 21.59 cm (Diameter)
14 oz | 410 g
Dodgeball
21.590
0.410
350
https://p3d.in/e/No1M6
3D
DodgeballPerspective view of a 3D model of a DodgeballPerspective view of a 3D model of a Dodgeball
2.81”-2.94” | 71.3-74.8 mm (Diameter)
5.5-5.7 oz | 156-163 g
Field Hockey Ball
7.480
0.163
500
https://p3d.in/e/0zZ7O
3D
Field Hockey BallView of a Field Hockey Ball in 3D available for downloadView of a Field Hockey Ball in 3D available for download
1.68” | 42.67 mm (Diameter)
1.62 oz | 45.93 g
Golf Ball
4.267
0.046
19000
https://p3d.in/e/23U9i
3D
Golf BallPerspective view of a 3D model of a Golf BallPerspective view of a 3D model of a Golf Ball
7.3”-7.5” | 185-191 mm (Diameter)
15-17 oz | 425-475 g
Handball - Size 3
19.100
0.475
1000
https://p3d.in/e/qrgdp
3D
Handball - Size 33D model of a Handball - Size III viewed in perspective3D model of a Handball - Size III viewed in perspective
2.47”-2.55” | 62.7-64.7 mm (Diameter)
5-5.2 oz | 140-147 g
Lacrosse Ball
6.470
0.147
8600
https://p3d.in/e/R39nn
3D
Lacrosse BallPerspective view of a 3D model of a Lacrosse BallPerspective view of a 3D model of a Lacrosse Ball
2.874”-2.972” | 73-75.5 mm (Diameter)
.78-.935 oz | 22-26.5 g
Pickleball
7.550
0.027
900
https://p3d.in/e/J6b8i
3D
Pickleball3D model of a Pickleball viewed in perspective3D model of a Pickleball viewed in perspective
1.57” | 40 mm (Diameter)
.095 oz | 2.7 g
Ping-Pong Ball
4.000
0.003
3320
https://p3d.in/e/LJdco
3D
Ping-Pong Ball3D model of a Ping-Pong Ball (Table Tennis Ball) viewed in perspective3D model of a Ping-Pong Ball (Table Tennis Ball) viewed in perspective
3”-3.5” | 7.6-8.9 cm (Diameter)
3.5-4.5 oz | 99-130 g
Polo Ball
8.900
0.130
250
https://p3d.in/e/P1Sou
3D
Polo BallView of a Polo Ball in 3D available for downloadView of a Polo Ball in 3D available for download
2.25” | 57 mm (Diameter)
1.4 oz | 40 g
Racquetball
5.700
0.040
50
https://p3d.in/e/61ASv
3D
RacquetballPerspective view of a 3D model of a RacquetballPerspective view of a 3D model of a Racquetball
7.27”-7.77” | 18.46-19.74 cm (Short)
11”-12” | 28-30 cm
14-16 oz | 400-450 g
Rugby Ball
19.740
30.000
0.450
1700
https://p3d.in/e/5v5sY
3D
Rugby BallPerspective view of a 3D model of a Rugby BallPerspective view of a 3D model of a Rugby Ball
8.6”-9” | 22-23 cm (Diameter)
14-16 oz | 400-450 g
Soccer Ball | Football - Size 5
23.000
0.450
126000
https://p3d.in/e/bV91S
3D
Soccer Ball | Football - Size 5View of a Size 5 Soccer Ball (Football) in 3D available for downloadView of a Size 5 Soccer Ball (Football) in 3D available for download
3.82” | 9.7 cm (Diameter)
6.25-7 oz | 177-198 g
Softball
9.700
0.198
500
https://p3d.in/e/rT6i7
3D
Softball3D model of a Softball viewed in perspective3D model of a Softball viewed in perspective
1.56”-1.59” | 39.5-40.5 mm (Diameter)
.8-.9 oz | 23-25 g
Squash Ball
4.050
0.025
2500
https://p3d.in/e/p2cbE
3D
Squash Ball3D model of a Squash Ball viewed in perspective3D model of a Squash Ball viewed in perspective
2.575”-2.7” | 6.54-6.86 cm (Diameter)
1.975-2.095 oz | 56-59.4 g
Tennis Ball
6.860
59.400
72000
https://p3d.in/e/nVkNk
3D
Tennis BallView of a Tennis Ball in 3D available for downloadView of a Tennis Ball in 3D available for download
8.15”-8.39” | 20.7-21.3 cm (Diameter)
9-10 oz | 260-280 g
Volleyball
21.300
0.280
5800
https://p3d.in/e/rUtQT
3D
VolleyballPerspective view of a 3D model of a VolleyballPerspective view of a 3D model of a Volleyball
8.5”-8.9” | 21.65-22.6 cm (Diameter)
14-16 oz | 400-450 g
Water Polo Ball - Size 5
22.600
0.450
2100
https://p3d.in/e/GxkJn
3D
Water Polo Ball - Size 53D model of a Size 5 Water Polo Ball viewed in perspective3D model of a Size 5 Water Polo Ball viewed in perspective
Softball
Size comparison diagram of the Softball compared to other similar sports balls

A Softball is the official ball used to play the sport of Softball and is distinguished by its traditional yellow color. Although its name suggest it is a soft ball, it has a core made of fiber kapok, a blend of cork and rubber, or polyurethane. Softballs are typically available in different sizes in accordance with different age groups. The Softball is sometimes covered in white or yellow leather and is sewn together with red thread. Yellow has become the official color of the NCAA and NAIA softballs as it provides higher visibility. The standards of a Softball are set by the International Softball Federation.

Softballs have a diameter of 3.82” (9.7 cm) and circumference of 12” (30.5 cm). The mass of a Softball is between 6.25-7 oz (177-198 g).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Softball measured with diameter and circumference
A Softball is the official ball used to play the sport of Softball and is distinguished by its traditional yellow color. Although its name suggest it is a soft ball, it has a core made of fiber kapok, a blend of cork and rubber, or polyurethane. Softballs are available in different sizes.

Softballs have a diameter of 3.82” (9.7 cm) and circumference of 12” (30.5 cm). The mass of a Softball is between 6.25-7 oz (177-198 g).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Softball measured with diameter and circumference
Softball
Height:
3.82” | 9.7 cm (Diameter)
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
6.25-7 oz | 177-198 g
Area:

Circumference: 12” | 30.5 cm

Materials: Synthetic, composite or natural leather cover; long fiber kapok or polyurethane core
Surface: 96 raised stitches

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Five-Pin & Duckpin Bowling Ball
Scaled comparison drawings of the Bowling Ball (Five-Pin & Duckpin) and other sports balls

Five-Pin & Duckpin Bowling Ball is used to play the different variations of traditional bowling and can be used interchangeably between both types of games. A Five-Pin & Duckpin Bowling Ball does not have any finger holes and is designed to fit comfortably in the hand of the bowler. It is smaller than a Ten-Pin Bowling ball, but heavier and larger than a Candlepin Bowling Ball. The Five-Pin & Duckpin Bowling Ball is usually constructed from a rubber or synthetic material. There cannot be any metallic components within the Five-Pin & Duckpin Bowling Ball, but they are available in a wide variety of designs and colors.

Five-Pin & Duckpins Bowling Balls have a diameter of 4.75”-5” (12.1-12.7 cm) and circumferences of 14.92”-15.71” (37.9-39.9 cm). The mass of Five-Pin & Duckpin Bowling Balls is between 3.3-3.75 lb (1.5-1.7 kg).

Measured illustration of a Bowling Ball (Five-Pin & Duckpin) dimensioned with overall diameter and circumference
Five-Pin & Duckpin Bowling Ball is used to play the different variations of traditional bowling and can be used interchangeably between both types of games. A Five-Pin & Duckpin Bowling Ball does not have any finger holes and is designed to fit comfortably in the hand of the bowler.

Five-Pin & Duckpins Bowling Balls have a diameter of 4.75”-5” (12.1-12.7 cm) and circumferences of 14.92”-15.71” (37.9-39.9 cm). The mass of Five-Pin & Duckpin Bowling Balls is between 3.3-3.75 lb (1.5-1.7 kg).

Measured illustration of a Bowling Ball (Five-Pin & Duckpin) dimensioned with overall diameter and circumference
Five-Pin & Duckpin Bowling Ball
Height:
4.75”-5” | 12.1-12.7 cm (Diameter)
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
3.3-3.75 lb | 1.5-1.7 kg
Area:

Circumferences: 14.92”-15.71” | 37.9-39.9 cm

Materials: Rubber/synthetic hybrid

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Five-Pin & Duckpin Bowling Ball Elevations (various)

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Bowling Ball - Ten-Pin
Group of scaled illustrations of various sporting balls compared to the Ten-Pin Bowling Ball

A Ten-Pin Bowling Ball is the most common and traditional ball used to play bowling. A Ten-Pin Bowling Ball usually has 3 finger holes used to place the thumb, middle finger, and ring finger. It has 3 main parts – an inner core, outer core, and outside cover and can be made from plastic, urethane, particle, or resin. Different surface materials can enhance the friction between the ball and the bowling lane. The Ten-pin Bowling Ball can be personalized and is available in different colors and designs. All aspects of the Ten-Pin Bowling Ball are regulated by The United States Bowling Congress. 

Ten-Pin Bowling Balls have a diameter of 8.595” (21.83 cm) and circumference of 27” (68.58 cm). The mass of a Ten-Pin Bowling Ball is between 10-16 lb (4.54-7.26 kg).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Ten-Pin Bowling Ball measured with diameter and circumference
A Ten-Pin Bowling Ball is the most common and traditional ball used to play bowling. A Ten-Pin Bowling Ball usually has 3 finger holes used to place the thumb, middle finger, and ring finger. It has 3 main parts – an inner and outer core, and outside cover and can be made of assorted materials.

Ten-Pin Bowling Balls have a diameter of 8.595” (21.83 cm) and circumference of 27” (68.58 cm). The mass of a Ten-Pin Bowling Ball is between 10-16 lb (4.54-7.26 kg).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Ten-Pin Bowling Ball measured with diameter and circumference
Bowling Ball - Ten-Pin
Height:
8.595” | 21.83 cm (Diameter)
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
10-16 lb | 4.54-7.26 kg (Max)
Area:

Circumference: 27” | 68.58 cm

Materials: Internal weight block; Plastic, urethane, resin, or particle coverstocks

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Ten-Pin Bowling Ball Elevations (various)

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American Football
Size comparison diagram of the American Football compared to other similar sports balls

An American Football is the leather spheroid ball used to play the sport of American Football. The form of an American Football is a prolate spheroid which allows players to easily tuck it under their arm. It is typically made of cow hide leather giving it its characteristic brown color and has 8 white laces. An American Football used in youth games or recreationally is usually made from rubber. An American Football has on its surface a pebble bump texture designed to make it easier to catch. The appearance and dimensions of the American Football are regulated by the National Football League.

American Footballs have a short diameter of 6.68”-6.76” (16.9-17.2 cm) and length of 11”-11.25” (28-29 cm), resulting in circumferences of 21”-21.25” (53-54 cm) on the short axis and 28”-28.5” (71-72 cm) in the long. The mass of a American Football is between 14-15 oz (400-425 g) with a pressure between 12.5-13.5 psi (86.2-93.1 kPa
).

Drawing of a American Football showing dimensioned analysis of the diameters and circumferences
An American Football is the leather ball used to play the sport of American Football. The form of an American Football is a prolate spheroid which allows players to easily tuck it under their arm. It is typically made of cow hide leather giving it its characteristic brown color and 8 laces.

American Footballs have a short diameter of 6.68”-6.76” (16.9-17.2 cm) and length of 11”-11.25” (28-29 cm), resulting in circumferences of 21”-21.25” (53-54 cm) on the short axis and 28”-28.5” (71-72 cm) in the long. The mass of a American Football is between 14-15 oz (400-425 g) with a pressure between 12.5-13.5 psi (86.2-93.1 kPa
).

Drawing of a American Football showing dimensioned analysis of the diameters and circumferences
American Football
Height:
6.68”-6.76” | 16.9-17.2 cm (Short)
Width:
Length:
11”-11.25” | 28-29 cm
Depth:
Weight:
14-15 oz | 400-425 g
Area:

Circumference (Short): 21”-21.25” | 53-54 cm
Circumference (Long): 28”-28.5” | 71-72 cm
Pressure: 12.5-13.5 psi | 86.2-93.1 kPa

Materials: Leather (cow hide)
Surface: 8 cross stitches

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Pickleball
Group of scaled illustrations of various sporting balls compared to the Pickleball

A Pickleball is a hollow ball with holes made from plastic used to play the sport Pickleball. A Pickleball is categorized by being either for indoor or outdoor use. Indoor Pickleballs have larger holes since wind is not a factor inside. Outdoor Pickleballs are constructed from a harder plastic and have smaller holes.

The most common color for an outdoor Pickleball is yellow. Indoor Pickleballs are typically green. The color of a Pickleball should be chosen in accordance to what color will stand out in a court. Other Pickleball colors include pink, midnight blue, black, or even two-tone Pickleballs.

Pickleballs have a diameter of 2.874”-2.972” (73-75.5 mm) and circumference of 9.03”-9.34” (22.93-23.72 cm). The mass of a Pickleball is between .78-.935 oz (22-26.5 g).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Pickleball measured with diameter and circumference
A Pickleball is a hollow ball with holes made from plastic used to play the sport Pickleball. A Pickleball is categorized by being either for indoor or outdoor use. Indoor Pickleballs have larger holes since wind is not a factor inside. Outdoor Pickleballs are constructed from a harder plastic.

Pickleballs have a diameter of 2.874”-2.972” (73-75.5 mm) and circumference of 9.03”-9.34” (22.93-23.72 cm). The mass of a Pickleball is between .78-.935 oz (22-26.5 g).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Pickleball measured with diameter and circumference
Pickleball
Height:
2.874”-2.972” | 73-75.5 mm (Diameter)
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
.78-.935 oz | 22-26.5 g
Area:

Circumference: 9.03”-9.34” | 22.93-23.72 cm

Materials: Seamless molded plastic
Surface: 26-40 circular holes

Drawings include:
Pickleball Elevations (various)

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