The Size Of Sports Balls Compared

The Size Of Sports Balls Compared – 15 Examples

In the chart below, you will see size comparisons of balls used in a variety of sports from around the world. 

Many sports balls are round-shaped and their diameter will be used for measuring purposes. 

Not all balls used in sports are a perfect circle, for example, both the American football and rugby ball are not in the shape of a circle.  

In order to get an accurate representation of size, I have only included sports balls that are round to compare the diameter of each. 

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Sports ball size chart

Sports Ball Diameter in inchesDiameter in centimeters
Squash ball1.56-1.593.96-4.04
Table tennis ball1.573.99
Golf ball1.684.27
Billiards ball2.255.72
Racquetball 2.255.72
Tennis ball2.57-2.706.53-6.86
Cricket ball2.8-2.867.11-7.26
Wiffleball2.87-3.157.29-8.00
Baseball2.917.39
Softball3.89.65
Socce ball4.2110.69
Volleyball8.1520.70
Bowling ball8.59521.82
Soccer ball8.6622
Basketball9.43-9.5123.95-24.15

Sports balls size ranked smallest to largest

  1. Squash ball
  2. Table tennis ball
  3. Golf ball
  4. Billiards ball
  5. Racquetball
  6. Tennis ball
  7. Cricket ball
  8. Wiffleball
  9. Baseball
  10. Softball
  11. Socce ball
  12. Volleyball
  13. Bowling ball
  14. Soccer ball
  15. Basketball

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