J PRICE (of BATH) LTD established 1936
The only ball maker in the UK and Europe.
Tennis balls and other balls since 1936,
All others are imported ,made down to a price. Not what we do,
Concentrating on Quality, specials, top end products, personalized balls for all.
Tennis, Squash, Racketball and Fives.Ball development for the Sports Associations,
The larger Magnum type 3 tennis ball initially for the ITF, became a World Standard.
Another World standard..the larger lighter Red 75mm mini tennis ball for the LTA.
The Official balls for The England Squash & Racketball Assoc Mini Squash and Racketball
Making Tennis balls in WHITE, PINK, GREEN, Yellow,(of course) two colours, and many other colours, personalising them for individuals and companies.
mini squash balls
Improver mini Squash balls
Take advantage of Trade and Club discounts
A bigger soft Red & yellow ball is designed for starting young children off in Squash. When confident, they progress to the Orange & yellow ball,
Then to the Green & yellow ball and finally, to regular squash balls.
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Mini squash .....What is mini squash?
It is for encouraging children to have fun on a squash court.AND
Play at home or at school
It came into being because squash went out of fashion, so much so that squash courts were being sold and used for other purposes.
The Squash Association itself losing considerable income and in danger of collapse.
Fortunately funds were being given by the Sports Council to various sports for the task of increasing the numbers taking up Sport.
Faced with this task the Squash Association decided to copy the LTA’s new scheme of ‘minitennis,(balls developed by J Price) for encouraging the very young to take up playing the game.... Before the age other activities became more attractive.
J Price was asked if they would develop balls. We said YES with the proviso that the balls had to be two colour to make them as attractive as possible to children. Overcoming all resistance to this condition PRICE decided to proceed and ‘minisquash’ came into being .
The Squash Association testing balls under development for many months, requesting changes until they had the balls that coaches said was needed
The balls were approved and became the Official balls
Christened ‘Fundation’ for the beginner Red, ‘Improver’ for the Orange next stage and ‘Pro’ for the Green stage. When players then moved onto a regular squash balls.
Distribution was arranged via Ransomes Sports. This continued for several years
They still do distribute but we also sell direct to consumers
The balls being soft are also highly suitable for children to just play with and have fun