Play & Stay is the ITF adaptation of Mini Tennis
which the Lawn Tennis Association brought into
being with the help of Price of Bath.
14 years ago when the LTA started mini tennis
all the ball brands were given a presentation
by the Lawn Tennis Association at Queens Club
We were told
a bigger, slower ball was required
to start children as early as possible into tennis
All other brands showed no interest
Price being the only one prepared to invest time
and money in the ball development when asked by
the now frustrated LTA.
Balls developed by Derek Price were supplied to the LTA,. After a year of testing. modifying and retesting they finally decided they had the perfect ball !. It was the PRICE RED 75 and patented.
Without a licence, any other ‘red zone’ balls on the market is poor imitations
PRICE is the ball maker in the UK and Europe.
Tennis balls and other balls since 1936,
All other balls imported ,made down to price .
That is not us, we concentrate on Quality, Specials, only top end products.
Developing balls for the Sports Associations, for Tennis, Squash, Racketball and Fives brought :
The larger Magnum type 3 tennis ball for the ITF, which became a World Standard
The larger lighter Red 75mm mini tennis ball for the LTA. Also became a world standard
Official balls for The England Squash & Racketball Assoc for ‘Mini Squash’.and Racketball .
Making Tennis balls in WHITE, PINK, GREEN, ,Yellow,(of course)
colours, and many other them for individuals and companies.
Tennis ball facts:
1. Balls were bigger,
2. Are much harder now
3. Tennis has declined approximately 35% during the past 25 years.
Balls for introducing juniors into tennis were originally
65mm diameter, then 70mm appeared for a while but after
comprehensive development by J Price, trials and testing
by the Lawn Tennis Association, the final developed ball
size became the
Although patented by us, under pressure from other ball companies
the ITF later changed the acceptable ball spec by 1mm which meant
our patent ceased to offer sufficient protection . The patent is now being
infringed world wide and the market flooded with low cost imitations
from the far east. It is difficult to fight the world. Fortunately we have
completed development of a new ball that is suited for a wider range
of players . Hopefully this new patent will be water tight !.
Not only the only ball producer but we are: ball stockists,
ball suppliers in the UK,
UK suppliers of tennis and balls in bulk and tubes,
high quality balls for personalising,
tennis promotion items. Small tennis ball keyrings,