"AUTHENTIC" FAIRWAY TENNIS GRIPS by Balmforth of England
E.B Balmforth Ltd. of Leeds England was the manufacturer of Fairway Tennis Grips.
The company consisted of a farm where they raised their own cattle and a Tannery.
Production ceased in the late 90's and the land was sold for real estate development.
Contrary to an Urban Legend, the shut down was not due to a Mad Cow Epidemic.
No other tennis grip feels, lasts or performs like a genuine FAIRWAY Leather Grip.
Fairway Scams seem to be rampant on ebay, so we must warn you "Buyer Beware".
Other tennis retailers including Tennis Warehouse sell what they describe as Fairway Grips.
We consider them to be "Reproduction Fairways", as they're being manufactured today, decades
later by a the son of the Balmforth's, somewhere other than the Farm & Tannery (see above).
If you compare these current production grips marketed as Fairways & sold by many retailers
to originals made in Leeds, you will no doubt realize that they are 2 very different products,
with a different feel, although they certainly are made to look exactly like the original ones.
They even have the same Original Gold Fairway Gold Logo embossed on them. Tennis Menace
charges considerably more, for it's ORIGINAL Fairway Grips, and for a good reason.
Which Fairways do you want on your racquet?
Our Fairway, of which there is only 1 type remaining. were made in Leeds England in the 90's.
They have been continuously stored in a temperature and humidity controlled safe. Fairways can
be "Cleaned and Retackified". Request instructions when purchasing. Be aware that Fairways came
in varying lengths & widths (1 inch = 25.4 millimeters). Be aware that there's no adhesive strip
installed on the back of Fairway grips. Use of an 18mm Narrow Crown Staple Gun, & either rubber
cement or double coated tape, is required to properly attach & stabilize them on a racquet pallet.
While the Photo shows all the grips we had at one time, only the #1's in Beige remain.
||FAIRWAY (#1 in photo) NAT "Kramer Pro Staff" (50"/1270mm x 21mm) [26,670sq mm]||$34.95|
||(#2 in photo) BLACK (Super Tack) (50"/1270mm x 24mm) [30,480sq mm]||NA|
|(#3 in photo) BROWN Super Tack Treatment #6 (44"/1120mm x 21mm) [23,520sq mm]||NA|
|(#3 in photo) BROWN Super Tack Treatment #6 (50"/1270mm x 18mm) [22,860sq mm]||NA|
|(#3 in photo) BROWN Super Tack Treatment #6 (43"/1100mm x 18mm) [19,800sq mm]||NA|
|(4th in photo) GREY||NA|
||(#5 in photo) TAN (Pro Staff Sampras) (50"/1270mm x 24mm) [30,480sq mm]||NA|
||(#6 in photo) TAN (Pro Staff Sampras) (44"/1120mm x 21mm) [23,520sq mm]||NA|
||(#6 in photo) TAN (Rust) (Pro Staff Sampras) (50"/1270mm x 18mm) [22,860sq mm]||NA|
||(#6 in photo) TAN (Rust) (Pro Staff Sampras) (43"/1100mm x 18mm) [19800sq mm]||NA|
|(#7 in photo) BLUE (Wilson Profile 3.6 take off])(46" x 19mm)||NA|
||(#8 in photo) Ice Grey [Unbranded] (47" x 19mm) Seconds Qual.||NA|
||FAIRWAY (8th grip in photo) Ice Grey [Unbranded] (47" x 19mm) Seconds Qual. 1 Dozen||NA|
|FAIRWAY (9th grip in photo) PERFORATED, BROWN (TACK) (40" x 25mm)||NA||BABOLAT TENNIS GRIPS|
|BABOLAT NATURAL LEATHER GRIP / TAN||$20.00|
|BABOLAT WOOFER GRIP / BLK||$ 4.95|
|BABOLAT SYNTEC GRIP - WHITE||$ 4.95|
|BABOLAT SYMBIO OVERGRIP (MICRO PERF).. BLK, WHT, GRY, ORN||$ 4.50|
|BABOLAT ATP TOUR/SYNTEC OVERGRIP... BLUE, TEAL||$ 3.75|
|BABOLAT DOUBLE FEEL (RUBBER OVERGRIP)... COLORS||$15.00|
|BABOLAT EASY OVERGRIP... BLK,||$ 2.75|
|BABOLAT VS OVERGRIP... BLK, WHT||$ 4.95|
|BABOLAT VS OVERGRIP 12 PAK WHT||$17.75|
|GAMMA SUPER PRO CALFSKIN BROWN (TACKY) (47" x 18mm)||$26.00|
|GAMMA LEATHER REPLACEMENT GRIP / TAN||$13.95|
|GAMMA HI-TECH GEL CONTOUR TACKY GRIP / BLK||$ 8.95|
|GAMMA HI-TECH GEL TACKY GRIP / BLK, WHT||$ 7.95|
|GAMMA HI-TECH CONTOUR TACKY GRIP / BLK||$ 6.95|
|GAMMA HI-TECH SUPERSOFT TRACTION GRIP / BLK||$ 6.50|
|GAMMA HI-TECH PERFORATED TACKY GRIP / BLK||$ 5.95|
|GAMMA HI-TECH TACKY GRIP BLK, WHT||$ 5.95|
|GAMMA RZR TAC GRIP BLK||$ 6.95|
|GAMMA RZR DRI TRACTION GRIP BLK||$ 6.95|
|GAMMA SUPREME TACKY OVERGRIP 3pak / COLORS||$ 4.50|
|GAMMA SUPREME POWER TACKY / CONTOUR OVERGRIP BLK, WHT||$ 3.50|
|GAMMA NEON TAC OVERGRIP 3 Pak OPT,ORN,PNK||$ 5.50|
|GAMMA NEON DRI OVERGRIP 3 Pak OPT,ORN,PNK||$ 5.50|
|GAMMA SAFARI or NEON SAFARI PATTERNED TACKY OVERGRIP 3 Pak||$ 6.95|
|GAMMA COMBAT "CAMO" PATTERNED TACKY OVERGRIP 3 Pak||$ 6.95|
|GAMMA REPTILE PATTERNED TACKY OVERGRIP 3 Pak||$ 6.95|
|GAMMA BLAZE PATTERNED TACKY OVERGRIP 3 Pak||$ 6.95|
|GAMMA RZR TAC OVERGRIP 3 Pak BLK,WHT||$ 5.50|
|GAMMA RZR REACT TRACTION OVERGRIP 3 Pak BLK,WHT||$ 4.95|
|GAMMA GRIP II TACKY OVERGRIP 3pak BLK||$ 3.95|
|GAMMA SUPERSOFT DRY TRACTION OVERGRIP 3 Pak BLK, WHT||$ 4.50|
|GAMMA PRO WRAP DRY OVERGRIP 3pak / BLUE||$ 3.75|
The Gosen Sorbothane Grip System is the worlds most shock reducing racquet sports grip.|
It reduces the amount of shock reaching your arm through the racquet handle interface.
Made of the same material, they're like a set of Dr. Scholl's Gel Insoles for your arm!
Add to that, They're Permanent, & value for the price becomes obvious. The System
utilizes 2 components; the Permanent Sorbothane Undergrip, & a layer or two of any
overgrip or your choice. The only maintainence required of you is replacement of the
outer layer of Overgrip, as you deem it is required.
The Genuine Gosen Sorbothane Grip System is available only from Tennis Menace.
Don't be fooled by others selling products called "GOSEN SORBOTHANE GRIP".
They are BLUE & come packaged as shown in the photo below. With both Gosen and
the Sorbothane Brand Name, If not, you're looking at a fake.
The proper installation of the Sorbothane Grip System is a rather problematic, unless
you are very familiar with the product and had experience installing them previously.
The Material is not anywhere near as strong as a regular replacement grip, & they do
not stretch. Even WE occasionally have problems getting them on properly, & often we
must toss the one's we were trying to install and open up another. Thus, normally we
will only sell them installed on racquets we sell, or racquets sent in to us for service.
If you are feeling lucky and choose not to heed our warning, we will sell Grips to you,
but once the packages have been opened, they are not returnable, for any reason! We're
willing to guide you or your stringer through the installation process by telephone and
can provide photo's of how it's properly done, however, we can't guarrantee that such
installation attempts (not done by Tennis Menace) will ultimately be successful.
|GOSEN SORBOTHANE GRIP SYSTEM (*A Tennis Menace Exclusive)||$29.95||GUMMI|
|GUMMI OVERGRIP (SILICONE) BLACK||$24.95|
|HEAD LEATHER (RUST) 46" X 25mm||$ 20.00|
|HEAD HYDROSORB TOUR BLK, WHT||$ 6.95|
|HEAD HYDROSORB COMFORT BLK, WHT||$ 6.95|
|HEAD HYDROSORB PRO BLK, WHT, YELLOW||$ 6.95|
|HEAD SOFTAC TRACTION / BLK,RED,BLUE,GREY||$ 5.95|
|HEAD CONTOUR CUSHION PRO GRIP / BLACK||$ 5.95|
|HEAD XTREMESOFT OVERGRIP 10 pak ... WHITE||$13.50||MOODY|
|ADHERE (SYNTHETIC SUEDE w/TAC) TAN (45"x26mm)||$24.95||MUNDIAL|
|LEATHER PERFORATED TRACTION CALFSKIN BLACK (38" x 27mm)||$25.00||NEUMANN|
|LEATHER PERFORATED TAN (40" x 25mm)||$20.50|
|LEATHER PERFORATED DARK TAN (41+" x 27mm)||$22.50|
|LEATHER PERFORATED BROWN (44+" x 25mm)||$22.50|
|LEATHER PERFORATED BROWN (35" x 28mm)||$20.00|
|LEATHER RAISED/PERF TAN (41+" x 26mm)||$22.00|
|LEATHER RAISED/PERF BLACK (42" x 25mm)||$21.50|
|PRINCE "PRO ORIGINAL" CALFSKIN GRIP (MAROON/BLK) (46"x 24mm)||30.00|
|PRINCE PREMIUM CALFSKIN LEATHER GRIP||25.00|
|PRINCE RESI-PRO TRACTION GRIP (BLK,WHT,TAN, PINK)||7.95|
|PRINCE RESI-SOFT GRIP (BLK,WHT,PINK)||7.95|
|PRINCE DURARIB+ BLK||6.75|
|PRINCE DURAPRO+ GRIP ... BLK,WHT,RED,GREEN||6.75|
|PRINCE DURATRED+ GRIP BLACK||6.75|
|PRINCE DURAPERF+ GRIP BLACK||6.75|
|PRINCE RESI-PRO TRACTION OVERGRIP (BLK,WHT)||6.75|
|PRINCE DRYPRO OVERGRIP (GREEN)|
|PRINCE TACKYPRO OVERGRIP (WHITE)|
|PRINCE DURAPRO+ OVERGRIP (BLK,WHT,YEL,PNK,BLUE,RED)||6.75|
|PRINCE DURATRED+ OVERGRIP (BLACK)|
|TECNIFIBRE X-TRA GRIP / BLK, RED||$ 5.95||UNIQUE|
|TOUR GRIP (Replacement grip) Black||$ 3.99|
|TOURNA OVERGRIP ORIG. (BLUE) (3pak)||$ 3.95|
|TOURNA OVERGRIP ORIG. BLUE (30pak)||$29.95|
|TOURNA OVERGRIP ORIG. X-LONG BLUE (3pak)||$ 4.50|
|TOURNA OVERGRIP ORIG. X-LONG BLUE (30pak)||$33.95|
|SOFTGRIP OVERGRIP - BLK, WHT, GRY (3pak)||$ 1.95|
|TOURNA OVERGRIP HIGH TACK BLUE (30pak)||$29.50|
|VOLKL LEATHER GRIP (BROWN)||$12.95|
|WILSON COMFI-GRIP (CONTOUR OVERGRIP) 2 PAK (Wht, Blk, Gry)||$ 4.95|
|WILSON PREMIUM LEATHER GRIP / TAN||$20.00|
|WILSON SHOCK SHIELD (GEL CUSHIONED GRIP) WHITE||$ 8.95|
|WILSON SUBLIME / BLACK OR WHITE||$ 7.95|
|WILSON CUSHION AIRE /including CONTOUR & SPONGE ... BLK||$ 5.95|
|YONEX "SUPER GRAP" OVERGRIP / COLORS||$ 4.50|
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