EcoGrip Hi Tac 3 Pack

June 2019 Review by Tennis Express Houston – EcoGrip makes an astounding overgrip that is very unique to the tennis market. Although their Hi-Tac grip seems similar just from the look, it’s something completely different when you actually use it. The outside texture will feel more like an absorbent overgrip which is kind of rough on dry hands. In addition, this grip doesn’t stretch a lot in comparison to other tacky grips. However, when you start sweating the grip absorbs the moisture and turns that into a tacky feel helping your hand stay more secure. The perforated holes allow for the grip to quickly dry even as you continue sweating. In terms of durability I found this grip to last about 10-15 hours, but this is in 90+ degree weather. If you don’t play consistently in hot temperatures, the Hi-Tac grip should easily last 20-25 hours. The best part is that when you are finished you can throw it onto the earth’s soil to decompose. Any players that want to help save the environment, and need something that’s tacky as well as absorbent will enjoy the EcoGrip Hi-Tac overgrip. Available in a 3 Pack or 12 Pack.

Women Love Playing Tennis with EcoGrip®

August 31 2018 – Women tennis players of all ages and skiils from around the world love playing tennis with EcoGrip from Own the Zone Sporting Goods (OTZ) .

EcoGrip is a very high performance, biodegradable overgrip used by top tennis pros, coaches and amateur players around the world. Annie Rockwell, a renowned tennis pro, coach and member of the Nevada Tennis Hall of Fame, has been playing with Hi-Tac EcoGrip for more than 4 years. “I play with Hi-Tac EcoGrip and recommend it to all my students who attend my tennis clinics in Las Vegas and Temecula, California.” said Annie. “Once you switch to EcoGrip you can’t go back to your old grip, the feel is just so much better. I have been playing tennis for many years and EcoGrip is simply the best.”

WTA tennis star CiCi Bellis,19, won’t argue with that assessment. During the Spring and Summer of 2017 CiCi played with Hi-Tac EcoGrip to achieve her highest ranking of No. 35 in the world. At the end of 2017 CiCi won the WTA Newcomer of the Year award for her rankings achievement and her solid performance across all surfaces.

Excellent tennis players in Europe also love playing with EcoGrip. Silvia Zappa, 25, a very competitive player for Tennis Club Alta Branza in Northern Italy recently switched to EcoGrip for environmental and sustainability reasons. “I personally use 72-120 grips a year.” said Silvia. “Think about all the overgrips pro and amateur players use all over the world in a tennis season. It’s a serious problem! Millions of non-biodegradable tennis grips every single week are thrown away. To solve this problem I have found a fantastic solution! I will only use ECOGRIP! You can see Silvia’s very good tennis blog and photos at https://silviatennis.wordpress.com/

Anna Tang, 14, from Denmark is one of the many Next Gen players that are switching to EcoGrip. She is not looking back. Playing with Smooth EcoGrip for the first time, two weeks ago Anna won the Tennis Europe U14 tournament in both singles and doubles in Hillerod, Denmark. “I really like these grips.” says an ever smiling Anna, “They play great and feel great!”

EcoGrip’s patented polymer allows the Hi-Tac, Smooth and Pro overgrips to safely decompose in the environment in just one year after removal from a racket. Almost all tennis racket overgrips thrown away each year – count more than 1,000.000.000 (one billion), are made of PU – Polyurethane. PU which is also used to make heart valves, skateboard wheels and pillow cushions won’t fully decompose for several decades, if ever, in the environment.

As we all enjoy the U.S. Open let’s think about how we can make tennis more sustainable. EcoGrip is one solution that can actually improve your game. EcoGrip helps players Win on & off the Court. Change your grips, Change the World!

 

 

January 6, 2014 – Mentor, Ohio Own the Zone Sporting Goods announced today that interest is high and sales are brisk for EcoGrip® the world’s first biodegradable overgrip for tennis and other racket sports.

“We are seeing strong global interest in EcoGrip, our fantastic playing biodegradable overgrip for the tennis and racquet sports markets. Realizing we have developed an innovative, eco-friendly overgrip, several major companies in the racket sports industry have approached us about working with them in 2014” said David Marcus, Co-President of Own the Zone. “We expect 2014 to be a breakout year for EcoGrip. The global tennis industry is ready to go green and do its part to protect the environment. Currently this can be done via innovative recycling programs for used tennis balls via Project Green Ball or it can be done by using great playing overgrip like EcoGrip, which, once discarded, decomposes naturally in the environment within one year.”

Only on the market since October 1st, EcoGrip is quickly gaining a following among junior and college players.

In October Karl Collins, 11, from Richmond, California took the runner’s up trophy at the national Little Mo Tournament playing with OTZ EcoGrip on his racquet. Karl’s father Martyn said, “Karl loves EcoGrip. He says the quality is very high and he loves the tackiness, look and feel of the grip.” Already the University of Chicago men ‘s tennis team and Laverne University women’s team are using EcoGrip. “EcoGrip appeals to the next generation of junior and college tennis players,” said Julius Stockfish Co-President of OTZ. “Young tennis players are the quickest adopters of green, eco-friendly products. They instantly understand that using a great playing product like EcoGrip not only improves their tennis game, but also helps keep our environment clean. Its win-win for everyone.”

“EcoGrip is a big hit with my players,” says Annie Rockwell, the tennis pro at the Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas and former USPTA National Singles and Doubles Champion. “I run the #1 clinic on the Strip @ 8am for men and women, 3.5-4.5, and my players are extremely pleased and a bit surprised by the great feel and performance of this new eco-friendly tennis overgrip. I mean how does a small company like Own the Zone make such a great new tennis product!”

July 29, 2014 – Mentor, Ohio – Clay Thompson, former #1 Collegiate Player, joins forces with Own the Zone, becoming first Pro to use Eco Friendly Overgrips on ATP Tour.

Under the partnership Thompson will play with EcoGrip® and OTZ band vibration dampeners at all his matches for one year.

Own the Zone Sporting Goods (OTZ) , a leader in the tennis accessories market is pleased to announce its partnership with Clay Thompson, the No .1 ranked collegiate player for most of 2014. Clay played #1 seed at UCLA and was ranked #1 in the NCAA standings for 17 consecutive weeks this past season. Under the partnership Clay will play with OTZ EcoGrip and OTZ band vibration dampeners on his racquets for one year.

“I am very pleased to turn professional and enter into a partnership with Own the Zone. Their high performance EcoGrip, the world’s first biodegradable overgrip is an eco-friendly milestone for the tennis industry. The team at OTZ has set the precedent for all other grip companies to follow. In addition to the grips, the OTZ band dampeners are also world-class” said Clay Thompson. “I started using OTZ band dampeners on my racquets two and half years ago when I was a junior at UCLA. The dampening is superb, the band never flies off my racquet and I was able to style them in blue and yellow, Bruin colors. This January I started using EcoGrip Pro and have never looked back. The EcoGrip brand is the next big thing in the tennis world.”

Thompson, who is from Venice, California, is embarking on his first year on the ATP Tour. He was a four year scholar athlete at UCLA. After being ranked No.1 in the nation for most of the season, Clay was named to the All Pac 12 Men’s Tennis Team and he was named the 2014 Pac 12 Men’s Tennis Scholar Athlete of the Year.

“This is our first tennis sponsorship and we are very proud to be working together with Clay who was the top tennis college player in the U.S. this season,” said David Marcus, Co-President of Own the Zone. “Clay is a smart, hard working player with a powerful serve and volley game. He wants to excel on the Tour. Co-President Julius Stockfish added, “We are excited that Clay will be playing with our two high performance tennis products — OTZ Band dampeners and EcoGrip. Clay will be the first pro to win on and off the court with EcoGrip.”

About Own the Zone Sporting Goods: Own the Zone is a leading sporting goods company in the ‘eco friendly, green’ niche. Own the Zone is already marketing four (4) types of overgrips: EcoGrip Smooth is for players seeking the most comfortable grip, EcoGrip Hi-Tac has comfort and longer lasting tack. Eco-Grip Pro is aimed for advanced players who like a slim grip. EcoGrip Dry is for players looking for a very dry, comfortable grip. OTZ band dampeners have been sold since 2006. They are recognized as the best dampener on the market for tennis rackets. OTZ products are currently sold over over the Net at http://www.otzsports.com
Contact Information Own the Zone Sporting Goods, Tel: + 1(866)802-5550,info@otzsports.com

Did you know that the best college players in America are playing with our new EcoGrip® overgrip? Did you know that several WTA and ATP pros are playing with EcoGrip® in 2015. Did you know that a famous seven time Grand Slam men’s singles champion regularly plays with EcoGrip? All these great players decided to get a better grip on their racquet and go green by playing the world’s first biodegradable overgrip. At Own the Zone, innovation is our game.. Learn more…

Did you know that the world’s top tennis pros such as No.2 ranked Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick and Grand Slam titleholder Andre Agassi use a different type of vibration dampener on their racquets?
OK, so maybe you knew that fact – they use band dampeners.

But did you know that top pro players such as Kevin Anderson, Jurgen Melzer, and Australia’s Bernard Tomic also use band dampeners on their racquets? Many top tennis coaches use OTZ Band dampeners on their racquets.

These pros tie a simple band on their racquet strings to absorb shock and dampen vibration. In 2004, #1 ranked Andy Roddick hit the world’s fastest ever serve at 154 mph [248 kph] with an ordinary band on his racquet.

You have to look very closely to see it, but many top tennis pros at the US Open have started playing with band vibration dampeners on their racquets. This is a new trend. Italian tennis player Roberta Vinci who upset Serena Williams, the popular Victoria Azarenka and mixed doubles finalists Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sam Querrey (pictured below) all play with band dampeners on their racquets. They join long time banders Maria Sharapova, Kevin Anderson and Bernard Tomik. Clay Thompson new ATP Tour Pro and former #1 ranked college player from UCLA says: “I much prefer the band type of dampener to the standard round smiley face look. The bands never fly off, provide a better feel and look much cooler. The colorful OTZ bands are without a doubt the best on the market.” Own the Zone has been selling OTZ band dampeners in 9 different colors since 2006. Join the OTZ Band.

MENTOR, Ohio – August 1, 2016 – Own the Zone Sporting Goods (OTZ) announced that OTZ EcoGrip® received the Gold Award for Best Overgrip in a comprehensive review of 15 of the most popular tennis overgrips by Thoroughly Reviewed  www.thoroughlyreviewed.com/sports/best-overgrip/

“This gold medal award recognizes that OTZ EcoGRIP is the best-of-the-best pro tennis overgrips on the market”, said David Marcus, Co-President of Own the Zone Sporting Goods LLC (OTZ). “Many famous pro players such as 7 time Grand Slam Singles Champion Mats Wilander play with EcoGRIP because it’s the only biodegradable tennis grip and they love its great performance.” 

The review highlights that patent pending EcoGRIP is the only biodegradable sports overgrip that consumers can buy. “EcoGRIP is not just for tennis racquets, its truly multi-purpose”, said Julius Stockfish, Co-President OTZ. “EcoGRIP can be used to improve performance with badminton and squash rackets, softball and baseball bats, ice hockey, field hockey and lacrosse sticks, and golf clubs. EcoGRIP can also be wrapped onto the handles of every type of garden tool to provide a better grip and refurbish your favorite tools. Replace biodegradable EcoGRIP from your shovel, broom or rake when it gets worn or dirty and put it in your garden compost…it will decompose in less than a year!” For more info see:

www.ecogripzone.com/multi-purpose-grip/

About Own the Zone Sporting Goods: Own the Zone (OTZ) is a peak performance sporting goods company in the ‘eco-friendly green’ market space. These high performance grips will safely decompose in a compost or landfill within one year after being replaced with a new grip. All other overgrips take several decades to decompose; if ever. 

OTZ sells four (4) types of overgrips: EcoGRIP Smooth is for players seeking the most comfortable and durable grip, EcoGrip Hi-Tac has comfort, superior sweat absorption and the longest lasting tack. EcoGRIP Pro is for advanced players who like a slim grip. EcoGRIP Dry is for players looking for a very dry, firm overgrip. OTZ EcoGRIP can be purchased at:

www.amazon.com/OTZ-Eco-Tennis-Overgrip-Biodegradable/dp/B01EWGZIAY/?tag=thoroughlyreviewed-20

The popular OTZ band vibration dampeners are already recognized as the “best in class” dampener on the market for tennis racquets. OTZ Band Dampeners can be purchased at :www.ecogripzone.com/product-category/otz-products/

For more information about OTZ products go to: www.ecogripzone.com

About Thoroughly ReviewedThoroughly Reviewed is an independent review company focused on delivering the most up to date and relevant information to consumers who are researching products and services. The company has a team of researchers/writers who perform and in-depth analysis and review of all products mentioned on the site. This process involves some or all of the following: hands on time with the products, speaking to customers, aggregating review data, speaking to industry experts, analyzing specifications from manufacturers and more. www.thoroughlyreviewed.com

Contact Information Own the Zone Sporting Goods, Tel: + 1(216) 772-0407 and mailto: info@otzsports.com

 

Shop for EcoGRIPShop for OTZ Band Dampeners

It’s time to get your tennis game in gear. Own the Zone Sporting Goods (OTZ) has released a new video about the benefits of its two leading tennis products: EcoGrip and OTZ band vibration dampeners. The video clip which can be seen at https://www.ecogripzone.com has already received excellent reviews from top tennis coaches in the US, Australia. Israel and the UK.

Since its launch in 2014, EcoGrip has gained recognition as a very high performance overgrip among top pros and coaches around the world. The best selling Hi-Tac grip is known for its great feel, excellent tack and durability.  EcoGrip’s patented material allows the grips to safely decompose in the environment in just one year after removal from a racket. Most racket overgrips – count more than one billion per year – are made of polyurethane and won’t fully decompose for many years, if ever, in the environment. By making tennis more sustainable, EcoGrip helps players to Win on & off the Court.

The OTZ band vibration dampeners were launched by Own the Zone in 2006, and have been rigorously tested in the lab and on the tennis court against all other dampeners. The colorful OTZ bands are widely recognized as the world’s best vibration dampener for tennis rackets.  The video demonstrates the secret of the OTZ bands’ effectiveness and how it can save wear and tear on the arm of any tennis player. Available in nine bright colors, OTZ neon green dampeners were recently seen on the rackets of several top ATP and WTA players at the Australian Open.

Contact: info@otzsports.com,

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OTZsports/

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Womenstennisblog.com – press the EcoGRIP banner to see the embedded video

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWB9MkZ8sh0