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Family Circle Cup to Celebrate 35th Anniversary With Dunlop

CHARLESTON, SC — Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, the Family Circle Cup has proudly entered a multi-year relationship with Dunlop Sports Group that makes the globally renowned racquet sports manufacturer the official ball and racquet for the tournament. Dunlop, based in Greenville, SC, has also become the official ball and tennis racquet of the Family Circle Tennis Center.

To recognize the importance of the Family Circle Cup’s 35th Anniversary Celebration, a significant milestone in women’s professional tennis, the specially made tournament balls will be produced in the same production run as the Dunlop balls to be used at Roland Garros, and will be uniquely adorned with the Family Circle Cup’s 35th Anniversary logo. The Family Circle Cup’s 35th Anniversary celebration is scheduled April 12-20th at the Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston.

“Throughout the world, Dunlop tennis balls are the ball of choice in clay court competition, and we are delighted to announce our partnership with this great company,” said Robin Reynolds, Family Circle Cup Tournament Director. “Using the same production run as Roland Garros is an added benefit for the players here in Charleston as they start their preparation for Paris.”

“As the official ball and racquet of the Family Circle Tennis Center, amateur tennis players will benefit throughout the year from the superior quality of the Dunlop ball and their entire line of racquets and equipment,” commented Rob Eppelsheimer, Family Circle Tennis Center Director. “Dunlop’s exciting products are making a big splash at all levels of tennis, and our facility is glad to be a part of this revolution in tennis equipment.”

“Partnerships with a high profile event like the Family Circle Cup and its Tennis Center enable us to support the game and promote our brand,” said Kai Nitsche, General Manager for Dunlop Racquet Sports. “Dunlop has a very proud history in tennis and is equally proud to have its North American business headquartered in the State of South Carolina, it only makes sense for us to be in partnership with the premier professional event and tennis center in the state.”

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