HEAD Brand Shows Continued Success in 2008
Phoenix, Arizona — Throughout 2008, the HEAD brand continues to show its success and proves to have some of the most dominant racquets on tour. The 2008 Wimbledon Championships showed that HEAD continues to be dominant on tour.
HEAD was the leading racquet supplier in Men’s Singles, with 36 HEAD pros using various HEAD racquets. Eight out of 16 HEAD pros reached the fourth round of Wimbledon, four out of eight HEAD pros reached the quarterfinals and two out of four reached the semifinals.
HEAD has also proved to be a dominant brand with the Juniors. In the Boy’s Singles Competition, a HEAD player has won the Junior title for 5 straight years. This year, HEAD was the second most utilized racquet in the Juniors Competition with 18 percent of Junior players using a HEAD racquet.
HEAD also earned the most time on the court in the singles competitions, with 4,563 minutes of game time. In the Men’s and Women’s last 16 singles, HEAD racquets were played on Centre Court and Court One for 52 hours and 50 minutes.
The HEAD brand proved its continued success by earning great exposure at the Wimbledon Championships this year. Rounding out a great season, HEAD looks forward to continued success at the US Open Series tournaments and US Open Championship this year.
ABOUT HEAD: HEAD NV is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of premium branded sports equipment. HEAD NV’s ordinary shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange (“HEAD”).Our business is organized into four divisions: Winter Sports, Racquet Sports, Diving and Licensing. We sell products under the HEAD (tennis, squash, racquetball racquets, tennis balls, tennis footwear, badminton products, alpine skis, ski bindings and ski boots, snowboards, bindings and boots), Penn (tennis and racquetball balls), Tyrolia (ski bindings), and Mares/Dacor (diving equipment) brands. We hold leading positions in all of our product markets and our products are endorsed by some of the world’s top athletes including Richard Gasquet, Andrew Murray, Ivan Ljubicic, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Patty Schnyder, Amelie Mauresmo, Hermann Maier, Bode Miller, Didier Cuche, Marco Büchel, Patrick Staudacher, Maria Riesch, Elisabeth Görgl, Sarka Zahrobska, Jon Olsson, Gianluca Genoni and Jack Huczek. For more information, please visit our website: www.head.com.
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