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Babolat: The legendary experience of the Majors

LYON, FRANCE — Babolat unveils new offers and exclusive products for tennis lovers, featuring two of the most prestigious Grand Slam tournaments - the French Open and Wimbledon. Thanks to a worldwide string presence, Babolat has enjoyed visibility at Grand Slam tournaments since tennis’ early days. Today, the French brand continues to develop unique partnerships with major actors of the tennis world.

Already playing a supporting role in the French Open with a range of rackets, balls, strings and accessories, and tennis bags, Babolat has strengthened its presence at the Grand Slam level. On January 1, 2014, Babolat became the Official Wimbledon Licensee for rackets, shoes* (*except in Japan), bags and accessories.

These partnerships leverage Babolat’s international presence and once more confirm the brand’s objective to provide, through its know-how and passion, a unique experience shared with tennis lovers worldwide.

HIGHLIGHTS ON BABOLAT GRAND SLAM RANGE:

A BABOLAT EXCLUSIVITY: BABOLAT WIMBLEDON PURE DRIVE

The Pure Drive goes “green” this year. A flashy look for this new edition of Babolat’s most versatile racket, the powerful and elegant Babolat Pure Drive will display the Wimbledon logo starting in spring 2014.

Weight: 300 g / 10.6 oz. - Head size: 645 cm2 / 100 sq. in.
(Also available for juniors)
*MSRP: $199.00

BABOLAT WIMBLEDON BAGS

Babolat Wimbledon bags, offering numerous practical features, have been designed to protect and carry tennis equipment. The Babolat Wimbledon range offers racket holders, which can carry 6 or 12 rackets, as well as backpacks.

*MSRP:
- $52.50 for the Team Wimbledon X12 Racket Holder
- $42.50 for the Team Wimbledon Backpack

BABOLAT WIMBLEDON TENNIS SHOES: A UNIQUE MUST-HAVE

The Babolat Wimbledon tennis shoe range, strengthened by the success of its previous edition, is expanding. The Propulse 4, designed for the specific movements of tennis players, makes its Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon. Ever more explosive with dynamic colors and audacious style, the Wimbledon version of the Propulse 4 is ultra-innovative and adapts to every court surface. The Wimbledon Propulse 4 is available in adult and junior sizes.

*MSRP: $129.95 Adult, $69.95 Junior

WIMBLEDON, THE FLIP-FLOP FOR THE FUN!

A “So British” pair of flip-flops for the devoted fans of the Wimbledon tournament!

*MSRP: $19.95

THE 2014 OFFICIAL TENNIS RACKET: BABOLAT FRENCH OPEN AEROPRO DRIVE

The Aeropro Drive racket has already captured 9 victories at the French Open. Rafael Nadal’s racket of choice for over 10 years, the Babolat Aeropro Drive racket is dressed in French Open colors in 2014. The official racket, designed for more controlled topspin and optimal game sensations, will be a real performance asset during the upcoming French Open tournament.

Weight: 300 g / Head Size: 645 cm2. Also available for Juniors.
*MSRP: $209.00

A line of bags is also available with the French Open colors: racket holders (with a capacity of 6 or 12 rackets) and backpacks.

*MSRP:
From $42.50 to $52.50 for the Team French Open racket-holder - $42.50 for the Team French Open Backpack.

THE OFFICIAL FRENCH OPEN BALL, A BABOLAT EXCLUSIVE

The Babolat French Open ball is the official tournament ball for Roland-Garros. A premium high performance ball, the French Open ball combines speed, durability and comfort. Available in cans of 3 balls.

*MSRP:
$3.25 (3-ball can)

THE GRAND SLAM BABOLAT LINE, FEATURING ALL THE TENNIS MUST-HAVES

Babolat offers a complete product range adapted to all tennis lovers, whether they want to adopt the champions’ equipment or show their Grand Slam spirit.

Grips and accessories complete the Babolat Wimbledon product line. Babolat, official French Open strings provider, also offers strings, grips and accessories with the French Open grand slam logo.

The Babolat Wimbledon and French Open products will be available starting in April 2014. The complete catalog of Babolat Wimbledon and Babolat French Open product lines is available upon request.

ABOUT BABOLAT:

Created in 1875 in Lyon, France, Babolat is the longest-running international company specializing in tennis. Today, Babolat is #1* in racket sales in the U.S., Japan and France. Family-run for five generations, Babolat is an innovative brand in the tennis sector providing a complete array of technical equipment for tennis players: rackets, strings, shoes, balls, bags, apparel and accessories. Babolat equips numerous players with rackets and strings including Rafael Nadal (ESP), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA), Li Na (CHN), Sam Stosur (AUS), Agniezska Radwanska (POL), Nadia Petrova (RUS) and Alizé Cornet (FRA) (these last two also wear Babolat tennis shoes).

*(Sources: #1 in value in the U.S. in tennis specialty stores, TIA/SMS, January - December 2013 / #1 in value Japan: Yano Research Institute, January - December 2013 / #1 in value in Europe: SMS, year 2013)

 

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