Rebo and Head announce partnership
REBO, UK manufacturer of a range of high quality tennis practice walls and leading global sports brand HEAD Sport GmbH today announced a multi-year global licensing partnership.
The agreement allows REBO to develop and market a range of HEAD branded REBO walls across the globe as it continues in its bid to change the culture of tennis and soccer by getting more people learning, practicing playing the game like so many of today’s top professional players did, against practice walls.
Like all REBO walls, the HEAD branded range will be free-standing with a unique angled faceto give a realistic ball trajectory, making the products ideal for any age and ability.
REBO is proud to unveil the first two walls in the HEAD REBO range — the ‘HEAD Monster Speed REBO wall’ aimed specifically at kids and the ‘HEAD Laserbeam Speed REBO wall’ — both inflatable REBO walls that are transported in a bag and ready to use in minutes. Designed to learn, practice and play tennis, soccer and most ball sports, it is ideal for non-traditional spaces and indoor activity, the walls are an easy way to bring the sport into areas where you might not normally find a court, coach or club.
“We are thrilled that an iconic brand like HEAD has chosen to team up with REBO to support our mission,” said Adrian Hutchins, REBO CEO & Founder. “HEAD is one of the world’s leading sports manufacturers and innovators in their field, we have many shared values and cannot wait to work together to get more people playing and enjoying the sport and especially helping to change the perception of tennis being an expensive and difficult sport to learn and play and always requires a traditional court and a partner to play.”
“REBO is an exciting young company with an already well established brand that produces innovative, top quality products and we see huge scope for the partnership” said Ottmar Barbian, Executive Vice President-Racquets Sports Division at HEAD Sport GmbH “We’re delighted to team up with REBO at this exciting stage in the company’s evolution and are looking forward to working together to provide a bespoke product that sits perfectly alongside our current tennis offering.”
The new range of HEAD REBO walls will be available to purchase from 1st April 2017 directly from REBO and in due course via a network of international distributors.
About REBO™ wall
Manufactured in the UK REBO walls offer a cost effective solution for communities that do not have access to, or space for, a full size tennis court. They can be installed anywhere — school playgrounds, community centres, under flyovers, within railway arches or indoors.
The unique adjustable rebound ‘face’ is angled and adjustable (patent pending), creating a realistic upward ball trajectory and natural flight to the rebounded ball — which is completely different to a traditional brick wall.
REBO walls are versatile, multi-functional and can be de-mounted and re-sited. There are currently three versions of the REBO wall available:
- ‘Wimbledon’ REBO wall: flagship product, a prefabricated tennis wall covered in astroturf. Can be tailored in size to suit location and can be de-mounted and re-sited if required.
- ‘Speed’ REBO wall: newest addition to REBO family, this inflatable wall is transported in a bag and ready to use in just 90 seconds. Designed to learn, practice and play on with a soft or low compression ball and ideal for small spaces and indoor activity.
- ‘Street’ REBO wall: concrete double sided hitting wall for use in parks and exposed outdoor areas
REBO has been a supplier to the LTA, ITF and Tennis Foundation and is working with Loughborough University and former GB Fed Cup Captain Judy Murray and GB Davis Cup Captain Leon Smith to increase participation levels in tennis.
ABOUT HEAD TENNIS
HEAD TENNIS, a part of HEAD BV, is a global provider and marketer of premium branded tennis apparel, footwear, balls and equipment for athletes of all competitive levels.
Since its launch in the late 1960s, when HEAD founder Howard Head first introduced the aluminium tennis racquet, the division’s key products have attained leading market positions based on sales and reputation. Many of today´s top ATP and WTA players, including Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Richard Gasquet, Tomas Berdych, Marin Cilic, Maria Sharapova and Sloane Stephens are part of the HEAD Tennis family.
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