September 7, 2023

RacquetX Racquet Sports Industry Conference March 24-26 in Miami

RacquetX is hosting a conference for all racquet sports under one roof - encouraging ideas and collaboration between industry professionals in tennis, pickleball, padel and beyond. (Full story …)

March 30, 2022

Industry Veteran Randy Futty Joins Putterman Athletics

Putterman Athletics is proud to announce the hiring of Randy Futty to its staff as their newly created Executive Vice President of Business Development. Randy brings a wealth of knowledge, relationships, and experience in developing new markets, products, and partnerships. (Full story …)

December 18, 2020

ASBA to Combine Tennis Division with Courts & Rec Division

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for designers, builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has made the decision to combine its Tennis and Courts & Recreation divisions into one “Courts” division in 2021. (Full story …)

October 28, 2019

Applications Due Nov. 30 for Racquet & Paddle Sports Innovation Challenge

Do you have a new, innovative sports product or service? Enter it into the [Racquet & Paddle Sports Innovation Challenge](, which showcases new products and services designed to grow the sport and business of racquet sports with players, consumers and fans. (Full story …)

October 9, 2019

Educational Opportunities at January's Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

he Tennis Industry Association's annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference headlines a comprehensive program of educational opportunities at the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 22-24, at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. (Full story …)

September 25, 2019

Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Schedule Announced for Jan. 21-24 in Orlando

The 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show schedule of events was announced for the global racquet sport industry event taking place, Jan. 21-24, in Orlando. (Full story …)

August 18, 2019

Complimentary Registration Opens for Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

Racquet sports professionals and others in the racquet/paddle sports industry can now register, free of charge, for the 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 21-24, in Orlando, Fla., at []( (Full story …)

June 5, 2019

Dunlop Introduces Next Generation Stringing Machine

Dunlop introduced a trio of new products designed for racket technicians: the Dunlop Stringing Machine 2.0, the Dunlop Swingweight Machine and the Dunlop Balance Board. (Full story …)

May 27, 2019

Save the Date: 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Jan. 21-24

The 2nd Annual Racquet & Paddle Sports Show will be Jan. 21-24 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., featuring product, demos, exhibits, education and more. (Full story …)

May 21, 2019

Ashaway ZyMax® TX Badminton Strings Offer Proprietary Features

Ashaway’s ZyMax® TX family of badminton strings combines a trio of proprietary features to provide both amateur and professional players a new level of playability and performance. The TX family currently includes two strings, 68 TX and 64 TX. Both include a proprietary textured surface coating to enhance feel and control of the shuttle. (Full story …)

March 14, 2019

Black Knight Introduces Knight Trainer Pro Robotic Badminton Feeder

Black Knight Canada has introduced a completely redesigned version of their highly successful Knight Trainer, the world’s first practical badminton machine, released in 2008. The new Knight Trainer Pro is far more advanced with more control features and increased versatility. (Full story …)

January 31, 2019

Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference Brings Industry Together in Orlando

The 2019 Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference, Jan. 23-25, attracted more than 1,000 racquet sports professionals, industry leaders, and representatives of emerging and bellwether brands to the inaugural event last week, in Orlando, Fla. (Full story …)

December 12, 2018

Three Finalists Chosen to Present At Fourth ‘Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge’

Three finalists have been chosen to present at the fourth Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge, which will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, during the Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference in Orlando, Fla. AccuTennis, PlayTennisConnect and SPARC-Virtual Tennis will present five-minute pitches about their new product or service to a panel of judges—and in front of an audience of tennis and racquet sports industry leaders—in a “Shark Tank”-like competition to determine a winner. (Full story …)

October 18, 2018

Ashaway Introduces ZyMax 68 TX Badminton String

Ashaway Racket Strings has introduced ZyMax® 68 TX, a new badminton string with a proprietary textured surface coating to enhance feel and control of the shuttle. Like its ZyMax Fire siblings, ZyMax 68 TX utilizes Ashaway's proprietary BETA polymer fibers and is constructed using the company's special ZyWeaVe(tm) string core technology. The new string offers sensational elasticity and dynamic stiffness for maximum shuttle speed and explosive repulsion, as well as optimum power and durability, incredible knot and shear strength, and exceptional tension holding ability for consistent, reliable performance. (Full story …)

October 17, 2018

'Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge' Attracts Influential Panel of Judges

A high-powered panel of judges will consider the entries in the fourth “Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge,” which promises to showcase some of the most brilliant new and innovative sports products and services designed to grow the sport and business of tennis and racquet sports with players, consumers and fans. Presented by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), this unique competition will take place on Jan. 24, 2019, during the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference ([]( (Full story …)

September 20, 2018

Inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference Jan. 23-25 in Orlando

The inaugural [Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference]( will be held Jan. 23-25, 2019, and co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla. The multi-faceted tennis, racquet and paddle sports industry event will feature a hands-on product demo experience and opening welcome party at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona; and a curated ONE2ONE buying summit, Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference and an exhibit pavilion of racquet, paddle and tennis vendors and organizations at the Orange County Convention Center. (Full story …)

March 5, 2018

Ashaway Develops Textured Coating for ZyMax® Badminton Strings

Ashaway Racket Strings has developed a proprietary textured surface coating for their ZyMax® line of badminton strings. New coated strings will be dubbed "ZyMax TX," and like their ZyMax Fire siblings, will utilize Ashaway's proprietary BETA polymer fibers and be constructed using the company's special ZyWeaVe™ string core technology. The textured surface coating on the new strings will provide a stiffer feel and add a measure of control. (Full story …)

December 6, 2017

49-Year-Old Ashaway Player Reaches Badminton World Chps.

An improbable story, a quest, a dream come true: however you want to style it, Yuko Kawasaki's journey to this year's World Badminton Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, makes for an epic tale of grit, determination, and not a little talent. As an amateur and, at 49, the oldest female competitor, Yuko and her partner Tuck Chan didn't win, but she did compete, ending a yearlong, ten country, ten tournament quest and fulfilling a lifelong dream. And she credits her Ashaway ZyMax® 66 Fire Badminton string with helping her along the way. (Full story …)

May 23, 2017

Ashaway’s updated badminton line

A string for every style and level of play (Full story …)

January 24, 2017

Finals out of reach for Smashers

Surrey Smashers are out of the race for the 2016/17 AJ Bell National Badminton League Championship Finals after suffering a 3-2 match-night loss at University of Birmingham Lions on Monday evening. Knowing that two big wins were needed from their... (Full story …)

November 30, 2016

Ashaway introduces Rally 21 Fire string

Provides 25% improvement in Dynamic Stiffness and Elasticity for maximum shuttle speed; 25% increase in knot and sheer strength; minimizes tension loss for consistent performance (Full story …)

Smashers take win in NBL thriller

Surrey Smashers returned to winning ways on match-night 3 of the 2016/17 AJ Bell National Badminton League season with a fine 3-2 win over University of Nottingham Sport. Badminton fans were treated to a night of world-class action at Surrey... (Full story …)

November 22, 2016

Langridge to feature at Sports Park

Surrey Smashers Badminton captain Chris Langridge is set to feature for his side in their AJ Bell National Badminton League match against University of Nottingham Sport on Monday evening (28th November, 7.30 p.m.). Leatherhead-born Langridge, who has played for Smashers... (Full story …)

September 12, 2016

FISU WUC Badminton starts

The 14th edition of the FISU World University Badminton Championship starts today, 12 September and will last until the 18th. The event is hosted in Ramenskoe, Russia. The event can be followed via the following channels: Website: & (Full story …)

July 6, 2016

Smashers sign Kjaersfelt

Surrey Smashers have signed Danish international Line Kjaersfelt ahead of the 2016/17 National Badminton League season. The 22-year-old women’s singles specialist has put pen to paper to make her NBL debut with Smashers, after rising to a career high world... (Full story …)

June 27, 2016

Adcock and Langridge selected for Rio

Surrey Smashers stars Gabby Adcock and Chris Langridge will form part of an 8-strong Team GB Badminton team at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. 25-year-old Adcock, who will partner with husband Chris in the mixed doubles, features in her first... (Full story …)

May 17, 2016

Ashaway ZyMax Fire sparks global appeal

Soaring sales see “Fiery Orange” ZyMax string in racquets worldwide. Thinner tournament gauges especially popular, says Crandall (Full story …)

November 3, 2015

Smashers open with home win

Surrey Smashers Captain Chris Langridge admits his side have their eyes firmly on the National Badminton League (NBL) play-offs once again this season after they started their campaign with a 4-1 win over MK Badminton on the opening match-night of... (Full story …)

August 14, 2015

Ashaway introduces ZyMax 69 Fire

ZyMax 69 Fire constructed using proprietary new BETA polymer technology -- String optimized to provide maximum dynamic stiffness, power, durability, repulsion, and tension holding (Full story …)

May 21, 2015

Ashaway introduces ZyMax 62 Fire

Dynamic stiffness and repulsion power increased 25% with new proprietary BETA Polymer core -- ZyWeaVe™ core technology prevents tension loss; braided construction increases knot and shear strength (Full story …)

March 19, 2015

Ashaway signs Van Rietvelde

Ashaway, RI - Ashaway has announced the signing of rising Scottish International Badminton player Paul Van Rietvelde as a sponsored player. Paul is a men’s doubles specialist from Longniddry in Scotland and has achieved a highest world ranking of 32.... (Full story …)

February 11, 2015

Ashaway intros two badminton strings

Proprietary BETA Polymer multifilament core optimized for precision or power. Each string offers 25% increase in dynamic stiffness and elasticity, plus reduced tension loss (Full story …)

February 3, 2015

Ashaway Introduces ZyMax Fire

ZyMax Fire badminton strings are the first to use proprietary new BETA polymer technology. Each string tailored to optimize playing characteristics, including dynamic stiffness, power, durability, repulsion, and tension holding (Full story …)

July 30, 2014

Asians dominate badminton championship

The 13th edition of the FISU World University Badminton Championship hosted in Cordoba, Spain, ended yesterday 29 July with the Asian players dominating the medal podium. The first matches of the final day saw Iskandar (MAS - N°5) and Huan... (Full story …)

February 8, 2013

Wilson signs Brice Leverdez

Leverdez to Represent Wilson Head to Toe, Using Rackets, Apparel and Footwear (Full story …)

June 29, 2012

Carlton sponsors National Badminton League

Greenville, SC — Carlton, a name synonymous with premium badminton equipment throughout the world, is pleased to announce its new sponsorship of the National Badminton League (NBL). As part of the agreement, Carlton becomes the official racquet, shuttlecock, and accessories... (Full story …)

January 12, 2012

Ashaway introduces ZyMax 65

Combination of high-tech materials and ZyWeaVe™ core construction maintains tension, generates more repulsive power. ZyMax 65 provides enhanced durability over ZyMax 62, more power than ZyMax 67 (Full story …)

July 12, 2011

Top badminton players join Wilson

CHICAGO — A consistent force on the badminton circuit has experienced the benefits of Wilson’s BLX badminton racquets and made the switch to Wilson. Kyle Emerick and Sarun Vivatpatanakul have recently joined the Wilson Badminton Team and have signed a... (Full story …)

September 7, 2010

Badminton Championship Opens in Taipei City

TAIPEI CITY — Today, September 7th, the 11th edition of the biennial FISU World University Badminton Championship opened at 2 pm in Taipei City, the capital of Chinese Taipei. Quite a number of the country’s authorities were present at the... (Full story …)

August 28, 2010

Badminton promotes peace alongside Peace and Sport

Badminton World Federation signs global partnership agreement with Peace and Sport. (Full story …)

July 15, 2010

Wilson's De Pauw Wins Boston Open

[CHICAGO] — Wilson Ad Staff badminton player, Holvy de Pauw won both the men’s doubles and mixed doubles at the 2010 Wilson Boston Open. He won the men’s doubles with partner Quang-Minh Nguyen. They defeated the #1 seeded team of... (Full story …)

May 20, 2010

ZyMax 67 Offers Lowest Tension Loss

New offering from Ashaway is best of any badminton string. Tournament gauge string provides increased strength and durability. Rounds out ZyMax family of badminton strings based on proprietary ZyWeaVe core technology (Full story …)

May 10, 2010

'1000 Rackets for Haiti'

Badminton legend Peter Gade auctions his 2010 European Gold Medal for charity (Full story …)

March 5, 2010

Ashaway Introduces ZyMax 62

The Lightest Badminton String Ever Made. ZyWeaVe™ core makes ZyMax 62 lighter by 25% than standard .70mm strings (Full story …)

October 21, 2009

Ashaway Introduces ZyMax 70 for Badminton

The the Strongest 0.70 mm String Ever Made. Revolutionary ZyWeaVe Core improves durability, resists tension loss. (Full story …)

November 13, 2007

Ashaway Sponsors Christensen

Ashaway, RI — Ashaway Racket Strings has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with rising Danish badminton star Michael Christensen, the company has announced. The agreement marks the first time Ashaway has sponsored a major international player in Denmark, where badminton... (Full story …)

June 6, 2007

HEAD Introduces Badminton to U.S. Market

HEAD has taken on the challenge of providing players all they need for the fast-paced, dynamic game of Badminton, applying their proven racquet sport expertise to a new full range of badminton products. (Full story …)


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