December 1, 2023

Tennis Express Re-Acquired by Founder Brad Blume

Tennis Express announced that Brad Blume, Founder of Tennis Express, has re-acquired full ownership in the retail and online business. (Full story …)

September 26, 2023

USA Pickleball Announces 'Quiet Category' for Pickleball Products

USA Pickleball, the National Governing Body for the sport of pickleball in the U.S., announced the launch of its Quiet Category for pickleball products, a revolutionary initiative that aims to reduce the sport’s sound output. (Full story …)

February 2, 2023

USPTA Acquires Multi-Year Endorsement Deal with Dunlop as Official Ball

The United States Professional Tennis Association is pleased to announce a multi-year endorsement with Dunlop as the Official Tennis Ball of the USPTA. (Full story …)

March 15, 2022

Tennis Sees Significant Growth in 2021 Participation, Equipment Sales

The USTA announced that tennis saw significant growth in both participation and equipment sales in 2021, which marks the second consecutive year of this trend. (Full story …)

January 25, 2022

Slinger Signs 4-Year Global Tennis Ball Deal with Dunlop

Slinger, a leading connected sports technology company, has announced a new 4-year exclusive tennis ball partnership with Dunlop. As one of the most iconic tennis brands in the world, Dunlop provides the official ball of the ATP World Tour and the Australian Open Grand Slam Tournament. With this new partnership, Dunlop becomes the official ball provider for Slinger across the global tennis market. (Full story …)

July 23, 2021

Dunlop, Atlanta Open Reach Multi-Year Ball, Racquet Agreement

Dunlop today announced it has reached a multi-year agreement with the Truist Atlanta Open presented by Fiserv as the Official Ball and Racquet for the tournament. (Full story …)

July 13, 2021

Franklin X-40 Becomes Official Ball of USA Pickleball

Franklin Sports and USA Pickleball will also be partnering on growth initiatives for the sport, including working towards the goal of making pickleball a Demonstration Sport at the 2028 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. The two organizations will work together to develop pickleball programming for schools while also increasing the sport's presence at retail stores across the country. (Full story …)

February 24, 2021

Head Named Official Tennis Ball, Racquet and String of Laver Cup

Laver Cup organizers announced that HEAD, a leading racquet and ball manufacturer, has signed a multi-year deal to become a global sponsor of the event starting with this year’s edition to be held at the iconic TD Garden in Boston from September 24-26, 2021. (Full story …)

February 3, 2021

USTA SoCal Announces 2021 Partnership with Tecnifibre

USTA Southern California and Tecnifibre are pleased to announce a new partnership beginning in 2021 in which Tecnifibre will be the Official Ball of the Signature Series, a collection of elite major tournaments on the USTA SoCal competitive schedule. (Full story …)

December 11, 2020

USTA Statement on Possible COVID-19 Transmission on Tennis Balls

The USTA released a statement regarding possible COVID-19 transmission on tennis balls, following a recent study whose conclusion was supported by the ITF Sport Science and Medicine Commission, USTA Sport Science Committee and USTA Medical Advisory Group. (Full story …)

December 3, 2020

Tennis Industry Shows Growth in the Face of the Pandemic

The USTA announced that recent data and information surrounding racquet sales and participation have shown that the tennis industry has shown strength amid the pandemic. (Full story …)

March 1, 2020

Franklin X-40 Named the Official Ball of the U.S. Open Pickleball Chps.

U.S. Open Pickleball Championships has announced a partnership with Franklin Pickleball,a product brand within leading global sporting goods brand, Franklin Sports. Franklin Pickleball’s industryleading “X-40” pickleball will now be used as the official ball of the week-long event, dubbed “The Biggest Pickleball Party in the World!” (Full story …)

November 24, 2019

Wilson Tapped as Official Partner of Roland Garros and French Federation

The French Tennis Federation and Wilson Sporting Goods have entered into a new five-year partnership for Roland-Garros and the FFT. The partnership will be based on working together to enhance the Roland-Garros experience for all tennis fans and on implementing tennis initiatives across France. The agreement is a perfect example of the FFT’s strategy of selecting innovative and dynamic partners in the tennis and tennis lifestyle space. (Full story …)

October 29, 2019

Dunlop Named Official Ball of 2019 Davis Cup Finals

Dunlop will be at the heart of the new-look Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals after being named as the official ball for the event by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and Kosmos Tennis. The Dunlop Fort All Court TS ball will be used for the prestigious week-long finals, which will see 18 countries vie for the famous trophy on the indoor hard courts of La Caja Mágica in Madrid from 18-24 November. (Full story …)

October 10, 2019

Miami Open Selects Dunlop as Official Ball and Racquet

Dunlop announced it has reached a multi-year agreement with the Miami Open presented by Itaú to become the Official Ball and Racquet for the tournament. (Full story …)

August 22, 2019

Wilson Launches Triniti Tennis Ball, Designed for Sustainability

Wilson Sporting Goods Co. announced the launch of the new Triniti™ tennis ball. Triniti is the first tennis ball designed with sustainability at its core while maintaining the high performance levels expected by amateur and professional tennis players around the world. (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 27, 2019

TIA Testifies on Capitol Hill Against China Tariffs

TIA President Jeff Williams was among more than 325 executives who testified on Capitol Hill recently in opposition to the proposed China tariffs. Many of those testifying told the committee that the 25 percent tariffs on roughly $300 billion in Chinese imports would essentially act as a tax on Americans and threaten jobs in the U.S. (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 …)

April 17, 2019

Dunlop Names Jeff Lininger as National Sales Manager

Dunlop announced Jeff Lininger has been named National Sales Manager as part of the company’s Sales Management Team. The new role, based in Dunlop’s headquarters of Greenville, S.C., has him overseeing the Pro & Specialty Sales. that includes management of Dunlop’s Territory Managers. He will be reporting directly to Kai Nitsche, V.P. and General Manager of Dunlop Sports Americas. Lininger had been a Territory Manager for the Southeast with Dunlop. (Full story …)

April 15, 2019

Dunlop Ball Promotion to Send Fans to ATP and Next Gen Finals

Dunlop announced a new consumer promotion that will send two sets of winners to the 2019 Nitto ATP Finals in London, three sets of winners to the 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan, and 2000 dozen of their new ATP tennis ball to tennis players across the country. (Full story …)

February 18, 2019

Dunlop Announces New Line of ATP Balls

Dunlop announced its full lineup of ATP balls, all developed as part of its multi-year partnership as Official Ball of the ATP Tour. The super- premium ATP Extra Duty ball made its debut in New York City as the Official Ball of the NY Open. It is available at U.S. retailers, along with three other ATP branded balls. (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 …)

January 9, 2019

ATP and Dunlop Announce Global Partnership

ATP and Dunlop announced a new, five-year partnership that will see Dunlop become the Official Ball of the ATP Tour and the Nitto ATP Finals beginning this year. (Full story …)

October 16, 2018

Wilson, RecycleBalls Team Up to Recycle 20M Tennis Balls in 3 Years

Wilson Sporting Goods Co., and RecycleBalls announced today they are partnering to collect, recycle, and repurpose tennis balls across the United States. RecycleBalls is a non-profit organization founded in 2014, with the goal of collecting and recycling the 125 million tennis balls that end up in US landfills each year and then converting these tennis balls into innovative and sustainable products. The Wilson/RecycleBalls partnership aims to recycle 20 million tennis balls in the U.S. over the next three years. (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 …)

September 7, 2018

Tennis Industry Hears Challenges, Opportunities At TIA Tennis Forum

More than 350 tennis leaders, industry executives and tennis providers came together on the first day of play at the US Open for the 11th annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Forum, held at the Grand Hyatt New York. The Tennis Forum included the latest news and research about the state of the tennis and sports industries, including the current challenges, potential opportunities, and collaborative ways to move the sport and industry forward. (Full story …)

August 30, 2018

Dunlop Becomes Official Ball Partner of Australian Open

Dunlop will be the official ball partner of the Australian Open in January 2019. The multi-year partnership will see Dunlop provide the official ball for the Australian Open and granted the rights to sell Australian Open branded tennis balls globally. (Full story …)

PTR, Head Penn Extend Longstanding Partnership

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) signed a three year contract with HEAD Penn, extending its longstanding partnership to a history-making 38 years. (Full story …)

June 27, 2018

New Tennis Participation Report Available from TIA

The 2018 Tennis Participation Report has been published and is available for members. The 24-page report, produced by the Tennis Industry Association in partnership with the Physical Activity Council, includes the most recent data and trends through year-end 2017 for tennis participation, consumer spending, fitness and health, fans, tennis interest, cross participation in other sports, and more. (Full story …)

April 25, 2018

IMG Academy Selects Dunlop as Official Supplier

Dunlop announced an agreement with IMG Academy, located in Bradenton, FL, to become the official tennis racquet, ball, and accessory provider of its world-class tennis program. As part of the agreement, all tennis coaches will use Dunlop racquets and balls for lessons and training. (Full story …)

April 23, 2018

ITA, Wilson Extend Partnership

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association and Wilson Racquet Sports announce a continuation of their decades-long alliance, with Wilson serving as the Official Ball, Racquet and Accessory Brand of the ITA. (Full story …)

November 7, 2017

Tecnifibre X-One Ball Chosen As Official Ball of Davis Cup Finals

In Davis Cup competitions, the home team has the right to choose the ball and the playing surface. This is what makes the competition different and unique from others. For the upcoming finals to be played at Lille Nov. 24-28, the players on the French National team have made their ball choice: they will play with the Tecnifibre X-One tennis ball. (Full story …)

October 26, 2017

Head Penn Partners with TGA Premier Tennis

HEAD PENN Racquet Sports, a leading tennis equipment manufacturer, announced a partnership this week with TGA Premier Tennis, a nationwide youth tennis delivery system and National Partner of the USTA and USPTA. (Full story …)

November 10, 2015

Penn renews as PTR's official ball

Phoenix - It was announced this week that Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and Penn have decided to extend their contract and relationship. Penn will continue to be the official ball of PTR for years to come. The partnership builds on... (Full story …)

July 27, 2015

Penn is the official ball of CIF

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and HEAD Penn Racquet Sports have announced the signing of a five-year agreement that names Penn as the Official Tennis Ball and HEAD Tennis Racquets as the exclusive tennis racquet partner of the CIF. The... (Full story …)

May 21, 2014

Babolat: The grand slam experience

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... (Full story …)

March 18, 2014

Family Circle Cup chooses Dunlop balls

Greenville, SC — Dunlop and the Family Circle Cup have renewed their partnership, once again making the Dunlop Grand Prix ball the Official Ball of the tournament. With the renewal, 2014 marks the 7th year of the partnership between Dunlop... (Full story …)

March 3, 2014

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... (Full story …)

January 28, 2014

USTA selects Dunlop for Davis Cup tie

Greenville, SC — Sunny San Diego, CA plays host to this week’s Davis Cup tie between the United States and Great Britain. The matches will be played at Petco Park, home of Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres. The tie... (Full story …)

January 2, 2014

Penn named as Official Ball of PTR

January 2, 2014 — It was announced today that PTR has selected Penn to be the official endorsed ball of the organization in a new multi-year agreement. The partnership builds on the long standing HEAD endorsement with PTR that spans... (Full story …)

June 28, 2013

Penn and Dasani team up on ball pack

Both Brands Focused on Recycling Efforts in Tennis Industry (Full story …)

May 16, 2013

Gamma's new 60 Orange Dot and 78 Green Dot balls

GAMMA Balls are USTA Approved and Number 1-3 for Tournament Play (Full story …)

April 9, 2013

Babolat 2013

“RANKED NUMBER ONE” AT WIMBLEDON AND THE FRENCH OPEN With its expertise and passion for tennis, Babolat—the tennis lover’s brand—creates partnerships with key tennis actors. Since 2011, Babolat has been the official supplier of racquets, balls and strings of the... (Full story …)

January 15, 2013

Wilson innovates with new Tour Clay balls

Wilson Tour Clay Red Ball and Tour Clay Green Ball Launch this Month (Full story …)

April 30, 2012

Babolat's 2012 French Open Products

Iconic Tennis Brand Serves the French Open with Passion for the Second Year in a Row (Full story …)

March 1, 2012

Penn launches sweepstakes on Facebook

Play Tough. Play Long. Play Pro Penn Marathon. (Full story …)

December 14, 2011

Wilson the official ball of the Orange Bowl

Up and Coming Wilson Athletes are Players to Watch at Prestigious Junior Tennis Tournament. (Full story …)

October 17, 2011

Penn launches new Marathon ball

Play Tough. Play Long. Play Pro Penn Marathon (Full story …)

September 27, 2011

Dunlop: Official ball of StreetSquash

Harlem Program Combines Academics and Squash to Develop NYC Youth (Full story …)

September 12, 2011

Dunlop and U.S. Squash extend agreement

Partnership Now in its Third Decade (Full story …)

July 8, 2011

Wilson is the Official Ball of the Davis Cup

[CHICAGO] — Wilson Sporting Goods Co. is pleased to announce the extension of their partnership as the Official Ball of the Davis Cup match between United States and Spain. The matches will be taking place in Austin, Texas this week.... (Full story …)

May 19, 2011

GAMMA's new EZ Basket

EZ Basket designed for use with popular Ballhopper EZ Travel Cart 150 (Full story …)

January 7, 2011 Now Offering Online Sales

Louisville, CO - January 4, 2011 — Rocky Mountain Sports of Boulder, Inc. (RMS) announced today that their new webstore, is now open for business. The website offers easy 24/7 access for both retail customers as well as established... (Full story …)

December 22, 2010

Dunlop World No.1 Tennis Ball Announcement

Dunlop, the world’s leading clay court tennis ball, announces that its partnership agreement with the French Open will not be renewed. As a result, Dunlop will put all its efforts into sponsoring the full European clay court season leading up... (Full story …)

August 17, 2010

New Look for QuickStart Balls

QuickStart Tennis balls from Oncourt Offcourt have a new look. The buckets have been redesigned with bright bold colors, making them better than ever to use as court targets. Plus, the lids are now hinged for easier ball access and... (Full story …)

March 25, 2010

Novak Djokovic vs. Tennis Machine

The Merger of Science and Tennis: Novak and his Team Use Tennis Balls and HEAD Racquets to Create an Astonishing Chain Reaction (Full story …)

May 8, 2009

Penn Serves up Golden Giveaway Promotion for Summer

PHOENIX — For a limited time this summer, specially marked 4-packs of Penn Championship and Pro Penn+ tennis balls will include free gifts as part of Penn’s Golden Giveaway promotion. Included in the pack are free gifts ranging from a... (Full story …)

February 5, 2009

Hop-A-Razzi Makes Fetching Tennis Balls Easy

Innovative ball basket with wheels and adjustable handle allows quick pick-up and play (Full story …)

November 21, 2008

Penn Named as Official Ball of BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup

Phoenix, AZ - November 2008 - Penn has been named the official ball of the BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean Cup which will be taking place Monday, March 2 at Madison Square Garden. The event will be telecast... (Full story …)

September 16, 2008

Viking Named Official Ball of American Platform Tennis Association National Championships

Bordentown, NJ - September 16, 2008 - Viking is pleased to announce that it has been named Official Ball of all American Platform Tennis Association (APTA) National Championships through 2013. While the Viking ball has been used at the Men’s... (Full story …)

August 21, 2008

Penn Tennis Balls to be Featured on Discovery Channel's 'Some Assembly Required'

Phoenix, AZ — Penn tennis balls will be featured on Discovery Channel’s hit show “Some Assembly Required” on Thursday, September 4th 8:30 ET/PT, where host Brian Unger, a comedian known for his work on The Daily Show, will take viewers... (Full story …)

July 30, 2008

HEAD Partners With European Beach Tennis Championships

KENNELBACH, AUSTRIA — HEAD International signed a contract with Tennis Europe to become the official ball and paddle partner for the European Beach Tennis Championships. The European Beach Tennis Championships will take place in Riccione, Italy from July 31st to... (Full story …)

July 29, 2008

Wilson Named Official Tennis Ball For the 2008 Summer Olympics

Chicago — For the second consecutive Olympic competition, the Wilson US Open Tennis Ball will serve as the Official Ball for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China. The Olympics host some of the highest profiles players in the... (Full story …)

July 10, 2008

QuickStart Tennis Balls Available

July 10, 2008 -- USPTA and PTR Master Professional Joe Dinoffer has announced the launch of a new line of QuickStart Tennis balls from Oncourt Offcourt. Three types of balls are available for use with 36-foot and 60-foot courts. All... (Full story …)

May 13, 2008

Penn Introduces New Pro Penn+

Featuring Encore™ Technology and new LongPlay® Felt (Full story …)

April 3, 2008

Family Circle Cup to Celebrate 35th Anniversary With Dunlop

Dunlop Signs on as Official Ball & Racquet for Legendary Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Event (Full story …)

August 13, 2007

Wilson Racket Sports Highlights Commitment to Environmental Responsibility With New Green Initiative

CHICAGO — Wilson Racquet Sports today announced the details of their new Green Initiative, a program committed to developing and implementing environmentally responsible products and manufacturing procedures across the racquet brand’s major product categories. As the world’s leading racquet sports... (Full story …)

July 2, 2007

Penn Once Again Tops TIA Consumer Report as Most Preferred Brand of Tennis Ball

PHOENIX — Based on the YE 2006 TIA Tennis Consumer Report, Penn is once again the #1 choice of tennis players. When asked “what brand of tennis balls do you feel is best”, Penn topped the list in every age... (Full story …)

June 26, 2007

Penn Introduces its Fastest Racquetball Ever!

Phoenix – Arizona – June 2007 –The Penn Ballistic is specially designed for outdoor racquetball. The Ballistic boasts increased durability, maximum visibility, and Penn’s legendary true bounce on every shot. The Penn Ballistic is also great for indoor play. Experience... (Full story …)

June 19, 2007

Tennis Cart Now Designed for Transition Balls

USPTA and PTR Master Professional Joe Dinoffer has announced the addition of a “Mesh Divider” for transition tennis balls as a new feature on his Oncourt Offcourt Deluxe Club Cart. The divider now comes standard with all Deluxe Club Carts... (Full story …)

June 15, 2007

RSI Magazine Publishes Ultimate Tennis Ball Issue

July Issue is Shipping Now (Full story …)

June 6, 2007

Penn introduces New Racquet Ball

June 2007 — Penn introduces its fastest racquet ball ever! The Penn Ballistic is specially designed for outdoor racquetball. The Ballistic boasts increased durability, maximum visibility, and Penn’s legendary true bounce on every shot. Also great for indoor play. Experience... (Full story …)

April 25, 2007

Penn Introduces New Instructional Program

In conjunction with new ITF standards and with the USPTA, Penn is launching its Pro Penn Tennis Instructional Program (T.I.P.) - a series of transitional tennis balls designed to help beginning players learn the basic skills of tennis in a fast and fun way. (Full story …)


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