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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 [RacquetPaddleSportsShow.com](https://www.racquetpaddlesportsshow.com/). (Full story …)

August 4, 2019

K-Swiss Launches Pickleball-Specific Performance Shoe

K•Swiss announced the introduction of their new performance pickleball shoe, the Express Light Pickleball. With the company having strong momentum as the fastest growing tennis footwear brand in the United States, now ranked #2 in the specialty brick and mortar channel, K-Swiss has officially entered the pickleball market using its strong footwear capabilities and consumer insights. (Full story …)

June 30, 2019

Pre-Register for 2020 TOM Conference & Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

The TIA’s Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference will take place Jan. 22-24th at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. This will mark the second year that the TOM Conference will be part of the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show. (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 …)

February 28, 2019

K-Swiss Collaborates with Bob & Mike Bryan on New Lifestyle Shoe

K•Swiss announced the launch of its new Classic 88 II Bryan Brothers lifestyle shoe model. The special limited edition shoe marks a year-long collaboration with Bob and Mike Bryan, the greatest doubles team in the history of tennis. (Full story …)

February 18, 2019

K-Swiss Launches New Ultrashot 2 with Surgelite Technology

K•Swiss announced the introduction of its newest high-performance tennis shoe, the Ultrashot 2. The company has strong momentum as the fastest growing tennis footwear brand in the United States, doubling its sell-through market share over the past two years and now ranked #3 in the specialty channel. (Full story …)

November 15, 2018

Mizuno Selects Tennis Specialty Inc. as U.S. Footwear Distributor

Mizuno, the global specialty sporting goods company, has secured the services of Tennis Specialty Inc., based in Louisville, Colo., as the U.S. distribution partner responsible for sales and customer service with the introduction of Mizuno performance tennis footwear across the U.S. (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 ([racquetpaddlesportsshow.com](http://www.racquetpaddlesportsshow.com/)). (Full story …)

September 20, 2018

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

The inaugural [Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference](http://racquetpaddlesportsshow.com) 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 …)

August 30, 2018

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 …)

May 21, 2018

K-Swiss Offers Deal for Play Tennis Month

K•Swiss, the fastest growing tennis footwear brand in the United States specialty channel, announced that consumers can get their new high-end shoe model, the Ultrashot for a $20.00 dollar savings until June 1. The special offer is an effort to support Play Tennis Month and the PHIT America campaign to encourage kids and adults to increase their physical activity levels. (Full story …)

May 12, 2018

K-Swiss Appoints Mike Miringoff VP of Sales, Americas

K-Swiss announced the promotion of Mike Miringoff to VP of Sales for the Americas region. In this new role, Miringoff will report to K-Swiss President Barney Waters and will be responsible for all of K-Swiss’ wholesale business in the U.S. market, along with managing distributors in Canada, Central and South America. (Full story …)

April 4, 2018

ITA, Tennis Warehouse Continue Partnership

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association and Tennis Warehouse announce a continuation of their alliance with Tennis Warehouse, which is recognized as the Official Online Tennis Retailer of the ITA. (Full story …)

January 15, 2018

Dunlop Signs Young, Murray, Watson, Fratangelo, Townsend, Chirico

Dunlop announced Donald Young, Jamie Murray, Heather Watson, Bjorn Fratangelo, Taylor Townsend and Louisa Chirico have all chosen Dunlop racquets as they embark on their 2018 seasons. Young, Murray, Fratangelo and Townsend will play with the Dunlop CX 2.0, while Watson will use the CX 2.0 LS and Chirico will use the Dunlop CV F 3.0 Tour. Each racquet is powered by Srixon technology. (Full story …)

February 16, 2016

Babolat JET sets the pace in footwear

Tennis specialist and pioneer Babolat is dedicated to transforming the game with innovative products designed to meet the needs of modern players. Today’s athletes need to be faster than ever before, making lightweight gear key to their success. This need... (Full story …)

August 13, 2015

Babolat debuts lightest performance shoe

As the game of tennis reaches new heights, Babolat continues to push technology to the limits, breaking barriers and defining new industry standards. Our latest mission: create a game-changing tennis shoe. Enter Babolat JET Limited Edition - the lightest performance... (Full story …)

March 25, 2015

Babolat debuts limited edition Wimbledon products

Official Licensee of The Championships, Wimbledon, Babolat unveils new products and endorsement for 2015; Heather Watson newest member of Team Babolat (Full story …)

March 11, 2015

Diadora announces footwear collection

Greenville, SC - Dunlop Sports Group America, the US distributer for Diadora tennis footwear, today announced that Diadora’s 2015 lines of Performance Tennis footwear for men and women is now available in tennis specialty stores across the US. Designed with... (Full story …)

January 21, 2015

Wilson releases Rush Pro 2.0 shoe

New Patented Technology, Bold Design and Fresh Colors Mark Evolution of Rush Pro Collection (Full story …)

January 12, 2015

Babolat enhances Propulse shoe range

Innovating to boost the rhythm of the game (Full story …)

December 1, 2014

adidas introduces the Barricade 2015

Today adidas unveils the new Barricade 2015 tennis shoe - the latest model in the Barricade footwear line. The newest Barricade features the most design updates since the shoe’s inception 15 years ago. It’s lighter, more flexible and available in... (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 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 …)

December 6, 2013

Dunlop to distribute Diadora footwear

Legendary Italian Brand Re-Launches Tennis Footwear in US for 2014 (Full story …)

October 28, 2013

Berdych now in Head footwear

Bercy/France — HEAD is proud to announce that HEAD Racquet Rebel Tomáš Berdych is now playing with HEAD tennis shoes. The current world’s No. 6 tennis player and 2012 Davis Cup winner, steps on the courts in his new footwear,... (Full story …)

May 31, 2013

adidas and Djokovic partner in footwear deal

Djokovic to wear Barricade 7 shoe at Roland Garros (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 …)

December 17, 2012

Wilson ramps up footwear technology

Stability, Feel, and Acceleration Are Key Benefits of 2013 Rush Pro (Full story …)

December 1, 2012

Babolat launches new Aeropro Drive and Propulse 4

Babolat will please tennis lovers this holiday season by presenting them with the ideal gear for walking in the footsteps of champions Rafael Nadal (SPA), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) or Andy Roddick (USA). The brand continues to innovate with the launch... (Full story …)

April 17, 2012

Babolat introduces SFX Footwear

Superior Fit Experience (SFX) Shoe Designed For More Fluid and Effortless Footwork (Full story …)

November 29, 2011

Adidas launches Barricade 7.0

Iconic tennis shoe is back with a female counterpart (Full story …)

February 10, 2011

Babolat Debuts 2011 Footwear

All-new high-performance Propulse line inspires V-PRO range (Full story …)

January 31, 2011

Converse Introduces The Jack Purcell Evo Shoe

The first modern performance Jack Purcell tennis shoe since the 1960s (Full story …)

April 28, 2010

Improve your game, reward your feet

PHOENIX, AZ — HEAD is rewarding tennis players everywhere with their newest promotion: Improve YOUR Game — Reward YOUR Feet. Throughout the month of May, tennis players can purchase a YOUTEK™ tour racquet and receive a pair of HEAD performance... (Full story …)

February 19, 2010

Babolat Introduces 2010 Footwear Lines

Boulder, Colorado — Babolat, leading manufacturer of tennis racquets, announces the release of new and updated Propulse and Team range high-performance tennis shoes for the 2010 season. Babolat’s specialized tennis footwear consists of the most dynamic and durable tennis shoes... (Full story …)

January 21, 2010

Prince Introduces Lightspeed Footwear

Lower, Lighter, Faster Shoes Puts Players More In Touch with the Court for Enhanced Balance and Unwavering Stability - Debuts on Pros at Australian Open (Full story …)

December 27, 2009

Stuffitts Launches New and Improved Shoe Saver

Removing over 60% of moisture after only one hour, Stuffitts will save your shoes (Full story …)

November 16, 2009

Viking Named Official Sponsor of the PPTA

Bordentown, NJ — Viking is proud to announce that it has been named the new, official partner of the Professional Platform Tennis Association (PPTA). Through the new one year deal, the equipment leader will be the exclusive provider of paddles,... (Full story …)

August 28, 2009

Westmill Distribution and High Sky Reach Worldwide Licensing Deal

TAIPEI, Taiwan—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Westmill distribution announces they have reached a worldwide license agreement to produce and distribute DADA Footwear and DADA apparel excluding North America. Westmill has been a marketer and distributor of USA brands to Asia for over 14... (Full story …)

March 6, 2009

HEAD Introduces New Performance Tennis Footwear

HEAD is stepping up its game in the tennis footwear business. In 2009 HEAD will re-launch its line of footwear with updated technology and cosmetics for today’s youthful, aggressive and stylish tennis player. The new footwear collection is available since... (Full story …)

February 3, 2009

USPTA Texas Division Southwest Tennis Buying Show to be held in Dallas/Fort Worth area

More than 125 buyers are expected. (Full story …)

January 19, 2009

A Flying Novak Djokovic Launches Signature ‘Falcon’ Range in Melbourne

Melbourne, January 18th, 2009 - Novak Djokovic today unveiled his new signature ‘Falcon’ range for adidas whilst playing tennis on an aerial court in Melbourne’s iconic State Theatre. Positioned appropriately on centre stage, the natural performer played tennis on an... (Full story …)

December 3, 2008

Ashaway Extends String and Shoe Sponsorship Deal with Jack Huczek

-- Legendary player to also assist with product development and marketing (Full story …)

June 16, 2008

Ektelon Launches O Series Performance Footwear

New Line Delivers “Hole” New Look and Ultimate Stability to Players (Full story …)

June 4, 2008

Prince Brand Sees Significant Presence at Roland Garros

Prince Brand Sees Significant Presence in footwear and apparel (in addition to racquets) at Major for First Time in Company History (Full story …)

May 29, 2008

Prince O Series Performance Footwear Hits Shelves

New Line Delivers “Hole” New Look and Makes Immediate Impact at Tour Level (Full story …)

May 5, 2008

Prince Continues Momentum According to Q1 Industry Audit

Industry Leader Now Has More Racquet and Footwear Models in Top Fifteen Than Any Other Brand and #1 Position in String (Full story …)

February 15, 2008

So Hot It's Cool: Official All Star Weekend Footwear

Red Hot or Cool Blue? — adidas presents the official All - Star footwear collection Available in both East and West colorways WHEN EAST MEETS WEST - WHO WILL YOU REP? adidas TS Pro Model Official on-court shoe SRP $100... (Full story …)

October 9, 2007

HEAD Introduces New Performance Tennis Footwear

Phoenix, AZ — HEAD is stepping into the tennis footwear business, giving the 50 million tennis players worldwide new performance options for all court surfaces and price points. HEAD’s performance tennis footwear line will be available in January 2008 and... (Full story …)

August 1, 2007

Fila Names Gary Wakley Vice President Footwear

New York, NY, July 25, 2007 — President of Fila’s global operations, Y.C. Cho announced today that the company had named Gary Wakley as Vice President, Footwear. Mr. Wakley, 58, joins Fila from Prince Sports Inc. where he spent the... (Full story …)

May 21, 2007

Prince Comes Out of Gate Strong in Q1

Tennis Leader Poised To Break $100 Million Sales Mark in 2007 (Full story …)

 

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