October 21, 2023

Tennis Warehouse Acquires Swetka's Tennis Shop

Tennis Warehouse, a leading global tennis retailer, is thrilled to announce its acquisition of Swetka’s Tennis Shop, a well-established tennis specialty store located in Mountain View. This move is part of Tennis Warehouse’s plan to expand further into the retail space where there is opportunity. (Full story …)

October 24, 2022

USPTA, Wilson to Part Ways Following 7-Year Endorsement Partnership

The United States Professional Tennis Association, Inc. (USPTA), regrets to announce that after seven years, Wilson Sporting Goods has made the decision to move away from its endorsement partnership with the USPTA. Wilson has been the official equipment supplier of the USPTA, providing racquets, balls, strings, and other equipment for USPTA members and programs. (Full story …)

May 27, 2022

Skechers to Become 'Official Footwear' of Prominent Pickleball Organizations

Intersport and the Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) Tour, USA Pickleball and Major League Pickleball (MLP), the nation's elite professional pickleball circuits, have entered into multi-year agreements with Skechers that makes the global lifestyle brand the Official Footwear Company of each pickleball organization. (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 …)

February 25, 2022

Skechers Named Official Footwear Sponsor of US Open Pickleball Chps.

Skechers, The Comfort Technology Company™, is going all-in on one of the fastest growing sports in North America as Official Footwear Sponsor of the US OPEN Pickleball Championships. The performance brand will be launching a range of Skechers Pickleball footwear for men and women at the event that starts April 23 in Naples, FL. (Full story …)

January 13, 2022

K-Swiss Announces 2022 Athletes, Partners with Licensee Lucky in Love

The iconic American heritage tennis brand K-Swiss has announced its athlete roster for 2022, which features returning and new tennis players that are all globally ranked. In addition, K-Swiss has a new apparel licensee this year, Lucky In Love, with its first collection, Stealth Pack, which just launched. (Full story …)

January 14, 2020

K-Swiss Signs Pro Players Tomljanovic and Norrie

K-Swiss has signed pro tennis players Ajla Tomljanovic and Cameron Norrie to multi-year apparel and footwear partnerships. Both players will represent K-Swiss Tennis globally and will be brand ambassadors for the K-Swiss Lifestyle category. (Full story …)

Retail Studio Presentation Schedule Set for 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

Racquet retail experts will present best practices and strategies in a series of complimentary Retail Studio Pop-Up Talks from the Show Floor of the 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 22-24, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Additionally the Retail Studio will serve as a hub for peer-to-peer conversations, experiential activations and networking events for hundreds of attending racquet industry professionals. (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 …)

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 …)

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 …)

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 ([]( (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 …)

January 5, 2017

K•Swiss unveils the Knitshot

The New Innovative Performance Style Launches Globally On January 9, 2017 (Full story …)

March 31, 2015

Adidas Y-3 impacts the game

adidas Performance & Y-3 Present a Groundbreaking Tennis Collection (Full story …)

August 6, 2012

Murray's Gold-Medal Barricade 7.0s

Great Britain’s first Olympic gold medal in tennis since 1908! (Full story …)

July 9, 2012

adidas' new adizero Feather and Tempaia

Today adidas unveils the lightweight adizero Feather II tennis shoe for men and the adizero Tempaia II tennis shoe for women. Weighing in at 11.8 and 10 ounces respectively, the shoe’s unique technology helps maximize the player’s speed in every... (Full story …)

Babolat, the new Official Shoe of Wimbledon

Lyon, France — Babolat is very happy to announce its new partnership with The Championships, Wimbledon. Starting January 1, 2013, and for a period of five years, Babolat will become the official shoe brand of The Championships, Wimbledon. “Wimbledon is... (Full story …)

June 15, 2012

Babolat introduces Stars & Stripes shoe

Salute to Summer Olympics and U.S. Hard Court Events (Full story …)

March 21, 2012

HEAD Introduces Speed Pro Lite Tennis Shoe

Phoenix, AZ — In an effort to optimize tennis players’ performance on the court, HEAD has launched its latest FOOTWEAR innovation, the HEAD Speed Pro Lite Men’s Tennis Shoe. Available in two color options (black/white/orange and white/black) it is designed... (Full story …)

January 5, 2012

Babolat Debuts 2012 Footwear Line

Upgrades to the Propulse 3 and V-PRO All Court for the High Performance Player (Full story …)

June 24, 2011

New Fila exhibit at ITHF

Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the Iconic Sportswear Brand (Full story …)

February 18, 2011

Prince T22: Best Selling Shoe in U.S. Tennis Shops

Bordentown, NJ — According to the most recent year-end 2010 data distributed by the Tennis Industry Association and Sports Marketing (TIA/SMS), the Prince T22 footwear has been named the best-selling footwear model in both units and dollars for the entire... (Full story …)

August 31, 2009

Two Americans Debut adidas shoes at the US Open

Portland, Oregon — The 2009 U.S. Open provides the optimal setting for two adidas athletes to showcase their artistic integrity. Americans Sam Querrey, currently ranked 26th in the ATP World Tour, and Melanie Oudin, the #3 ranked American female in... (Full story …)

February 10, 2009

Jarkko Nieminen Endorses Wilson Apparel and Footwear

Chicago — Jarkko Nieminen started 2009 playing “head to toe” with Wilson. In addition to his long standing racket contract with Wilson, the top 40 player debuted Wilson’s new apparel & footwear on this year’s pro tour. Since joining the... (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 …)

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 …)

October 10, 2008

Natalie Grainger Says Ashaway AMPS 301 Shoes Feel 'Like Slippers'

Ashaway, RI -- "When I first tried the shoes, it felt like I was putting on slippers," said squash great, Natalie Grainger, of her new Ashaway AMPS™ 301 Squash Shoes. Grainger is currently ranked #1 in the US and #4... (Full story …)

October 6, 2008

Lee Tennis Court Products, the Maker of HAR-TRU, Endorses Wilson Trance II Shoe for Best Play on Clay

Charlottesville, VA -- Lee Tennis Court Products (LTCP) steps up to endorse the shoe that’s best suited for successful play on clay: the Wilson Trance II. LTCP partnered with Wilson to provide tennis players the ultimate playing experience by maximizing... (Full story …)

August 7, 2008

Ashaway Adds 512 Model to Line of AMPS Squash Shoes

New Anatomic Stability and Cushioning System improves rebound and support. AMPS Technology provides complete foot support, increased comfort, reduced fatigue. (Full story …)

June 16, 2008

Ektelon Launches O Series Performance Footwear

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

January 30, 2008

HEAD Footwear Delivers First Product to the Market

Geared specifically for pro specialty performance on the court and at retail. (Full story …)

January 23, 2008

Babolat Introduces New Propulse Models for 2008: Roddick’s Signature Shoe and a First-Time Propulse Lady Model

Boulder, CO -- Babolat, one of the leading manufacturers of tennis products, announces the release of two new high performance tennis shoes: the 2008 Propulse model for men and the new Propulse tennis shoe for women, the Propulse Lady. The... (Full story …)

January 10, 2008

Ashaway Introduces New Line of AMPS Squash Shoes

Ashaway, RI — Ashaway has introduced a new line of squash shoes that are anatomically molded to the natural shape of the human foot. Ashaway AMPS™ (Anatomic Multi-Performance System) athletic footwear supports the whole foot, not just the ball and... (Full story …)

December 19, 2007

New Line of Ashaway Racquetball Shoes to Bear Huczek Signature

Ashaway, RI — A new line of racquetball shoes from Ashaway will bear the signature of world champion Jack Huczek, it was announced today. The new Ashaway line of AMPS™ (Anatomic Multi-Performance System) footwear is anatomically molded to the natural... (Full story …)


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