Tennis Europe and HEAD extend partnership
Tennis Europe and HEAD have announced a further extension to the comprehensive long-term partnership between the two organisations, due to last until 2021.
The leading tennis equipment manufacturer has been the European Tennis Federation’s Official Racquet, Tennis Ball and Tennis Bag since 2007. Under the terms of the agreement, HEAD is promoted as the Recommended Ball of the Tennis Europe Junior Tour, which consists of over 360 international tournaments for players aged 12, 14 and 16 & Under, held in almost all 50 of the member nations of the International Tennis Federation’s largest regional association. Additionally, HEAD will become Tennis Europe’s Official Sportswear & Footwear Partner.
The partnership will also have an increased focus on digitalisation and swings into action next month with the 43rd edition of the sport’s largest indoor team event, the Tennis Europe Winter Cups by HEAD, where more than 190 national junior teams will compete across the three age categories.
HEAD will also continue to serve as title sponsor of the 12 & Under summer team event, the Tennis Europe Nations Challenge by HEAD, and as Official Partner of the Tour’s most prestigious individual events, the European Junior Championships, and the season-ending Tennis Europe Junior Masters.
Tennis Europe President Vladimir Dmitriev said, “After so many years together, HEAD is an integral part of the Tennis Europe family, and we are delighted to continue our extensive cooperation for another three years. Tennis Europe and HEAD share many goals and values, and this partnership will continue to benefit our many players, tournament organisers and federations. We look forward to being able to offer increasingly attractive packages to our players as a result of this updated agreement.”
Ottmar Barbian, Executive Vice President of HEAD Racquetsports commented, “HEAD is committed to supporting the sport of tennis at a grassroots level. The cooperation with Tennis Europe is a significant part of that commitment. Together, we can make a difference where it really matters: with young talents that have a passion for the game and compete on the highest level. They are the future of tennis. Therefore, it was an easy decision for HEAD to renew the contract with Tennis Europe. We believe that the work they do for the national federations, for coaches and players, is critical and deserves our full support. We are a proud sponsor and look forward to another three years of productive, successful collaboration.”
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Tennis Europe (by constitution European Tennis Federation) is the largest regional association of the sport’s governing body, the International Tennis Federation. As a non-profit organizing body of European tennis, based in Basel, Switzerland, Tennis Europe is comprised of 50 member nations and cooperates with constituent national federations to sanction, manage and support well over 1,200 international tennis tournaments each year across the continent. Tennis Europe maintains excellent relations with the ATP and WTA Tours, European Union, and the wider tennis industry.
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