Tennis Europe has extended its partnership with leading equipment manufacturer HEAD through 2017, launching a second decade of cooperation between the two organisations.
As premier partner of the European Tennis Federation, HEAD has been recognised as the Official Racquet, Tennis Ball and Tennis Bag since 2007, and is heavily involved in Tennis Europe’s junior activities. Under the terms of the agreement, HEAD is promoted as the Recommended Ball of the Tennis Europe Junior Tour, which consists of well over 360 international tournaments for players aged 12, 14 and 16 & Under, with events held in almost all 50 of the member nations of the International Tennis Federation’s largest regional association.
The partnership swings into action this week, when the sport’s largest indoor team competition, the Tennis Europe Winter Cups by HEAD, will see more than 190 national junior teams in action 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, “We are delighted to announce this extension to our successful partnership. HEAD’s commitment to the development of the sport, as well as to connecting with and offering opportunities to the next generation of leading players is unquestionable, and together we have been able to bring new services to players, tournament organisers and federations. We look forward to another year of growth on the Tennis Europe Junior Tour.”
Ottmar Barbian, Executive Vice President of HEAD Racquetsports commented, “Tennis Europe is a trusted partner for HEAD, not least because of their invaluable efforts to promote and develop the sport of tennis. Together, we support the next generation of tennis players and we are excited to continue this productive partnership in 2018.”
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