Join the Gold Rush and Meet Maria and Novak

May 15th, 2012

The hunt for great prizes amongst tennis fans is on again! The 2012 Golden HEAD Tennis Ball promotion will give two lucky winners the chance to play a mixed doubles with HEAD tennis stars Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic. But HEAD consumers can also literally win gold, by joining an exciting global search for gold bars hidden inside a total of 10 HEAD ATP tennis balls worldwide.

The competition runs from May 15 to July 31 in Retail stores around the globe and on the HEAD tennis website - and it is easy to participate in the "gold rush": find the code inside a HEAD ATP ball can and check it online or simply register at On the website, users also have the chance to instantly win one of the 1,000 attractive initial prizes, including 25 HEAD YouTek™ tour racquets, 25 pairs of HEAD Speed Pro shoes, 50 HEAD Tour Team Combi bags, 750 cans of ATP balls and 150 sets of strings.

ATP World No.1 ranked player Novak Djokovic and women’s tennis icon Maria Sharapova are also joining the gold rush. To kick-off the 2012 Golden HEAD Ball promotion, HEAD has launched a humorous short film featuring Maria and Novak on The clip shows the two tennis stars looking for gold with some rather unexpected methods. A television version of the spot will run across Europe during the final week of the French Open beginning of June within the live coverage of official broadcaster Eurosport.

The HEAD ATP ball comes with more spin, more control and more durability. Therefore it is continuously trusted as the official tennis ball of the ATP World Tour and the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Due to the consistent quality and improved durability, the ball's acceptance amongst tennis players around the world has steadily increased over the last years. "It's the best ball in tennis," Novak Djokovic confirms. "I really like playing with it. I can produce a lot of spin. I like to play with touch and with control - this ball gives me everything I need!"