Tennis Europe has announced a further extension of its comprehensive partnership with leading tennis equipment manufacturer HEAD, due to last until the end of 2015.
The Official Racquet, Tennis Ball and Tennis Bag partner of the European Tennis Federation since 2007, HEAD will maintain a strong focus on junior activities throughout the coming two-year period. HEAD balls will continue to be promoted as the Recommended Ball of the Tennis Europe Junior Tour, which consists of over 340 international events for players aged 12, 14 or 16 & Under, played in 46 countries.
HEAD will remain present as an Official Partner of the Tour’s most prestigious individual competitions, the European Junior Championships and Tennis Europe Junior Masters.
HEAD will also extend its tenure as the presenting sponsor of the sport’s largest indoor junior team competition, the Tennis Europe Winter Cups, which is due to begin later this week, and the 12 & Under Tennis Europe Nations Challenge, played in summer.
Tennis Europe Chief Executive Officer Olli Mäenpää commented, “We are very happy to continue our close relationship with HEAD and to be able to support the world’s best equipment manufacturer in reaching the next generation of elite tennis players. HEAD’s on-going commitment to European tennis has a direct impact on the development of the sport and our relationship has been a major contributor to the continued expansion of the Tennis Europe Junior Tour.”
Ottmar Barbian, Vice President and Division Manager for HEAD Racquet Sport, said: “It is an important part of HEAD tennis to support the next generation of tennis players and with Tennis Europe we have a great partner to further develop Tennis in Europe. We are happy that our excellent relationship with Tennis Europe will continue.”