HEAD and the Rolex Paris Masters extend their partnership

The Rolex Paris Masters and HEAD are delighted to announce that they have renewed their partnership agreement until 2020. Their collaboration will continue to focus on innovation and high performance.

October 31st, 2019

As the Official Ball Supplier and Official Stringing Partner of the Rolex Paris Masters, HEAD provides stringing services for the players and supplies HEAD Tour balls for the tournament.

HEAD also plays an active role in the entertainment during the Rolex Paris Masters. This year, once again, the Austrian brand is organizing its famous “HEAD TO HEAD” animation, a crowd favorite at the Rolex Paris Masters: One lucky spectator who manages to catch a ball thrown into the stands is invited to play a few rallies with a player on Centre Court. HEAD also invites spectators to string a racquet at their booth located in the gallery of the AccorHotels Arena.

In addition, HEAD has set up two stores where spectators can find a wide selection of tennis articles from the portfolio of the renowned sports equipment manufacturer.

“We are extremely proud to continue our collaboration with HEAD, who have shown our tournament great loyalty. We feel privileged to have the support of a brand that is at the cutting edge of technology, just like the Rolex Paris Masters,” explained Bernard Giudicelli, President of the French Tennis Federation.

“The renewal of our partnership as Official Ball Supplier and Official Stringing Partner of the Rolex Paris Masters is excellent news for us, because our presence at this prestigious tournament will further increase the popularity of our tennis balls in Europe and beyond,” said Ottmar Barbian, Executive Vice President for Racquet Sports at HEAD. He added, “We are delighted that the FFT has shown such faith in our brand and our products. Being a partner of the Rolex Paris Masters is both a privilege and an excellent opportunity for us to demonstrate our full commitment to tennis, both internationally and locally.” 

About the Rolex Paris Masters
The last ATP Masters 1000 of the season, the Rolex Paris Masters will be held on 26th October to 3rd November 2019 in the AccorHotels Arena, in Paris. This event is one of the nine most prestigious tournaments on the tour, after the four Grand Slams. Organised by the French Tennis Federation and directed by Guy Forget, this event is still one of the most important indoor tournaments in the world, over thirty years after its creation (in 1986). The tournament always proves hugely popular with the public. The 2018 tournament broke the record for attendance by attracting more than 140,000 spectators.

HEAD TENNIS, a division of HEAD UK Ltd, is a global provider and marketer of premium branded tennis apparel, footwear, balls and equipment. Since its launch in the 1960s, when HEAD founder Howard Head first introduced the aluminium racquet, HEAD TENNIS has consistently delivered innovative engineering and performance-driven products to athletes of all competitive levels. Many of today’s top and future ATP and WTA players such as Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Marin Čilić, Sloane Stephens, Bianca Andreescu and Cori Gauff are part of the HEAD TENNIS family.




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