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Wilson extends sponsorship of Davis Cup and Fed Cup

Wilson Business Director Europe Christian Singer and ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti

The ITF announced today that it has renewed its sponsorship agreement with Wilson Racquet Sports as an international partner of Davis Cup and Fed Cup. Wilson will remain the Official Ball of Davis Cup and Fed Cup for a further five years, starting in 2013 through 2017.

Wilson joined Davis Cup in 2002 as an official partner and manufacturer of the Official Ball of Davis Cup. It currently markets the Wilson Davis Cup Tour ball as the Official Ball of Davis Cup, a premium tennis ball that is ideal for play on all court surfaces.

Wilson went on to become an official partner and manufacturer of the Official Ball of Fed Cup in 2006, since when it has increased its on-site presence and activities at all ties in the ITF’s premier team competitions.

In addition to its long-term support of Davis Cup and Fed Cup, Wilson has a strong commitment to grass roots tennis. It is currently the Official Ball of the ITF’s junior team competitions at the under 14 and under 16 level; the exclusive supplier of tennis rackets, shoes, clothing and accessories to the ITF Development Coaching Team; and has also supported the ITF Worldwide Coaches Conference.

ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said: “Wilson remains an outstanding partner for the ITF, helping in our efforts to develop and promote the game. In particular the company has been a long and loyal sponsor of our premier team competitions, and we are delighted to have its continued support for many years to come.”

 

“The Davis Cup and Fed Cup are iconic tennis institutions, important to the heritage of the sport and to our brand,” said Jon Muir, general manager for Wilson Racquet Sports. “These events help to drive the local participation efforts in many countries around the world, and our brand and business efforts have aligned to support this as well. We are pleased to continue this strong partnership and look forward to bringing the energy of the game to all generations of tennis fans.”

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Mardy Fish invites all kids to join Wilson’s Guinness World Record attempt in New York City

Lucky winner Jacob Shelton and Mardy Fish at the Atlanta Championships

 

Mardy Fish invites all kids to join Wilson’s Guinness World Record attempt & chooses one lucky ball boy

Today US #1 pro tennis player Mardy Fish announced that he will lead Wilson’s attempt to set the Guinness Book of World Records record for the “Most people to bounce a tennis ball on their racquet in one location” on August 26, 2011 at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center.

As a lead in to the NYC event, Mardy Fish was at the Atlanta Tennis Championship Wilson Kids Clinic to choose one lucky fan to join him in NYC. Mardy asked the kids to show their skills with a tennis ball & racket , showing off their best trick. Jacob Shelton was chosen for his Irish dance step & through the legs bounce.

“I can’t believe I won a trip to go to NYC, one of the best cities in the world. To be going with Mardy, one of the best tennis players in the world & Wilson, it’s just awesome,” said the thrilled 13 year old Jacob Shelton.

Mardy Fish and the Wilson Tennis are encouraging everyone to join them in NYC on August 26th for the world record attempt.

For more information on the event or how to win a trip to New York to help Mardy Fish & Wilson break the record, go to: www.facebook.com/wilsontennis

The first 500 kids to participate on August 26th in the record attempt will receive a free Wilson racquet and a can of tennis balls to get started!

 

Mardy Fish to join kids at the Racquet Club of the South Sunday July 17th

Mardy Fish will swing his Wilson Six.One 95 BLX racquet in Atlanta next week

 

The United States #1 pro tennis player & ATP World Tour #9 Mardy Fish will appear at the 2011 Atlanta Championships Wilson Kid’s Day on Sunday July 17th at the Racquet Club of the South.

 

Wilson Racquet Sports is proud to be the Official Ball of the Atlanta Tennis Championships as well as the Official Apparel and Footwear of the tournament. Tournament officials and the ball boys and girls will be outfitted in 2011 Wilson gear.

 

“Atlanta is an outstanding tennis community and we are proud to be part of this years championships,” said Steve Huber, Wilson Sporting Goods Regional Sales Manager.

 

Fresh off reaching the quarterfinals of Wimbledon, Mardy Fish is ready to defend his title in Atlanta, but will first have a day of tennis with next generation of young American players. Fish will also announce Wilson’s plans for a fun and exciting promotion to run through the US Open series into New York.

For more information, go to www.facebook.com/wilsontennis or email wilsontour@wilson.com

Getting to know Czech Davis Cup hero Jan Hajek

Jan Hajek plays with the Wilson Kobra tennis racket

Getting to know Jan Hajek

Jan Hajek helped lift the Czech Republic to the Davis Cup semifinals by winning both his singles and doubles rubber over Chile.  Get to know this Wilson Tour Team player a little bit better. Jan plays with the Wilson Kobra Team tennis racket.

What shot feels most natural to you? Backhand

Off Court, what activities make you feel alive?   Time spending with family and friends

Name something you secretly enjoy, but hate to admit    Sitting and drinking my favorit beer 🙂 

What makes you feel unique?   Hunger for winning and success

If your house was on fire, and you could only grab three things before you left, what would they be?  My wife Daja , our yorkshire dog Rex , Davis Cup Trophy for the final 2009

How long have you been with Wilson? 2 years

What is your favorite part of being on the Wilson Team? I am happy with everything

Getting to know French Davis Cup hero Michael Llodra

Michael Llodra plays with the Wilson Pro Tour BLX tennis racket

Michael Llodra led the French Davis Cup team to victory as he used his Pro Tour BLX tennis racket to win both his singles and the doubles rubber, giving France their first win over Spain since 1923.

Get to know Michael as he answers these important questions! 🙂

 

If you were NOT a Professional Tennis Player what would you see yourself doing instead?

Soccer player

Who do you admire the most?

My wife

What was your worst injury while playing tennis? 

In Roland Garros Under 16’s, Fell on the court, and broke my arm

Tell us something that no one would know about you. 

My passion is wine

Describe your idea of a perfect vacation.

Spend some time with my family in Bordeaux

What is your favorite fast food place? 

Burger King, Double Whopper

What kind of pet do you have?

Dog, a lab named Sonny

Favorite Color?

Pink

What is the most listened to song on your iPod?

Bruce Springsteen – The River

 What is your favorite movie quote?
“Okay, okay” – The Visitor

Mac or PC?

Mac

Blackberry or iPhone?

BB

One word you use too much 

Fais chier, it means Shit

What is your most memorable story from tennis?

When I won Wimby dubs with Clement……we were drunk the night before…..just a little drunk

How many years have you been with Wilson?

17 years

What is the best thing about being part of the Wilson Team?

Everybody is nice and cool 

Feliciano Lopez Racket Giveaway

Spain became the first nation in over 10 years to defend their Davis Cup title.

Using his [K]Pro Open racket, Feliciano Lopez and partner Verdasco combined to defeat Berdych and Stepanek 76(7) 75 62 to seal the win over the Czech Republic at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.
Wilson is proud to be Feliciano Lopez’s official tennis equipment company and in recognition of his great Davis Cup result, Wilson will give away six autographed Feliciano Lopez Wilson [K]Pro Open rackets..

Wilson Tennis website and six lucky tennis enthusiasts will win an autographed Feliciano Lopez Wilson Feliciano Lopez racket.

To register go to: http://www.wilson.com/racketgiveaway 

No purchase necessary. Open only to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia age 13 and older. Promotion period: 12.15.09- 12.30.09. Void where prohibited. Subject to official rules available at http://www.wilson.com/racketgiveaway

Davis Cup Semifinals Recap

Header Spain DCSFHeader Thomas Berdych Czech

 

Wilson is proud to be the Official Ball of Davis Cup

For full results from Davis Cup semifinals action and World Group Playoff, please click here