Wilson is proud to be the Official Ball of Davis Cup
Wilson is proud to be the Official Ball of Davis Cup
I’m going to give you a little insight into daily life here at Wilson as one of two interns here for the summer. First a little bit of background about who I am– I am going to be a senior at Dartmouth College where I am co-captain of the Women’s Tennis Team. I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, so being able to work at Wilson and live at home is really a double treat. I was given the incredible opportunity to see a different side of the tennis industry by being named the ITA 2009 Wilson/ITA National Student-Athlete Promoter of the Year. I’ve played tennis since I was 10 years old so I have experienced the consumer side of the business, but being able to understand the immense amount of work, and huge number of people, it takes to get products out on the market has been the most eye opening part of my internship so far.
Personally, my activities vary drastically day to day, pretty much the only set thing is lunch at 12 o’clock! When I started I had no idea what I was going to be doing working in marketing on the racquet sports floor…and I am still definitely figuring it out. I’ve spent a lot of time entering orders for advisory staff members and steaming apparel for presentations. I’ve done player research for profiles to be sent in newsletters and updated many different databases…I am pretty sure I could use Microsoft Excel in my sleep now! Still, I have been able to sit in on some meetings to really get a feel for how an end product or promotion goes from being an idea, down through the grapevine, and finally to the consumer. Pretty cool considering I used to pick my racquets based on how I thought they looked!
Overall, I have really enjoyed my experience at Wilson…I get to talk about tennis all day, what could be better?!
Have a great weekend!
Thank you to Dmitry and all who participated for one great day of tennis!!!
Dmitry was entertaining as always and gave us some insight to the tour, how he trains, etc.
Here are just a few highlights from the day.
– On Dinara Safina, he said she is a great player and has been holding of her favorite chocolate cupcakes.
– When asked whether or not the Russian Davis Cup team likes to go to nightclubs after matches, Dmitry said jokingly, “When we win we celebrate by drinking and going out, when we lose we go and get drunk.”
– Dmitry considers his power the best part of his game
– Considers Andy Murray a difficult opponent because of the way he is able to change the tempo of the rallies from point to point
That’s just a little taste of what we gave us, a video will posted soon.
Check out the slideshow: http://www.slide.com/r/slN7bEOi2j992qK3zBLBl6e2Tn7AZJjr
Have a great weekend!!
A recap of Davis Cup Quarterfinals action
Hey web world,
Well, it’s been super busy since returning from London. This is a positive since RF won the big 15 and seems like quite a few of our players have had success in the past week or so. Congrats to Roger Federer, Andy Ram, Jonathan Erlich, Flavia Pennetta, Monica Niculescu, Jordan Kerr and Agnes Szavay!!! Go Wilson Team!!! 🙂
We have had discussions about what’s up for the next few months and 2010, so hopefully it’ll psych people up to get on the courts!
So it’s been great to be at Wilson HQ for a week or so….but now it’s back on the road for me.
This weekend we have Dmitry Tursunov doing a free clinic at the Avila Bay Athletic Club and Spa in Avila Beach, CA on Friday July 17th at 5pm.
If you are in the area and want to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dmitry is one of the most personable guys on tour, so looking forward to having him get adults and kids amped about tennis!!
Have a great day and we will be back with some photos of the event.
It was a successful week of tennis for Wilson Tour Team players.
Using his [K]Six-One Tour, ATP World Tour #181 Rajeev Ram became the first lucky loser this year to win an ATP World Tour title when he defeated #3 seed Querry 6-7(3), 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport. Afterwards, Ram continued his dream week as he clinched the doubles title alongside fellow Wilson player Jordan Kerr.
“I can’t put into words what this week has been like,” said Ram. “I was satisfied to win the singles but to come back and win the doubles with Jordan made it an unbelievable tournament for me. I am so happy for Jordan to win here for the fifth time.”
It was the fifth title in Newport for Kerr, who is 9-2 lifetime in ATP World Tour doubles finals, and the second of the season for Ram, who won in Chennai (w/ Eric Butorac) in January. Kerr, who uses the [K]Six-One 95, owns an 18-1 career record in Newport and Vijay Armitraj is the only other player in tournament history to appear in five finals.
On the WTA Tour in Budapest, hometown favorite Agnes Szavay swung her [K]Blade Team to capture her third Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title and the first since September 2007. Agnes defeated 1st seed Schnyder 2-6 6-4 6-2 in the final.
In doubles, Monica Niculescu used her [K]Pro Open to take her first ever WTA Tour title as she and partner Kleybanova defeated Wilson players Kateryna and Alona Bondarenko 64 76(5) for the Budapest Doubles Title.
Using her [K]Blade 98, Flavia Pennetta and Dulko teamed up to defeat Martínez Sánchez and Llagostera Vives 6-2 0-6 10-5 match tie-break win in the Bastad Doubles Final. This victory gave Pennetta and Dulko their third title together. Flavia now owns six WTA Tour Doubles Titles to her name.
“We are proud of Rajeev, Agnes, Monica, Jordan and Flavia’s achievements this past week,” said Massimo Calvelli, Wilson Tour Director. “Each of this week’s victors plays with a different Wilson racket. It is wonderful to know that we are able to provide equipment that best suites each individuals game style and needs.”