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Tennis Public Service Announcement

This video series was inspired by the drug PSA’s in the late 80’s & early 90’s… (yes, I am showing my age!) 🙂

So you saw the 1st PSA with Bryce and now Australian Open Girls Doubles Champion Gabby Andrews gets the opportunity to show her acting by playing UBER badly and then really do her thing, by hitting the ball HUGE!!! During the shoot, it was funny because our videographer Robin had Gabby hit the ball directly at him and she clocked him with a forehand!! I think he was surprised about the pop on her shots!! Must be the Wilson tennis racket! 😉 haha Gabby is definitely a player to watch, so keep an eye out!

We will have a couple more of these fun short vids, that we hope you find funny and make you smile a bit.

Have an amazing weekend filled with chocolate eggs! 😉

Until later,

Tracy

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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.”

Wilson Next Gen armed with Blades in Australian Open Junior Semifinals

Wilson Next Gen is tomorrow’s tennis superstars, they are the future of our sport.
Check out which Next Gen players used their Wilson Blade tennis rackets to make some waves down under in Australian Open Junior action.

Filip Peliwo hits a backhand with his Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket

 

Canadian Filip Peliwo has been on a tear in Australia, winning the Traralgon International Singles title and now finds himself one win away from claiming the 2012 Australian Open Boys Singles title. Filip says he is ‘finally’ playing some of his best tennis. Filip’s future is bright and we will watch him swing his Wilson Blade 98 when he takes on Luke Saville for the Australian Open title.

 

Eugenie Bouchard hits a forehand with her Wilson Blade 98 Pink tennis racket


Canadian Eugenie ‘Genie’ Bouchard used her Wilson Blade 98 Pink to reach the semis of the Australian Open Girls Singles. Ranked #3 on the ITF Junior Circuit and #305 on the WTA Tour Singles rankings, Genie is on the fast track to success.

Mackenzie McDonald hits a big forehand with the Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket


In only his 2nd Grand Slam junior event ever, 16 year old American Mackenzie “Mackie” MacDonald used with his Wilson Blade 98 to fight his way through the junior qualifying and all the way through to the Australian Open Boys Singles semifinals. Mackie is no doubt a player to watch.

 

Adam Pavlasek slices with his Wilosn Blade 98 tennis racket

Adam Pavlasek showed variety with his Wilson Blade 98 to reach the semis of the Boys Singles and the finals of the Boys Doubles.
His all court game is a joy to watch.

 

Wilson Racquet Sports Sponsors 50th Orange Bowl Tournament

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Wilson Racquet Sports, a division of leading sports equipment manufacturer Wilson Sporting Goods  is proud to serve as official ball sponsor of this year’s Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship, which begins this week in Coral Gables, Fla., and runs through December 23. This year’s tournament has received a record number of over 1,300 competitor applicants aged 14 and under, attracting the most promising young tennis stars from around the globe.

“We are thrilled to be a part of such a classic tennis tournament that draws boys and girls from as far away as Russia and Japan, as well as hometown locals,” said Renaud Vallon, global tour director for Wilson. “The Orange Bowl continuously produces top notch talent and proves to be a fundamental tournament in helping future tennis professionals. We are excited to be a part of this process.”

 This year’s players to watch include Wilson top juniors and recent winners of the Eddie Herr International, Dominique Schaefer (U.S.), winner of the Girls 12’s Singles title and Mariya Shishkina (U.S.), winner of the Girls 14’s Singles title. Wilson head to toe player Bogdan Borza (Romania), who is currently the European under 14’s Boys Singles Champion will be an exciting prospect to follow, as will last year’s 12 and under Junior Orange Bowl runner up Chan Yeong Oh (Korea) and Florida native Noah Makarome, the current number two ranked player in the U.S. in boys 12 and under.

Past alumni of the Orange Bowl Championship boasts an impressive list, including Wilson players Juan Martin Del Potro, Justine Henin and Chris Evert, as well as past and current ATP and WTA stars.

 

 

Are you ready for what’s NEXT from Wilson Tennis?

Wilson’s Next Gen players can’t wait to leave their mark on the ATP & WTA Tour.
They are the future of our sport. They bring serious energy to the courts and their passion, desire and heart will lead them to success.
Get to know the Wilson Next Gen crew.

Inside Wilson Next Gen……Milos Raonic

Milos Raonic is part of Wilson Next Gen

Milos Raonic has made his presence known on the ATP Tour.

Using his Wilson Blade 98 racket, Raonic qualified and took down #10 seed Youzhny and #22 seed Llodra  to reach the 4th round of the Australian Open for the first time in his career. He also recorded the most aces of the tournament. Raonic is currently at a career high #94 on the ATP Tour.  Australian Open was his breakout tournament and marks the beginning of great things to come.

We caught up with the 20 year old Canadian Raonic to get to know him a little bit better.

 

Milos Raonic

Racket: Blade 98

Grip Size: 4 3/8

Grip: Wilson Pro Overgrip

String: Luxilon M2 Pro

String Tension: 43 lbs.

Twitter: www.twitter.com/milosraonic

 

Getting to know Milos……….

How old were you when you played you won your first tournament?

I was 10 years old, I won the doubles even of the under 12 provincials. My first singles win was a year later at a very low level tournament.  

Do you still have your first tennis trophy? If yes, where do you keep it?

I am not sure, but I am pretty sure I haven’t thrown many or any trophies away. All of them are kept in my parents house.  

If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do?

I have pretty long legs, so maybe I would be the guy that walks around on sticks. My sticks would be shorter than normal since my legs are already long enough.

Tea or Coffee?

Neither. Hot chocolate please.  

Name a singer or band that you cannot stand to listen to

Hardcore rap, I really don’t like it. So I don’t know many artists in this genre.  

Name a movie you love to watch over and over

Hangover, also I am waiting to see Due Date again, I feel in love with the movie the first time.

What is your favorite curse word?

I try to be polite and stay away from them.

What do you love about your Wilson Blade 98 racket?

I love the feel and control of the racket. The rackets responce as well, I feel the ball stay on the racket a millisecond longer allowing me to do more with the ball. And on top of all of this the Blade 98 still provides the power I need in my serve and the rest of my game to make my opponents run and help with my ace count.

 

Milos Raonic gets pumped with his Wilson Blade 98 racket

 

Wilson Next Gen player Dimitrov reaches career high on ATP World Tour

Wilson Next Gen Grigor Dimitrov get psyched with his Wilson Six.One Tour BLX

Wilson Next Gen player Dimitrov reaches career high on ATP World Tour

Wilson Next Gen player Grigor Dimitrov is on the rise. Swinging his Wilson Six.One Tour BLX tennis racket to victory, Dimitrov took home his 2nd ATP Tour challenger title in Bangkok and lift his ranking to a career high #146 on the ATP World Tour.

“It’s a great feeling to be touted as a player to watch,” said Dimitrov. “But winning is most important and my BLX racket is helping me do that.”

19 year old Dimitrov has been in great form through the summer, winning 4 ITF Pro Circuit Futures tournaments and the ATP Tour Geneva challenger on clay courts and then capturing his win in Bangkok on hard courts.

“Grigor has the great ability to play on every surface and has a lot variety in his game,” said Massimo Calvelli, Wilson Global Tour Director. “Sometimes those capabilities can take a bit longer to come together, so it’s nice to see Grigor already having success. We are excited to see what the future holds.”

Dimitrov will play another ATP Tour Challenger in Bangkok this week.

Grigor Dimitrov plays with the Wilson Six.One Tour BLX