News Release
30 August 2018
For Immediate Release

Longest Partnership in Tennis History Continues

Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) signed a three year contract with HEAD Penn, extending its longstanding partnership to a history making 38 years!  The relationship between PTR and HEAD began in January 1983, when Dennis Van der Meer signed the first agreement with HEAD racquets.  Now HEAD is the official racquet, bag, ball, string, grip and youth equipment of PTR in the United States through December 2021. 

As part of the agreement, PTR will continue to promote HEAD Penn brands, and HEAD will provide PTR members with preferred pricing, as well as the opportunity for equipment sponsorship through the Team Head program.

“We’re incredibly excited to extend the partnership with PTR,” said Greg Mason, President of HEAD USA Racquet Sports.  “Over the years, we have seen PTR’s incredible professionalism, commitment to growing the game of tennis, and being the leader in continuing education for the world’s teaching pros.  We’ve both been having great success and we’re looking forward to continuing to grow together.”

HEAD TENNIS, a part of HEAD BV, is a global provider and marketer of premium branded tennis apparel, footwear, balls and equipment for athletes of all competitive levels.  Since its launch in the late 1960s, when HEAD founder Howard Head first introduced the aluminum tennis racquet, the division’s key products have attained leading market positions based on sales and reputation. Many of today’s top ATP and WTA players, including Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Richard Gasquet, Alexander Zverev, Tomas Berdych, Maria Sharapova and Sloane Stephens are part of the HEAD Tennis family. For more information, please visit: www.head.com/tennis

PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with nearly 16,500 members in 125 countries.  It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization.  PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and serving tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.  Visit www.ptrtennis.org

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Contact:  Peggy Edwards • PO Box 4739, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938 USA
843-785-7244 • fax 843-686-2033 • peggy@ptrtennis.org • www.ptrtennis.org