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www.ersa-stringers.com INDUSTRY NEWS Prince Debuts Limited-Edition Whiteout Racquet Prince has launched a limited-edition Whiteout Collection, including an all-white racquet and coordinating bag. The Whiteout Collection debuts just as the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world gets underway this summer. For decades, Prince has provided top quality performance gear to tennis professionals worldwide. The White- out racquet offers a sleek design for the brand’s most popular racquet, the TOUR 100P, which is a control-ori- ented racquet reinforced by Textreme®, a unique material that provides a boost in flexibility and stability. With an impressive level of performance, the exclusive Whiteout racquet features a white matte finish, a white grip and contrasting black strings featuring the brand’s signature “P” logo. “It’s been an exciting opportunity partnering with Prince in designing the Whiteout racquet, an update to the Tour 100P, my most trusted on-court equipment,” said Lucas Pouille, Prince brand ambassador and top 20 ATP Player. “I rely on Prince to provide top-quality racquets that give me the confidence I need to play at the high- est level. I can’t wait for fans to experience the Whiteout racquet’s new sleek design.” “Prince has always been a leader of design and innovation and we pride ourselves in being a pioneer in lead- ing edge technology,” said Tyler Herring, Vice President of Prince, ABG. “The Whiteout design was inspired with the tournament’s heritage in mind and the technology incorporated can enhance all levels of play.” The exclusive limited-edition Whiteout Collection will launch on July 2nd in select global retailers. For more information and to stay up to date on Lucas’ appearances at tournaments around the world and the Whiteout collection follow @PrinceSports and #WhiteOut on social media Tennis Europe has announced an extension of its partnership with the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy, with the two organisations due to continue their close cooperation until the end of 2019. The partnership, first announced in June 2016, has already been a great success. Now into their third year, the ‘Mouratoglou Cup’ 12 and 16 & Under tournaments have established themselves as firm favourites on the Tennis Europe Junior Tour, while the Academy has also hosted the final rounds of the continental team competition for 12 & Unders, the Tennis Europe Nations Challenge by HEAD. Earlier this week it was announced that the Academy will host the 2018 Tennis Europe Coaches Conference in October, which is set to be the biggest-ever edition of the event and will feature the Academy’s President and Founder Patrick Mouratoglou (also coach to 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams) as keynote speaker. The latest triumphs for the Academy came at Roland Garros, where its students claimed both junior titles. Several of the Tennis Europe Junior Tour’s top players train at the Academy, alongside Junior Tour alumni such as Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stefanos Tsitsipas. Located near Nice on the French Riviera, the 12,000 m² academy is Europe’s largest and most advanced training facility. Tennis Europe Chief Executive Officer Thomas Hammerl commented, “We are delighted to continue our relationship with the Mouratoglou Academy, which provides incomparable facilities for players. The Tennis Europe Junior Tour represents a first step to a successful professional tennis career, and the Mouratoglou Academy enables these players to train for their goals with the best possible resources and support.” Patrick Mouratoglou said, “I am very glad to announce that the Mouratoglou Academy pursues its partnership with Tennis Europe for another year. Fostering the development of future champions is in the DNA of the Academy and the Tennis Europe Junior Tour constitutes an amazing pathway for young players. This partnership makes perfect sense and will surely bring great opportunities for the next generation.” ERSA PRO STRINGER // ISSUE 5-2018 16