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Wednesday, November 13 2019 - 06:08
The French Tennis Federation (FFT) selects Wilson Sporting Goods as an Official Partner of Roland-Garros and of the FFT
CHICAGO and PARIS, Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

The French Tennis Federation and Wilson Sporting Goods are delighted to 
announce they have entered into a new five-year partnership for Roland-Garros 
and the FFT. The partnership will be based on working together to enhance the 
Roland-Garros experience for all tennis fans and on implementing tennis 
initiatives across France. The agreement is a perfect example of the FFT's 
strategy of selecting innovative and dynamic partners in the tennis and tennis 
lifestyle space.  

As a result of this agreement, Wilson(R) becomes the Official Ball and the 
Official Stringing Partner of Roland-Garros. Wilson will provide a new 
co-branded, high-performance tennis ball designed specifically for the famous 
clay courts of Roland-Garros. The new ball will be used for all matches during 
Roland-Garros and for various pre-tournament activations starting in 2020. 
Wilson will also bring its renowned, global stringing team to Roland-Garros in 
order to ensure first class services for the players during the tournament. 

In addition to equipment provided for the tournament, Wilson and the FFT will 
launch a range of co-branded, premium Wilson/Roland-Garros products that 
combine elegance and high performance, including tennis balls, rackets, string, 
tennis bags, and accessories. Tennis fans will have the opportunity to purchase 
co-branded products on site at Roland-Garros during the Parisian Grand Slam, 
online via the Roland-Garros e-boutique and via Wilson's global sales network 
as of January 2020.  

During the tournament, Wilson will operate an experiential retail space, where 
Roland-Garros guests can learn more about the brand and its vision for the 
future of tennis, as well as choosing from a broad collection of innovative 
Wilson tennis products. Wilson will also provide its equipment for tennis fans 
to use in the various tennis-themed activities in the FFT's Ten 'Up area. 

Beyond the grounds of Roland-Garros, Wilson and the FFT will work together to 
develop new and dynamic ways to extend the Roland-Garros experience globally 
through digital and experiential activations as well as via unique content 

In addition to the partnership with Roland-Garros, Wilson also becomes the 
Official Partner of the FFT and the Official Ball of the French national tennis 
championships and as such will be actively involved in various programmes, such 
as "Raquettes FFT," "Fete du Tennis," "Tennis a l'ecole," Galaxie Tennis, 
"classement tennis," and "Tournois Multi-Chances" (TMC).

"We are very proud to welcome Wilson as an Official Partner of Roland-Garros 
and the French Tennis Federation. This partnership, which is built for the long 
term, is based on shared values such as performance and innovation. This double 
signing with Wilson, a world-renowned brand, will increase Roland-Garros' 
international exposure while encouraging French people to take up tennis, 
particularly young people, who represent the future of our clubs," explained 
Bernard Giudicelli, President of the French Tennis Federation.

"This partnership with the FFT is incredibly exciting for Wilson," said 
Hans-Martin Reh, General Manager, Wilson Racquet Sports. "Our passion for and 
commitment to creating the best clay- court experience for players aligns with 
the FFT's mission, and therefore, this is a partnership that is very authentic 
at its core. And as an innovative, design-led brand who is also continually 
looking to grow our sport, we are further excited by the FFT's forward-leaning 
approach to growing the presence of Roland-Garros around the world."

About Roland-Garros
In the eyes of sports fans, and indeed the general public, Roland-Garros is an 
unmissable event that enjoys immense prestige. The 2019 tournament attracted 
more than 520,000 spectators and was broadcast in 222 countries worldwide, 
confirming the tournament's status as a first-class international sporting 
event. Organised by the French Tennis Federation, Roland-Garros is the only 
Grand Slam tournament to be played on clay, one of the oldest and most noble 
surfaces in the history of tennis.

About Wilson Sporting Goods
Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., ( 
) a subsidiary of Amer Sports, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of 
high performance sports equipment, apparel, and accessories. Wilson is the 
global leader in performance tennis and uses player insights to develop 
products that push tennis equipment innovation into new territories. Through 
its dedication to creating products that enable athletes at every level to 
perform at their best, Wilson has earned its place as a leader in sporting 

SOURCE  Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

PRESS CONTACTS: French Tennis Federation, Nicolas Beaudelin, Tel.: +33 (0)1 47 
43 48 15 – or Emmanuelle Leonetti, Tel.: +33 (0)1 47 43 56 37 
–, Wilson Sporting Goods, Kristina Peterson-Lohman, Tel.: +1 
773.714.6940 –