All Golf & Racquet sports articles – Page 4

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    Callaway completes name change


    Source: Topgolf Callaway Brands Corp. New name and logo On Sep. 6, 2022, Callaway Golf Company changed its corporate name to Topgolf Callaway Brands Corp., as previously announced, pursuant to a certificate of amendment to the company’s second restated certificate of incorporation filed with the Delaware Secretary ...

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    Nike releases new ad to celebrate Serena Williams’ legacy


    Following Serena Williams’ loss at the U.S. Open singles tournament on Sep. 2 and her retirement from tennis, Nike released a 60-second clip the following day to celebrate the athlete’s legacy. The new ad is titled “By Changing Nothing, She Changed Everything” and features guest voiceover narration from U.S. actress ...

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    Biodegradable Golf Balls for a more environmentally friendly golf sport


    Source: Biodegradable Golf Balls Biodegradable golf balls, 24 pack Every year, several hundred thousand golf balls disappear from golf courses around the world. In most cases, they find their way into our oceans, lakes and waterways. This is a bigger problem than the public realizes, as these ...

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    Nike drapes Williams in diamond-studded outfit at US Open


    Source: Nike PE NikeCourt Flare 2 for Serena Williams’ US Open participation Serena Williams is wearing a special outfit at the US Open in New York, which is set to be the last tournament of her career. Inspired by figure skating apparel, the outfit incorporates a crystal-encrusted ...

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    Fila taps Brandon Maxwell as guest designer for new tennis collection


    Fila North America has tapped Brandon Maxwell, creative director of luxury ready-to-wear label Brandon Maxwell, as a guest designer for a new women’s tennis collection – Maxwell’s first foray into tennis apparel. Fila by Brandon Maxwell combines Fila’s strong Italian heritage and legacy of athletic design innovation with Brandon Maxwell’s ...

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    Djokovic-backed tennis players association launches commercial arm, raises $26m


    The Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) has launched Winners Alliance, a for-profit affiliate that is meant to generate and maximize off-the-court commercial opportunities for players and their agents, and announced that the new affiliate has raised $26 million to support operations and long-term growth. The PTPA, co-founded in 2020 by ...

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    On launches new two-pair tennis shoe set with Federer and Kith


    The Swiss shoe company On Running is leveraging its collaboration with tennis star Roger Federer and innovative retail concept Kith. For the new set of two shoes (consisting of The Roger Clubhouse Mid and The Roger Pro, both a lifestyle and a high-performance sneaker), Federer teamed up with a fellow ...

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    Decathlon France promotes physical activity in its stores


    Decathlon France has launched the 27th edition of Vitalsport, its initiative to encourage people of all ages and abilities to participate in sports. Vitalsport will launch in 124 French stores this September. The event, which is free and open to all, brings together local sports players and visitors, offering the ...

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    Rothy’s and Evian launch tennis capsule made with recycled bottles


    Rothy’s has partnered with Evian, a Danone water brand, on the launch of an exclusive tennis-inspired capsule collection made with repurposed Evian water bottles. Rothy’s and Evian collected approximately 72,000 Evian bottles from the US Open last year in New York and transformed them into a limited-edition capsule collection, using ...

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    ​Pádel Nuestro to open world’s largest pádel store


    Pádel Nuestro – now with a new logo – says that on July 15 it will be opening the world’s largest pádel store, a flagship of 500 square meters at 41 Calle María de Molina in Madrid. The customers will be permitted to test racquets before making a purchase. The ...

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    Vista’s Foresight Sports becomes Callaway Golf’s official partner for launch monitor technology


    Callaway has launched a long-term plan to integrate the technology of Foresight Sports – a Vista Outdoor company – into its global brand network, including Topgolf and Toptracer. As a result, Foresight Sports, the leading developer of professional tee monitors, has become an official partner of Callaway Golf and the ...

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    Premier Padel expands match coverage worldwide


    Premier Padel – the official worldwide pádel circuit, under the International Pádel Federation (FIP), and supported by Professional Padel Association (PPA) and Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) – has been signing deals for media coverage of its tournaments. The circuit has, for instance, signed a multiyear deal with Vivendi-owned French cable ...

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    Qatar will host World Padel Championship for second year in a row


    The World Padel Championship this year for both men and women will once again be held in Qatar. In 2021, the country hosted the Middle East and Asia’s first padel world championship after it was held in Europe and Latin America. The venue for the 2022 event will once again ...

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    Babolat expands Wimbledon sponsorship


    Source: Babolat Babolat x Wimbledon Babolat is expanding a ten-year relationship with Wimbledon, becoming the tournament’s official racquet-stringer and official partner for racquets, bags and shoes. The resulting collection will include the Pure Drive Team Wimbledon racquet, the Jet Mach3 Wimbledon and SFX3 Wimbledon shoes, and various ...

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    An update on padel in Italy


    The number of padel facilities and courts in Italy continues to grow. According to data from Osservatorio Mr Padel Paddle, 479 new facilities and 1,219 courts have been set up since Jan. 1, bringing the total to 2,323 facilities and 5,908 courts nationwide. The increase has been 26 percent for ...

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    SSU outlines U.S. growth strategy


    Signa Sports United (SSU) aims to strengthen its position in e-bikes and tennis in its core European market while implementing a similar approach in the U.S. through a combination of organic growth, mergers and acquisitions and third-party services, according to a presentation (direct PDF download) at the Jefferies Investor Conference ...

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    Head by PowerBilt product line goes to market


    American golf brand PowerBilt Holdings has announced that its collaboration product line with Head Sports is now available online and in leading golf stores. The new Head by PowerBilt product line consists of men’s and women’s complete packages, long and forgiving drivers, easy-hitting fairway and hybrid metalwoods, performance irons, classic ...

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    Varlion and Pádel Nuestro sponsoring Human French Padel Open


    Varlion and Pádel Nuestro are sponsoring this year’s Human French Padel Open, respectively providing the official racquet and serving as the official store. The tournament is part of the World Pádel Tour and scheduled for June 12-19 in Toulouse. Varlion’s official racquet is the Maxima Human Padel Open, a limited ...

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    Roland Garros to host the next tournament of the Premier Padel circuit


    Luigi Carraro, president of the International Padel Federation (FIP), Gilles Moreton, president of the French Tennis Federation (FFT), and Arnaud Di Pasquale, director of Greenweez Paris Premier Padel Major, presented on June 3 at the Roland Garros Stadium in Paris the first edition of the Paris Premier Padel Major. The ...

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    Four new categories of pádel tournament in Spain


    The World Padel Tour (WPT) and the Spanish Pádel Federation have established a new category of pádel. Designed to serve as a bridge between amateur to professional pádel, WPT Next will run four kinds of tournaments, called Next Diamond, Next Emerald, Next Ruby and Next Sapphire, each divided into men’s ...