Long Standing Tie Break Tens partner, VOSS Water, become Official Water Supplier to The Progress Tour.
Tie Break Tens, the fast-paced, short-form tennis format, is excited to announce that Slinger Bag, the first truly portable tennis launcher, has signed as the Title Partner for the upcoming Tie Break Tens presented by Progress Tour tournament at the LTA’s National Tennis Centre, London on July 17th at 6PM BST. The event will be broadcast live by the BBC via its digital platforms. The strong field includes GB Fed Cup stars Katie Boulter, Harriet Dart, Katie Swan and Heather Watson. In addition, existing Tie Break Tens partner, VOSS Water, will provide water to keep players hydrated throughout the Progress Tour.
Tie Break Tens (TB10) tournaments are held over one evening and involve 8 players competing in a knock-out format, with each match consisting of a super tie-break to ten points with a winner-takes-all prize. Following successful tournaments in London, Vienna, Madrid, Melbourne, Madison Square Garden and Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Tie Break Tens are returning to London for their first all women tournament on British soil and their third women’s tournament. Previous winners include Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina.
Slinger Bag enables tennis enthusiasts to practice their favourite shots in their local parks, in their driveways or any open space. It may be wheeled like carry-on luggage and easily transported in the trunk of a car. In addition, this proprietary design empowers players to: set up and start launching balls within one minute; control the launch speed and the frequency of the balls using two customizable dials; is lightweight at 15kg/33 lbs.; and is multi-functional holding racquets and other gear, 72 tennis balls, and has pockets for storing your wallet, keys, towel and a water bottle.
“We are delighted to be working with a similarly innovative brand such as Slinger who are the perfect fit for Tie Break Tens” said Rachel Woodward, marketing director at Tie Break Tens. “We are looking forward to working together over the next week at the Progress Tour Championships alongside the top GB women tennis players. With the tournament being available on the BBC we are hoping this will help drive participation and interest in tennis. We are pleased to welcome back VOSS Water as Official Water Supplier to the Progress Tour. They will be hydrating the players during the tournament as well as supporting us with social media campaigns throughout the week.”
“Tie Break Tens is one of the only public forums now allowing tennis devotees to watch their favourite players in action,” said Mike Ballardie, chief executive officer of Slinger Bag. ”This new tennis platform that clearly has momentum is right on target for our strategy – to keep tennis alive and to nurture participation in the sport, especially during this new normal.”