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Yonex Official Stringer at Australian Open

19 September 2015

Yonex is honored to announce that it has been chosen as the official stringer for the Australian Open starting in 2016. 

 The annual Grand Slam tennis tournaments require no introduction—they are the biggest, most established and recognized events in the tennis world. The Grand Slam calendar begins with the Australian Open—held in 2016 from January 18th to 31st—and it is the Yonex Stringing Team’s pleasure to be able to kick off the year by providing its high-quality stringing service. This marks the first time Yonex will be stringing for a Grand Slam tournament, and is prepared to handle the demands and challenges that come with an event at such a high level. Drawing from the experience at other international tennis events such as the Beijing and London Olympics, Yonex looks forward to take on this new challenge.

The Team will be onsite for a period of three weeks, providing stringing service for every stage of the tournament right from the qualifying rounds. As the team expects to string over 4000 racquets during the event, a huge responsibly rides on its shoulders, and each stringer will go the extra mile to provide top-class stringing for the world’s top competitors. Our stringers will also be keeping players up to date on the fine details of strings and stringing based on their rich bank of knowledge accumulated over many years. 

With honed skills and robust knowhow, the Yonex Stringing Team is an international team of experts dedicated granting to the world standard of racquet stringing. Aiding the team is a stunning lineup of high-quality, made-in-Japan stringing machines that assist the team in stringing with precision and solidarity. Harnessing their meticulous technique and cutting-edge equipment, the Yonex Stringing Team travels the world, offering their services at a number of tennis, badminton and soft tennis tournaments. With around 700 members worldwide, it is the largest stringing team in racquet sports.

Martina Hingis was present at a press conference announcing the new partnership. "Yonex's stringing service has always helped me during my career. Thanks to the team's precise tension, I was able to win the mixed doubles title at this year's Australian Open. I am very thankful for their service," commented the tennis legend, who has won five Grand Slam titles this year. 

Mark Edney from Tennis Australia also attended the conference. "We are very proud to announce Yonex as an official partner of the Australian Open. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service to the players, which is the exact reason why we partnered with Yonex. They are known around the world, and posess an understanding of exquisite service, quality and attention to detail. The Australian Open will continue to grow, and to do so we need to partner with some of the best in the world. That’s why we partnered with Yonex," commented Edney, praising the Stringing Team.

Mark Maslowski of the Yonex Stringing Team also offered his comments on the partnership. "We’re proud to be part of the Australian Open in 2016. Yonex is one of the top badminton and soft tennis stringing teams in the world, and we’re confident we can do the same thing in tennis. Yonex stringing machines are the best machines I’ve strung on, and are trusted by many of the world’s experienced stringers. By providing high quality service with our skilled team members, we are always trying to fulfill the players demands in order to have a better experience on the court."

A video from the press conference can be found below.

For more information, visit the official Yonex Stringing Team Site: