Tokyo, Japan – Yonex will once again kick off the 2019 tennis season as the Official Stringer of the Australian Open. The multi-year partnership renewal was announced at the Australian Open Launch event in Tokyo on September 25th.
"Yonex is a great tennis brand, much-loved around the world, and a perfect fit for the Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific,” Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley said.
Tiley continues, "At the Australian Open our whole team works incredibly hard to provide exceptional service to the players and Yonex plays a key role in how we deliver.” The 2019 Yonex Stringing Team will be comprised of an international team of over 25 of the top racquets stringers around the world. They will work meticulously to prepare all players’ racquets throughout the Australian Open.
“We are thrilled to be back in Melbourne again next January. We look forward to taking advantage of our previous three years of experience as the Official Stringer to provide the highest caliber of stringing service to tennis players and fans worldwide,” Yonex Executive Officer of Global Marketing Wataru Hirokawa explained.
Hirokawa added, “Yonex will offer five free restrings to every player per round to allow players to worry less about their gear and focus on performing their best. We are proud to play a vital role in making this event known as the Happy Slam by players and fans.”
During the first three years, the team has set a record in tournament stringing with 5,460 restrings and on its busiest day performing 544 restrings. Both records for the most ever of any tournament to date. This level of speed and accuracy is built on the team’s extensive experience, which includes stringing at many major events worldwide including the Beijing, London and Rio Olympics.
Stringers are considered some of the unsung heroes behind a tournament. Each technician on the team is devoted to providing top-level stringing to support the world’s best, working from the early hours of the morning to late at night. Their craft and pride will be on display starting the first week of January in Melbourne Park.
About the Yonex Stringing Team
With honed skills and robust knowhow, the Yonex Stringing Team is an international team of experts dedicated to providing the world standard of racquet stringing. The team is supported by an arsenal of high-quality, Japan made stringing machines (PT8Deluxe) that assist in precision stringing. Harnessing their meticulous technique and cutting-edge equipment, the Yonex Stringing Team offer their services at several tennis, badminton and soft tennis tournaments worldwide. With over 1500 members worldwide, it is the largest stringing team in racquet sports.
Yonex is a successful sporting goods company and world technology leader in Tennis, Badminton, and Golf. Driven by its company philosophy to "contribute to the world through innovative technology and the highest quality products," Yonex constantly explores new materials, new designs, and new ways of improving your game.
As a global company, Yonex is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with offices in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Taiwan, China, and India. Yonex's head manufacturing facilities are located in Niigata, Japan..
For more information: http://www.yonex.com/stringingteam/