YONEX carried out several events at Toray PPO this past weekend. Following the Martina Hingis
(EZONE Ai 100
, POLYTOUR PRO 125
) and Belinda Bencic
(EZONE Ai 100
, POLYTOUR HS 125
) talk event the previous day, Martina Hingis took to the stage with Martina Navratilova on Saturday. The two spoke about their first experiences in Japan, as well as their general impressions of the country. The two pros then went into detail about why they use YONEX racquets, as well as giving the audience playing tips. Near the end, Belinda came on as a special guest, and offered her insight into the game as well. The three ended by giving their messages to the fans, and taking a big group picture in front of the huge crowd of people that gathered to see them.
Before the final match on Sunday morning, YONEX held a tennis workshop run by Martina Navratilova. Attendance was limited to 40 lucky players, who received up close and personal advice from the tennis legend. Several topics were covered in the workshop, among them how to hit the perfect serve, as well as rallying. At the end some players got to play against Martina herself! She took a group photo with all the participants at the end, and gave out autographs to the fans who came. Everyone who came walked out with a huge, satisfied smile on their face.
YONEX will be back at the Rakuten Japan Open (September 29-October 5) with official stringing service, so be sure to catch us there next!