Slinger Bag announced its launch into the Czech and Slovakian markets via a distribution partnership with Prague-based RaketSport s.r.o., a specialist racquet sports distributor and e-tailer that has been active since 1997 and currently manages distribution for Tecnifibre, Pro Kennex and Victor.
The announcement follows recent Slinger Bag distribution agreements for Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan, UK & Ireland, Switzerland, Russia, and all four Scandinavian markets, totaling nearly 50 markets globally.
“We are very excited to join the Slinger bag team and very proud to represent the brand in both the Czech and Slovak markets,” said Petra Jägerová CEO of RaketSport s.r.o. “We are racket sports specialists, and Slinger Bag fits perfectly with the other brands in our portfolio. Moreover, we believe that innovation such as Slinger Bag can help make tennis more accessible for players of all levels and contribute to the finding of new champions. We look forward to building on the success Slinger Bag has seen throughout the global tennis community here in our markets.”
Of the new distribution agreement, Mike Ballardie, CEO, Slinger Bag, said, “This new deal is important in consolidating our brand footprint across Europe and opens us up in a traditional tennis stronghold. The team at RaketSport is as enthusiastic as we are about Slinger Bag’s potential to grow tennis participation in the Czech and Slovak territories, and we are delighted to be partnering with them, as our brand continues to grow exponentially across the globe.”
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