Penn Extends Official Ball Agreement with USA Racquetball
by USA Racquetball
February 1, 2023 - USA Racquetball and HEAD Penn Racquet Sports have announced that Penn has exercised its option to extend its tenure as the Official Ball of the National Governing Body. Penn has been the official ball of the Association for more than 40 years, providing support that helps USA Racquetball conduct a variety of programs.
“We are thrilled to continue are partnership with USA Racquetball” stated Allison Barnett, Brand Manager for HEAD Penn Racquet Sports. “This is the longest running sponsorship in the sport of racquetball and is a relationship we are honored to be a part of. We find strong value in our affiliation with USA Racquetball and are proud to support USAR’s efforts to grow the sport at every level,” Barnett explained.
“Over many years, Penn and USA Racquetball have become synonymous with championship racquetball,” remarked Mike Grisz, USA Racquetball Executive Director. “We couldn’t be more pleased to continue our relationship with a great partner like HEAD Penn.”
For more information about USA Racquetball, visit www.USARaquetball.com or www.facebook.com/USARacquetball. If you’d like to learn more about HEAD Penn Racquetball, please visit www.head.com/racquetball, www.pennracquet.com, or www.facebook.com/headpennracquetball.
USA Racquetball, founded in 1969, is recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport. The organization annually conducts six national championships and sanctions hundreds of tournaments for players of all ages and skill levels. The organization also organizes the Adult and Junior National Racquetball Teams, oversees the Official Rules of Racquetball, administers National Player Rankings, manages a college scholarship program, and supports the introduction of new players to the sport.
HEAD NV is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of premium branded sports equipment. Its roots trace back to 1950 as Howard Head, the inventor of the first metal ski, founded the company.
HEAD’s business is organized into five divisions: Winter Sports, Racquet Sports, Diving, Sportswear and Licensing. Products are sold under the HEAD (tennis, squash and racquetball racquets, tennis balls, tennis footwear, alpine skis, ski bindings and ski boots, snowboards, bindings and boots and sportswear), Penn (tennis and racquetball balls), Tyrolia (ski bindings) and Mares (diving equipment) brands.
The Company´s key products have attained leading market positions based on sales and reputation and have gained high visibility through their use by many of today´s top ATP and WTA players, including including current world No1. Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Richard Gasquet, Tomas Berdych, Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova.