BEHIND THE BALL: HOW THE OFFICIAL DUNLOP AUSTRALIAN OPEN BALL IS BORN
There will be a new ball on court for the 2019 Australian Open, as Dunlop becomes the official ball partner of the season-beginning Grand Slam.
Widely regarded as the best ball on tour by the players, Dunlop was chosen by Tennis Australia for its meticulous attention to detail and dedication to create a high-performance ball fitting for this prestigious event. Ensuring it meets the necessary specifications and performance levels, the ball has been thoroughly tested by Tennis Australia and put through its paces by both former and current professional players.
The Dunlop Australian Open ball is manufactured in the company’s own factory in the Philippines and is put together using the finest materials available. The factory produces millions of tennis balls in a calendar year and over 53,000 balls will be used at the Australian Open in 2019.
The rubber cores at the heart of the ball are made from the finest natural rubber locally sourced from the Philippines while the manufacturing of the cloth takes place in the UK and then shipped over for full assembly.
Dunlop: Australian Open – Fabric of The Game
“The official Dunlop Australian Open uses the finest natural rubber, combined with Dunlop’s secret recipe of components and premium woven cloth, to create an ultra-consistent ball for high performance play.” Kiyoshi Ikawa – Head of Product Planning & Promotion for SRI.
The 2019 Australian Open ball aims to take the ‘players’ Grand Slam’ to new heights and provide the world’s best players with the world’s best ball. It’s obsessively crafted and meticulously engineered throughout the production process to ensure quality superior to its competitors.
A high-specification re-mastering and re-engineering of the classic Dunlop Fort Core. For a ball with more durability and more consistent playing characteristics.
Ultra-high-specification, ultra-visible cloth technology for the world’s elite tournaments and players.
Universally acclaimed as one of the game’s all-time greatest singles players. We are honoured to have worked with Rod Laver throughout his illustrious career and to have been a small part of his never-ending journey for perfection.
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