THE OFFICIAL DUNLOP AUSTRALIAN OPEN BALL

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.

    METICULOUSLY ENGINEERED

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.

HD Core

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.

HD Pro-Cloth

Ultra-high-specification, ultra-visible cloth technology for the world’s elite tournaments and players.

ROD LAVER

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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Australian Open – The Grand Slam : https://ausopen.com/

GAMMA PICKLEBALL DEMO DAY

GAMMA PICKLEBALL Demo Day & Game was organized successfully on Dec 17, 2018 at Whampoa CC.   There are total 40 participants attending the events, friendly matches were also carry out during the day for the players and lucky draw prizes were given out to the participants at the end of the day.

 

47TH SINGAPORE JAPANESE LADIES TENNIS TOURNAMENT 2018

The 47th SJL Tennis Tournament was held successfully from Oct 30 to Nov 2, 2018 at Tanglin Tennis Academy. PRINCE NX Tour Pro Tennis Ball was the Official Balls used during the Tournaments.  Lucky draw prizes consist of Prince Tennis Racquets, Tennis Bags, Shoes Bags, Tennis Strings and Sweatbands were given out to all the participants of the tournaments.

Congratulations to all the winners and see you all again next year.

DUNLOP PARTNERS WITH NEXT GEN FINALS

OCTOBER 22, 2018

Dunlop will be a Gold Partner of the Next Gen ATP Finals, commencing immediately. The multi-year partnership will see Dunlop provide the official ball for the tournament, as well as receiving a number of promotional rights for the innovative event.

The 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals take place in Milan from November 6-10, with the world’s top 21 and under tennis players to compete using the Dunlop Fort All Court Tournament Select ball.

The partnership adds to Dunlop’s recent official ball partner agreement with the Australian Open as well as existing partnerships with high-profile events on the tennis calendar. Supporting these events, the Next Gen ATP Finals provides Dunlop with the platform to focus on one of its key objectives of targeting and engaging with younger tennis fans to develop their love of the game and ultimately grow participation of the sport globally.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with the Next Gen ATP Finals, an event that is taking tennis to new audiences,” said Kiyoshi Ikawa, Head of Product Planning & Promotion for SRI. “The passion for innovation fits perfectly with our brand values and provides a great opportunity for us to engage with younger tennis fans and consumers. The ATP understands the need to make the game more appealing to new fans and we’re really excited to be a part of it in the upcoming years.”

Now in its second year, the Next Gen ATP Finals has been praised for the introduction of several innovative rules to raise the tempo of matches. Unique to the event, it features first to four game sets, shorter warm-ups, shot clock, a no-let rule and Hawk-Eye Live which removes the need for line judges. The inaugural event in 2017 was won by South Korean Chung Hyeon, who enjoyed a breakthrough 2018, reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open and registering wins over Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev.

“We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with Dunlop because we believe they provide the best ball on the professional tennis circuit,” said Sergio Palmieri, Tournament Director Next Gen ATP Finals 2018. “To demonstrate how much we appreciate the quality of the Dunlop ball, in addition to the Next Gen ATP Finals, we have also finalized a multi-year extension for the ATP Masters 1000 Rome – BNL Internazionali D’Italia.”

As a Gold Partner, Dunlop will have strong branding presence with its logo present across the in-stadium branding in Milan and Dunlop-branded ball coolers on court. Directly engaging with spectators, Dunlop has a brand activation and promotional area at the event.

DUNLOP PARTNERS WITH ENGLAND SQUASH

OCTOBER 18, 2018

England Squash have announced a record three-year sponsorship with Dunlop, which will see them become the official ball, racket and luggage partner of the national governing body responsible for the development and delivery of squash and Squash 57 in England.

The agreement strengthens the relationship with England Squash twelve months after signing a multiple year agreement to be the title sponsor of the England Squash Junior Circuit which includes the British Junior Open, British Junior Championships and English Junior Championships.

England Squash Chief Executive Officer Keir Worth said: “We are thrilled to have extended our partnership with Dunlop whose extensive support will allow us to increase our investment in helping to grow the sport at all levels. More than 200,000 people play squash in England each week across 4,200 facilities. This latest partnership demonstrates the optimism with which established brands such as Dunlop view our sport in England. We are extremely grateful for Dunlop’s support and we look forward to working with them over the coming years.”

Nick Matthew, a three-time world champion, Dunlop brand ambassador and England Squash coaching consultant, added: “It is great news that Dunlop will extend their sponsorship of squash in England. Dunlop’s tradition in the sport is second to none and the ongoing, long-term support is a huge boost for people playing squash at all levels.”

England Squash and Dunlop have enjoyed a longstanding and successful partnership whilst agreements between Dunlop and the Professional Squash Association (official racket and ball), the World Squash Federation (official ball) and other national federations cements the brand’s commitment to the sport and its market leadership position.

Bauerfeind Sports – Tennis Game – With Even More Power!

More strength, endurance & faster response:

What points count for you in tennis?

More game power

Make your joints an ace and play for a longer time without any complaints

 

Pain free elbow

Stabilize your forearm for discomfort in the elbow

 

Longer tennis performance

Improve your muscle work and react even faster

 

Better control

More coordination and even more precise punch execution

Joint protection with power

Relieve hand, knee and ankle joints & play free of complaints.

Change of tempo, net attack, change of topspin and slice – no matter if during the training game or tournament: In tennis, your joints score points with each turn. Because with every movement, high loads and forces on your knee and ankle joints. These are caused by the explosive and fast moves, in which you stop and abruptly accelerate again and again. Add to that the striking movements and the impact of tight balls. That in turn puts extreme strain on your wrists.So that you can get the best performance on the tennis court for a long time and train without any problems, a strong joint protection against overloading is important. Already during the tennis match, the strong products of the Bauerfeind Sports Supports Line help to relieve your joints. The targeted pressure also improves the movement control in the knees and wrists. At the same time, the hard-wearing bandages massage the ligaments, tendons, muscles and connective tissue in each of your movements, which has a positive effect on your sensorimotor function. Especially with longer game units you will feel the relief effect quickly, because the intense depth perception sends you direct feedback. This in turn counteracts stress and prevents injuries in fast, jerky movements and fatigue.

Make your joints a guaranteed tennis player with guaranteed support at peak loads and win the victory!

 

 

 

3D Airknit Technology

Ultralight compression fabric adapts perfectly to your body shape, supports moisture exchange and prevents overheating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omega pad

Position-secure embedding and guiding of your kneecap through a knitted, elastic pad, which ensures the optimal distribution of force in the knee joint

 

 

 

 

 

 

The adjustable flat belt allows targeted support and flexibility to ensure effective stabilization and reduce the risk of injury, especially in jerky movements and jumps.

 

 

 

 

 

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Premium materials and highest production standards since 1929.

 

Products to relieve the joints for a trouble-free tennis game:

Bauerfeind Sports – Cycling – More driving pleasure and better performance

More stamina, power & ultimate flow experience: Which challenge brings you to the limit?

Faster regeneration

Optimize your recovery curve

Stabilization of the joints

Lead your joints safely and optimize your kick

Longer performance

Improve your performance with strength and endurance

Strong back muscles

Safe sitting position & optimal power distribution

More vitality while biking

Activate circulation & regenerate quickly after long journeys.

Do you know that? You turn off the helmet, the heart and respiratory rate normalize, but the euphoria remains. One thing is certain: you already have your next track in mind and want to get back in the saddle as soon as possible. Because who has great goals in his sport, must train.But your body needs a proper regeneration phase. Otherwise sore muscles and cramps follow. In order to be ready for the next tour after cycling, you can optimize your recovery curve with Sports Compression Line sports bandages.  Among other things, the compression products have been developed for endurance sports and promote faster muscle regeneration during and after cycling. The noticeable pressure activates the blood circulation. This promotes more oxygen to the muscles and improves blood back-flow to the heart. Waste products are thus better transported away, arms and legs swell less intense.

It is not without reason that racing cyclists from the great cycling races have been relying on compression products for years. The racing professionals wear the helpers during training as well as during and after the competition. So that you can sit back in the saddle faster and enjoy uncompromising exits to the fullest, the sports bandages of the Sports Compression Line support muscle recovery.

How to optimize your recovery and performance curve for your best bike performance!

SPORTAMA JUNIOR SUPER SERIES & GRAND PRIX 2018

 

Winners of the SPORTAMA JUNIOR SUPER SERIES I

From 9th to 11th March, 2018 at The Sultan Hotel & Residence, Jakarta

 

Winners of the SPORTAMA JUNIOR SUPER SERIES II

From 30th March to 1st April, 2018 at The Sultan Hotel & Residence, Jakarta

 

Winners of the SPORTAMA (MANDIRI) JUNIOR SUPER SERIES III

From 27th to 29th April, 2018 at The Sultan Hotel & Residence, Jakarta

Winners of the SPORTAMA (MANDIRI) JUNIOR SUPER SERIES IV

From 10th to 13th May, 2018 at The Sultan Hotel & Residence, Jakarta

Winners of the SPORTAMA (MANDIRI) JUNIOR SUPER SERIES V

From 29th Jun to 1st July, 2018 at The Sultan Hotel & Residence, Jakarta

Winners of the SPORTAMA (MANDIRI) JUNIOR SUPER SERIES VI

From 6th to 8th July, 2018 at The Sultan Hotel & Residence, Jakarta

Winners of the SPORTAMA (MANDIRI) JUNIOR SUPER SERIES VII

From 27th to 29th July, 2018 at The Sultan Hotel & Residence, Jakarta

Winners of the SPORTAMA (MANDIRI) JUNIOR SUPER SERIES VIII

From 21st to 23rd September, 2018 at The Sultan Hotel & Residence, Jakarta

Winners of the SPORTAMA (MANDIRI) JUNIOR SUPER SERIES IX

From 5th to 7th October, 2018 at The Sultan Hotel & Residence, Jakarta

47TH SINGAPORE JAPANESE LADIES TENNIS TOURNAMENT 2018

The 47th SJL Tennis Tournament will be held this year from Oct 30 to Nov 2, 2018 at Tanglin Tennis Academy and PRINCE will be the Official Balls and Prizes sponsorship for the Tournament.  Registration is open now and the closing date for the registration would be on Oct 7, 2018.   Don’t miss this fun and exciting tournament!  If you don’t have a partner, SJL can help you find one.   Hurry & Action Now !

The 13th Chinese Swimming Club Age Group Badminton (Invitational) Tournament 2018

The 13th Chinese Swimming Club Age Group Badminton (Invitational) Tournament 2018 has ended happily on Sunday, 9-Sep-2018.  SPORTSMATCH as the Official Equipment Sponsor for the Prizes of Babolat Badminton Racquets, Babolat & Prince Racquet Bags and Chao Pai as Official Shuttlecock for the Tournament.  Total participants 395 from Malaysia, Philippine, Singapore and Thailand and the biggest winning groups go to Thailand.   Congratulations to the winners of all age groups and thanks to the supporting team behind the tournament which make the tournament a very successful and happy event.

TOURNAMENT RESULTS

13th Chinese Swimming Club Age Group Badminton (Invitational) 2018

 Winners

Boys Singles Under 9
1 Harsha Vardhan [1]
2 Jaden Low Chenxi [2]
3/4 Prakrit Madhaik [3/4]
3/4 Yang Mu [3/4]
Boys Singles Under 11
1 Pannachai Boonmak
2 Jin Khoo [1]
3/4 Lim Sheldric [2]
3/4 Ethan Gonh Wei Dong
Boys Singles Under 14
1 Adisak Prasertphetmanee
2 Sarun Rukcharoen
3/4 Rachaphol Inthanon
3/4 Eakanath Kitkawinroj
Boys Singles Under17
1 Anton Wijaya
2 Peng Meng Yu
3/4 Kian Mikael Cruz
3/4 Wong Chin Ming
Boys Singles Under 19
1 Indra Septian Wijaya
2 Tan Chee Hao
3/4 Tee Shun Xing
3/4 Hoe Yew Wis
Girls Singles Under 9
1 Jaylinn Lee Qin Xuan [1]
2 Jessie Batchelor
3/4 Dorcas Ng Zi Qi
3/4 Low Jia Xun
Girls Singles Under 11
1 Anyapat Phichitpreechasak
2 Pimchanok Sutthiviriyakul
3/4 Sonia Pho [2]
3/4 Meiya Dai Bayraktar
Girls Singles Under 14
1 Warisara Dansoonthornwong
2 Sarunrak Vitidsarn
3/4 Clarisse Han Rui En
3/4 Pattaraporn Rungruengpramong
Girls Singles Under 17
1 Choo Yan Ying Desiree
2 Roslind Eveanne Quiamco
3/4 Teoh Yi Ting
3/4 Teh Khai Lin

 

Boys Doubles Under 11
1 Arshdip Singh Darshan Singh [3/4]
Jin Khoo
2 Nattawat Jairaksantisuk
Pannachai Boonmak
3/4 Lim Sheldric [3/4]
Tai Jong Waa
3/4 Raphael Chong [1]
Zack Ng Zhen Hong
Boys Doubles Under 14
1 Adisak Prasertphetmanee
Chayakorn Sootlake
2 Eakanath Kitkawinroj
Rachaphol Inthanon
3/4 Natussatum Waiariyaphochchong
Sarun Rukcharoen
3/4 Jayden Chan Qi Xuan
Princern Tjia
Boys Doubles Under 17
1 Chew Qi Siang
Xavier Eng Yee Meng
2 Alaster Ng
Muhammad Rafly Wibiyanto
3/4 Keith Tan Zheng Rui
Ng Yi Vee
3/4 Chua Renzo
Yap Yong Tian
Boys Doubles Under 19
1 Mohammad Izzat Bin Anvar
Wong Chin Ming
2 Fredric Cheng Yi
Shawn Foo Shi Wei
3/4 Teodoro Antonio
Andrew Dominic Quiamco
3/4 Hoe Yew Wis
Muhammad Sufyan Bin Nordin
 

Men’s Combined 90

1 Adrian Ng Yin Soon
Hor Tak Choy
2 Kam Kim Saw Timothy
Wong Kong Kay
3/4 Jumari Bin Kasrawi
Syed Ahmad Bin Mohsin Alhamid
3/4 Seah Kok Chong
Yap Wee Teck
Men’s Combined 110
1 Koh Kie Liang Johnny
Tan Kim Huat Ronald
2 Jumari Bin Kasrawi
Samsuddin Bin Mohammed
3/4 Jason Ooi Hock Eye
Lawrence Quek Siew Seng
3/4 Chua Yew Chye Albert
Wee Keng Tiong Jerry
Girls Doubles Under 17
1 Pattaraporn Rungruengpramong
Warisara Dansoonthornwong
2 Nutchavee Sittiteeranan
Phatharaporn Kulamat
3/4 Elicia Ng Hui Ting
Ng Jing Ting
3/4 Chew Jing Wen
Choo Yan Ying Desiree

 

Mixed Doubles Open
1 Tay Kok Hau
Liang Yun
2 Liao Junwei
Chayaporn Suphavilai
3/4 Ng Choon Kang
Ng Soo Mui
3/4 Shawn Foo Shi Wei
Rachel Foo

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