Olympic silver medalist, Tommy Haas, has been appointed as the chief ambassador of Slinger Bag. Former ATP No. 2, will use his talent, expertise and leadership to help Slinger continue to grow. Tommy will be representing the brand at clinics, events, and will be a part of Slinger’s social media campaigns.
Former German professional tennis player, a product of the Bollettieri Academy in Bradenton, Tommy Haas broke into the tennis scene in 1996 at the age of 18. He gained widespread recognition after winning his first ATP title in 1999. Tommy has won over 15 career titles in singles during his 22-year career span, including a Masters tournament and a silver medal from the 2000 Summer Olympics. Now, Haas has joined Slinger to support their objective of reaching their core target consumers – the avid players.
Commenting on the association, Tommy Hass said, “I am thrilled to be partnering with such an innovative young and already successful company that is making a difference in the tennis practice market. The Slinger Bag is revolutionary in its design, allowing players to no longer have to rely on finding a hitting mate. It sets up in seconds and you can stay on the court with it for hours on one charge. I have personally been training with the Slinger Bag and found it to be an essential piece of my overall training routine. I hope to share the benefits of Slinger’s portable and affordable bag with all tennis enthusiasts out there who are looking to better their performance.”
Mike Ballardie, CEO of Slinger, said: “Slinger and Tommy share the same interest in making sure all tennis athletes have access to simple yet effective gear that will help them hit balls more often and, in doing so, improve their game, so it was an easy decision for us to welcome Tommy on as our Chief Ambassador. Tommy is one of the most popular players ever on the Tour and is also highly regarded as the Tournament Director of Indian Wells. Tommy will lead the charge to identify a tightly knit group of global brand ambassadors to join with him, Mike, Bob and Nick to spread the Slinger brand message through clinics, events and appearances as well as across the core social media platforms. Considering everyone across the globe is practising social distancing, it is important to get Slinger Bag available to players to facilitate COVID-secure practice.”
Ballardie concluded: “Tommy is one of the most talented and dedicated athletes in the sport. His drive to be successful in everything he does a couple with his lifelong dedication to tennis is a winning combination for Slinger Bag. Bringing Tommy onboard will expand our reach to our key consumers, and drive adoption of our game-changing product across the globe.”
Slinger is a new sports brand focused on delivering innovative, game improvement technologies and equipment across all Ball Sport categories. With the vision to become a next-generation sports consumer products company, Slinger enhances the skill and enjoyment levels of players of all ages and abilities. Slinger is initially focused on building its brand within the global Tennis market, through its Slinger Tennis Ball Launcher and Accessories. Slinger Bag has underpinned its proof of concept with over $200M of retail value in global distribution agreements since the Spring of 2020.