Mantis signed as Aegon Masters partner

UK tennis brand named ball and racket partner for Masters event at London’s Royal Albert Hall

Young UK tennis brand Mantis has been chosen as the official tennis ball and racket partner for the Aegon Masters Tennis Tournament, taking place November 30 to December 4 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. 

As part of a multi-year deal, Mantis, which was launched in 2009, will see its Tour tennis balls used exclusively throughout the tournament which is the season finale to the ATP Champions Tour, and features a number of the game’s most famous players and past Grand Slam Champions. Players in 2010 included Pat Cash, Pat Rafter, John McEnroe, Tim Henman and Goran Ivanisevic.

Martin Aldridge, founder of Mantis Sport International, said: “The Aegon Masters is a major highlight of the tennis calendar in the UK and we are delighted our balls will be at the heart of the tournament. The Mantis Tour, which was only released this year, has been extremely well received and we are all looking forward to watching the legends of our game playing with them at the Royal Albert Hall.

“Despite being a relatively new brand to the tennis market we have very quickly established ourselves internationally and have had a fantastic response to all our products. Our philosophy at Mantis is to deliver exceptional quality products at vastly superior prices and the Aegon Masters will be a great arena for us to showcase all of our product range from rackets to balls, grips to bags and really engage with the tennis public.”

Charlie Grave, head of tennis sponsorship at IMG UK, which organises the Aegon Masters, said: “All professionals, whatever sport, want to play with the best equipment available and the tennis stars at the Aegon Masters are no different.

“Choosing the right tennis ball partner is a vital component of any tournament and we are delighted to have Mantis supplying the balls for this year’s showpiece. We look forward to working closely with them over the next few years.”