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TWIN ROSSETTI BROTHERS NOTIFIED THAT THEY HAVE SET THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE FOR LONGEST TENNIS VOLLEY RALLY
30,576 Consecutive Volleys is Recognized as a New Record

Media Contacts:

Angelo A. Rossetti 203-996-4417, angelo@rally4charity.org
Ettore Rossetti 203-919-2215, ettore@rally4charity.org

WESTON, CONN. (October 27, 2015) – The Rossetti Brothers are now the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS record holders for the Longest tennis volley rally. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS notified the Rossetti Brothers that although they failed to regain the title for the Longest tennis rally on August 8, 2015, they set a new record for the Longest tennis volley rally with an astonishing 30,576 volleys without bouncing on the court for 5 hours and 28 minutes. A new record category, the benchmark was set at 10,000 consecutive volleys in order to set the record. “This is not only a silver lining for us for all of our efforts but for everyone who believed in us and supported our efforts and our causes” stated Angelo A. Rossetti.

Their rally totaled 30,579 consecutive shots, lasting five hours and twenty eight minutes, including a serve, return of serve and half volley, followed by 30,576 consecutive volleys before the final miss. “Not only did we raise money and awareness for our charity Save the Children but also have a new record to share with all of our fans and supporters. It’s their record too. If it wasn’t for their efforts this new record would not exist,” exclaimed Ettore Rossetti, the younger Rossetti by 10 minutes. This marks the second GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title that the Rossetti Brothers have held. The first was the Longest tennis rally title consisting of 25,944 consecutive tennis strokes that they held for nearly five years after setting it on August 10, 2008. The feat took 14 hours and 31 minutes, with the fuzzless ball along with the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS certificate and the clickers displayed at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island.

Michael Empric, the adjudicator for GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS who observed the attempt, stated: “I’ve been to many, many record attempts. I would say this is probably one of the hardest I’ve ever seen attempted, just because anyone can learn to do something for a minute or an hour, but to do something nonstop for this amount of time with this amount of precision is… I can’t even fathom doing it. The fact they made it this far is incredible to me. They did an amazing job.”

Their purpose, effort and personal sacrifices inspired many others based on the outpouring of support. The Rossetti Brothers’ goal to inspire children and adults with their efforts was achieved, even more so now that they are recognized as new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title holders again. They called it the Four G’s to have balance and success in tennis and in life: Get a dream, Goal set, Goal get and Give back. It remains to be seen if they will attempt the record for the Longest tennis rally title again but suffice is to say that if the motivation is great enough then the impossible can become twin-possible. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS aims to inspire ordinary people to do extraordinary things. The Rossetti Brothers certainly fit this mission. There were two officials to certify and verify the event, Art Giles, the tennis referee, and Michael Empric, adjudicator from GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS. A team of volunteer counters tallied the shots both manually and electronically during the rally.

This charity event raised funds and awareness for Save the Children. Save the Children helps children in 120 countries, including the United States, providing support for health, education, protection, disaster relief and so much more. With nearly 1 in 4 American kids living in poverty, Save the Children invests in education, health and emergency programs right here in the United States. “We are raising awareness and funds for those children who don’t survive beyond age five around the world and those who don’t have the opportunity to learn here in the U.S.,” said Ettore, who is a teaching professional at Weston Racquet Club and works for Save the Children as their Senior Director of Social Business Strategy & Innovation. He was recently honored as the 2015 American Marketing Association (AMA) Nonprofit Marketer of the Year. Prince® Global Sports was their official racquet and string sponsor. “We are committed to encouraging people to reimagine tennis in ways they have never seen or experienced before, so sponsoring the Rossetti’s world record attempt was a natural fit for us,” said Paige Miller, Prince Global Sports, Director of Brand Marketing. Prince supplied the brothers with their O3 LS 118 racquet with Prince Premier 15L string. Says Angelo, director of tennis at Weston Racquet Club, “Ironically a Prince Silver racquet provided us with a silver lining. This accomplishment has importance not because we set another record but it gives us the platform to give back through  our two passions – tennis and inspiration. We have accomplished this goal in several ways.”

The Tennis “Rally for Charity” event was made possible by generous event sponsors including: Prince (Official Racquet & Official Apparel), Weston Racquet Club (Official Venue), Billie Jean King Eye Coach, Penn (Official Ball), Cardio Tennis, USPTA (United States Professional Tennis Association) and the USTA (United States Tennis Association).

The Rossetti Brothers ended the rally as they began it. Angelo and Ettore will continue to serve at Weston Racquet Club and at Save the Children, respectively. As the brothers say: “Tennis begins with love and a first serve. Serve first in tennis and in life.” Contributions are still being accepted online at www.RallyforCharity.org.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS officially defines this record definition as the longest tennis rally using only volleys (i.e. without the ball bouncing). This record can only be attempted by two participants. The record is measured by the amount of continuous volley hits without a break. Some of the rules for Longest tennis volley rally are that only tennis volley shots can be used throughout the attempt. A volley is a shot where the ball is hit by the racket before it bounces on the ground. The timing begins when the first volley stroke of the tennis ball is made and is ended by the official overseeing the event. There must be two counters, one counting the strokes of each player only. The final figure is the total of the two. The rally must be played in accordance with the rules of tennis.

About The Rossetti Brothers

The Rossetti Brothers, Angelo and Ettore, are certified USPTA Elite tennis teaching professionals for more than 20 years. Angelo, a PTR certified pro as well, serves as the Director of Tennis at Weston Racquet Club, An Ivan Lendl Tennis Center and Ettore serves as the Director of Social Media & Digital Marketing at Save the Children. The brothers received USPTA’s 2007 USPTA Regional Open Player of the Year and 2008/2009 USPTA Tennis Industry Excellence Award. Angelo and Ettore are both lifetime USTA members and reside in Hamden, CT and Shelton, CT, respectively. Follow The Rossetti Brothers on the Web: www.RallyforCharity.org.

Identical twin brothers Angelo and Ettore Rossetti attempt to retake the Guinness World Records title for Longest Tennis Rally. The brothers had previously held the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title of Longest tennis rally consisting of 25,944 consecutive strokes for nearly five years after setting it on August 9, 2008. The feat took 14 hours and 31 minutes. Tennis “Rally for Charity” is a fundraising event combining tennis and philanthropy created by The Rossetti Brothers in 2007. It is dedicated to their tennis mentor Scott B. Wilson, to the legacy of Tim Gullikson and to the children who do not survive past their fifth birthdays worldwide. The Rossetti Brothers, Angelo and Ettore, are identical twins and certified USPTA/PTR elite tennis teaching professionals for more than 20 years and lifetime members of the USTA. Angelo serves as the Director of Tennis at Weston Racquet Club and Ettore serves as the Director of Social Media & Digital Marketing at Save the Children and teaches tennis part-time at Weston Racquet Club.

Caption: Angelo (left) & Ettore Rossetti focus one of their 30,576 consecutive volleys en route to setting a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the “Longest tennis volley rally.” Photo by Susan Warner 08/08/15.

EttoreRossetti-MichaelEmpric-AngeloRossetti-8-8-2015Caption: The Rossetti Brothers flank GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator Michael Empric at Weston Racquet Club after they set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title for the Longest tennis volley rally, which ended after 5 hours & 28 minutes and 30,576 consecutive volleys without the ball hitting the ground . Rossetti Bros photo.

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HOW YOU CAN STILL HELP:

To Donate Cash: Contributions are being accepted online at RallyforCharity.org or www.SavetheChildren.org/rallyforcharity.

About the Save the Children: Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We invest in childhood — every day, in times of crisis and for our future. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. To learn more, visit www.savethechildren.org.

About Weston Racquet Club: Nestled in the hills of Fairfield County, Connecticut, the Weston Racquet Club, an Ivan Lendl Tennis Center, is an exceptional tennis facility that features six beautiful, well-maintained indoor Har-Tru courts, three outdoor courts Har-Tru (Soft) courts and three outdoor Deco-Turf (Hard) courts. Weston Racquet Club is one of two facilities owned by tennis legend Ivan Lendl, and features Ivan’s Hitting Hot Teaching System. Learn more online www.westonracquet.com.

About Prince Global Sports: Prince® Global Sports is a leading racquet sports company with a focused commitment to research and development and game-changing product innovations in tennis and squash. The company is widely recognized as being the first to market with many of the most relevant technologies of the past 40 years. Oversize, Longbody, Power Ring and Extender technologies, the first multifilament string, the first “Natural Foot Shape” court shoes and EXO3 and ESP technology, are a few of the contributions Prince has made to racquet sports. Today, the company engineers products in all categories for tennis and squash including racquets, footwear, balls, strings, grips, bags, team apparel, machines and accessories. Prince Global Sports was acquired by Waitt Company in 2012. The Prince management team is focused on meeting the needs of its wide ranging consumer base through providing a comprehensive selection of performance enhancing equipment available at specialty, club and online retail outlets nationwide. For additional information visit www.princetennis.com and www.princesquash.com.

About USPTA: Founded in 1927, the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is the global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional development. With more than 15,000 members worldwide, the association raises the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches, and promotes a greater awareness of the sport. Learn more online at www.uspta.com.

About USTA Connecticut: Our organization is dedicated to the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA’s) mission: “To Promote and Develop the Growth of Tennis Throughout our State.” USTA New England is a volunteer based organization. More than 500 volunteers serve on state and sectional committees, assist with tournaments and special events, captain teams and support community tennis activities. A State Association represents each of the seven areas in New England: Connecticut, Maine, Eastern Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Learn more online at http://www.ustaconnecticut.com.

About USTA New England: USTA New England is one of 17 regional sections across the country that comprises the United States Tennis Association (USTA). It is a not-for- profit organization with the mission, “To Promote and Develop the Growth of Tennis” in New England. USTA New England strives to increase participation in the sport in New England by offering quality recreational and competitive programs for people of all ages and abilities. Founded in 1927 as the New England Lawn Tennis Association, USTA New England boasts more than 33,000 individual members, 450 organizational members, 475 volunteers, and a professional staff of 16. Learn more online at newengland.usta.com.

About Billie Jean King’s Eye Coach: The only stationary stroke training aid with a spinning ball that teaches rhythm, focus, and topspin. The problem is that our head shifts too soon from the point of contact. EPOC (Eye at the Point Of Contact) training with the Eye Coach is the solution to the problem. When your focus problem is solved, you learn faster and enjoy the game more fully. Our passion is to make a lasting difference and expand tennis around the world. We realize that this is an ambitious task. However, the process is now being accomplished. Our tennis product has now been endorsed by leaders throughout the industry, is currently used in successful clubs across the country (and England) and has a highly consistent track record with users. For more information, visit: www.howtoplaytennis.net.

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TWIN ROSSETTI BROTHERS FALL ‘INCHES’ SHORT OF REGAINING THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE OF LONGEST TENNIS RALLY

Media Contacts:

Angelo A. Rossetti 203-996-4417, angelo@rally4charity.org
Ettore Rossetti 203-919-2215, ettore@rally4charity.org

WESTON, CONN. (August 21, 2015) – Tennis is called a game of inches and that was not more evident than during the Rossetti Brothers’ Longest tennis rally attempt which ended with more than 30,500 consecutive strokes. Identical twin brothers and USPTA/PTR certified tennis teaching professionals, Angelo A. and Ettore Rossetti, attempted the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Longest tennis rally, on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Weston Racquet Club in Weston, CT.

The brothers had previously held the title of 25,944 consecutive tennis strokes for nearly five years after setting it on August 10, 2008. The feat took 14 hours and 31 minutes with the fuzzless ball since on exhibit at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. In 2013, the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title was broken by two players in Germany. This year, the Rossetti Brothers’ broke their previous 2008 record in less than one third of the time, rallying more than 30,500 consecutive strokes in 5 hours and 28 minutes although they fell short of their ultimate goal of winning $1MM for their charity Save the Children. After more than five hours of intense mental, physical and emotional effort, Angelo hit a volley slightly softer than the previous shots. Ettore made a split-second decision to step back to give him more time to let the ball bounce and hit a half-volley rather than stepping forward and taking it out of the air. It was a costly mistake as the ball hit just inches below the net thus failing to win $1MM for Save the Children. “After performing the same skill repeatedly for so long, the body takes over the mind and it’s too difficult to have the mind change muscle patterns in a fraction of a second” stated Ettore after the shock had worn off. Paraphrasing a Yogi Berra quote ‘baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical’, Angelo stated with a grin: “Half the responsibility for the miss is mine, but the other 90% is his.” In all, the ball touched the court only three times, the first two shots and the final last shot. Angelo burned about 10,500 calories during the record attempt and was taken to the hospital immediately after to be treated for heat exhaustion and dehydration as a precautionary measure and was released later that same afternoon. The EMT crew on hand rested Ettore’s arm in a sling to treat tendinitis and fatigue. Michael Empric, the adjudicator for GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS who observed the attempt, stated: “I’ve been to many, many record attempts. I would say this is probably one of the hardest I’ve ever seen attempted, just because anyone can learn to do something for a minute or an hour, but to do something nonstop for this amount of time with this amount of precision is… I can’t even fathom doing it. The fact they made it this far is incredible to me. They did an amazing job.”

Although the outcome was not what they had planned for, they had prepared for everything else. They had flashlights in case the power went out, hydration vests to hydrate, backup counters, backup security cameras, their favorite playlist and athletic diapers — just in case — but they did not need to use them. The event was broadcast live online so that people could watch from anywhere and be inspired. Their purpose, effort and personal sacrifices inspired many others based on the outpouring of support. The Rossetti Brothers’ goal to inspire children and adults with their efforts was achieved. They called it the Four Gs to have balance and success in tennis and in life: Get a dream, Goal set, Goal get and Give back. There were two officials to certify and verify the event, Art Giles, the tennis referee, and Michael Empric, adjudicator from GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS. A team of volunteer counters tallied the shots both manually and electronically during the rally. The event was free and open to the public. About 200 fans came to watch the Rossetti’s rally at Weston Racquet Club and thousands cheered them on through the web as the event was live-streamed globally. Other tennis activities hosted by certified USPTA, PTR and Cardio tennis pros anchored the day. Considered a Tennis Across America and Lessons for Life™ event, Cardio Tennis, a Play Day and USTA Junior Team Tennis Jamboree were included as part of the day’s fun. Tennis Across America features free tennis lessons and court time to grow the game, while Cardio Tennis is a fun, fast and friendly way to exercise, meet friends and burn calories.

This charity event raised funds and awareness for Save the Children. Save the Children helps children in 120 countries, including the United States, providing support for health, education, protection, disaster relief and so much more. With nearly 1 in 4 American kids living in poverty, Save the Children invests in education, health and emergency programs right here in the United States. “We are raising awareness and funds for those children who don’t survive beyond age five around the world and those who don’t have the opportunity to learn here in the U.S.,” said Ettore, who is a teaching professional at Weston Racquet Club and works for Save the Children as their Senior Director of Social Business Strategy & Innovation. He was recently honored as the 2015 American Marketing Association (AMA) Nonprofit Marketer of the Year. Prince® Global Sports was their official racquet and string sponsor. “We are committed to encouraging people to reimagine tennis in ways they have never seen or experienced before, so sponsoring the Rossetti’s world record attempt was a natural fit for us,” said Paige Miller, Prince Global Sports, Director of Brand Marketing. Prince supplied the brothers with their O3 LS 118 racquet with Prince Premier 15L string. Says Angelo, director of tennis at Weston Racquet Club, “This event gave us the platform to combine our two passions – tennis and inspiration – and to give back. We believe we accomplished this goal.”

The Tennis “Rally for Charity” event is made possible by generous event sponsors including: Prince (Official Racquet & Official Apparel), Weston Racquet Club (Official Venue), Billie Jean King Eye Coach, Penn (Official Ball), Cardio Tennis, USPTA (United States Professional Tennis Association) and the USTA (United States Tennis Association).

The Rossetti Brothers ended the rally as they began it. Angelo and Ettore will continue to serve at Weston Racquet Club and at Save the Children, respectively. As the brothers say: “Tennis begins with love and a first serve. Serve first in tennis and in life.” Contributions are still being accepted online at www.RallyforCharity.org.

About The Rossetti Brothers

The Rossetti Brothers, Angelo and Ettore, are certified USPTA Elite tennis teaching professionals for more than 20 years. Angelo serves as the Director of Tennis at Weston Racquet Club, An Ivan Lendl Tennis Center and Ettore serves as the Director of Social Media & Digital Marketing at Save the Children. The brothers received USPTA’s 2007 USPTA Regional Open Player of the Year, 2008/2009 USPTA Tennis Industry Excellence Award. Angelo and Ettore are both lifetime USTA members and reside in Hamden, CT and Shelton, CT, respectively. Follow The Rossetti Brothers on the Web: www.RallyforCharity.org.

 

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TWIN ROSSETTI BROTHERS ATTEMPT TO BREAK GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS LONGEST TENNIS RALLY
1$ Million “Rally for Charity” Tennis Event to Take Place on August 8, 2015 at Weston Racquet Club

Media Contacts:
Angelo A. Rossetti 203-996-4417
Ettore Rossetti 203-919-2215

WESTON, CONN. (June 8, 2015) – Identical twin brothers and USPTA/PTR certified tennis teaching professionals, Angelo A. and Ettore Rossetti, will attempt the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Longest tennis rally, on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Weston Racquet Club in Weston, CT.

The brothers had previously held the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS record of 25,944 consecutive strokes for nearly five years after setting it on August 9, 2008. The feat took 14 hours and 31 minutes. In 2013, the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title was broken by a team in Germany. This year, the Rossetti Brothers’ aim is to break the record even if it takes 24 hours.

If the brothers succeed in breaking the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Longest tennis rally in faster than world-record pace (at least 5,000 strokes per hour on average), then they will win a $1 million annuity prize by Odds On Promotions for Save the Children. The Rossetti Brothers’ goal is to inspire children and adults with their efforts.

The rally will be both a spectator and participatory event. Fans can watch the Rossettis rally and also participate in tennis activities hosted by USPTA and PTR pros. Considered a Tennis Across America and Lessons for Life™ event, Cardio Tennis, a Play Day and USTA Junior Team Tennis will be included as part of the day’s fun. Tennis Across America features free tennis lessons and court time to grow the game, while Cardio Tennis is a fun, fast and friendly way to exercise, meet friends and burn calories.

USTA Connecticut and USTA New England will be supporting the event. The USTA is dedicated to promote and develop the growth of tennis locally, regionally and nationally in the United States. The USTA will host a Special Event Play Day and also a Junior Team Tennis Jamboree with activities for youth of all ages. Research has found that early positive experiences in sports create a lifelong commitment to an active lifestyle. Tennis is fun for kids of all ages and levels; with minimal risk of injury the sport provides many social, health, and psychological benefits.

This charity event will raise funds and awareness for Save the Children. Save the Children helps children in 120 countries, including the United States, providing support for health, education, protection, disaster relief and so much more. With nearly 1 in 4 American kids living in poverty, Save the Children invests in education, health and emergency programs right here in the United States. “We are raising awareness and funds for those children who don’t survive beyond age five around the world and those who don’t have the opportunity to learn here in the U.S.,” said Ettore, who is a teaching professional at Weston Racquet Club and works for Save the Children as their Director of Social Media & Digital Marketing.

Prince® Global Sports is on board with the Rossetti brother’s world record attempt as their official racquet and string. “We are committed to encouraging people to reimagine tennis in ways they have never seen or experienced before, so sponsoring the Rossetti’s world record attempt was a natural fit for us,” said Paige Miller, Prince Global Sports, Director of Brand Marketing. Prince has supplied the brothers with their O3 LS 118 racquet strung with the Prince Premier 15L string.

There will be USTA and GUINESS WORLD RECORDS officials on hand to certify and verify the event. Given the duration of the rally, a team of volunteer counters will tally the shots in the rally. The event is free and open to the public. It is scheduled to begin at 7:00am on Saturday, August 8 and conclude on Sunday, August 9 at 7:00am. “We are pleased and excited to host this charity tennis event,” stated Anthony Zangrillo, general manager of Weston Racquet Club, the host venue for the event.

Says Angelo, director of tennis at Weston Racquet Club, “This event gives us the opportunity to combine our two passions – tennis and philanthropy – and to give back. Our goal is to inspire kids and adults to Get a Dream, Goal Set, Goal Get and Give Back, our four G’s to achieve success and balance in life.”

During their 2008 GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS attempt, the twins struck one tennis ball continuously for 14 hours and 31 minutes without breaks for water, food or the restroom. By the end of the rally, the ball had no more fuzz, was noticeably smaller and worn down to its brown rubber surface. The ball has since been on exhibit at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island.

The Tennis “Rally for Charity” event is made possible by generous event sponsors including: Prince (Official Racquet & Official Apparel), Weston Racquet Club, Billie Jean King Eye Coach, USPTA (United States Professional Tennis Association) and the USTA (United States Tennis Association).

HOW YOU CAN HELP:
To Donate Cash: Contributions are being accepted online at RallyforCharity.org or www.SavetheChildren.org/rallyforcharity.

To Donate Items: Raffle items as donation perks or silent auction items can be mailed to The Rossetti Brothers c/o Rally for Charity, 3000 Whitney Avenue, Suite 132, Hamden, CT 06518.

To Volunteer: For volunteer opportunities please email angelo@rally4charity.org or sign up online at RallyforCharity.org.

About The Rossetti Brothers: The Rossetti Brothers, Angelo and Ettore, are certified USPTA Elite tennis teaching professionals for more than 20 years. Angelo serves as the Director of Tennis at Weston Racquet Club, An Ivan Lendl Tennis Center and Ettore serves as the Director of Social Media & Digital Marketing at Save the Children. The brothers received USPTA’s 2007 USPTA Regional Open Player of the Year, 2008/2009 USPTA Tennis Industry Excellence Award. Angelo and Ettore are both lifetime USTA members and reside in Hamden, CT and Shelton, CT, respectively. Follow The Rossetti Brothers on the Web: RallyforCharity.org, on Twitter, on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.

About the Save the Children: Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We invest in childhood — every day, in times of crisis and for our future. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. To learn more, visit www.savethechildren.org.

About Weston Racquet Club: Nestled in the hills of Fairfield County, Connecticut, the Weston Racquet Club, an Ivan Lendl Tennis Center, is an exceptional tennis facility that features six beautiful, well-maintained indoor Har-Tru courts, three outdoor courts Har-Tru (Soft) courts and three outdoor Deco-Turf (Hard) courts. Weston Racquet Club is one of two facilities owned by tennis legend Ivan Lendl, and features Ivan’s Hitting Hot Teaching System. Learn more online www.westonracquet.com.

About Prince Global Sports: Prince® Global Sports is a leading racquet sports company with a focused commitment to research and development and game-changing product innovations in tennis and squash. The company is widely recognized as being the first to market with many of the most relevant technologies of the past 40 years. Oversize, Longbody, Power Ring and Extender technologies, the first multifilament string, the first “Natural Foot Shape” court shoes and EXO3 and ESP technology, are a few of the contributions Prince has made to racquet sports. Today, the company engineers products in all categories for tennis and squash including racquets, footwear, balls, strings, grips, bags, team apparel, machines and accessories. Prince Global Sports was acquired by Waitt Company in 2012. The Prince management team is focused on meeting the needs of its wide ranging consumer base through providing a comprehensive selection of performance enhancing equipment available at specialty, club and online retail outlets nationwide. For additional information visit www.princetennis.com and www.princesquash.com.

About USPTA: Founded in 1927, the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is the global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional development. With more than 15,000 members worldwide, the association raises the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches, and promotes a greater awareness of the sport. Learn more online at www.uspta.com.

About USTA Connecticut: Our organization is dedicated to the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA’s) mission: “To Promote and Develop the Growth of Tennis Throughout our State.” USTA New England is a volunteer based organization. More than 500 volunteers serve on state and sectional committees, assist with tournaments and special events, captain teams and support community tennis activities. A State Association represents each of the seven areas in New England: Connecticut, Maine, Eastern Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Learn more online at http://www.ustaconnecticut.com.

About USTA New England: USTA New England is one of 17 regional sections across the country that comprise the United States Tennis Association (USTA). It is a not-for-profit organization with the mission, “To Promote and Develop the Growth of Tennis” in New England. USTA New England strives to increase participation in the sport in New England by offering quality recreational and competitive programs for people of all ages and abilities. Founded in 1927 as the New England Lawn Tennis Association, USTA New England boasts more than 33,000 individual members, 450 organizational members, 475 volunteers, and a professional staff of 16. Learn more online at newengland.usta.com.

About Billie Jean King’s Eye Coach: The only stationary stroke training aid with a spinning ball that teaches rhythm, focus, and topspin. The problem is that our head shifts too soon from the point of contact. EPOC (Eye at the Point Of Contact) training with the Eye Coach is the solution to the problem. When your focus problem is solved, you learn faster and enjoy the game more fully. Our passion is to make a lasting difference and expand tennis around the world. We realize that this is an ambitious task. However, the process is now being accomplished. Our tennis product has now been endorsed by leaders throughout the industry, is currently used in successful clubs across the country (and England) and has a highly consistent track record with users. For more information, visit: www.howtoplaytennis.net.

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