All systems go for Slinger Bag backed Battle of the Brits
The UK’s first behind-closed doors tennis tournament will feature the unique Slinger Bag after the company teamed up with the Schroders Battle of the Brits.
The tournament, set for June 23-28 at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, has been organised by Jamie Murray to provide British players with competitive tennis following the lockdown.
All the UK’s top-ranked players will take place with former world No 1 Andy Murray, British No 1 Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund and Cameron Norrie all in the singles draw.
Jamie Murray will feature in the doubles alongside partner Neal Skupski while Liam Broady and Norrie, and Evans and Lloyd Grasspool are also playing.
“We’re really excited to be partnering with Slinger at Battle of the Brits,” Jamie said. “I’ve recently been hitting with the Slinger Bag.
“It’s great to have this unique piece of equipment which has made social distancing practice very easy. We’re looking forward to introducing them to the practice courts at the event.”
The Slinger Bag is the revolutionary, portable ball launcher for tennis players of all abilities, offering a 24/7 training partner that ensures you will never have to miss a day of practice again.
It is the ideal on-court tool regardless of playing setting, ability or the availability of a playing partner and is the most affordable product of its kind. In a period when training in self-isolation is essential Slinger provides the solution.
Mike Ballardie, Chief Executive Officer of Slinger Bag, said: “We’re proud to be able to support Jamie and the team to deliver such a pioneering sporting event in aid of a very worthy cause.
“To be able to help bring back live professional tennis to an international audience is a very exciting prospect and we’re looking forward to seeing the UK’s best players going head-to-head. The event marks the start of Slinger Bag’s presence in and support of British tennis – as we aim to help the game continue to go from strength to strength.”
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