Introducing the first Babolat POP Roland-Garros connected tennis wristband

published: Apr, 14, 2016

by: Nima Naderi

TWO LEGENDARY BRANDS, ONE INNOVATIVE EXPERIENCE
INTRODUCING THE FIRST BABOLAT POP ROLAND-GARROS CONNECTED TENNIS WRISTBAND

Since the origins of the game, Babolat and Roland-Garros have shared a common passion for innovation and competition. Official partners since 2011, these two legendary tennis brands collaborate on innovating to enhance the tennis experience for players and fans alike through world-class services, products and expertise.

Babolat continues to be a pioneer in connected tennis – first connecting the racket on the storied red clay courts of Roland-Garros in 2012, and now connecting the player thanks to its first 100% tennis wearable: Babolat POP. A special Roland-Garros edition of Babolat POP is available this year along with a full range of Babolat Roland-Garros products for players of all levels.

BABOLAT ROLAND-GARROS 2016 – OFFICIAL COLLECTION

NEW 2016 EXCLUSIVE:
The Connect 100% Tennis Wristband
“Babolat POP Roland-Garros”

Babolat invites players to add a fun dimension to their game with a 100% tennis connected wristband in the colors of Roand-Garros. Players can analyze their game, challenge friends and be part of the Babolat connected tennis community. Offer includes a stretchy, comfortable neoprene Babolat POP wristband, sensor and charger. Can be used with all tennis rackets.

Available: May 2016
Suggested Retail Price: $89.95

OFFICIAL BALL:
Babolat Roland-Garros Ball

A Babolat exclusive, the official ball of the French Open offers players a premium high performance product combining vivacity and durability with a touch of comfort.

Available: April 2016
Suggested Retail Price: Tube of 3 balls $4.25

OFFICIAL RACKET:
Babolat Pure Aero Roland-Garros

The new generation of the Aero racket, the Babolat Pure Aero has the same DNA as the nine-time French Open winner: Babolat Aeropro Drive. The Pure Aero responds perfectly to players who seek power and optimal spin.

Weight: 300 g
Head size: 645 cm2
Available in Lite and Junior Versions
Available: April 2016
Suggested Retail Price: $229.00

OFFICIAL BAG:
Babolat Racket Holder x12 Pure Aero Roland-Garros

Endorsed by Babolat Team players during the French Open, this limited edition co-branded bag coordinates with the Pure Aero Roland-Garros racket. Holds up to 12 rackets, provides optimal protection of equipment and includes two integrated cooler compartments to preserve string tension no matter the temperature.

Available: April 2016
Suggested Retail Price: $99.95

Babolat Roland-Garros products are available in tennis specialty stores and official French Open boutiques. For more info: babolat.com / #playconnected

BABOLAT, OFFICIAL SUPPLIER OF THE FRENCH OPEN

Official Supplier of the French Open, Babolat operates stringing and racket services for players, provides the tournament ball and designs official Roland-Garros tennis rackets, strings, bags and accessories. This year marks the first time the balls used during the tournament will be co-branded with Roland-Garros and Babolat logos.

DID YOU KNOW?

• In 3 weeks of matches, more than 70,000 Babolat balls will be used on the French Open courts
• 19 stringers from 11 countries will be working on 17 Babolab machines

IN 2015:

• 4467 rackets were strung
• 53 kilometers of strings used (33 miles)
• Average tension requested by players: 24 kg (53 LBS) • Lowest tension: Mikhail Kukushkin: 9.5 kg (21 lbs)
• Highest tension: Dustin Brown: 32 kg (70.5 lbs)

ABOUT BABOLAT
Created in 1875, in Lyon, France, Babolat is the longest-running international company specialized in racket sports. Babolat invented strings for tennis in 1875. Today, Babolat is number 1* in tennis racket sales in the United States and in Europe, and number 2 in Japan. Family-run for five generations, Babolat is an innovative brand providing complete equipment for those who love racket sports (tennis, badminton, padel): rackets, strings, connected tennis wristband, shoes, balls, bags, apparel and accessories. Pioneer connected tennis brand, Babolat launched the first connected tennis racket in 2013, Babolat PLAY; and in 2015, a connected wristband, Babolat POP. Babolat equips numerous tennis players with rackets and strings including Rafael Nadal (SPA – connected PURE AERO PLAY racket), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA), David Ferrer (SPA), Caroline Wozniacki (DEN – connected PURE AERO PLAY racket), Genie Bouchard (CAN) and Agnieszka Radwanska (POL). Babolat also partners with legendary tennis brands including the French Open and Wimbledon.

Nima Naderi

http://www.tennisconnected.com

Founder and Creative Director of TennisConnected.com. He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the ATPWorldTour.com, TennisCanada.com, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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