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
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
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
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
• 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)
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.