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Slinger Bag Announces Partnership with World Renowned Tennis Coach Nick Bollettieri

January 21, 2020 GMT

Baltimore, Maryland, Jan. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Slinger Bag Inc. (OTC: SLBG) Slinger Bag, a sports brand focused on innovating game improvement equipment for all ball sports with an initial focus on the global tennis market, announces a new partnership with esteemed coach Nick Bollettieri as he joins the brand in the role of Head Coach.

One of the most successful coaches in tennis history, Bollettieri is a pioneer of the sport having created the tennis academy training model, the largest and most prestigious sports training academy in the world, and having coached and nurtured the talents of ten former world number one players across his 60 years in the industry, including Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, Monica Seles and Serena Williams. In 2014 he was also inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Bollettieri joins the company in a three-year deal, bringing an unrivalled knowledge of tennis while sharing Slinger’s dedication to helping players improve their game. In his new role, he will be a major contributor to the ‘Coaches Corner’ section of slingerbag.com providing insights into practice drills using Slinger, coaching and match tips and general tennis education articles.

The Slinger Bag is a highly versatile and portable ball launcher for tennis players around the world. It is perfect for enjoyable on or off court practice virtually anywhere and is a game-changer for those who are short of a playing partner.

On his new role, Bollettieri said: “The key to being successful in tennis is consistency. Consistency is built on repetition. Slinger Bag is so easy to transport and set up that it’s available 24/7 for practice and drills. It’s the first ball launcher to appeal to the masses and is the perfect tennis partner to build consistency and improve your game.” “The versatility of Slinger Bag’s innovative launcher allows tennis players of every level to practice whenever and wherever they are. In my role at Slinger, we will be taking the fundamental concepts that I have used to train some of the top players in the world over the last 30+ years and bring them to Slinger Bag users worldwide.” Coaches will also benefit from the Slinger Bag by using the ball launcher to feed the balls to their students. This allows the coach to stand next to the student, not 100 feet away from the student, to observe and instruct.

The appointment continues the partnership between the coach and Slinger Bag CEO Mike Ballardie with the pair having previously worked together for over 10 years, including during Ballardie’s tenure as CEO at Prince Global Sports.

Speaking on their relationship, Ballardie said: “Nick is the foremost authority on tennis development across the globe. He is a maker of champions - multiple times over - and continues to inspire today’s generation of players. I am excited to once again be working with Nick to bring yet another innovation to tennis.”

To discover more, visit https://slingerbag.com

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For further information contact Joe Murgatroyd on +44(0)2079407170 joe@brandnation.co.uk +44(0)2079407294 or Press@slingerbag.com

About Slinger Bag®

Slinger® is a new sports brand focused on delivering innovative, game improvement technologies and equipment across all Ball Sport categories. With the vision to become a next-generation sports consumer products company, Slinger® enhances the skill and enjoyment levels of players of all ages and abilities. Slinger® is initially focused on building its brand within the global Tennis market, through its Slinger® Tennis Ball Launcher and Accessories. Slinger® has underpinned its proof of concept with over $1 Million in pre-sales and additionally has successfully raised $2.5million from outside investors. Slinger® is now primed to disrupt what are traditional markets. The patented Slinger® Launcher is unique in the Tennis market today and is both highly transportable and affordable.

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