MANTIS Tour Chosen as Official Ball of the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas.
MANTIS has been announced as the official ball of the junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, for 2015.
The tournaments, which are being held in Madrid from the 27 September, are the premier junior team tennis tournaments held by the ITF.
Both the Junior Davis Cup and the Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas will be using the MANTIS Tour Ball.
Martin Aldridge, Founder and Managing Director of MANTIS Sport International is proud to be supporting a tournament which helps in developing the future greats of the game.
He said: “The Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup are the major highlight of junior team tennis in the world, and we are delighted tour balls have been selected to be at the heart of the event.
“The MANTIS Tour was only launched in 2011, but has already established a strong reputation as one of the highest quality balls in the market.
“This year will be the fifth year it has been used by tennis legends at the Champions Tour Finals in the Royal Albert Hall, so it is only fitting that the legends of tomorrow will be using it now, at a premium ITF competition.”
Although a young company, the MANTIS Team have a wealth of experience in the game, having previously worked for some of the biggest brands in the industry.
They also work closely with internationally recognised stringers and technicians, in order to produce the best quality products.
The Tour ball is an ITF approved pressurised ball, suitable for all levels of play on all court surfaces, made of premium woven cloth, promising a high level of performance, consistency and durability that will allow the players to perform at the highest level.
Established in 1985, the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, are the most prestigious team tennis tournaments in the world.
Every tennis federation competes in regional qualifying events with the winners progressing through to the finals.
This year’s finals will be held at the iconic ‘La Caja Magica’ in Madrid – the same red clay courts that host the Madrid Masters in the run up to the French Open Grand Slam.
Some of the biggest names in tennis have competed in the tournaments before going on to success in the senior game, including Llleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who between them have won more than half of the Grand Slams this Millennium.
Luca Santilli, ITF head of juniors and seniors tennis, said: “It is very good news for the Junior Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, that we will be using the high quality MANTIS Tour ball for the 2015 competition, which will be staged at the iconic Caja Magica in Madrid.
“We look forward to some great junior tennis at the ITF’s flagship team competition finals this year.”