Slinger, a sports brand focused on innovating game improvement equipment for all ball sports with an initial focus on the global tennis market, has a new partnership with esteemed coach Nick Bollettieri who is joining 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 (coming soon) of slingerbag.com, providing insights into practice drills using Slinger, coaching and match tips, and general tennis education articles.
What is Slinger Bag?
The Slinger Bag is a highly versatile and easily portable ball launcher for tennis players. It is perfect for practicing virtually anywhere, which is a real game-changer for those who don’t have a regular practice partner or court with a backboard.
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.”
The Slinger Bag is not just for those who like to practice on the fly. Coaches and teaching pros will also benefit from the Slinger Bag by using the ball launcher to feed the balls to their students. This allows the instructors to be able to stand right next to the student as they observe and instruct rather than having to do so from 100 feet away.
Bollettieri has worked with Slinger CEO Mike Ballardie over the past 10 years during Ballardie’s tenure as CEO at Prince Global Sports. Speaking of 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.”
The Slinger Bag is currently in the final stages of testing and development and will be available this summer with a $399 price tag — EXTREMELY reasonable when compared to the other ‘bulkier’ ball machines. To discover more, visit https://slingerbag.com.