Bordentown-based tennis company to move
Mar 13, 2014 06:59AM, Published by Community News Service, Categories: Sports
Prince, a manufacturer and distributor of performance racket sports equipment, footwear and apparel, is finalizing a lease agreement to move into commercial property in the Buckhead, Ga., area.
In a statement, CEO Mike Ballardie said Prince has been an iconic brand in the tennis industry more than 40 years and Atlanta is a natural location for Prince Tennis’ headquarters.
"Atlanta has a thriving tennis community with more men, women and children playing tennis than any other U.S. city, making it a great home base for Prince," Ballardie said. "Leveraging our assets with Atlanta’s location, talented workforce and the travel options offered by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will be a tremendous benefit to the company.”
Atlanta boasts the largest city tennis league in the world with more than 80,000 members of the Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association, which was established in 1934.
Ballardie said the company is relocating its product research, development and player servicing activities to the IMG Academy in Florida, alongside the recently opened Prince Innovation Center.
More information is online at princetennis.com.