Slinger Bag Inc.
Slinger Expands Into Indonesian Market
The leading Asian racquet sports distributor is extending its original distribution agreement with Slinger
BALTIMORE, Nov. 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Slinger® (OTCQB: SLBG), a leading connected sports technology company, today announced an extension to its Indonesian distribution agreement with Tennis Bot, a leading racquet sports distributor in Asia who has been representing Slinger across Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Tennis Bot is a leading provider of innovative experiences for tennis players who want to improve their game and have more fun on the court. Initially started in Singapore, Tennis Bot has expanded across the Asia-Pacific Region and now serves customers located in 14 different countries, including Indonesia.
"We are delighted to extend our partnership with Slinger,” said Tennis Bot Founder Greg Experton. “We look forward to continuing to serve tennis enthusiasts with the highest levels of service while contributing to making tennis an even more popular sport in Indonesia. The Slinger Bag is already available for purchase in-store or online here."
Tennis has seen strong growth in terms of participation in Indonesia during the pandemic due to the socially distanced nature of the sport.1
An increase of 1,426 players aged 12 and under in the first quarter of this year (more than half of the total number of junior players last year).
The number of local clubs that run tennis development programs rise from 38 clubs and academies in 2020 to 65 in the first quarter of 2021, up by 71 percent.
The number of coaches in the first four months of this year also rose to 111 people, a 70 percent increase from a total of 65 coaches throughout 2020.
“Greg and the Tennis Bot team have been tremendous partners for us across Indonesia and the other Asian markets that they represent,” said Mike Ballardie, CEO of Slinger. “We are thrilled to extend our distribution agreement with them and to capitalize on the increase in popularity and participation that tennis is receiving right now. Tennis is the perfect sport for socially distanced times, and we look forward to making lifelong tennis players out of all of the newcomers to the sport while continuing to bring innovation and convenience to every tennis enthusiast in the world.”
The Slinger Bag has quickly become one of the most sought-after consumer tech products in tennis, receiving widespread acclaim in the process and is now sold in 60+ countries on five continents and has achieved distribution deals worth over $250M over the next five years.
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Slinger® is a leading connected sports company focused on delivering innovative, game improvement technologies and equipment across tennis and other ball sports. Slinger® enhances the skill and enjoyment levels of players of all ages and abilities and is initially focused on building its brand within the global tennis market, through its Slinger Bag® Tennis Ball Launcher and Accessories. Slinger has underpinned its proof of concept with over $250M of retail value in global distribution agreements since the Spring of 2020 for the Slinger Bag®. Led by CEO Mike Ballardie, the former Prince CEO and Wilson EMEA racquet sports executive, Slinger® is disrupting what are traditional global sports markets with its patented, highly transportable, and affordable Slinger Bag® Launcher and its suite of connected app and SaaS services.
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