Benedict Named National Promotions Manager for Wilson Racket Sports

August 23, 2007

CHICAGO — Wilson Racquet Sports announced today that Andy Benedict has been named the new National Promotions Manager. In this role, Benedict will focus on the administration and day to day execution of Wilson’s tennis industry and grass roots initiatives. These responsibilities will include the management of Wilson’s WTeam Advisory Staff as well as association, event and strategic partnerships.

Benedict, a graduate of the Ferris State University Professional Tennis Management Program, has worked professionally in the tennis industry for the past 10 years. As a longtime USPTA Tennis Professional and recently a Director at Lakeshore Athletic Club in Chicago, Benedict brings with him extensive relationships within the tennis industry as well as a wealth of hands-on knowledge and experience. Benedict’s strong playing and teaching background combined with his strong management experience make him an important addition in rounding out Wilson’s Promotions team.

Wilson Racquet Sports is a division of Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sports equipment and owned by Amer Sports. Wilson designs, manufactures and distributes sporting goods throughout the world and focuses on making technologically advanced products that help athletes of all levels perform better. Wilson’s core sport categories include: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer, Youth Sports, Uniforms/Apparel, Golf, Footwear and Racquet Sports (Tennis, Racquetball, Squash, Badminton and Platform Tennis).

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