HEAD Penn Signs Rocky Carson

August 2, 2010

PHOENIX, AZ — HEAD Penn Racquet Sports announced today that they have welcomed back Rocky Carson to the HEAD Penn Racquetball team. Carson, who finished the 2009-2010 IRT season at #3, has signed a long term contract to exclusively use equipment from HEAD Penn Racquet Sports. Rocky Carson joins the dominating HEAD Penn Team which will now include 3 of the top 5 ranked players on the IRT Tour.

“I’m very excited to be back with HEAD. Their faith in me as a top ranked player and our shared vision for the future of racquetball solidified my decision to rejoin the HEAD Penn team.” said Carson.

Carson’s breakout season occurred in 2007-2008 when he captured seven tournament titles, including the 2007 US OPEN and the 2008 IRT Pro Nationals, and finished the season as the #1 ranked player in the world. Always a fan favorite on tour, Carson is looking to take his game to the next level while also finding ways to help grow the sport he loves.

“I feel HEAD Penn’s products are superior and give me the best chance to be #1. I’m glad to be back home!” said Carson.

Carson started to build one of the most impressive resumes the sport of racquetball has ever seen at the age of 10. Carson won seven consecutive USA Racquetball (USAR) Junior National Singles Championships. His success continued after juniors where he captured five USAR National Adult Singles Championships as well as five USAR National Doubles Championships.

A Californian who loves to surf when not on the racquetball court, Carson helped popularize outdoor racquetball with a combined 8 World Outdoor Racquetball (WOR) Singles and Doubles Titles. Rocky Carson is the only racquetball player in history to earn the “racquetball trifecta” by winning the USAR National Singles title, USAR National Doubles title and WOR Outdoor Nationals title in the same season. He has been a member of the USAR National Adult Team for 11 consecutive years. As member of that team, Carson won the 2008 International Racquetball Federation’s (IRF) World Singles Championship.

“Rocky is not only an incredible player but a true ambassador for the sport of racquetball. His popularity in the sport is unparalleled and we are thrilled to have him back on the HEAD Penn team,” said Ben Simons, HEAD Penn Senior Business Manager of Racquetball & Accessories.

When not traveling the world playing racquetball, Carson lives in Southern California with his wife Jennifer and their children Jasmine and Christian. Carson will begin his trek back to No. 1 in September, as the IRT kicks off its season in Kansas City.