Family Circle Cup chooses Dunlop balls

March 18, 2014

Greenville, SC — Dunlop and the Family Circle Cup have renewed their partnership, once again making the Dunlop Grand Prix ball the Official Ball of the tournament. With the renewal, 2014 marks the 7th year of the partnership between Dunlop and The Family Circle Cup, the only WTA event held on clay in the United States. The event takes place from March 29 to April 6 at its legendary home on Daniel Island in Charleston S.C.

Dunlop, whose U.S. operations are based in Greenville, SC, will provide the tournament with nearly 9,000 of the specially logoed Grand Prix All Surface balls for use in this year’s Family Circle Cup tournament. The brand will have a retail tent on the grounds along with a demo court throughout the tournament for fans to playtest Dunlop’s product range. Dunlop will also be partnering to support Family Circle’s outreach programs to grow the game at the grass roots level.

“We have had the pleasure of being partners with Family Circle Cup and the Family Circle Tennis center for the last 6 years,” said Hunter Hines, Director of Marketing and Product Development. “In addition to providing the Official Ball of the tournament, Dunlop will also serve as the official and exclusive racquet, ball and tennis accessory brand to the Family Circle Tennis Center on a year-round basis. With Dunlop being based in South Carolina, partnering with an event the caliber of Family Circle Cup is a natural fit.”

“Dunlop tennis balls are played at top WTA and ATP events across the globe, so to have them in our own backyard and as a partner just makes sense for both of us,” said Bob Moran, Family Circle Cup Tournament Director. “The Family Circle Cup tournament is a premier event and facility so the Dunlop brand is a great match for us. We are excited to continue with our partnership and look forward to building on the success of the past several years.”