HEAD Penn to partner with Cliff Drysdale

January 10, 2017

NEW BRAUNFELS, TX – Cliff Drysdale Tennis is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with HEAD Penn Racquet Sports commencing in January 2017.

As part of the agreement, HEAD Penn will have the exclusive designation as Cliff Drysdale Tennis’ “Official Worldwide Tennis Equipment and Tennis Ball Sponsor,” with International Tennis Hall of Fame member Cliff Drysdale; company CEO Don Henderson, and all represented coaches, directors and staff members endorsing the HEAD Penn brand and products.


Additionally, HEAD Penn will be recognized as the Exclusive Equipment and Tennis Ball Sponsor at over 400 CDT managed tennis tournaments, events and programs throughout the United States, and each Cliff Drysdale Tennis-managed pro shop will exclusively feature HEAD branded racquets, strings, grips, and bags, and Penn tennis

“This partnership is a great chance for us to renew old friendships and, as HEAD’s CEO Kevin Kempin puts it, to have some fun!” stated Cliff Drysdale. “Add in the opportunity to ride alongside a nimble and enterprising company whose products are in the hands of the two best players in the world, Novak and Andy … we can hardly wait!”

“Innovative, market leader, passionate … all attributes that embody Cliff Drysdale Tennis, and certainly attributes we strive for every day at HEAD Penn Racquet Sports,” said Kevin Kempin, HEAD North America CEO & President. “This is a perfect match of people, culture, and vision for the future – we’re looking forward to many great years together and working together to grow our wonderful game.”

About Cliff Drysdale Tennis

Founded in 2001 by International Tennis Hall of Fame member Cliff Drysdale and partner Don Henderson, specializes in daily tennis operations and management for resorts, hotels and private tennis clubs; sports design and construction consultation for companies interested in building world-class tennis facilities; tennis educational programs, summer camps, clinics and retreats; and resort, hotel corporate outing planning and leisure operations. CDT is dedicated to growing the game of tennis and strives to develop, promote and teach new programs that bring more tennis to more people. As the sport continues to grow, as does the CDT commitment to hire, educate and advance talented tennis professionals that provide service excellence both on and off the court. Cliff Drysdale Tennis’ managed property portfolio currently boasts 30 tennis facilities nationwide, including multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal ranked tennis resorts on Tennis Resorts Online’s Top 100 list. For more information, visit

About HEAD Tennis

HEAD TENNIS, a part of HEAD BV, is a global provider and marketer of premium branded tennis apparel, footwear, balls and equipment for athletes of all competitive levels. Since its launch in the late 1960s, when HEAD founder Howard Head first introduced the aluminum tennis racquet, the division’s key products have attained leading market positions based on sales and reputation. Many of today ́s top ATP and WTA players, including Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Richard Gasquet, Tomas Berdych, Marin Cilic, Maria Sharapova and Sloane Stephens are part of the HEAD Tennis family. For more information, please visit: