Mizuno Selects Tennis Specialty Inc. as U.S. Footwear Distributor

November 15, 2018

Norcross, Ga. (Nov. 15, 2018) – Mizuno, the global specialty sporting goods company, has secured the services of Tennis Specialty Inc., based in Louisville, Colo., as the U.S. distribution partner responsible for sales and customer service with the introduction of Mizuno performance tennis footwear across the U.S.

“Globally tennis players are seeing first-hand the performance benefit of Mizuno footwear,” said Tomohiro Ota, Chief Marketing Officer of Mizuno USA. “We want to extend access to tennis players in the U.S. and give them the option to choose Mizuno as their next tennis shoe of choice, like many professional players on tour currently do.”

Lead by key individuals, Wally Craig, President and Rich Wonnacott, Vice President, Tennis Specialty will enable greater access to Mizuno tennis footwear at tennis specialty stores throughout the U.S. Initial tennis footwear releases include the Wave Exceed Tour 3 AC and Wave Impulse AC in both Men’s and Women’s styles, at $140 and $120 respectively. Both models will be available starting January 15, 2019.

“Tennis Specialty Inc. is excited to be working with such a world-renowned company that is well respected for the superior quality and innovation of its many products, and which will bring that same philosophy to the Mizuno Tennis category,” said Craig. “The representatives of Tennis Specialty Inc. will not be strangers to the industry as they include such individuals as, Bob Strimmel, Paul Shlien, Paula Smart, Todd Granius and Jim Wonnacott, and they are currently making calls to Tennis Specialty accounts to introduce them to the Mizuno Tennis footwear.”

In addition to availability at tennis specialty stores, new tennis gear will be available for purchase online at Players can keep up with the latest product, athletes and partnership news on Instagram at @MizunoTennisNorthAmerica.