Tennis Alberta announces HEAD Canada Sponsorship  

 Tennis Alberta is pleased to announce a new sponsorship agreement with HEAD Canada effective January 1, 2019.  

“We are very excited about the opportunity to partner with Tennis Alberta and support their efforts to promote and grow the sport of tennis in Alberta,” says Jeff Bardsley, Vice President Racquet Sports, HEAD Canada.  

The sponsorship agreement makes HEAD Canada’s racquets and their Pro Penn Marathon ball the exclusive ball and racquet of Tennis Alberta and the Alberta OPEN. In addition, HEAD Canada will provide funding support for Tennis Alberta’s programming and tournaments. They will also be the official sponsor for the Alberta OPEN.  

“I am very pleased to announce a dynamic partnership with HEAD Canada that allows Tennis Alberta to help grow the sport of tennis here in Alberta.  This support will help us to enhance current programming and develop additional provincial programming. This partnership is a win-win for our Alberta tennis community,” says Peter Ogilvie, Executive Director of Tennis Alberta.

Tennis Alberta member clubs will receive an exclusive discount on HEAD racquets and Penn balls.  

 “The Pro Penn Marathon ball is one of Penn’s premium ball models and currently the model used by the Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia Tennis Associations,” comments Bardsley.   

 “Our commitment at HEAD/Penn is to provide Tennis Alberta’s clubs, its members, and players of all levels the same level of service and quality product that consumers across Canada have come to expect from HEAD and Penn products.” 

More information about the sponsor benefits will be provided to members and member clubs in the near future.  


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, Marin Cilic, Alexander Zverev, Maria Sharapova and Sloane Stephens are part of the HEAD Tennis family. For more information, please visit: 

About Penn:  Penn is a division of HEAD Canada Inc. which in turn is a subsidiary of HEAD Sports AG. Penn is presently the Official Ball of the Quebec Tennis Federation, Ontario Tennis Association, Tennis British Columbia, Nova Scotia Tennis Association and the Official Ball of the Roger’s Cup ATP Tournament, National Bank Challenger (Calgary) and the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open.