WEDNESday, june 17  12:00PM ET

Innovating game improvement equipment for all ball sports, with an initial focus on the global tennis market with the Slinger Bag - the most portable tennis ball launcher ever
Mike Ballardie
President, Chief Executive Officer

Mike Ballardie joined Slinger Bag as CEO in February 2019, bringing to Slinger his extensive market knowledge and brand leadership experience in the global tennis industry. Before joining the Slinger team, Ballardie worked as CEO of Prince, one of the world’s leading tennis brands, as well as VF Corp., where he built the international business for their JanSport brand. Ballardie started his tennis business career at Wilson in the late 1980s where he spent 11 years growing and ultimately leading their EMEA Racquet Sport division. Ballardie also served for many years as a Board Director for the Tennis Industry Association (TIA) both in the USA and in the UK.

Slinger® is a new sports brand focused on delivering innovative, game improvement technologies and equipment across all Ball Sport categories. With the vision to become a next-generation sports consumer products company, Slinger® enhances the skill and enjoyment levels of players of all ages and abilities. Slinger® is initially focused on building its brand within the global Tennis market, through its Slinger® Tennis Ball Launcher and Accessories. Slinger® has underpinned its proof of concept with over $1 Million in pre-sales and additionally has successfully raised $2.5million from outside investors.  Slinger® is now primed to disrupt what are traditional markets. The patented Slinger® Launcher is unique in the Tennis market today and is both highly transportable and affordable.

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Jenene Thomas, CEO, JTC Team
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