Wilson Sporting Goods Co., unveiled today several new additions, including footwear, bags and apparel, to its “BLACK EDITION” collection of high performance tennis rackets. At the center of the new offerings are black editions of three of the brand’s high performance tennis racket franchises: Ultra, Blade and Burn. These rackets are complemented by new all-black Amplifeel tennis shoes, racket bags and select men’s and women’s apparel. The “BLACK EDITION” collection features a classic, yet ultra-modern all black, minimalistic design and was created to celebrate the dedication and passion players have for the game. The collection was first introduced in late 2017 with two, new black-on-black Pro Staff tennis racket models.
“Our ‘BLACK EDITION’ collection was really driven by thousands of tennis players around the world who take the court every day, and every night, to work on their game and chase their dreams,” said Kyle Schlegel, Director, Global Marketing. “When we introduced the all-black Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph racket, we received an overwhelming amount of feedback that players wanted all-black racket options within our Ultra, Blade and Burn performance racket lines, as well in our other product categories. We are excited to show our players what we have created just for them – it’s really a bold celebration of their personal strength, hard work and persistence.”
BLACK EDITION TENNIS SHOE
The 2018 all-black Amplifeel™ tennis shoe offers players a novel support technology that provides them with incredible feel during every step, allowing for ultimate foot control, responsive reaction time, and explosive lateral acceleration. Available in unisex sizes 4-12.5, 13 and 14 (based on US men’s sizing) for $159.00 (US).
BLACK EDITION TOUR V 15 PACK RACKET BAG
This new racket bag features a stealth black-on-black look and plenty of room; the bag can hold up to 15 tennis rackets. It features three main compartments for gear and apparel, four large exterior pockets for storing personal items and a Thermoguard 2.0 compartment to protect gear against extreme heat and humidity. The Tour V 15 bag is available for $119.00 (US). A smaller, two-racket backpack is also available for $79.00 (US).
Apparel rounds out the “BLACK EDITION” collection. For men, the brand offers black-on-black crew shirts with subtle color accents and shorts that feature Amplicool. This is a breakthrough fabric technology, which is made of finely crushed Jade stone, activates when a player sweats – making them cooler and more comfortable. For women, tanks and skirts feature nanoWIK technology, which moves moisture away from the skin to provide players with greater comfort on the court. “BLACK EDITION” apparel is available in Men’s sizes small to extra-large, and in Women’s sizes extra small to extra-large. Apparel ranges $55.00-$60.00 per item (US).
For more information about the 2018 “BLACK EDITION” collection, please visit www.wilson.com/blackeditioncollection.
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*Based on 2016 University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology study comparing Wilson tennis rackets with CV technology versus standard Wilson tennis rackets without CV technology.
Note: Pros often customize the racket they use. Racket specifications on endorsed consumer models may vary from the models used by pros for match-play.