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06
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Tie Break Tens announces Slinger Bag as Official Partner for TB10 2021 Series

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Tie Break Tens announces Slinger Bag as Official Partner
Tie Break Tens announces Slinger Bag as Official Partner
Tie Break Tens announces Slinger Bag as Official Partner

LONDON, Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tie Break Tens, the fast-paced, short-form tennis format, is excited to announce that Slinger Bag, the first truly portable tennis launcher, has signed as an Official Partner for the all Tie Break Tens (TB10) tournaments in 2021. Having established a successful partnership at the Progress Tour held at the LTA’s National Tennis Centre, London in July 2020, TB10 are delighted to be working with Slinger Bag next season.

Tie Break Tens tournaments are held over one evening and involve 8 players competing in a knock-out format, with each match consisting of a super tie-break to ten points with a winner-takes-all prize. Following successful tournaments in London, Vienna, Madrid, Melbourne, Madison Square Garden and Indian Wells Tennis Garden, TB10 are looking forward to announcing a series of tournaments in 2021, including two new destinations.

Since launch, Slinger Bag has exploded onto the tennis scene by enabling tennis fans to practice their favourite shots in their local parks, at home or in any open space. Slinger Bag may be wheeled like carry-on luggage and easily transported in the boot of a car. In addition, this proprietary design empowers players to: set up and start launching balls within one minute; control the launch speed and the frequency of the balls using two customizable dials. It is lightweight at 15kg/33 lbs and is multi-functional holding racquets tennis gear and capacity for 72 tennis balls.

As part of this new partnership, Slinger Bag will work with TB10 on fan focused activations at each TB10 tournament, adding additional value to the fans on site; alongside on-court branding and captivating social media promotions.

“We are excited to be

03
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

A Mixed Bag For Retailers

Alexa, when is Amazon Prime Day? We finally got the answer this week, as Amazon announced its annual “Prime Day” sales event will kick off at midnight Pacific Time on Tuesday, October 13, and run through Wednesday, October 14. Prime Day came to life on July 15, 2015, as a way to celebrate Amazon’s 20th birthday, offering deep discounts to Prime members across a wide variety of categories. Each year, the event has grown larger. In 2019, Prime members worldwide purchased more than 175 million items, resulting in sales that surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. Amazon’s own Echo and Fire branded products have typically been the bestselling products, often enticing customers to purchase Amazon Prime memberships.

Historically, the annual event has taken place in Summer, however, this year, Prime Day was delayed due to COVID-19. With Prime Day taking place in October, it is expected to impact holiday spending this year significantly.

Predicting consumer spending for this holiday season has been top of mind for most retailers and brands this year, as COVID-19 has introduced substantial uncertainty into the 2020 holiday season. Most publicly-traded retailers have withdrawn their guidance for Q4, citing considerable uncertainty. The chief economist for the National Retail Federation (NRF), Jack Kleinhenz, says, “I am cautiously optimistic about the fourth quarter in terms of the economy and consumer spending, but the outlook is clouded with uncertainty pivoting on COVID-19 infection rates.”

Traditionally, the Thanksgiving Day weekend kicks off holiday spending in the U.S., as millions of shoppers line up Friday morning to earn Black Friday doorbuster deals, followed by even more consumers shopping online the following