tennis

Sumitomo Rubber Subsidiary Provides Tennis Hard Courts for Ariake Tennis Forest Park

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that DecoTurf, a tennis hard court series sold and installed by subsidiary Sports Surface Co. Ltd., has been adopted for use at the Ariake Tennis Forest Park in Koto, Tokyo. DecoTurf installation began on May 20 at the park’s center court, the Ariake Coliseum. This marks the second project to install DecoTurf surfaces...

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Sumitomo Rubber’s Dunlop Tennis Balls Used at Australian Open

The Australian Open, one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, made waves in Japan this year when Japanese player Naomi Osaka won the women’s singles title. Behind the scenes, meanwhile, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) supported the tournament by supplying Dunlop-branded tennis balls. Sumitomo Rubber supplied 15,000 sets of a dozen balls each for the tournament and its preliminary...

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Yonex Adopts Nitta’s CNT Technology for Tennis Rackets

Sporting goods maker Yonex Co. Ltd. (TYO:7906) plans to manufacture tennis rackets with shafts that incorporate Namd prepreg, a carbon fiber prepreg made using Nitta Corp.’s (TYO:5186) proprietary Namd technology for carbon nanotube (CNT) dispersion and synthesis. The use of Namd prepreg in the shafts of VCore Pro tennis rackets is expected to provide a combination of strength, flexibility and...

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Dunlop Sports’ Strong Global Sales Push up Revenue and Profit

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.’s (TYO:5110) group company Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd. (TYO:7825) has released consolidated financial results showing an increase in both revenue and profit for the combined first three quarters (January–September) of the fiscal year ending December 2017. For this period, the company reported 55.76 billion yen ($488.91 million) in sales, up 1.8 percent from the same period a...

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