Racquet Sports Industry magazine recognizes Slinger CEO
Appointed to 2021 “Tennis Champions” winners, Ballardy Led Slinger’s impressive revenue growth and three recent technology acquisitions
BALTIMORE, December 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – slinger® (OTCQB: SLBg), a leading connected sports technology company, today announced that its CEO, Mike Ballardie, has been named Business Executive of the Year for 2021 by Racket Sports Industry magazine, with an article in the magazine January 2022 issue. Over the past 12 months, Ballardie has led Slinger through a period of growth reflected in the company’s sales results and led the acquisitions of PlaySight Interactive, GAMEFACE.AI and Foundation Tennis, laying the groundwork for evolution. towards a disruptive and innovative connected sports company. .
The 21st edition of the magazine “Tennis Champions PrizeThe list honors individuals, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. “Mike’s leadership throughout this growing year for Slinger is not only fueling the future of the company, but has also helped inspire and connect tennis players and our industry in new ways. ” noted Racket Sports Industry Editor Pierre Francesconi. “We are thrilled to name him our Commercial Director of the Year and look forward to seeing Slinger’s continued growth and progress. “
“I am both honored and motivated by this recognition because the tennis industry has meant so much to me over the past 30 years, and the past few years in particular,” noted Mike Ballardy, CEO of Slinger. “Since stepping in to lead Slinger, it’s been a whirlwind in every sense of the word, from creating a new product and a new category to launching into a global market, all in the midst of a pandemic. Our success is no accident. We have an exceptional team, a product people love and, above all, a desire to serve today’s tennis enthusiasts to an unmatched level. Add to that our recent acquisitions and bold plans for tennis and other vertical sports, we are just getting started. “
Slinger’s strong growth this year was recently highlighted by a new weekly sales record in its Black Friday / Cyber Monday promotion, which grossed the company $ 1.2 million in direct-to-consumer sales from his Slinger Bag ball launcher. To follow up on this, the company just declared a record quarter with sales and profits up more than 100% year-over-year, generating revenue of $ 5.5 million.
The Slinger Bag quickly became one of the most sought-after consumer technology products in tennis, receiving widespread acclaim in the process and is now sold in more than 70 countries on five continents and has entered into distribution agreements of a worth over $ 250 million over the next five years. .
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slinger® is a leading connected sport company focused on providing innovative game improvement technologies and equipment for tennis and other ball sports. slinger® improves skills and enjoyment levels for players of all ages and abilities and initially focuses on building his brand in the global tennis market, through his Slinger bag® Tennis ball launcher and accessories. Slinger Has Backed Its Proof Of Concept With Over $ 250 Million In Retail Value Under Global Distribution Agreements Since Spring 2020 For The Slinger Bag®. Led by CEO Mike Ballardie, Former Prince CEO and Racquet Sports Director Wilson EMEA, Slinger® disrupts traditional global sports markets with its patented, highly transportable and affordable Slinger bag® Launcher and its suite of connected applications and SaaS services.
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