(FILA Luxembourg) - FILA, the Official Apparel and Footwear Supplier of Tennis Canada, will outfit the ball persons, officials, staff and volunteers at this year’s Rogers Cup events in Toronto and Montreal. The tournament, which is one of the longest-running in tennis, is comprised of a WTA Premier 5 event and a simultaneous ATP Tour Masters 1000 event, which alternate between Toronto and Montreal each year.
The on-court attire for the ball persons pays homage to Tennis Canada with a distinctly Canadian color palette of red, white and black. The ball girl dress offers a subtle v-neck with a drop waist a-line silhouette, and pairs with red ball shorts featuring the Tennis Canada maple leaf logo on the right hip. The ball boys will be outfitted in a classic crew shirt with a black and red colorblock design for a cohesive look. All ball persons will sport a black full-zip jacket featuring red sleeves and rib detailing on the cuffs and bottom. The entire ball crew will wear FILA’s new Axilus 2 Energized performance tennis shoe.
On-court officials at the Rogers Cup will be dressed in the same colorway as the ball persons, sporting a red polo shirt with a black collar, black underarm insets and white sleeve panels. To complement their apparel, male officials in Toronto will wear the FILA x Rogers Cup Original Tennis 2.0 limited-edition shoe. All other officials will wear the Axilus 2 Energized footwear.
The event staff and volunteers uniforms will include ladies’ v-neck shirts; men’s crew tops; and polo shirts in a blue atoll, navy and white colorway. Both the polos and the men’s crew include a distinctive white half-chest stripe. All staff and volunteers will also receive a white full zip jacket featuring blue atoll piping and navy underarm panels for a pop of color. All items feature the FILA, Tennis Canada and event logos.
Replica Rogers Cup uniform collections will be available exclusively at FILA x Sporting Life in Toronto and at Tenniszon in Montreal.
During Rogers Cup, FILA will also offer a new Tennis Canada x FILA licensed apparel collection which will be sold on-site in both Toronto and Montreal. The collection, which consists of performance shirts, hoodies, layering pieces and more, will all feature Tennis Canada marks and embellishments. The Tennis Canada x FILA collection will be sold on-site at the FILA x Tennis Canada x Sporting Life concept shop in Toronto and Tenniszon in Montreal during the event, and will also be available on the tenniscanada.com eCommerce store after the tournaments.
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About FILA Tennis
FILA has a long and distinguished history in the world of tennis that includes endorsements of ATP Tour and WTA athletes, tennis tournaments and organizations. FILA is a sponsor of the BNP Paribas Open, the Tennis Hall of Fame Open, the Rogers Cup and Coupe Rogers, the Western & Southern Open, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, the Argentina Open, the Cordoba Open, the Rio Open, the Brasil Open, the Rakuten Japan Open and the Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship. In addition to event partnerships, FILA is an official supplier to Tennis Canada, the Argentine Tennis Association (AAT) Junior Tennis Champions Center, Van der Meer Tennis, John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, and the Kim Clijsters Academy in Belgium.
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About Rogers Cup presented by National Bank
Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is a Tennis Canada owned and operated world-class tournament celebrating its 139th anniversary of the men's event from August 2-11, 2019 at IGA Stadium in Montreal and its 127th anniversary of the women's event from August 3-11, 2019 at Aviva Centre in Toronto. As a WTA Premier 5 tournament, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, and US Open Series event, Rogers Cup presented by National Bank will showcase the world's best players. Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is the third-oldest title in tennis, behind only Wimbledon and the US Open. For more information and tickets visit www.rogerscup.com
About Tennis Canada
Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association with a mission to lead the growth of tennis in Canada and a vision to become a world-leading tennis nation. We value teamwork, passion, integrity, innovation and excellence. Tennis Canada owns and operates the premier Rogers Cup presented by National Bank WTA and ATP World Tour events, 9 professional ITF sanctioned events and financially supports 13 other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates junior national training centres/programs in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. Tennis Canada is a proud member of the International Tennis Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the International Wheelchair Tennis Association, and serves to administer, sponsor and select the teams for Davis Cup, Fed Cup, the Olympic and Paralympic Games and all wheelchair, junior and senior national teams. Tennis Canada invests its surplus into tennis development. For more information on Tennis Canada please visit our Web site at: www.tenniscanada.com
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