Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) ASICS on Friday announced their partnership with Arjuna awardee Rohan Bopanna at the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association.
While ASICS will be supporting Rohan in his pursuit of a medal at the Olympics, they will also be tying up with the Rohan Bopanna Tennis Academy to nurture young aspirants to impart training at the state-of-the-art facility with certified coaches.
Starting October, this initiative will also see an ASICS Tennis hour, every Sunday at 9 a.m. at Rohan's academy in Yelahanka wherein the RBT coaches will impart a master class on Tennis. The registrations for the same will happen at an ASICS store.
Bopanna, the highest ranked Indian doubles player claimed his maiden Grand Slam in 2017 in the mixed double category at the French Open and followed it up with a gold medal in the Men's doubles category at the 2018 Asian Games.
"I have always been an admirer of ASICS footwear since they focus on technology and innovation for an athlete. Tennis as a sport needs a player to be nimble on their feet and the footwear plays an integral role in enabling us to be better at our game. I'm really looking forward to this association and performing to my best
potential," said Bopanna.
"As our endeavor to support more and more athletes in their pursuit for Olympic glory, this is another stellar step towards achieving that. We already have tennis ace Novak Djokovic as our global brand ambassador and with Rohan joining us, we have added yet another star to our illustrious bandwagon of athletes that will be waving the brand flag at Tokyo 2020 next year" Rajat Khurana, Managing Director - ASICS India Pvt Ltd, said on the association.
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