Congratulations to a former Vice-Chairman of the TIA UK for the recognition of being named as Business Executive of the Year by Racquet Sports Industry Magazine for 2021. Ballardie has led Slinger’s impressive revenue growth and three recent technology acquisitions.
The magazine’s 21st annual “Champions of Tennis Awards” list honors the people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. “Mike’s leadership throughout this year of growth for Slinger is not only fueling the company’s future but has also helped to inspire and connect tennis players and our industry in new ways,” said Racquet Sports Industry Editor Peter Francesconi. “We’re pleased to name him our Business Executive of the Year and look forward to seeing Slinger’s continued growth and progress.”
“I am both honored and motivated by this recognition, as the tennis industry has meant so much to me over the past 30 years, and these past few years in particular,” said Mike Ballardie, CEO of Slinger. “Since I stepped in to lead Slinger, it has been a whirlwind in every sense of the word, from building a new product and category to launching it into a global market, all in the middle of a pandemic. Our success has not been by accident. We have a stellar team, a product people love, and above all else a desire to serve today’s tennis enthusiast at an unmatched level. Couple that with our recent acquisitions and bold plans for tennis and other sports verticals, we are really just getting started.”
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