Platform tennis is a sport played primarily in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States. Due to the solid rubber core construction of a normal platform ball which produces a lively bounce during the cold winter months, this same ball becomes too fast and hard to control when the weather gets warm or in high altitude conditions. Today, Viking is proud to announce the introduction of a new formula that combines the current construction of the Extra Duty ball with the feel and performance athletes expect from a normal platform tennis ball.
Viking, known as a leading innovator of platform tennis equipment, has been the Official Ball of all American Platform Tennis Association (APTA) National Championships since 1999. The brand raised the bar on overall ball quality in 2011 by introducing its Extra Duty Yellow ball for a more consistent bounce and longer lasting performance. This year, Viking expanded the line, as Pink and Orange colors were brought back by popular demand. Now, introducing the Low Bounce ball establishes Viking as the brand with the most extensive line of balls in sport.
“This revolutionary move by Viking clearly demonstrates the brand’s commitment to growing the sport and developing new innovative products which make the game easier and more fun to play” notes Scott Winters, Vice President, Indoor and Paddle Sports at Prince. Winters continues, “This ball has been in development for over two years and it hasn’t been easy keeping this project a secret. The feedback and excitement generated already has been amazing and we can’t wait to make this ball available to everyone. The Low Bounce ball is a great fit into our line and we are proud to be the brand that offers a perfect ball for every player anywhere platform tennis is played.
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