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We’re offering an ‘ace’ 25% off our brand-new Vermont Lunar and Vermont Archon Tennis Rackets. With the US Open underway our Procurement Executive, Adam, tells us exactly why we introduced the range…
Catering for all sports, from football and rugby to cricket, golf and everything in between, tennis is just another string in the Net World Sports’ bow when it comes to offering quality training and match equipment.
With the title for grand slam champion currently being fought out at the iconic UTSA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City, we sat down with Adam Littler, our Procurement Executive here at Net World Sports, to discover why we introduced our winning Vermont Lunar and Vermont Archon tennis rackets to the range.
Hi Ad, so first things first, why did we take the plunge to begin researching, developing and manufacturing our own range of Vermont tennis rackets?
It all came quite naturally as our ongoing new product development, well, developed. It all started last year when we decided to create our own tennis brand, soon to be coined Vermont, after our football brand, FORZA was such a success. We first began developing our own range of tennis balls, the Classics and Voleos, which came into inception in Spring of this year* and really kick started the Vermont brand. The tennis rackets were then the strawberries to the cream, so to speak – we knew they’d complement the balls really well so began looking into them.
(*You can read all about our Vermont ITV Approved Tennis Balls from tennis pro and writer, Peter Fryer, here.)
And how long did it take, from researching and developing the rackets to getting them in stock, ready for purchase?
The initial research and development was a fairly smooth process. With the materials, specifications and weights, we had a look at what was already on the market and took it from there. Going from working out what we wanted the range to comprise of and receiving three rounds of samples to getting the final products, it’s taken just shy of a year – this included a few additions we wanted to bring in after seeing the physical samples which were more to do with the appearance. We just wanted to get them perfect!
In terms of the ‘then’ current market, were rackets like the Lunar and Archon missing and what was the thought process behind each of the models?
There was definitely a place in the tennis racket market for Vermont, which is why we took the opportunity to introduce the different types of racket. If you look at alternative models out there, you’ll find that ours are a lot more competitively priced than the alternatives which is what we set out to achieve from the beginning of the R&D process.
The Vermont Lunar has been designed for players at the top of competitive club tennis. Made from graphite with aluminium composites, it incorporates slightly more affordable materials but is still able to give a top performance, whilst the Vermont Archon is a racket designed for the true elite made from 100% graphite.
FORZA: Last but not least, if you had to choose between the Lunar and the Archon, which would be your go to racket of choice?
Personally, I really like the Lunar. The yellow is really eye-catching, adding a bit of brightness to the racket. Although, that being said, the black-on-black design for the Archon gives it a real classic and sleek performance.
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