Tecnifibre to become the Official Racquet Sports Partner of Invited

Tecnifibre, a leading force in the racquet sports industry, proudly announces a transformative three-year partnership with Invited, the largest owner and operator of private clubs in North America. This strategic collaboration solidifies Tecnifibre as the exclusive provider of tennis balls for all teaching carts and the preferred supplier of racquets and strings for the entire Invited club portfolio.

Furthermore, Lacoste performance products, distributed by Tecnifibre, will serve as the preferred apparel and footwear at select premium clubs.

 “Invited is excited to extend our partnership with Tecnifibre” said Jonathan Fralick, VP of Racquet Sports at Invited. “Tecnifibre proudly stands as the industry's sole partner offering premium products tailored to all skill levels while uniquely addressing the diverse needs of our members, encompassing rackets, strings, balls, apparel, and footwear. The decision to extend this partnership ultimately was cemented by Tecnifibre's unparalleled level of service and unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional member experiences.”

Lacoste, a global iconic fashion brand rooted in sports, bought Tecnifibre in 2017. Since January 2022, Tecnifibre has expanded its distribution to include all Lacoste performance products alongside its existing hard goods line for tennis, squash, and padel. With the trust of Grand Slam Champions and partnerships with premier tennis events such as The Miami Open, Tecnifibre continues to exemplify excellence in the racquet sports arena.

Philippe Oudshoorn, Head of Marketing for Tecnifibre in the US, emphasizes the strategic significance of this partnership. "Invited is a leading player in the private club industry with ownership of nearly 170 private and city clubs across the country. They offer 815 tennis courts, 386 Pickleball courts, and a thriving community of over 60,000 racquet sports enthusiasts. Both of our teams work extremely well together because we understand the expectation of service and quality of product for an Invited member. Together with the Invited team, we are eager to elevate this partnership to new heights."

About Invited

Since its founding in 1957, Dallas-based Invited has operated with the mission of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives®. The leading owner-operator of membership golf and country clubs and city clubs in North America, Invited is relentless in its pursuit of providing extraordinary experiences, meaningful connections, shared passions, and memorable moments for more than 390,000 members. The company’s mission is supported by nearly 20,000 peak-season employees and a portfolio of nearly 170 owned or operated golf and country clubs and city clubs in 27 states. Invited creates communities that cater to an aspirational lifestyle through its championship golf courses, workspaces, handcrafted cuisine, resort-style pools, tennis and pickleball facilities, golf lounges, fitness centers, and pioneering programming.

Marquee Invited properties include Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); The Woodlands Country Club (Houston, Texas); and The Metropolitan Club (Chicago, Illinois).