Bordentown, NJ – Top men’s professional International Racquetball Tour (IRT) player, Andy Hawthorne, signed a new two-year deal to continue playing and using Ektelon’s entire line of products for the 2010-2011 IRT season.
Andy has been playing with Ektelon his entire career and has risen up the pro racquetball ranks, achieving his highest season end ranking of #9 on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) and is looking forward to rising up the ranks even higher during the next two years. “I am extremely happy to be able to continue my racquetball career with Ektelon. The support they have given me throughout my career has been something I will never forget.” Andy is a real road warrior as he and his wife Tracy play tournaments almost every weekend. He not only plays all IRT Stops but he also supports Ektelon in all facets by setting up an Ektelon display of product at all Tier 1 IRT Events.
Some of Andy’s most memorable accomplishments this past season have been making it to the semi-finals of the 2010 National Singles Tournament. In making it to the semi’s this put Andy back on the US National Team. Another notable win for Andy was winning the Mixed Open Doubles at the 2010 US National Doubles in Phoenix, AZ this past February. A title that he had won two years prior. “Andy is one of the most exciting players to watch in the sport, and fans love watching him dive after every ball. He is a real battler on the court as he goes all out after every point of every match he plays” says Ektelon Vice President, Scott Winters.
“I love to play this sport and represent this brand. The way Ektelon takes care of its athletes is incredible and I feel very fortunate to be a part of the team, and I look forward to the new season to start so I can get out there with my new EXO3 Ignite” said Hawthorne.
Based in Bordentown, New Jersey, Ektelon is a division of Prince Sports, Inc. Ektelon has enjoyed the longest, most successful reign of dominance in the sport of racquetball. Ektelon’s heritage includes some of the top players in the sport’s history including former No. 1 players Mike Yellen, Dave Peck, Ruben Gonzalez, Rhonda Rajsich and current world No. 1 Paola Longoria. In addition, Ektelon has introduced more revolutionary technologies and programs to the sport than any other company. Ektelon innovations include oversized racquetball racquets, the Racquet Taper System (RTS), Power Ring® racquets and Total Racquet Customization, VisionGrip and O3 among others. For more information please contact us at 800-283-2635 or log onto our website at www.ektelon.com.