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Ralhum Trading Company Managing Director M Mohamed handing over Dunlop tennis equipment to Shehan Perera, who was adjudged as a grooming talent from Negombo. SLTA President Iqbal Bin Issack is also in the picture

Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA), the governing body of Sri Lanka tennis signed up with Dunlop as the official ball of the association for a five-year period. This was announced during a press briefing at the SLTA recently.

With this new agreement all activities organized and conducted by the SLTA will be played with Dunlop Fort which is one of the world’s leading tennis balls. The events scheduled to be played during the period would include all International tournaments, Sri Lanka Nationals and the Junior Nationals as well as all the coaching programs at the SLTA. With this most of the ranking tennis tournaments in the country would also be played with the Dunlop balls.

Dunlop Fort is the most preferred ball in Sri Lanka by most of the elite players. The brand is endorsed by many International stars from John McEnroe, Steffi Graf of the past to Nicolas Almagro, Fernando Verdasco and Cibulkova of present are just to name a few.

Dunlop in Sri Lanka is represented by the leader in the sports industry Ralhum Trading Co Pvt Ltd who has been in the forefront of tennis in Sri Lanka having started its tennis operations nearly 10 years ago. It has earlier helped players in the caliber of Dineshkanthan Thangaraja who is the current National Champion, Shankari Thayakaran (one of the leading women’s players) , Sri Lanan Davis Cup player Nishangan Nadaraja.

In keeping with their objective to help outstation players, Ralhum Trading has decided to reward Shehan Perera from Negombo for his outstanding performances by offering him a Dunlop equipment sponsorship. This sponsorship scheme will be enhanced to all outstation regions in the country as well on a selective basis according to the individual performances of the players in the ranking tournaments.

Speaking on this occasion Iqbal Bin Issack, the President of the SLTA said “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ralhum Trading Company for coming forward to be the official ball of the SLTA. I would also like to mention the fact that it is very commendable of the company to offer sponsorships to young players from the outstations. SLTA Secretary Ravi Perera and the Managing Director of the Ralhum Trading Company M Mohamed also participated at the press conferance.