Lacoste has become an official supplier of the ATP Tour after extending its deal with the governing body through to 2023.
The French company, founded by tennis player René Lacoste and André Gillier in 1939, will be the official outfitter and official footwear of the Tour.
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Lacoste’s emphasis on tennis continues with the ATP Tour announcing that Lacoste and ATP have extended their partnership for multiple years:
The ATP and Lacoste have announced a multi-year extension of their highly successful partnership. The agreement will see Lacoste transition into an Official Supplier of the ATP Tour, through 2023, following a long-standing partnership with the Nitto ATP Finals, the ATP’s season-ending finale.
The new agreement will see Lacoste become the Official Outfitter and Official Footwear of the ATP Tour, granting the ‘Crocodile’ brand marketing rights and exposure on ATP Tour digital platforms.
In addition, Lacoste will continue to outfit ATP staff throughout the season.
“We are proud to be extending the ATP’s long-term relationship with Lacoste, now in its 19th year,” said Massimo Calvelli, ATP CEO. “As one of the world’s leading fashion brands, whose heritage is rooted in tennis, Lacoste has huge crossover appeal and is a perfect fit for the ATP and our vision for the sport. We are excited at the opportunity to continue our storytelling together.”
“At Lacoste, elegance is more than just a story of style on and off the court, it is a state of mind that we have shared with the ATP for 19 years now and that we are proud to perpetuate today with the renewal of our contract” said Thierry Guibert, Lacoste CEO.
The press release is on the ATP Tour website.