Sumitomo Rubber-owned Dunlop will distribute the tennis ball launcher in the key markets of France and Germany, as well as in Austria, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg Portugal, Netherlands, and Spain. Slinger chose to approach Dunlop as a partner there as it is the number one selling tennis ball in the EU. Slinger, which is run by CEO Mike Ballardie and several other former Prince execs, has been lining up international distributors with deals already set in Ireland, Japan, UK, Ireland, Switzerland and all four Scandinavian markets. The Dunlop deal essentially doubles Slinger’s international exposure. The one-year-old company noted that U.S. ... Log in to view full article.