NEC Scandinavia

NEC extends sponsorship of wheelchair tennis

Pressmeddelande   •   Nov 16, 2011 13:51 CET

NEC celebrated 20 years of partnership with the ITF in 2011. The NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour, organized by the ITF, originated in 1992 with 11 international tournaments, and has grown to its current total of over 170 tournaments in more than 40 countries offering over $1 million in prize money. The NEC Wheelchair Tour includes the wheelchair tennis events at all four Grand Slam tournaments.

The NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters was started in 1994 as the official year-end singles championship for the sport’s leading players, and currently features the top eight men and women, and top four quad athletes. Last weekend Dutch world No. 1 Esther Vergeer won her 14th consecutive women’s title at the event’s new venue in Mechelen, Belgium. Stephen Houdet of France and Noam Gershony of Israel won their first Masters titles in the men’s and quad categories respectively.

ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said: “We are grateful for the continued support of the NEC Corporation, which has been a loyal and hardworking partner of the ITF’s wheelchair tennis activities. Its commitment and enthusiasm has helped wheelchair tennis become one of the fastest growing Paralympic sports, and we look forward to the ongoing expansion of the Wheelchair Tennis Tour.”

Hitoshi Suzuki, General Manager, Social Contributions and CSR Promotions, said, “As one of the leading global ICT companies, ICT for everyone is at the core of NEC’s beliefs, but we believe that meaningful community involvement is needed in addition to business pursuits. Sport for everyone is as important as ICT for everyone in helping create a society with much more diversity. This is the key reason that NEC has been sponsoring wheelchair tennis for many years.”
 
 
For more information contact:
 
Shinya Hashizume
NEC Europe Ltd.
t:+44 (0)20 8752 2796
e:shinya.hashizume@emea.nec.com

 
Barbara Travers
t:+44 (0)20 8392 4632
e:communications@itftennis.c0om

Anne-Berit Torheim
NECScandinavia AB

anne-berit.torheim@emea.nec.com

 


 

 

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Om NEC Scandinavia AB
NEC är en av världens ledande leverantörer av data- och telekommunikationsprodukter. Företaget grundades 1899 i Tokyo, och är idag en koncern med cirka 150 000 anställda och en omsättning på 42 miljarder USD. NEC tillverkar över 15 000 olika produkter från microchips till satellitstationer. NEC Scandinavia AB etablerades i Norden 1984 och kontor finns idag i Oslo, Helsingfors och Stockholm, där huvudkontoret ligger. NEC:s produktutbud i Norden och Baltikum omfattar projektorer och lcd-skärmar samt IT-lösningar för virtualisering och tunna klientlösningar. Företaget har även ett brett produktutbud riktat mot tele- och bredbandsoperatörer, med exempelvis backhaul-lösningar som innefattar mikrovågslänk, optisk transmission samt migreringslösningar mot all IP, Femtoceller, LTE-nät samt accessprodukter för bredband. För ytterligare information besök: www.nec.se