Tennis giant Prince moving headquarters to Atlanta

Prince Global Sports, a giant in tennis and other racquet sports equipment and apparel, plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Atlanta, the company said Thursday.

Prince said it is finalizing a lease on office space in Buckhead, but did not identify the location.

Prince plans to relocate corporate offices from New Jersey. It was not immediately clear how many jobs are involved. Prince is owned by Waitt Co. of Omaha, Neb. Among notable pro tennis players who promote the brand are former University of Georgia standout John Isner.

“Atlanta has a thriving tennis community with more men, women and children playing tennis than any other U.S. city, making it a great home base for Prince,” company CEO Mike Ballardie said in a news release. “As a global brand we are involved at all levels of the sport from juniors to supporting key professionals in tennis and squash tournaments all over the world. Leveraging our assets with Atlanta’s location, talented workforce and the travel options offered by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will be a tremendous benefit to the company.”

Ballardie said in the release that the company will relocate its product research and development as well as servicing functions to IMG Academy in Florida.


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