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Yonex USA to be the Official Equipment Sponsor of First Break Academy

01 February 2021

TORRANCE, Calif. – Yonex USA is proud to announce its newest collaboration with First Break Academy (FBA). Beginning Feb. 1, 2021, Yonex USA will serve as the Official Equipment Sponsor of FBA, giving local children access to tennis equipment through the award-winning community tennis program.

“We are thrilled to partner with First Break Academy, a local community tennis program that empowers youth to excel in tennis, academics, and life,” said Yonex USA Executive Vice President Gunho Kim. “We are looking forward to being on-hand to experience the first break that many young athletes will get through FBA.”

The mission of FBA is Creating Champions in Life. The First Break experience allows youth to emerge more confident by developing self-reliance, leadership, and integrity alongside their athletic training.

“With Yonex being a worldwide premiere brand and technology leader, it speaks volumes of who they are a company when they partner with community programs such as ours,” said Jerome Jones, FBA Executive Director. “We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership for many years to come.”

Team Yonex’s Frances Tiafoe and Steve Johnson have partnered with FBA and have seen first-hand how the program positively impacts children’s lives.

“It’s awesome that Yonex USA supports a program that I hold dear to my heart,” said Southern California native Steve Johnson. “I’m looking forward to getting back out on the courts with these kids and helping them achieve their dreams.”