Date: August 2015


SsangYong Motor UK, the importer of SsangYong cars, is to sponsor touchtennis -, one of the country’s newest and growing racquet sports.


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Elliot Mould, winner of the 2014 Cotswold touchtennis Masters

The SsangYong Masters event will take place between 10am - 6pm on Sunday 30 August, when over 40 of the country’s top players will compete for the title.

The event is part of a weekend of touchtennis which includes demonstration matches and ‘have a go’ sessions for all ages, and is being held in conjunction with The Phoenix Festival -

Said Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK:  “We are delighted to offer our support to this burgeoning sport which is attracting interest from all ages, and hope everyone has a lot of fun.”

Added Philip Reynolds, event organiser, “We are hugely grateful to SsangYong.  This is the second year of the event, and we are anticipating four of the country’s top ten players will compete in the tournament.  The tennis world is showing great interest in this new sport, not least as it is a means of getting more people involved, and especially at a grass-roots level.”


Editor’s notes:

SsangYong cars are manufactured in South Korea by SsangYong Motor, which is 73 per cent owned by the Indian engineering conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, and imported into the UK by SsangYong Motor UK.  Established in 1954 it is Korea's oldest vehicle manufacturer and only 4x4 and SUV specialist producer.  All cars in the SsangYong range are backed by a 5 year limitless mileage warranty.

touchtennis is suitable for young, old, male and female players, and the game relies not on hard powerful shots, but in manipulating the ball with deft strokes and chess-like manoeuvres. 

It is played on a reduced size court with foam balls and 21” children’s racquets, and is designed to level the playing field between competitors by means of long, intense rallies and clever angle play.  Particularly suited to beginners and less experienced tennis players looking to improve their hand-eye co-ordination, there is also competition in the form of Grand Slams and Masters tournaments.

For further information on how to get involved, where to play and how to set up your own court, go or call +44 203 397 4087

Issued by and for further information, please contact:

Jeremy Clarke / Sue Hitchcock
LawsonClarke PR
4 Dollar Street
Glos GL7 2AJ
Tel:     01285 658844

For touchtennis: Philip Reynolds
Tel: 07973 186445

For Phoenix Festival: Kelly Leadbetter
Tel: 07540 605928

Ref: SY26/2015