ATP seals Skins tie-up

The Association of Tennis Professionals has agreed a partnership with compression garment manufacturer Skins.

Under a five-year deal that runs from 2015 to 2019, Skins becomes the official compression garment of the men’s ATP World Tour.

Skins will supply its products to players, which provide compression to specific body parts to accelerate blood flow and deliver more oxygen to working muscles, and the deal follows a desire from ATP physiotherapists and doctors to have compression wear available on tour.

Todd Ellenbecker, vice-president of ATP Medical Services, said: “Given the recent research supporting the use of compression garments on recovery after high level human performance, this will be a valuable addition to the medical services we provide for optimal performance and injury prevention.”

Financial terms for the ATP’s agreement with Skins were not disclosed.