Hi Tyler,こんにちは (Hello),
My name is Tyler and I am the Tennis Product/ Marketing Manager for Mizuno USA.
Mizuno is officially BACK in the tennis game in the USA and we could not be more excited! Some of you may be thinking “back”? Well in 1990 Mizuno signed Ivan Lendl to a multiyear contract at which point we began selling tennis products in the USA. This was short lived as Lendl retired in 1994 and Mizuno ended distribution in the US.
I am enthralled with how active the forums are! All of you are the reason our great sport is alive and well. My intent for this thread is not to try and sell you Mizuno products but instead I am here to try and answer your questions to the best of my knowledge. For any other questions you may have you can send me an email at: Tyler.carey@Mizunousa.com
About my tennis background…
Playing experience: University of Mary Washington
Playing style: Grinder
• Racket & strings - Babolat Pure Storm Tour, Babolat RPM Team 17g @48 lbs
• Shoes – Wave Exceed Tour 3 AC (Black)
I look forward to everyone’s questions and comments!
Glad to have you on this discussion. I've been a fan of Mizuno products for a long time (since the Lendl days) and have used several pairs of running shoes and soccer cleats over the years. After a number of years off from tennis I got back into it 2 years ago and rediscovered the Mizuno tennis shoe line (Wave Exceed 2) and really are enjoying them. Looking forward to a full line of products being readily available in the U.S. We are so used to being forced fed with the big brands (Nike, Adidas, etc.) that many don't realize what high quality products Mizuno consistently makes.