Italian sportswear brand Fila ( are heading back to the court and hitting hard in the UK market by investing over £100K across a range of high-profile tennis partnerships in the country.

The brand has secured a two-year contract with The Artois Championships as the official clothing and footwear partner, and will be providing custom products for on-site staff as well as saleable merchandise. As well, a partnership has been formed in a three–year deal with Fortis Classic at the Hurlingham Club, as the official footwear and clothing provider and Fila will also continue its involvement with the Blackrock Masters for 2008, whilst additionally continuing to support the British Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams. Finally, Fila will be reestablishing it’s tennis credentials by sponsoring a select few British elite players, including Marcus Willis, Neil Pauffley Stephanie Cornish and James Ward.