Hedstrom stops production of the game’s dominant ball, Vittert V30. Wilson Sporting Goods acquires brand and production equipment

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This was a sudden decision and likely related to the changes taking place at the Dimitri Associates’ group of companies that included Hedstrom and the Lineal Group, the sponsors of the Lineal Grand Prix. This decision provided Wilson Sporting Goods with the opportunity to acquire the Vittert brand and production equipment and started promoting Championship and Cold Weather Wilson balls in early 1996.

Source: Platform Tennis News, Mid-Winter, 1996