- Mar. 27, 2012 -
Expanding upon the firm’s tremendously successful sponsorship program in motorcycle road racing, The Jon Block Group is pleased to announce its first tennis sponsorship with an endorsement of 17 year old San Francisco native, David Konstantinov. As succinctly put by Kurt Burgess, the Group’s business development leader, “Our unwavering laser focus on supporting exceedingly gifted road racing athletes translates naturally to another high-powered individual sport, tennis, that requires a similarly unique level of personal dedication. And, tennis is a passion of our founder who has been intimately involved in the sport for over 40 years. This almost guarantees a successful outcome to our sponsorship involvement.”
The Group believes its sponsorship of young athletes is a natural offshoot of one its core corporate values; achieving and maintaining a healthful lifestyle. Explains the firm’s President, Jon Block, “Much of our strategic consultation directly involves assisting companies develop and validate technologies that are directly impactful on improving physical health and enhancing quality of life. We live and breathe wellness.”
Training at his home base, the San Francisco Tennis Club (http://www.westernathleticclubs.com/psrsf/
), David works on court with Lance Johnson and off court with Leonard Ko. In just a few months, the collaborations have paid dividends. In 2012, David has reached the quarterfinals in Boys18s tournaments in Fresno and Modesto. In his Men’s Open singles debut, he knocked off the #2 and #4 seeds en route to the final.
“The goal was to take David’s inherent acumen for the game, including his great ‘hands’, and super charge those talents, adding new dimensions to make him a ‘complete’
player”, adds Jon Block. “Thus far, we are delighted with his rapid progress and he serves as an inspiration to younger players looking to take their game to the next level. David will undoubtedly make a fine intercollegiate athlete and, we believe, he has the skill and physique to compete on the professional men’s tour if he elects to make that commitment in the future.”About the Jon Block Group
The Jon Block Group is an internationally recognized clinical affairs consulting firm based in San Francisco specializing in orthopedic medical devices including treatments for sports-related injuries. Their primary mission is to expedite regulatory approval and clinical acceptance of emerging and cutting-edge technologies. For more information about their services and their sponsorship program, please visit http://www.jonblockgroup.com