Italian tennis star Francesco Passaro joins ellesse

Ellesse has announced the signing of Francesco Passaro as their latest global sponsored tennis player. Hailing from Perugia, Italy, where the ellesse brand was originally founded, Passaro brings with him a fresh wave of talent and passion.

Since the 1980s, ellesse has been a committed supporter of tennis, sponsoring some of the sport’s most iconic figures including champions such as Chris Evert, Boris Becker and Guillermo Villas.

Marking a new chapter in tennis history, Passaro’s signing is a milestone in the brand’s support of emerging talent in the world of tennis. Discovered during the ATP Next Gen tournament, Passaoro’s exceptional skills caught the attention of the ellesse global team, leading to his official signing as a sponsored player this year.

Passaro’s journey to becoming an ellesse-sponsored player is a story of serendipitous connections. Born and raised in Perugia, Italy, Passaro shares a special bond with ellesse’s founder Leonardo Servadio, whose vision for merging Italian style with industry-leading technology continues to inspire athletes worldwide.

With his talent, dedication and Italian heritage, Passaro is poised to make a lasting impact on the tennis world. As he prepares to compete on the international stage, Passaro embodies the values of excellence, sportsmanship and camaraderie that have been synonymous with ellesse for decades.

Francesco Passaro shares his excitement about joining ellesse, “I am so happy to be a member of the ellesse family.” His advice to young tennis players is to, “Have fun, strive to achieve and always believe in your dreams.”

Join ellesse in celebrating the next generation of tennis talent, by following Francesco Passaoro’s journey on the ellesse website and Instagram page.