101 Best North Carolina Sports Companies and Startups

February 6, 2023
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This article showcases our top picks for the best North Carolina based Sports companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Sports industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top North Carolina Sports Startups

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Teamworks

Teamworks

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Teamworks is a communication and operations platform for athletic organizations.

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SportsMEDIA Technology is a provider of graphics, statistics and video enhancement software for live television sports broadcast networks.

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TopCourt

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TopCourt is a startup that builds an online platform for tennis instruction.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

FYX Gaming

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FYX Gaming is an eSports infrastructure and technology provider that develops and implements blockchain technologies.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

NextPlay Careers

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NextPlay Careers is a software startup helping student-athletes transition into the workforce.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Game Plan

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Game Plan is the most widely used education and development platform for high school, collegiate, and professional athletics departments.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Stitch Golf

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To be the only company you will see with such precise attention to detail

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Capstone Event Group

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Capstone Event Group is an operator of sports marketing and event management service for hosting marathon and half marathon events.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Carolina Hurricanes

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Carolina Hurricanes is a sports company representing the local hockey team.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

F5 Sports

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F5 Sports transforms data from body movement into real-time actionable insights that improve learning and maximize human performance.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

ClubUp

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Technology company which partners with golf clubs with operational caddie programs, or clubs looking to start their own caddie programs

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

BoxMagic

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BoxMagic is a mobile app helping gym owners to run their day to day operations.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Legacy League

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Web3 Solutions and Marketplace for Athletes and Sports Properties

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Fandex

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Fandex is a game trading platform where teams prices fluctuate based on predictive W/L.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

OnPoint

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OnPoint makes the sport of shooting seriously fun, easy to learn and safe for everyone.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

North Carolina Football Club

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North Carolina Football Club is a professional soccer team playing at USL League One, the third tier of the American league system.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Gryppers

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Gryppers is a sports technology brand and a multinational supplier of high-quality, specialty apparel, and protective compression wear.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

GoodBookey

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The leader in social impact sports gaming.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Hot Route Analytics

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Hot Route Analytics is a sports analytics company that provides in-depth sports analysis for all aspects of the game.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

ACC

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ACC is a community platform that primarily focuses on enhancing the educational and opportunities of student-athletes.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Point Blank Range

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Point Blank Range, Lake Norman’s premier NSSF Five-Star rated indoor shooting facility, will open a new range in Matthews, NC in response

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Premier Sports Lighting

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Premier Sports Lighting designs and manufactures an LED fixture for sports play.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

AdaptBionic

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AdaptBionic is a smart prosthetics and sports wearables company for an active lifestyle.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

HelpGetSponsors.com

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Help Get Sponsors is the development company of a cloud based SaaS sponsorship sales and management tool.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Webonise

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We build what is essential for business, powered by our innovative platforms and services.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

MockOut

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Fantasy Games for the Offseason

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Europa Sports Products

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A Charlotte-based wholesale distributor of sports and fitness supplements.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

KYCK.com

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KYCK develops technologies that support soccer players in enhancing their gaming skills.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Fleet Feet, Incorporated

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Fleet Feet is a retail company that provides sports shoes and fitness accessories.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Sportvision

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Sportvision, Inc. is the premier innovator of sports and entertainment products for fans, media and marketers. Sportvision is a privately

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Tread Athletics

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Tread Athletics is a baseball development company that specializes in building custom training and throwing protocols for pitchers.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Etix

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Etix is a web-based ticketing service provider for the entertainment, travel, and sports industries.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Groove Watersports

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Groove Watersports manufactures impact vest with integrated speakers.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

IMLeagues

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Collegiate Intramural League Management

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Badger Sportswear

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Badger Sportswear is a manufacturer and supplier of high quality team uniforms, performance athletic wear and fanwear.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

YakTrax Inc.

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Yaktrax is the ultimate winter solution for people of all walks of life, providing ice traction devices & hand warmers designed

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Thomas Golf

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The Company believes it can develop and dominate a new market segment centered on the concepts of aim and alignment.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Sports Endeavors

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Sports Endeavors is a sporting goods company providing Soccer, Lacrosse, and Rugby equipment.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

FIBA

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FIBA is an independent association formed by 213 National Basketball Federations worldwide.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Final Surge

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Final Surge is a free online training log for athletes of all types including runners, triathletes, and cyclists.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

MVTRAK

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MVTRAK delivers solutions for concussions and brain injury for sports and the military.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

704Games

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704Games is a video game publisher and developer focused on delivering high-quality experiences on console and mobile.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

RCR Enterprises

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RCR Enterprises is a car manufacturer and rental service.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

RealEstate.com

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RealEstate offers a multiple listing service that provides an up-to-date and comprehensive set of home listings in the market.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Izlesene

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Izlesene is a Turkey-based video community that enables users to watch videos and share experiences with their friends.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Speedway Motorsports

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Speedway Motorsports, Inc. is an American corporation that owns and manages racing facilities.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

XGO

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XGO is an apparel company specializes in performance and flame retardant clothes, flame retardant thermals, and accessories.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

McKenzie Sports Products

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McKenzie Sports Products offers taxidermy supplies in the United States.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Curtis Media Group

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Curtis Media Group is a broadcast media company that offers FM radio, news, and sports news services in the North Carolina.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

RealRecruit

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RealRecruit is an online platform for universities to evaluate the student-athlete experience, make decisions and protect their brands.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Cane Creek Cycling Components

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Cane Creek Cycling Components is a sporting goods company providing cycling solutions.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Hendrick Motorsports

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Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR Racing Team

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Operation 36 Golf

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Operation 36 Golf offers junior development model works, golf programs & community-based training for beginners in playing the game of golf.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Guilford Performance Textiles

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Guilford Performance Textiles is a textiles company providing athletic apparel and footwear.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

STUDENTathleteWorld

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STUDENTathleteWorld is a sports company specializing in College Athletic Recruiting services.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Statesville Record and Landmark

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Statesville Record and Landmark is a newspaper that publishes sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and news.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Spectrum News

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Spectrum News is a broadcast media company that provides news, features, sports, and weather services.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

TriggerPoint Performance Therapy

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TriggerPoint Performance Therapy is a sports company that provides therapeutic self-care products.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

JR Motorsports

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JR Motorsports is a sports company offering motorsports solutions and services.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Joe Gibbs Racing

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Joe Gibbs Racing is a sports company providing driver development programs.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Roush & Yates Racing Engines

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Roush & Yates Racing Engines is a sports company providing motor engines.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Charlotte Motor Speedway is a business destination for motor sports and other entertainment events.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Stewart-Haas Racing

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Stewart-Haas Racing is a Sports company.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

FantasyDraft

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FantasyDraft is a daily fantasy sports enterprise with operations in Southern California.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

REAL Watersports

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REAL Watersports has become the number one kite boarding and surfing shop, lesson center and destination in the world.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Watch-Sites

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The words “Watch Site” is a frequently used and easily recognizable phrase used to describe a sports bar.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Rhino Sports & Entertainment Services

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Rhino Sports & Entertainment Services provides staffing, parking, and security for sports, entertainment, and other events.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Lucid Travel

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Travel software built for sports teams

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

InfoDog

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InfoDog offers information regarding dog show statistics and schedules, dog products and services, and support for breeders and dog owners.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Ballantyne Country Club

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Ballantyne Country Club is a hospitality company that provides golf, aquatics, meeting space, and banquets.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Plant Partners, Inc.

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Plant Partners is a retail company specializing in sports and corporate Merchandise.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

MindRight Pro

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MindRight Pro is a proven, results-based process to optimize mental, emotional/behavior, and statistical performance in and out of sport.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Kyle Busch Motorsports

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Kyle Busch Motorsports specializes in preparing a fleet of race-winning teams for motorsports.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

ASP Nation

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ASP Nation is a one-stop shop for everything softball from apparel to equipment they have covered.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Racing Electronics

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Racing Electronics offers equipment and customer service throughout the motorsports industry.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Prestonwood Country Club

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Prestonwood Country Club is a hospitality company specializing in dining and event venue services.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Raycom Sports

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Raycom Sports is a broadcast media company based in North Carolina.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

McConnell Golf

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McConnell Golf is a hospitality company that provides Onsite Accommodations.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Antler Insanity

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Antler Insanity is an application developing company backed by two developer

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

RVM Technology

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RVM Technology is focused on the development of integration and security in the field of sports gambling.

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Spire

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Spire is an athlete management company that sponsors sports events and offers related services like celebrity representation and management.

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Champion Tire & Wheel

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Champion Tire & Wheel provides specialized logistics services, transport, equipment, and supplies of tires and wheels for racing companies.

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Microtech Knives

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Microtech Knives offers a wide range of automatic knives, folding knives and fixed blade knives to choose from.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

2ThumbZ Entertainment

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2ThumbZ Entertainment is a publisher of collegiate sports mobile applications.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

XSport Global

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XSport Global is a youth sports technology and media company.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

RecruitRef

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RecruitRef is an athlete recruitment software for college coaches.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

North Carolina FC Youth

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North Carolina FC Youth is a non profit youth organization for players.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Roush Fenway Racing

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Roush Fenway Racing is a sports company offering NASCAR marketing solutions.

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Caetus

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The company designs, manufactures, and markets unique safety solutions for scuba divers and other water sports enthusiasts.

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Swing Racquet + Paddle

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Swing Racquet + Paddle is an operator of a sports campus to offer both indoor and covered courts as well as fitness facilities.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is a hospitality company that provides dining and hotel services.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Bikerumor

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Bikerumor is a cycling blog that offers in-depth product reviews, coverage, and thoughtful posts covering the entire cycling spectrum.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Universal Practice

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Esports Tournament Organization & Entertainment Platform

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Chip Ganassi Racing

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Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 25 years and is considered one of the most successful.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

TriBike Transport

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TriBike Transport specializes in assembling, shipping, valet options, vendor management and bike transportation services for sports events.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Oasys Sports

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Oasys Sports offers online sports management services.

SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology)

Broadage Sports

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Broadage is one of the leading sports technology, data and content companies in the market.

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Richard Childress Racing

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a renowned, performance-driven racing, marketing and manufacturing organization.

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Target Shotguns

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Target Shotguns provide shotguns and shooting accessories for trap, skeet & sporting clays.

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WaV Sports and Entertainment

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WaV Sports and Entertainment is a sports marketing agency.

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Olde Providence Racquet Club

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Olde Providence Racquet Club is a member driven club that provides tennis experience through facilities and programming.

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