Sportswear label Lacoste has netted a deal to be the official sponsor for the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in 2006.

The 2006 Family Circle Cup is scheduled for April 8-16th at the Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, South Carolina.

As the official apparel provider of the event, Lacoste will outfit all volunteers, umpires, and ball crew and tournament staff with its clothing.

As a premier level sponsor, Lacoste will receive a commercial television package and on-court presence during the tournament and will showcase some of the clothing in a special fashion show during the tournament week.

Lacoste, which was founded by French tennis star Rene Lacoste, is now a multi-faceted company that features sportswear, footwear, perfume, leather goods, eyewear and watches.