New Des Peres Location

We have moved to our new space at 12064 Manchester Road.

From The Blog:

Pete Sampras Writes To His 16-Year-Old Self

Read a great article from the great tennis player Pete Sampras where he writes a letter to himself. Lots of great nuggets of information packed in here along with some of the tennis lessons. Hope you enjoy!

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Uncle Toni Helps: Good Article On How To Use Babolat Play In Coaching

Rafael Nadal’s coach has been working with new Babolat Play racquet- the frame that sends performance data to a smart device. “In the “Babolab” at the French Open, Babolat offers stringing and racket customization services for all the players participating in the tournament. This area is an open area where the public can see rackets being strung and customized for the pros. And this year, for the first time ever, the Babolab will have a charging station where players who use the Babolat Play connected rackets can recharge the batteries in their rackets.” The whole article is pretty insightful. Read here:

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We want to be the go to website for all information regarding the St. Louis tennis scene.

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Additionally, we will be introducing new product information as well as providing useful tennis tips to our community. 

Thanks for your continued support of Racketman and “keep on swinging”.

-Jim Diekroeger, Owner