Babolat was founded in 1875 in Lyon, France. Babolat is the longest-running international company specializing in tennis. Today, Babolat is No. 1 in racket sales in the U.S., Japan and Europe. Family-run for five generations, Babolat is an innovative brand in the tennis industry offering a wide array of technical equipment for tennis players: rackets, strings, shoes, balls, bags, apparel and accessories. Babolat has the leading world-class players playing with rackets and strings including Rafael Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Li Na, Sam Stosur, Agniezska Radwanska , Nadia Petrova  and Alizé Cornet. Official Website

Technology: Babolat Play Pure Drive

"Game Changers"

Nadal practicing at the Manila Polo Club tennis courts in December 2015. Photo R.Nadal Facebook

March 6 2016: ITS Beeyong Sison NorCal U.S.A. - In 1979, I was a recipient of a player-equipment sponsorship of Babolat in France during my maiden European trip after my college tennis stint in the United States, and continued until my retirement from the ATP circuit in 1984. While playing the tour, the company generously supplied me with their VS natural gut-strings. They were specializing solely on high-quality and expensive chords. I also sent my rackets periodically in bulk to be strung by their professional stringers in Paris. I was still playing with wooden rackets then before transitioning to steel, aluminum, and graphite frames. Continue reading

10 Rackets That Changed The Game

Andy Roddick's 2003 U.S. Open win brought Babolat to world prominence. Photo February 18, 2016 by Tim Newcomb - Historical importance, as it relates to tennis racquets, is measured by a frame’s technological innovation and cultural influence. From the dawn of the Open era in 1968, tennis players and fans have seen and experienced plenty of both—some fleeting, some revolutionary. In the end, a tennis racquet is only as important as the changes it brought, and how much it was embraced by the masses. These 10 frames registered high marks on both scales. Read full article

NorCal News

John Rushworth, Award-Winning Sales Representative of BABOLAT NORCAL

John Rushworth was awarded as the top co-Sales Representative of the Year by Babolat for taking the Babolat brand to new levels as a veteran representative. Brand growth, brand management, teamwork and positive feedbacks from both clients and within Babolat made John Rushworth the unanimous choice as the co-Top-Rep in the United States serving the Northern California area.


Both John Rushworth and co-Sales Representative of the Year Richard Mennig of South Florida are “accomplished sales representatives who are well suited to their respective territories and are passionate about what they do; they know the tennis industry inside and out,” says Babolat USA National Sales Manager Mickey Maule.


“John's true passion for tennis shines through in his unparalleled work ethic,” said Maule of Rushworth. “He goes the extra mile for his dealers, whether it’s merchandising, demos, clinics or sales programs, and goes above and beyond to maximize what he can do with them.”

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Babolat News

Tennis just got smarter with the Babolat Play connected racket - review

Photo by Will Whipple by the Observer May 4 2015 by Jemima Kiss - The Babolat AeroPro Drive Play connected tennis racket comes with a sensor embedded in the handle plus matching app that syncs via Bluetooth, recording the minutiae of your playing performance. The truly fearless (or perhaps just the very best) players can share their stats with other users via the app. Yet although apparently endorsed by tennis god Rafael Nadal, his superhuman performance statistics are nowhere to be seen on the community page, which is a little disappointing.Continue