Babolat and The New Generation of Tennis Players

History of Babolat

The Babolat family has an interesting history that spans from their beginnings in butchery to becoming a prominent name in the world of tennis equipment.

The Babolat family started it’s business in 1875 in Lyon, France. Babolat started as a manufacturer of strings for musical instruments, such as violins and guitars.

However, their connection to the tennis world began when Pierre Babolat invented the first natural gut tennis string. This revolutionised the game by providing players with more durability and control than the previous materials used.

Throughout the years, Babolat continued to innovate and expand its product line, providing high-quality strings and other tennis equipment.

In the late 20th century, the company further diversified its offerings by producing tennis rackets, bags and other accessories.

Rafael Nadal

Their breakthrough moment came when they signed a sponsorship deal with the tennis legend Rafael Nadal in 2003.

Nadal, who would go on to become one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Played a significant role in popularizing Babolat’s tennis rackets and strings among both professional and amateur players.

Thanks to their association with top players like Rafael Nadal, Babolat has grown to become one of the leading brands in the tennis industry, producing equipment that players around the world widely use.

Generation A

Carlos Alcaraz, spearhead of Babolat’s Generation A. Join the new generation of bold, explosive and joyful players.

Sunday, July 16, 2023, Carlos Alcaraz overcame Novak Djokovic and became Wimbledon champion.

For a decade, Carlitos dedicated himself to Babolat, utilizing the Pure Aero 98 racket alongside RPM Blast strings. The brand actively invests in promising young players with high aspirations.

Such examples are world No1 Carlos Alcaraz  –  Holger Rune (20 years), Felix Auger-Aliassine (22 years), Leylah Fernandez (20 years), Nils Vink (20 years), Arthur Fils (18 years).

Henry Searle (17 years) is the 2023 Junior Wimbledon champion, while Alina Korneeva (16 years) from Russia won both the Australian Open and the French Open in 2023, two Junior Grand Slam singles events.

Indeed, it’s captivating to witness the transformation of family histories and businesses. The family’s shift from butchery to tennis equipment showcases their remarkable innovation and triumph in the sports industry.

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