Racquet, Issue 22
Racquet is a new quarterly magazine that celebrates the art, ideas, style and culture that surround tennis. We fondly remember the swashbuckling sport of the tennis boom of the 1970s and ’80s, and our goal is to help restore some of that swagger to today’s game. We’ll work with some of the best writers – those experienced in the tennis conversation, and those who’ve never covered the sport – as well as artists and photographers to explore the modern tennis landscape, bringing you something beautiful and meaningful four times a year.
In this issue:
Get ready to get dirty! Spring is here, and so is Racquet No. 22, in which we celebrate clay court tennis. Inside, we take a deep dive—or should we say dig—into our favorite playing surface. We visit clay manufacturers in Charlottesville, VA and Buenos Aires and view the majestic Monte Carlo Country club from the sky. Keeping with the terra battue, we finally answer the question: Just who exactly was Roland Garros? In this issue we also profile American star Michael Mmoh and the “Little Maestro” of the Philippines Felicisimo Ampon, and cover the Austin Open as only we can. Finally, we offer two fantastic excerpts from new books by Robert Lopez and Janet Malcolm. The cover features the painting “Down the Line” by the British artist Charlotte Keates, whose work is also presented inside.