Racquet is a quarterly tennis magazine that celebrates the art, ideas, style and culture that surround tennis. After the first issue the magazine got short-listed and commended for Launch of the Year!
Racquet 3 – Spring issue
Racquet 3, The Spring Issue, starts by talking about the one thing nobody in tennis can avoid: the return of Maria Sharapova. But while everyone is busy debating doping, rules, and wildcards, we decided to take a more human approach by investigating a person built around (and possibly a victim to) her own branding. We commissioned Sarah Nicole Prickett to do just that, as well as the inimitable Wilfrid Wood to sculpt an original for our cover image. We’re pretty pleased with the results.
We take a look at rivalries, picking apart why perfect foils Serena and Justine never cemented theirs, and our newest contributor, Andrea Petkovic—yes, it’s Petko!—debuts her column with a look at her relationship with Angelique Kerber seen through the lens of an art rivalry for the ages. We look east for a tale about Boris Yeltsin’s tennis coach, who (briefly) became one of the most powerful figures in Russian politics, and head down to Orlando with Gerald Marzorati’s visit to the sparkling new USTA training megacenter, The Space Camp of Tennis. Original fiction, a style tutorial from Milos Raonic’s haberdasher, and a stunning portfolio of collage art from the Catalan collage artist Març Rabal round out our efforts.
A Major Award!
‘No, we didn’t win one—though we were short-listed and commended for Launch of the Year (2016), and our debut issue made a cute German care about tennis for the first time.’ (From: Racquet-newsletter)