The Babolat "Double line" logo is easily identifiable (white, black or yellow on frames and black or red on strings). Babolat has built its reputation by offering products at the forefront of technology and by supplying equipment to generations of champions who have won the most prestigious competitions.
Today, Babolat can be found in more than 100 countries, 20 000 sporting goods stores and 20 000 partner clubs. Babolat offers a complete range of products for tennis and badminton players, with an offer to suit every style of play.
on may 24th 2012 at Roland-Garros with Rafael Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Na Li and Kim Clijsters.
Babolat launches a new range of badminton rackets for high-level players.
At the same time, Babolat launched its shoes in Japan and the USA.
adopted by Rafael Nadal
On the initiative of Eric Babolat, our CEO, Babolat offers a complete range of technical equipment for the tennis player : rackets, strings, shoes, balls, apparel, grips, accessories, and bags.
This new generation of stringing machines provides precision through its high-powered electronic intelligence.
With the Woofer, Babolat designs the first dynamic system able to make the frame and strings interactive when hitting.
Carlos Moya wins the French Open and becomes the World Number One a few months later.
In parallel with the tennis racket frames, Babolat launched its very first Badminton rackets in 1995.
1994 marks a new turning point in the history of Babolat. After more than a century exclusively devoted to strings and accessories, Pierre Babolat, the Chairman at the time, gambled on launching a range of rackets. Babolat goes on to become a complete equipment brand for players. Carlos Moya was the first to win with our rackets.
In under two minutes, RDC allows a complete and very reliable diagnosis of the racket and strings. The RDC is still a must-have tool for stringers!
Pete Sampras is the only player in the century to have won Wimbledon seven times and holds an all time record total of 14 Grand Slam victories. All with his Babolat VS strings!
Multifilament strings soon became the top of the range in the field of synthetic strings... as a complement to gut.
Yannick Noah emerged victorious at the end of an unforgettable French Open final. He knew how to share his passion and he was loyal to VS throughout his career.
Created to reposition the strings after each exchange and increase their working life. Elastocross would become the faithful partner of player concentration and became a touchstone in the industry. For some people, a cult item!
with his revolutionary two-handed backhand, Björn Borg was like a rock on the court. An exemplary champion, a gigantic figure in the history of tennis… An ambassador for VS !
The "Competition" departement has a team of expert stringers who accompany Babolat Team players year-round to all the tournaments in the world. It's precision work ! Once a player detected a 3-gram difference between two rackets.
Arthur Ashe was the first African-American player to win Wimbledon even though, in 1968, he was still an amateur! He later became the first winner of the US Open. All this with Babolat VS strings!
An innovation designed to protect natural gut strings and prolong their life. The process was so successful that soon people didn't "coat strings with Babol", they "babolized" their strings!
All over the world, players want Babolat strings. To satisfy the demand, Paul Babolat organized our international distribution network.
With her inimitable style and almost theatrical posturing, Suzanne Lenglen was the very first female tennis star.*The Musketeers (Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon, Henri Cochet and René Lacoste) jointly accumulated 20 Grand Slam titles and 6 Davis Cups.
In 1925 VS quality was introduced, on the initiative of Albert Babolat. Originally developed with the "Musketeers", VS has equipped the racket heads of the greatest champions ever since. The world benchmark for strings was born. To this day, the performance of VS natural gut string remains unrivalled.
In 1874, Walter Clopton Wingfield created tennis. One year after the official invention of tennis, Pierre Babolat created the first tennis strings, made of natural gut.