Racquet / 15
On our cover is a new painting by Honor Titus, accompanied by a profile from the vital and current cultural voice of Durga Chew-Bose. Racquet Hall of Famer Benoit Paire makes the case for player as entertainer, Brittani Sonnenberg is against mindfulness, and Albert Costa of the Spanish sports management company Kosmos, calls for unity. Gerry Marzorati has stern words for a tour determined to do business in an anti-democracy powerhouse, and to top it all off, we present an excerpt from Steven Blush’s new WTT nostalgia-fest, Bustin’ Balls.
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.