Tennis Express announced that Brad Blume, Founder of Tennis Express, has re-acquired full ownership in the retail and online business.
“We are looking forward to a strong holiday season and a robust 2024 as we build on the entrepreneurial spirit that has successfully helped Tennis Express become one of the world’s largest tennis retailers,” said Mr. Blume, expressing, “Customer satisfaction remains our number one priority, and we strive to deliver a WOW experience to each customer.”
Previously, Mr. Blume had sold a majority interest in the company to Signa Sports United (SSU) but had remained President of Tennis Express and a minority shareholder. The new change in ownership was handled privately and went into effect on November 10, 2023.
As a full-service retailer, specializing in tennis, pickleball, and padel, Tennis Express is recognized as an industry leader. The company leverages its buying power to offer the greatest selection of tennis shoes, racquets, bags, apparel. Plus, they carry all of the big-name brands for all levels of players. They also offer free, 2-day shipping on most orders and have a price match guarantee.
Tennis Express Headquarters
Their 90,000+ square foot headquarters are combination of office and warehouse space. They also have 15,000 foot superstore in Houston, TX, located at 10771 Westpark Drive, Houston TX 77042. It has become a destination for recreational, junior, and collegiate players as well as ATP and WTA tour professionals during the past 20 years.
The building also has a full-size, indoor tennis court that hosts seasonal events including new merchandise trunk sales, clinics, coaches and captain meetings, as well as branded demo days. Additionally, it’s a place where local customers can try out racquets by top quality brand manufactures such as Wilson, Babolat, Dunlop, Head, Yonex, Volkl, and more.
Supporting Tennis Community
Tennis Express proudly supports the tennis community on both the national and local level as a long-time partner of a variety of organizations including the United States Tennis Association (USTA), Houston Tennis Association (HTA), National Junior Tennis League (NJTL), Houston Ladies Tennis Association (HLTA), West Houston Ladies Tennis Association (WHLTA), Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Serve Up a Cure Breast Cancer Awareness, as well as countless schools, clubs, non-profits, and humanitarian organizations.
Promoting environmental responsibility, Tennis Express is honored to work with RecycleBalls.org. The non-profit program collects and converts used tennis balls into recycled materials. To date they have collected more than 11 million used tennis balls.
According to the USTA, tennis participation has grown by 1 million players in 2022 resulting in 23.6 million players worldwide. It’s the third consecutive year that the sport has seen an increase since 2020, during the pandemic.
Mr. Blume shares that Tennis Express has seen consistent growth and remains a thriving business. He is excited about the future and invites customers to shop from the largest selection of tennis gear at www.TennisExpress.com. People can also learn more about the industry, pro players, and the sport by following Tennis Express across all social media channels including Instagram, Facebook, TicTok, X (formerly known as Twitter), Pinterest, Snapchat, and YouTube.