We have the largest racquet wall in the area with all of the major brands represented. We have a large inventory of all of the current frames such as Babolat, Dunlop, Head, Prince, Wilson, Yonex and Volkl. Each frame comes in every grip size from 4 1/8" to 4 5/8" and we can order any grip size that is not in stock. You can demo any adult racquet on our wall. We also have junior frames from 19" to 26" which come pre-strung and ready for your child to hit.


Demo Program - Want to test drive racquets before deciding on one to purchase? Our demo program for racquets is a one time $20 fee and the fee will be automatically applied to the purchase price. Click HERE for complete program details.

One of the most important accessories that relate to the game of tennis is shoes. With all the side-to-side running and zig zags it is important to get the best support to reduce the risk of injury. The fitting of the boot is very important. A gap of at least half an inch is necessary between the longest finger tip and the end of the shoe. A properly designed heel helps to increase the comfort level of the participant.

Our shoe selection ranges from light weight and breathable shoes made by brands such as Nike, Babalot, Wilson, and New Balance, all the way to heavier, more durable, and more lateraly supportive shoes designed by Adidas, K-Swiss, Prince, and Head. Along with both men's and women's shoes, we carry many junior models in a similar selection. We update our selection regularly so you will find all the latest styles available at any time.





We have string for all types of players from a very soft, playable, multifilament string to a very durable single filament such as polyester. You can choose from our many blends, or create a hybrid from any two strings you want. Our tennis strings are used in tennis, racquetball, and squash racquets and we also carry badminton string. We are happy to string any racquet for you. We have a wide selection of grips in all colors and feel, including rubber slip-on grips for racquetball racquets.


We also carry a wide variety of popular name brand accessories such as Nike, Wilson, Prince, Head, and many others. Our large accessory wall consists of replacement grips, overgrips, sweatbands, sport socks, vibration dampeners, ball clips, tennis elbow aids, supportive insoles, and anything else your tennis game may need. Our displays are fully stocked with Oakley and Bolle sunglass, in different frame variations and lense colors. Our large assortment of tennis balls consists of many different kinds of ProPenn, Wilson, Prince, and Dunlop; including low and high altitude, and pressureless balls. We also have ball hoppers for a quick and easy pick-up.

We have a large variety of men's and women's clothing in both adult and junior sizes. Our styles range from collared shirts to sporty crew tops supplied by major brands with our stock being constantly updated with the changing seasons and popular styles. We also set up team orders based on your needs.



Racquet Stringing

We guarantee a 24-Hour turnaround time on the stringing of any racquet, brought in at any time of day. We completely understand the busy schedules of all of our tennis players and we will do our best to return the racquet sooner if needed. We also offer the stringing of any racquetball, squash, or badminton racquet. Our string wall consists of all different types of string from single filament to very playable multifilament strings, and an assortment of different blends.

When to String? The rule of thumb is that the number of times you change your strings per season should equal the average number of times that you play tennis per week. So if you play tennis twice a week, then you should change your strings twice per season. Of course, this rule of thumb becomes irrelevant if you hit the ball hard enough to break strings regularly. In this case, you can forget about the rule of thumb and replace your strings when they break.


Racquet Grips

We urge players to have us install their grips. We've seen too many sloppy grips, installed by players who never learned how to properly wrap a grip, resulting in lumpy, uneven grips which cause blisters. We will be more than happy to grip your racquet and talk to you about the importance of grips.

The Racquet Koop Gallery


Photos of our merchandise and images of Chris stringing at Roland Garros.

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Roland Garros 2015


Photos of Chris stringing for the pro players at the French Open

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Store Hours

Mon - Fri: 10:00am to 6:00pm

Sat: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Closed Sun

203-389-1900 phone

cgkoop2@aol.com email

908 Whalley Ave. New Haven, CT 06515

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