Babolat’s 2012 French Open Products

April 30, 2012

Boulder, Colorado — Babolat, leading manufacturer of tennis racquets, is proud to continue its partnership with the French Open for the second year in a row. To kick off year two of the partnership, the tennis-specialized brand is introducing a new range of French Open gear in the colors of the prestigious French tournament, also known as Roland-Garros. Babolat’s French Open line of racquets, strings, bags and accessories will appeal to all tennis lovers.

Babolat and the French Open, two historic French tennis brands with international recognition, embarked on their partnership in 2011 to serve tennis at the highest level of competition.


A New Range of Babolat/French Open Racquets for Every Tennis Lover

The Aeropro Drive, the racquet of choice for Rafael Nadal and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, needs no introduction. The unique aerodynamics of this bestselling racquet provides both power and precision. Baseline hitters looking for topspin will be attracted to this emblematic racquet in the colors of the French Open. For players that prefer a lighter racquet, the Aeropro Lite French Open is ideal for those seeking increased maneuverability.

Younger players are not left behind—the French brand adapted the Aeropro Drive to meet their needs. The French Open AeroPro Drive Junior is ideal for kids ages 4-10 who are learning to play tennis. Young fans of Rafael Nadal and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will love following in their favorite player’s footsteps!

Every player has his or her own “weapon!”

Team French Open Bags: The Winning Look at Roland Garros

The French Open Team bag range will accompany all Team Babolat pro players when they step on the court at Roland Garros, offering an innovative look with new materials and a design perfectly matching the Aeropro Drive French Open racquets. Bags can accommodate six or twelve racquets, and are perfect for carrying and protecting the Aeropro Drive French Open racquet. Key functionalities include the isotherm racquet compartment, which protects the quality of the string tension. A backpack version is also available for carrying one racquet.

Strings and Accessories of the Range

As the inventor and leader of tennis strings, Babolat also mobilizes its technical skills for tournament champions with the XCEL French Open string. The elasticity of the polyamide fibers in the XCEL French Open string offers more comfort and improved tension hold, while its trendy black color mimics the preferred string (RPM Blast) of Rafael Nadal. Babolat developed a fiber assembly process that guarantees a perfect adhesion between the fibers and the matrix resulting in a longer life for your strings.

The new Babolat French Open range also comprises a selection of overgrips that includes the VS Grip French Open — the choice for both expert players and Team Babolat Pros. A variety of vibration dampeners in Babolat and French Open colors are also available.

About Babolat

Created in 1875, in Lyon, France, Babolat is the oldest international company specialized in tennis. Babolat is today number 1 in tennis racquet sales in the United States, France, Spain, Italy and Japan. Family-run for five generations, Babolat is an expert and innovative brand in the tennis sector providing complete technical equipment for tennis players: racquets, strings, shoes, bags, apparel, accessories and balls. The brand provides strings and racquets for numerous tennis players including Rafael Nadal, Kim Clijsters, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Li Na, and Andy Roddick (who also plays with Babolat shoes). Website: /