Fromuth Racquet Sports Acquires Online Retailer Tennis-Point

May 30, 2024

Online retailer Tennis-Point has been acquired by Fromuth Racquet Sports, both companies announced recently. Tennis-Point is the former Midwest Sports, which was owned and operated by Greg and Lisa Wolf for more than 30 years, before being acquired by Signa Sports United in 2021, who then changed the name. Facing financial and management challenges, Signa sold the company to a private equity firm, which then sold it to Fromuth.

“It’s been a challenging ride,” Tennis-Point officials said in a statement, “but we are thrilled to return to our family-owned and operated principles and to deliver meaningful value to our tennis customers and the community. Our primary focus is to rebuild our business and earn the trust of our partners, suppliers and customers.”

Fromuth has been a leading wholesale racquet sports distributor for 50 years, with a distribution network that extends to pro shops, country clubs, independent retailers and teams across the U.S. Tennis-Point will be operated as a separate business and at least in the short term will keep the Tennis-Point name and contact details.

For Tennis-Point, the management team and employees in Cincinnati will remain in their current roles. Patrick Shields Jr. will serve as President, Pat Shields Sr. as CEO, and Greg Wolf will continue to serve as an advisor to ensure a seamless transition and provide guidance as Fromuth enters the consumer e-commerce tennis business.

Contact details for Tennis-Point remain the same:
Name: Midwest Sports Supply LLC
Address: 11613 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
Billing Contact: Mitch Avery [email protected]