If you live in New York and are into tennis, chances are you’re familiar with Hampton Racquet. It’s one of the oldest tennis clubs in the area and is open to the public, playing host to a lot of programs and clinics for players of all ages.
I started going around three years ago and became good friends with the owners, John and Monica Graham, whom I admire very much. Democratizing tennis has been the foundation of Kith’s partnership with Wilson, and Hampton Racquet has been at the forefront of this initiative for years. Hampton Racquet is not a membership club, which makes it a very special and unique space. I love speaking with John and Monica and find their intentions very inspiring.
After releasing our first collection with Wilson in 2021, I had the idea to work with Hampton Racquet to create an immersive experience for everyone. Together with Wilson, we rebranded the club as Kith Hampton Racquet in 2022. We redesigned the full club, took over the pro shop to stock all Kith for Wilson products, and added a Kith Treats bar. We launched it in 2022, but we kept it quiet so that locals could experience it for themselves first.
As we approach the release of our second collection with Wilson, we are in the process of updating Kith Hampton Racquet once again. I hope you visit us here this season and spend a day enjoying the facilities and great people.
- Ronnie Fieg