The Merchant of Tennis, celebrating its 20th year in business, is a company founded by tennis players & professionals to cater to tennis enthusiasts everywhere. Incorporated in 1992 with a background in pro shop retailing the idea was to bring personal professional tennis service to a larger market.
Our flagship store opened in April 1992 on Bayview Avenue in Toronto. The second location opened its doors in Oakville Ontario in 1998. In 2006 we eagerly launched www.merchantoftennis.com to cater to our online clientele from around North America.
In 2008 The Merchant of Tennis became the official retailer and stringer of The Rogers Cup in Toronto. The Rogers Cup is the ATP and WTA premier one week tennis tournament bringing all of the top ranked players in the world to compete in Canada.
The Merchant of Tennis professional stringing team is lead by Rob Thomas, Master Racquet Technician. This dynamic team provides unsurpassed stringing service for Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and the many tour pros entered in the Rogers Cup. We are proud to offer this excellent service to our client’s everyday through our two retail outlets.
Our company is committed to giving back to the tennis community. Grassroots tennis has always been a strong focus and we are very proud of the contribution and hard work we put in at that level. We are the preferred retailer of the Ontario Tennis Association and we have sponsored Team Ontario for the last 10 years. We proudly support the Toronto Tennis Junior League and we have an ongoing partnership with the Doug Philpott Inner City Children’s Tennis Fund which provides free tennis camps to over 5,000 kids each and every year.
Thank you for visiting The Merchant of Tennis, we look forward to helping you enjoy your tennis shopping experience.
Pam and Rob Horwood
The Merchant of Tennis