OCTOBER 2023 – Babolat, the inventor of the first natural gut tennis string in history, continues to push the boundaries of innovation. The brand caters to two main types of players:
1. Intermediate players looking for more control to enhance shot confidence while maintaining comfort.
2. Advanced players with fast swings, seeking a comfortable yet responsive string.
Created and manufactured in Lyon, France, the new XALT string is the latest addition to Babolat’s range. It addresses the needs of both types of players through its composition, which combines soft materials, filaments, and a polyamide matrix. This combination optimizes vibration absorption and maintains tension for unparalleled comfort. The XALT string incorporates glass microbeads and utilizes an innovative, patented production process. This delivers consistent performance upon impact, offering intermediate players greater control and advanced players enhanced responsiveness while minimizing arm shock.
Babolat is committed to protecting the environment by selling its strings in fully recyclable packaging. Additionally, the brand’s multifilament strings are manufactured using a patented process that is solvent-free, making it more environmentally friendly.
Babolat, which will celebrate its 150th birthday in 2025, has been at the forefront of tennis string development. The brand introduced the first natural gut tennis string and has since expanded its offering to include monofilament, multifilament, and hybrid strings. Known worldwide for its high-quality and state-of-the-art technology, these strings are considered the benchmark in tennis. Babolat continues to innovate its strings, ensuring the performance enhancement of players at all levels.
Founded in Lyon, France, in 1875, Babolat is the world’s oldest international company specializing in tennis. It invented tennis strings in 1875 and launched its first racquets in 1994. As a family-run business for five generations, Babolat is a pioneer in innovation, providing a comprehensive range of equipment for tennis, pickleball, badminton, and padel. This includes racquets, strings, shoes, apparel, balls and shuttles, bags, and accessories. Babolat is the official equipment provider for over 500 professional athletes worldwide in tennis, pickleball, padel, and badminton. With 20,000 locations in approximately 150 countries, Babolat boasts an extensive network of clubs around the world.
Babolat is the official partner of Wimbledon for racquets, strings, footwear, bags, and racquet servicing.