"Yes, I still have one or two rackets myself and I still know that the grip is down on the racket", jokes Boris Krumm, CEO of Topspin, when asked if he still actively plays tennis himself. From tennis players for tennis players was and still is, one of our basic philosophies.
It all started in 1987 with the two experimental tennis players and friends Boris Krumm and Torsten Salm, who wanted to put their knowledge and love for tennis into new rackets. The goal was to develop individual rackets for all players, which differed in their material properties and were therefore not available in regular tennis stores or from other brands.
The business was initially set up on the side and cross-financed by numerous coaching lessons. We entered the market with individual sales concepts and rolled it up quickly. So “Different since 87” was already successfully implemented at that time.