Yesterday, the high-quality of our racquets
Until the 1980s, gauthier was the French number 1 maker of Tennis racquets.
Gauthier racquets were internationally recognized for their quality.
La crème de la crème, Made in France.
A family adventure that began in 1890
Oldest French Tennis House
It all began in 1890, when Leonard Gauthier created his first handcrafted tennis racquets.
In 1920, Leonard and his brother set up their first factory in Colombes, in the Parisian suburbs, before filing their first patent for racquets improvement in 1928 in Paris.
Later, Jean Gauthier, Leonard's son, took over the reins of the family business, before handing over the management of the company to his son Gérard, the third generation of Gauthier.
In 1982, the company was at its peak: being internationally recognized for its quality, it produced 100,000 racquets per year and exported as far as Japan.
However, missing the turn to the new composite materials for racquets, production fell two years later to 25,000 racquets. The company collapsed and the family adventure came to an end after 90 years of history...
Today, the heritage of impeccable quality in our clothing
Gauthier racquets were unanimously recognized for their quality.
Thirty years later, we were determined to perpetuate this heritage of impeccable quality in our clothing, whose style is inspired by the greatest periods of tennis.