About us

No spin, just honest advice and great service from Cumbria’s racket sports specialist


Formed in 2020 we’ve created a dedicated tennis, badminton and pickleball shop to serve players with a superior shopping experience both online and in-store.

Located in beautiful Cumbria, home to the world famous Lake District National Park, we are based in Chatsworth Tennis Club in Carlisle.

We want to help you find the perfect gear for your playing style so you can make the most out of your game.

So if it’s simple, honest advice you’re after, look no further than Border Rackets.


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Ken has decades of experience playing racket sports and used to joke that he even wanted to win the warm-up (okay, maybe he wasn’t joking!)

Originally a tennis player he went over to the dark side in his mid-teens (Badminton) and claimed numerous regional and county titles before discovering he wasn’t as good as he thought he was. Eventually, he swapped smashing for stringing and now talks (drones on) for hours about the finer points of strings and stringing.

Having built several successful businesses, he is tuned in to the needs of customers and – like all good stringers – has the experience to know that “the devil is in the detail”. He is applying the same approach to the development of Border Rackets.

Ken would like to point out this image was taken at the height of the pandemic when he was eating a packet of Jaffa cakes per day to alleviate the boredom (ok, maybe a few chocolate digestives too)