Tim van Rijthoven

October 19, 2023

“In juniors, there was always potential and the talent to become a good player, but a lot of things have to fall in place. For me, the tennis talent was there, but I’ve always struggled a bit mentally. I didn’t have the greatest of childhoods. My dad was pretty tough on me, which put a lot of pressure on my shoulders and I just couldn’t handle it. Plus, all the injuries from them until now have not been helping. When I was 18, I didn’t play the entire year because of an elbow injury. That was the year I first felt it, and the first time I had to quit tennis because of an injury. From there, I started to play on and off again, with pain here, there and everywhere. There was never really the opportunity to play a full year of pro tennis until last year, where I was healthy for almost the whole year. I felt good and was in the right place mentally. The years before that were a mess. I thought about quitting the sport because the pain was constant and all over, and then mentally I wasn’t there either. During this time, I basically (more…)

Marc Maurer

October 6, 2023

#MyBTR “I started playing tennis when I was seven, but I stopped because I had to decide between a team sport, which was hockey, and tennis. I went on and played hockey, but I’ve always appreciated the game. I’ve watched a lot, and now I’m taking lessons again every Friday. On the last holiday I took, I played every morning. I just really love the game. I’ve always thought, though, why not make tennis a bit more of a team sport and get different people together that share a love for the game. On was founded in 2010. We were very fortunate that we were able to grow, especially in the US. What we learned from running and from the CloudTec technology gave us the permission to grow in other sports. Then, through meeting Roger, we had the opportunity to go into tennis. I think we saw tennis itself needs to be more inclusive and bring more to the community. And then we realized we can bring more innovation to the products and basically create a performance product that you can wear all day, every day. It was a huge growth and apparel opportunity. Why not mix the sport up (more…)