Our next stop is a business that has been making a lot of noise in the local area within the last 6 months, Tennis “R” Us, Southwest Florida’s largest Tennis and Pickleball store. If you haven’t heard of this place by now, you must not be driving on 41 in the Bonita Springs area, speaking to its size. I had the opportunity to catch up with store manager Alex Priddy, who gave me some insight into why they’ve had so much success.
Alex started working with Jan David (the owner) about 5 months ago in an effort to grow the business. Their first step together… Expand. And not in another city (that’s for later), they have 2 monstrous stores right next to each other, making them a serious force to be reckoned with. Whether it’s Tennis rackets, apparel, shoes, bags, or other accessories, they have a massive selection of it all. Did I miss anything Alex?
“Don’t forget about Pickleball. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States right now and we’ve got the biggest selection of paddles and accessories in town. It’s like tennis, ping-pong, and badminton wrapped into 1 sport, it’s a game for all ages.”
Although this accomplishment is spectacular, it’s not in their plans to stop there. Jan and Alex have expanded their website and their online store is slowly gaining success. They have high hopes for this facet of the business.
“It’s our goal to not only lead our area and even region in years to come, but we want to be a major online player, our goal is to compete with the big boys on a national level,” says Alex.
Hefty goals, but they’re determined to see them through. One of the reasons I think they will not only maintain, but increase their success is due to their outstanding staff and customer service. Alex says his favorite part of the job is when a customer takes the time to thank him about the service he provided. After all, not only does the entire staff have a tennis background, but most play at an advanced level, making them more than knowledgeable when it comes to your needs on the court.
So if you’re a tennis or Pickleball player, or interested in trying one or the other, head over to Tennis “R” Us in Bonita Springs, the biggest and best looking Tennis and Pickleball retail store in Southwest Florida.