OCTOBER 2023 – The inventor of the first natural gut tennis string in history, Babolat never ceases to innovate by sticking as closely as possible to the courts to offer solutions for two main types of players:
Intermediate players in search of more control to improve the confidence of their shots without compromising comfort.
Advanced players with faster swings who want a more comfortable string yet firm enough to provide greater responsiveness.
Developed and manufactured in Lyon, France, the new XALT string is the latest addition to the Babolat range and perfectly meets the needs of both types of players. Its composition – which combines soft materials, filaments, and a polyamide matrix – optimizes the absorption of vibrations and provides for outstanding tension maintenance for one-of-a-kind comfort. In addition, thanks to its innovative, patented production process incorporating glass microbeads, this string provides optimal consistency at impact offering intermediate players greater control and advanced players more responsiveness, all the while keeping the shock to their arms to a minimum.
As part of Babolat’s commitment to protect the environment, its strings are sold in fully recyclable packaging. In addition, the brand’s multifilament strings are made using a patented manufacturing process with no solvents – much better for the environment.
Babolat, which will celebrate its 150th birthday in 2025, has played a leading role in the history of the development of tennis strings. The inventor of the first natural gut tennis string, Babolat went on to introduce monofilament, multifilament, and hybrid strings to their offering. Made in France with state-of-the-art technology, these strings are recognized around the world as the benchmark in tennis strings. To maintain its status as a pioneer and leader, Babolat continues to innovate its strings to improve the performance of players of all levels.
Founded in Lyon, France, in 1875, one year after the rules of tennis were established, Babolat is the oldest international company specializing in tennis. A pioneer of innovation, Babolat invented tennis strings in 1875 and launched its first racquets in 1994. Family-run for five generations, Babolat is an innovative brand providing a complete range of equipment for all lovers of tennis, pickleball, badminton, and padel, including racquets, strings, shoes, apparel, balls and shuttles, bags, and accessories. Babolat officially equips more than 500 professional athletes in the world for tennis, pickleball, padel, and badminton performances (racquets, strings, footwear, apparel, and bags). Babolat clubs’ network counts 20,000 locations in some 150 countries around the world.
Babolat is the official Wimbledon partner for racquets, strings, footwear, bags, and racquet servicing.