Our Story

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WE ARE TENNIS FANATICS

Tennis has always been a huge part of our lives and we have a longstanding passion for the sport. In our younger days it was the centre of our universe. We trained daily, competed in international tournaments and played on university tennis teams in the United States and United Kingdom.

Even though the days of serious competition are over, we still play regularly. We have also diversified our activities, adding a mix of squash, yoga, spin, crossfit, pilates,
 etc. making tennis just one of many elements in our active, everchanging schedules.

A NEW CHAPTER REQUIRED A REDESIGNED BAG

Working full-time and playing tennis during the week quickly revealed challenges. The brightly-coloured, heavily-branded tennis bags we had carried all our lives were cumbersome, looked ridiculous with professional attire and were useless in every context off the court.

We spent years searching fruitlessly for a bag that could transition seamlessly from the tennis court to the rest of our lives - be it the office, gym, pub or weekend away with friends.

Everywhere we looked we saw people ditching their traditional tennis bags as they struggled to fit the sport into their busy lifestyle. So, realising we weren't alone, we started to spec out a new category of tennis bags. The overriding emphasis for our collection would be on function, quality and design. 

EPIRUS WAS BORN

We kicked off the business at our London flat in Epirus Mews. Knowing it was imperative to secure a designer with experience creating premium bags and luggage, we were thrilled to bring Lior Kristal on board. As an accomplished London-based designer, Lior has designed bags for Dunhill, Mandarina Duck, Leica and Aston Martin (amongst many others). We also partnered with an experienced European manufacturer that produces bags and leather goods for an array of premium brands including Aspinal of London, Mismo and Thomas Pink. 

OUR BAGS ARE TRULY GAMECHANGERS

We have created a range of tennis bags that are truly in a category of their own. If you want to transform how tennis fits into your lifestyle, then we're confident that you will love our collection
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