The Start of the Sporting Lifestyle
Soon, René Lacoste was dressing friends and family in the polo shirt during international matches. Well ahead of his time, he designed the modern wardrobe: light, adaptable and highly desirable. The Lacoste fundamentals were firmly established.
The man behind the metal racket
His mantra? Never give up. René Lacoste had a million ideas to improve his game and make practice more comfortable – and it’s these that made him such a unique player. From the start, he sculpted the handle of his racket and covered it with surgical tape to get a better grip. Then he came up with a lighter and easier to handle racket: the metal racket.
The restless inventor
The more he practiced, the more his ideas sparked. He continued to innovate, filing more than thirty patents over his lifetime. Among his famous inventions: a machine that fires tennis balls with calibrated force to help a player practice alone. Inventions that improved his game as well as that of all the generations of tennis players that followed.