Racquet Issue No. 22
Get ready to get dirty! Spring is here, and so is Racquet No. 22, in which we celebrate clay court tennis. Inside, we take a deep dive—or should we say dig—into our favorite playing surface. We visit clay manufacturers in Charlottesville, VA and Buenos Aires and view the majestic Monte Carlo Country club from the sky. Keeping with the terra battue, we finally answer the question: Just who exactly was Roland Garros? In this issue we also profile American star Michael Mmoh and the “Little Maestro” of the Philippines Felicisimo Ampon, and cover the Austin Open as only we can. Finally, we offer two fantastic excerpts from new books by Robert Lopez and Janet Malcolm. The cover features the painting “Down the Line” by the British artist Charlotte Keates, whose work is also presented inside.