Pat & Meg Shields, Owners

Who we are

Fromuth Tennis started nearly 50 years ago as an art store offering custom framing in a row home in West Reading, Pennsylvania. In response to the tennis boom of the 1970s, Fromuth started carrying the few items people were looking for the get into the game: racquets, balls, strings, footwear, and yes, those really short shorts. Over time, and as our sport grew, the tennis business overwhelmed the art supply shop. Jim Fromuth, fresh out of college, took the business to the next level by committing to large inventories and distributing to pro shops, clubs, coaches, and retailers.

In 1992, my wife and I were fortunate enough to be able to purchase Fromuth Tennis. The "bones" of the business were all there: great customer service, same-day shipping, a huge inventory, and a culture that was widely recognized as the best in the industry. We immediately recognized that our job was to leave it alone, just market the heck out of it.

Twenty-five years (and a lot of gray hair) later, we are proud to have thrived and survived! We measure success in giving people good jobs, helping our local community, and in growing the game we love. We have strong partnerships with all of the top brands and organizations in the industry, and if you are lucky enough to make tennis your business, we'd love to be your partner too!

Sincerely,
Pat Shields

Leadership

Jim Fromuth

Founder

Eric Brower

Operations Manager

Jeff Motze

Operations Manager

Team Members

Adam Purcell

Warehouse Associate

Adrian Flammer

Embroidery Specialist

Annette Vail

Customer Service Specialist

Barb Kochen

Accounting

Beth Lloyd

Customer Service Specialist

Billy Hiltebeitel

Warehouse Associate

Brad Staller

Retail Supervisor

Bryan Cruz

Web Developer

Charlie Koch

Information Technology

Dave Emkey

Business Development

David Richards

Web Development Manager

Don Snyder

Warehouse Associate

Emilia Kanavins

Retail Associate

Eric Purcell

Embroidery Specialist

Jayne Arms

Customer Service Specialist

Jen Porter

Marketing

Joe Schaeffer

Warehouse Associate

Josh Geiger

Retail Associate

Kara Shanaman

Marketing

Karen Kauffman

Marketing

Kate Martinez

Marketing

Kathy Fromuth

Customer Service Specialist

Kathy Talarico

Customer Service Specialist

Kristin Cammarano

Customer Service Specialist

Kristy Chlebowski

Embroidery Manager

Melisa Keinard

Customer Service Specialist

Mike Brower

Warehouse Manager

Nancy Zinn

Customer Service Specialist

Phill Newman

Customer Service Specialist

Samantha Pilat

Marketing

Tennille Miller

Customer Service Specialist

Todd Benner

Customer Service Manager

Tim Poli

Apparel Buyer

Wayne Newman

Embroidery Specialist

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