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Pat and Meg Shields

Pat & Meg Shields, Owners

Who we are

Fromuth Racquet Sports 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 to 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 Racquet Sports. 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!

Pat Shields

Management Team

Ashley Maack Headshot

Ashley Maack

General Manager

Barb Kochen Headshot

Barb Kochen


Beth Lloyd Headshot

Beth Lloyd

Custom Apparel

David Richards Headshot

David Richards

Information Technology

Don Snyder Headshot

DJ Snyder


Drew Weinhold Headshot

Drew Weinhold


Eric Brower Headshot

Eric Brower

Customer Service

Jayne Arms Headshot

Jayne Arms

Customer Service

Jeff Motze Headshot

Jeff Motze

Customer Service

Karen Kauffman Headshot

Karen Kauffman

Marketing/Graphic Design

Mike Brower Headshot

Mike Brower


Natalie Natal Headshot

Natalie Natal


Patrick Shields Headshot

Patrick Shields

Business Development

Tim Poli Headshot

Tim Poli


Todd Benner Headshot

Todd Benner

Accounting/Customer Service

Team Members

Adrian Flammer Headshot

Adrian Flammer

Embroidery Specialist

Bernice Lewars Headshot

Bernice Woodward

Warehouse Associate

Billy Hiltebeitel Headshot

Billy Hiltebeitel

Warehouse Associate

Brad Staller Headshot

Brad Staller


Jack G Headshot

Jack Garapola


Josh Geiger Headshot

Josh Geiger

Retail Associate

Kate M Headshot

Kate Martinez

Marketing/Graphic Design

Kathy Fromuth Headshot

Kathy Fromuth

Customer Service Specialist

Kristin Cammarano Headshot

Kristin Cammarano

Product Data Specialist

Nancy Zinn Headshot

Nancy Zinn

Customer Service Specialist

Nelson Cruz Headshot

Nelson Cruz

IT Specialist

Richard NatalHeadshot

Richard Natal

Warehouse Associate

Shelly Smith

Shelly Smith

Customer Service Specialist

Tennille Miller Headshot

Tennille Miller

Customer Service Specialist

Wayne Newman Headshot

Wayne Newman

Warehouse Associate