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Welcome to Fromuth Tennis. This is our story.

Pat and Meg Shields

Fromuth Tennis started nearly 50 years ago as an art supply store 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.

Pat and Meg Shields

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


COR Tennis

For more than ten years Fromuth has sponsored COR Tennis, a youth tennis program with the Reading Recreation Commission. COR’s mission to make available the game of tennis to children and families in our Berks County community. COR emphasizes fun, physical activity and important life skills.

This award-winning program has received national recognition from the United States Tennis Association for its dedication to growing the game of tennis.

USTA Middle States Premier Provider - 2015, 2016, 2017
Tennis Industry Magazine, Park & Rec Agency of the Year - 2016
USTA Middle States Section NJTL Chapter of the Year - 2009, 2011
USTA National NJTL Chapter of the Year - 2009
USTA Eastern PA District Organization of the Year - 2005

In 2015, Fromuth and COR Tennis were honored to welcome Katrina Adams, USTA Chairman, CEO and President, to Reading to celebrate the 10th anniversary of COR Tennis. She inspired us with her story and made it clear that we are on the right path for using tennis to make our community stronger.


United Way of Berks County helps people in need, addresses our county’s critical issues and makes our community a better place for everyone. The organization’s work is centered on raising and distributing funds to support a vital network of health and human services programs in the areas of education, health, and safety-net services.

This year, Pat and Meg Shields chaired the 2017 United Way Campaign and led an experienced team of volunteers to inspire company coordinators at hundreds of local businesses to make a change in our community.


The 2017 United Way Campaign raised $10,428,634, surpassing the goal of $10.3 million.

United Way of Berks County surpasses goal for annual campaign - Reading Eagle

United Way campaign helpers off and running in donated sneakers - Reading Eagle

Click here to learn more about the United Way of Berks County and its 2017 United Way Campaign.

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Wholesale distribution is the largest portion of our business - our “roots.” We supply tennis pro shops, country clubs, teams, coaches and stringers with racquet sports equipment and apparel from the leading brands in the industry. Our mission is to provide outstanding customers service, knowledge and selection. Fromuth maintains a policy of distributing only to established retailers, stringers and coaches.


With 100 tennis courts spread across 64 acres, USTA National Campus offers unparalleded playing, training and educational experiences for recreational players, competitive players, coaches and spectators. This state-of-the-art facility features a 2,800 sq. ft Pro Shop featuring products from adidas, Nike, Wilson, HEAD, Babolat and more. Fromuth leads all operations at the Pro Shop , including staffing, purchasing and stringing services.


The adiplayer team is an exclusive community of top-level players and coaches who qualify to receive premium adidas product at a discounted price. Players qualify based on USTA National Ranking and criteria. Fromuth powers the adiplayer brand through marketing, website technology and distrubtion of product.


Fromuth is proud of its relationships with organizations whose missions are to grow and develop the sport of tennis. We partner with Nike ( USPTA ) and adidas ( PTR ) to provide member-preferred pricing on products to these two organizations. Fromuth delivers marketing, website technology and product distrubtion.


The Fromuth retail store, adjacent to our warehouse in West Lawn, is a one-stop shop for tennis players and athletes alike. In addition to tennis, we carry a full line of running and fitness footwear and apparel, as well as gifts, watches, sunglasses and novelties.

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