Racquet Reads @ Bird Brooklyn

Get your pensive, intellectual faces ready—we're headed to Bird Brooklyn in Fort Greene to do a Racquet reading featuring some of our favorite writers from year one. We'll announce the lineup closer to the event, but for now, save the date and dust off your moleskine notebooks.

WHERE: Bird Brooklyn, 85 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
WHEN: Wednesday, September 6, 7–8:30 PM
RSVP: Here

Issue No. 4 NYC Launch Party!

Help us kick off the US Open celebrations and officially launch our triumphant Issue No. 4 with our pals at Court 16 in Gowanus. We'll have music, cocktails, prizes and of course a foam-ball doubles tournament featuring some cutthroat oncourt action. Caitlin & David will be playing in for the first time because our shoes have priorly been rejected. 

WHERE: 526 Baltic St, Brooklyn, New York 11217
WHEN: Thursday, August 24 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
RSVP: Here

Past Events

Pop Up Court with White Club Tennis

A guerrilla court double date with the masterminds behind White Club Tennis. Spray paint + London grass = the stuff of dreams.

magCulture Meets

David visited the print mecca for the Summer edition of magCulture Meets to run through Issue No. 3, with founder Jeremy Leslie and team. Listen to their conversation here

WHEN: July 5th, 6:30–9:00PM
WHERE: magCulture, 270 St John St, Clerkenwell

Racquet @ The HOX Shoreditch

A trip to London isn't complete without a stop on the east end to compare tattoos and raise some glasses. We visited The Hoxton for cocktails, trivia and a bespoke mix by resident music snob Caitlin. 

WHEN: July 4th, 6:30-8:30PM
WHERE: The Hoxton, 81 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch

Wimbledon Garden Party

Quiet please. We hit up the All England Club thanks to Grand Slam Tennis Tours—at the Hospitality House for a live podcast taping of an episode of Stack Magazines, snacks, jazz as well as some notable guest appearances from GSTT's stable of pro player ambassadors. 

WHEN: July 3rd, 6:00-9:00PM
WHERE: Southfields, London


Badass Indies of Print

We joined some incredible magazines—Victory Journal, The California Sunday Magazine, Avaunt Magazine and The Great Discontent—to talk about the state of independent media with magCulture's Jeremy Leslie at New York’s Society of Publication Designers.

WHEN: Monday, May 15th 6:00 - 9:00PM
WHERE:  333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10003


FOAM Tennis Tournament

We returned to New York’s dopest tennis club for the under-10 set, Court 16, for a second edition of our smash hit (sorry) Foam Ball Tournament. Cocktails, music and projections of clay court tennis in Gowanus, with prizes courtesy of our friends at New Balance.

WHEN: Thursday, April 27th 7:00 - 9:00PM
WHERE: Court 16, 562 Baltic Street, Brooklyn, NY

Racquet @ SXSW

We repped hard in Austin, from conference center carpets to queso, when Caitlin joined ESPN the Magazine's Justin Ellis and Howler's George Quraishi for an official conference panel discussion about the rise of indie mags. We also decided to form a band. 

WHEN: Thursday, March 16th 12:00 - 1:00PM
WHERE: South by Southwest, Austin, TX

Palm Springs Pool Party

We spent a glorious Saturday during the Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open lounging at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in beautiful Palm Springs, enjoying some cocktails and indulging chillwave tunes courtesy of Twin Shadow's DJ Wynne. 

WHEN: Saturday, March 4th, 1:00-5:00PM
WHERE: 701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA

Hit the Courts at Malibu Racquet Club

We hit the courts with our friends at TENNACITY - an intense and fun drill session - and enjoyed dinner and drinks at one of the world's most breathtaking tennis clubs. Throwback attire was appreciated, and rewarded with prizes (obviously). 

WHEN: Saturday, March 3rd, 5:00-8:00PM
WHERE: 23847 Stuart Ranch Rd, Malibu, CA

FOAM Tennis Tournament

We celebrate the launch of Issue No. 2 at Court 16 in Gowanus, Brooklyn with big-screen projections of Australian Open matches, food, drink, and music, as well as a mini-FOAM ball tournament with fabulous prizes courtesy of our friends at New Balance.

WHEN: Thursday, April 27th 7:00 - 9:00PM
WHERE: Court 16, 562 Baltic Street, Brooklyn, NY

London Launch

We love London, so it was only a matter of time before we hopped the pond and hit up the home of the Queen (and Queen's Club) for a big time. The ACE Hotel London Shoreditch played host to our official UK launch, with extra tall Tom Collinses and tasty tunes with some east end boys and west end girls.

WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 7:00-10:00PM
WHERE: 100 Shoreditch High St, London

Racquet Night at the Theater

We hosted an exclusive preview of the play Don’t You F**king Say a Word, directed by Obie Award-winner Lee Sunday Evans, followed by a post-show conversation about tennis, friendships and the emotional battlefield with: Carl Bialik of ESPN's FiveThirtyEight, Andy Bragen, playwright and Marshall Jon Fisher, author of “A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War, and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played.”

WHEN: Sunday, November 6th at 7:15PM
WHERE: 59e59 Theaters, 59 E 59th St, New York, NY 

Lawn Garden Party Launch

We officially launched Racquet magazine at the storied West Side Tennis Club, with aperitifs, tunes and grasscourt tennis with a special FiveThirtyEight live podcast taping with the WTA's Courtney Nguyen.

WHEN: Sunday, August 28th 5:00-8:00PM
WHERE: 1 Tennis Pl, Forest Hills, NY