We are a UK company, based in the UK. We have a store in Northwood Hills HA6 1PF and a Warehouse in Amersham HP6 6FT. We are now THE major official reseller of Tennis, Badminton and Squash goods in the UK and Europe. You can check us out on all the major suppliers' websites. We deal with customers not just in the UK and Europe, but worldwide. We have thousands of regular customers who have stayed with us as we have developed from 1 store to the current premier specialist racket sports website. You can check out reviews about us from real customers on www.trustpilot.com
A Brief History
We are tennisnuts (formerly A.M.T Sports), specialists in racket sports and stringing, trading for nearly 30 years.
Based in the United Kingdom, the company originally started in a small store in Northwood Hills followed by another in Southgate, before the mail order brochure (tennis, badminton and squash) was introduced in 1997. This therefore made us one of the pioneers of specialist Mail Ordering for sports. We were also one of the first companies to start a website, which was a natural progression from our mail order brochure. We are the original 'multi-channel' retailer, with a number of original store customers ordering on-line and vice versa, with a lot of our on-line customers popping into the store for a proper feel. Although the majority of our trade is now on the Internet, you can still phone us, or pop into the store. This works really well as all our staff in-store and on customer service lines are from a racket sports playing background. Please note that if you need something specific in store, then its best to check first the day before, as we can usually transfer goods on a daily basis. We are quite happy to have specific items ready for people to look at without any obligation to buy.
The website was fully operational in 1999, being one of the earliest specialist sports businesses online in the UK. We are a fast growing UK based business, with the majority of our business online.
Warehousing and Fulfilment
- We have recently expanded our capacity, moving to a very modern facility in Amersham.
- How many times do you read on websites 'The biggest in Europe'? Well, in our case, this is certainly true for the range of clothing, equipment and shoes that we offer. We certainly offer the largest ranges of Nike, Adidas, Yonex, Wilson and HEAD clothing for tennis, badminton and squash. We try not to 'cherry pick' by stocking just a few popular rackets, but try and provide a complete specialist service.
- We charge the same prices in the shops and for mail order and the Internet. We also have hundreds of regular special offers and some of the lowest, most competitive prices in the U.K.
- We aim to keep the website updated with all sizes that are in stock (or not), but at certain times of the year, there can be a time lag, in which case we will offer an alternative, or inform you of non availability and NOT charge your credit card.
The company was originally started by Ajay Thaker and Manish Thaker. Both are directors of the company (AMT SPORTS LTD) and have a fairly good playing and participating pedigree in Badminton, Tennis and Squash. Both played badminton for Middlesex juniors, followed by extensive careers in a number of clubs and leagues in the Middlesex area. The level for a number of years was Middlesex Division 1 plus a few good tournament results i.e. just below top county level. As the dodgy knees started kicking in tennis started taking priority over badminton at a number of clubs, mainly South Hampstead and Eastcote (at premier or intermediate level) and keeping fit with squash at the Herga Club.
Ajay (based at Amersham) now plays badminton and tennis at the Riverside club in Northwood and Manish (based at Northwood) plays tennis at Hazelwood LTC & badminton at the the Riverside Club in Northwood. All those years of accumulated knowledge and experience in this specialist business which now consists of a flagship store in Northwood Hills, a mail order brochure and of course, the website. We are the biggest specialist racket businesses in the UK.
All staff are from a sporting or retail background, are extremely knowledgeable and helpful and are only too happy to give you any advice you may need. You can phone customer services or the store at any time to either check stock or get advice.
We can advise on everything from 'power' rackets to 'control' rackets, racket flexes and stringing tensions.
We have rackets to suit every playing style and budget.
We try out ALL the rackets that we sell, so we can give first hand opinions of them.
We also use the feedback from our 'associated coaches', who get their racket contracts through us.
We have coaches on contracts with ALL the main racket suppliers.
Full Stringing and Regripping service
We provide a full stringing service, using electronic machines to give exact tensions across a range of about 30 different types of strings.
We are involved in supporting a number of local tennis tournaments and junior events.
We supply balls for these at special prices and prize vouchers etc.
We are involved in a number of discount schemes for various clubs.