Decathlon Launches All-New TR960 Control Tour Tennis Racket in Collaboration With Top-Ranked Male French Player Gaël Monfils

A pro-designed racket at an unbeatable price.

Try the newest tennis racket from Decathlon’s tennis brand, Artengo, and you will find yourself playing like a pro. Designed in collaboration with world tour professional tennis player, Gaël Monfils, the all-new TR960 Control Tour racket offers users unparalleled precision and power at an unbelievable price.

Priced at just $159, while comparable pro rackets typically cost between $200 and $250, the TR960 is the perfect racket for players looking for a high-quality racket that won’t break the bank. The TR960 is currently the most affordable pro racket on the market. Since 2006, Artengo has lived up to Decathlon’s commitment to make sports more accessible to everyone by developing a range of equipment that offers the best quality products at the best prices. Monfils noticed Artengo’s quality products and inclusive pricing, and was thus excited when the brand asked him to co-create his own racket while making it available to everyone.  

“For me, this is more than a partnership,” Monfils said during an interview at Artengo headquarters in France. “It's really living it 100%, that's what is most important."

The new TR960 Control Tour is characterized by its thin profile and flexible, High Modulus Carbon frame. The racket also includes Artengo’s signature Mass Polarization Optimization (MPO) technology, which optimizes weight distribution to provide incomparable stability and handling. Monfils and the Artengo team worked together to develop an innovative design that blends the power needed by professionals with the control preferred by casual enthusiasts to create a wholly unique product. The result is a durable, lightweight racket that provides pinpoint precision between the lines, all at a $159 price point. Monfils started playing with his new racket at the Adelaide International 1 in January 2022, and took the trophy. The racket launched in Europe later this year and is now available in the USA on decathlon.com, averaging 4.9/5 stars from consumer reviews.

As the top-ranked male French player in the world, Monfils won 11 ATP Tour titles and is currently ranked 21st worldwide on the ATP Tour. Sometimes called “Sliderman,” Monfils’ explosive athleticism, sliding and precise shotmaking are complemented by the TR960’s flexibility.

“It’s a new adventure, a new page, a new chapter working with Artengo,” Monfils said. “Working with motivated people who are passionate about your sport is a great pleasure”. “What is certain is that it is a partnership not based solely on sponsorship,” said Artengo Brand Manager, Cyril Perrin. “We want to go much further and in particular on the co-creation part. With Gaël, we want 100% collaboration with the team and specifically around the future look of our products.”

The TR960 Control Tour racket is the first in a series of products that Monfils and Artengo plan to develop over the next five years. Moving forward, Artengo and Monfils plan to lean on a shared background, defined by French roots and a daring, innovative approach.

“If there is no daring, there are no athletes,” Monfils said.

Visit www.decathlon.com to order your TR960 Control Tour racket anywhere in the USA.  

TR960 racket specs:

  • Head Size: 98 in²
  • Length: 27in
  • Balance: 12.4in
  • Swingweight: 285
  • Stiffness: 65
  • Composition: Graphite
  • String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
  • Mass Polarization Optimization (MPO) technology

More About Artengo and Decathlon:

Artengo is Decathlon’s tennis brand focused on designing, testing and developing products for casual, club and pro players. Founded in 2006, Artengo is headquartered in France and active abroad in 70 countries with more than 1,600 points of sale. With a focus on Tennis, Artengo shares its parent company’s mission to make sports and the outdoors more accessible, while acting responsibly for the planet, , and the ambition to constantly innovate in all areas to be the main playing partner of all sports lovers. For more information about the Artengo brand, please visit artengo.com, and visit https://www.decathlon.com/collections/tennis to check its products available in the USA.

More About Gaël Monfils:

Monfils is a top-ranked tennis pro. He owns 11 ATP Tour titles, including ATP 500s at 2016 Washington, 2019 Rotterdam and 2020 Rotterdam. Monfils reached at least 1 final in 18 straight seasons (2005-22), including ATP Masters 1000s at 2009 Paris, 2010 Paris and 2016 Monte Carlo. Since 2004, he has earned 500+ career victories, highlighted by biggest wins over No. 1 Nadal at 2009 Doha and No. 1 Medvedev at 2022 Indian Wells, as well as career-long win streaks of 12 matches and 25 sets in 2020.

A pro-designed racket at an unbeatable price.

Try the newest tennis racket from Decathlon’s tennis brand, Artengo, and you will find yourself playing like a pro. Designed in collaboration with world tour professional tennis player, Gaël Monfils, the all-new TR960 Control Tour racket offers users unparalleled precision and power at an unbelievable price.

Priced at just $159, while comparable pro rackets typically cost between $200 and $250, the TR960 is the perfect racket for players looking for a high-quality racket that won’t break the bank. The TR960 is currently the most affordable pro racket on the market. Since 2006, Artengo has lived up to Decathlon’s commitment to make sports more accessible to everyone by developing a range of equipment that offers the best quality products at the best prices. Monfils noticed Artengo’s quality products and inclusive pricing, and was thus excited when the brand asked him to co-create his own racket while making it available to everyone.  

“For me, this is more than a partnership,” Monfils said during an interview at Artengo headquarters in France. “It's really living it 100%, that's what is most important."

The new TR960 Control Tour is characterized by its thin profile and flexible, High Modulus Carbon frame. The racket also includes Artengo’s signature Mass Polarization Optimization (MPO) technology, which optimizes weight distribution to provide incomparable stability and handling. Monfils and the Artengo team worked together to develop an innovative design that blends the power needed by professionals with the control preferred by casual enthusiasts to create a wholly unique product. The result is a durable, lightweight racket that provides pinpoint precision between the lines, all at a $159 price point. Monfils started playing with his new racket at the Adelaide International 1 in January 2022, and took the trophy. The racket launched in Europe later this year and is now available in the USA on decathlon.com, averaging 4.9/5 stars from consumer reviews.

As the top-ranked male French player in the world, Monfils won 11 ATP Tour titles and is currently ranked 21st worldwide on the ATP Tour. Sometimes called “Sliderman,” Monfils’ explosive athleticism, sliding and precise shotmaking are complemented by the TR960’s flexibility.

“It’s a new adventure, a new page, a new chapter working with Artengo,” Monfils said. “Working with motivated people who are passionate about your sport is a great pleasure”. “What is certain is that it is a partnership not based solely on sponsorship,” said Artengo Brand Manager, Cyril Perrin. “We want to go much further and in particular on the co-creation part. With Gaël, we want 100% collaboration with the team and specifically around the future look of our products.”

The TR960 Control Tour racket is the first in a series of products that Monfils and Artengo plan to develop over the next five years. Moving forward, Artengo and Monfils plan to lean on a shared background, defined by French roots and a daring, innovative approach.

“If there is no daring, there are no athletes,” Monfils said.

Visit www.decathlon.com to order your TR960 Control Tour racket anywhere in the USA.  

TR960 racket specs:

  • Head Size: 98 in²
  • Length: 27in
  • Balance: 12.4in
  • Swingweight: 285
  • Stiffness: 65
  • Composition: Graphite
  • String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
  • Mass Polarization Optimization (MPO) technology

More About Artengo and Decathlon:

Artengo is Decathlon’s tennis brand focused on designing, testing and developing products for casual, club and pro players. Founded in 2006, Artengo is headquartered in France and active abroad in 70 countries with more than 1,600 points of sale. With a focus on Tennis, Artengo shares its parent company’s mission to make sports and the outdoors more accessible, while acting responsibly for the planet, , and the ambition to constantly innovate in all areas to be the main playing partner of all sports lovers. For more information about the Artengo brand, please visit artengo.com, and visit https://www.decathlon.com/collections/tennis to check its products available in the USA.

More About Gaël Monfils:

Monfils is a top-ranked tennis pro. He owns 11 ATP Tour titles, including ATP 500s at 2016 Washington, 2019 Rotterdam and 2020 Rotterdam. Monfils reached at least 1 final in 18 straight seasons (2005-22), including ATP Masters 1000s at 2009 Paris, 2010 Paris and 2016 Monte Carlo. Since 2004, he has earned 500+ career victories, highlighted by biggest wins over No. 1 Nadal at 2009 Doha and No. 1 Medvedev at 2022 Indian Wells, as well as career-long win streaks of 12 matches and 25 sets in 2020.

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