Six Reasons to Feel Good About the World’s First Eco-Conscious Tennis Racket
A limited-edition racket series keeps only what’s necessary to make a racket without sacrificing performance.
With the recent launch of The Limited Edition Naked Series, Wilson Racket Sports designers and engineers took the first small step toward what could one-day-be a fully sustainable tennis racket.
The aptly named racket series keeps only what’s necessary to make a racket without sacrificing performance. A noble move in a racquet sports industry that seldom keeps the planet in mind when making products.
Here are the six, first-step innovations these rackets have that will make you a believer.
A tennis racket that helps produce fresh oxygen? Yep, that’s because 2,500 trees will be planted for every Naked Series racket purchased.
And if you didn’t know this sustainability fun-fact, one mature tree produces enough oxygen for four people according to U.S. Department of Agriculture.
So if the series reaches its goal of 400 rackets purchased, one million trees will be planted by Wilson and its partner tentree, creating enough fresh air for a city the size of Los Angeles.
NO SOLVENT PAINTS & DYES, CLEANER AIR.
The Naked Series tennis rackets don’t use any solvent-based paints or dyes.
This reduces the number of carbon compounds in the air, making for cleaner air, water and eco-systems – feel-good things we can all get behind.
ZERO WASTE PACKAGING
Each Naked Series racket ships in a reinforced cardboard box that is 100% curbside recyclable.
The box is designed to protect the racket in transit without using additional packaging.
It’s also sturdy enough to reuse. You can reuse it to store household items, keep used tennis balls for your dog, or send a care package to a friend with it.
OVER TWO TONS OF WATER SAVED
Small gains mean big savings over time. The Naked Series delivers just that when it comes to good old H2O by reducing the amount of water it takes to produce one racket by 10.8%.
When you add up all the savings, that’s over two tons of water.
A TENNIS RACKET MADE WITH CASTOR BEANS
Enter Agiplast, a bio-based plastic derived from castor bean oil, deployed on each Naked Series racket’s bumpers, grommets and buttcap.
Not only does Agiplast create a more eco-friendly tennis racket, it’s also strong enough to perform at the elite level expected from Wilson.
A BIODEGRADEABLE GRIP
Each racket in the Naked Series has a grip made of a biodegradable polyurethane.
An eco-friendly grip like this checks all the boxes: it’s protective, strong and reduces waste. All reasons to feel really good next time you take the court.