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The Tennis Shop of Montecito

Meet Tony and Libby Hammond, Owners ofThe Tennis Shop of Montecito.


Q: Why did you start your business?  

A: We were both tennis pros so the transition to a tennis shop appealed to us. 


Q: How did you start your business?  

A: We started in Australia and looked for an opportunity when we moved to the States.


Q: What makes you the most passionate about your work? 

A: Our love of the sport and our clientele a lot who have become good friends.


Q: What is your go to tennis racquet?  

A: Wilson Clash 


Q: Where can we find you on a weekend?  

A: What's that? Retail is a 7 day commitment particularly with the recent setbacks..i.e Fires, Mudslides and now Covid.


Q: How long have you been in business?  

A: 15 years in Australia and 18 years in Santa Barbara 


Q: Contact / Social Media / Location 

A: Tony and Libby Hammond

The Tennis Shop of Montecito

1187 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara 

We don’t  do social media. We find "word of mouth" is most effective way to promote our business .


Q: Pro tennis tip  

A: It's only a sport so nothing to stress about when you are competing.


Q: Connection to Santa Barbara? Why do you work/live where?  

A: Our son competed at college level in the States while we lived in Australia.

When he decided to stay after graduating we decided to relocate the family.

Southern California seemed an obvious choice for a tennis family with its year round climate and lifestyle.

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