Welcome to the world of RacketPal

We’re a crazy passionate bunch dedicated to creating the world’s largest and most engaged racket sports community. We hope you’ll join us – as a member or a teammate. Or both.

Welcome to the world of RacketPal

We’re a crazy passionate bunch dedicated to creating the world’s largest and most engaged racket sports community. We hope you’ll join us – as a member or a teammate. Or both.

The RacketPal story

We've all been there, you really fancy a game of tennis (or badminton, squash, table tennis, padel) but you have nobody to play with. Your friends are down the pub or sitting at home on the sofa, not interested in hitting the court. That’s exactly the problem RacketPal founders Robert and Bogdan realised they shared. And that’s where the RacketPal story began...

As two passionate tennis and squash players, Robert and Bogdan realised there was no obvious way for them to meet other players who were also up for a game. But they knew there had to be a way to fix that. And it all started one evening in September 2018...

The pair were enjoying a pint in The Cleveland Arms in Paddington when it happened. The eureka moment struck and they decided it was time to create an app to help racket sports players meet each other. The very next day they started working on plans for the app.

Now, from what was once an idea down the pub, is a thriving community of over 20,000 players and a team of 10 passionate sports lovers with a determination to create one of the biggest online sports communities in the world.

Our journey so far

RacketPal was created by racket sports players for racket sports players. Our humble journey started one random night when a tennis player and a squash player met...

  • What next?

    With a team of 0 and big plans, we’re excited for what's to come...

    What next?

    With a team of 0 and big plans, we’re excited for what's to come...

Meet Robert & Bogdan

aka “The Papas of RacketPal”

Robert Rizea

Robert and Bogdan are the two co-founders who gave birth to RacketPal. But they haven’t always been startup entrepreneurs. At the age of 7, Robert started passion for tennis in his hometown Bucharest, Romania, where he first picked up a racket.

Fast forward 20 years and after a move to the US for his undergraduate studies, Robert relocated to London where he started his career in digital marketing and met Bogdan.

Bogdan Demeny

Bogdan's story on the other start is different. The tech guru behind RacketPal started playing squash more often after he moved to London in 2015, but sport was always part of his youth. When he was younger Bogdan was a football referee in his spare time, while he focused on coding full time.

When Robert the marketeer met Bogdan the developer, they both shared one thing in common: racket sports. And it was only a matter of time before the two got talking, and the RacketPal journey began...

The team

These are the superstars that we’re lucky to call our team. Each bringing their own skills, experience and enthusiasm to make RacketPal one of the most fun and exciting places to work.