Racquet Shorts

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  • 2020
  • 1 Season

In these documentary portraits inspired by Racquet Magazine, Darius Clarke Monroe examines the role of racquet sports in American culture and sheds light on the unexpected communities, obsessions, and passions built around tennis and handball.

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Serve
4. Serve
July 9, 2020
The simple ritual of the tennis serve can completely transform you. This quiet, meditative portrait reveals how a tennis instructor struggling in her personal life morphs into a steely, formidable athlete on the court.
Maravilla
3. Maravilla
July 9, 2020
Handball might be a simple sport, but its communities are like family. This is especially true at the Maravilla handball courts of East LA, where generations of players from the Chicano community have made it a sacred space and historic landmark.
All Iowa Lawn Tennis Club
2. All Iowa Lawn Tennis Club
July 9, 2020
A tennis court can mean so much more than you think. Mark Kuhn's homemade court was a family project that turned into a beloved community space, but after an unthinkable tragedy, the All Iowa Lawn Tennis Club is now a powerful source for healing.
South Oxford
1. South Oxford
July 9, 2020
A married couple recounts the life they've built together while running their former tennis club in Brooklyn. From their own wedding to countless client events, their best memories were at the spectacular South Oxford Tennis Club.
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In these documentary portraits inspired by Racquet Magazine, Darius Clarke Monroe examines the role of racquet sports in American culture and sheds light on the unexpected communities, obsessions, and passions built around tennis and handball. Racquet Shorts is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on July 9, 2020.

Where to Watch Racquet Shorts

Racquet Shorts is available for streaming on the Topic website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Racquet Shorts on demand at Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    July 9, 2020
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