Furi: Building a Brand to Disrupt the Tennis Market

The Challenge

The founders of Furi Sport want to disrupt the elitist tennis market and provide high-quality, low-cost tennis gear to a broader market. 

Buyer Personas

We start off with some buyer personas to target who their ideal customers are, their behavior, motivations, and goals. 

Lana (22) ran track in high school and enjoys competitive sports. She recently graduated from college and moved to Denver a marketing job at a start-up company. She is looking for a sport to challenge herself and meet new people. While she finds tennis courses at a community center, she's disappointed by the rackets in her tight budget. She first reads about Furi Sport on a tennis forum. She's impressed by their commitment to quality at an affordable price. After much online research, she orders one online and tests it to make sure it stands up to its claims. Satisfied, she decides to keep it.

Damion (26) is a math high school teacher in Brooklyn and a few nights each week, he blows off steam by heading to the gym. He enjoys trying new sports and when a time slot opens up for the tennis court near his home, he signs up. After a couple years of playing with an borrowed racket, he decides to splurge and get himself a new one. He's expecting to pay much more but is excited when a friend tells him about a new, high quality racket called Furi that recently came out. That weekend he goes to the sporting goods store and tries out the racket. Impressed, he buys it in store.

Logo Exploration

To work on the logo, we started by brainstorming on paper using words that they felt represented the brand: movement, energy, power, youth, fluidity. Once some initial brainstorming was done, we began surveying the sporting goods and specifically tennis market to make sure we created something that both differentiates itself but also looked like it fit in the niche.

Visual Design for Rackets

We also have begun some initial designs for the graphic design of the racket as seen here on the hand-painted prototypes.

Hand-painted prototypes

More to come...

We’re very excited to see where they go with this and will update as they continue to build their brand and take it to market.