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It is

you.

At the heart of DAHCOR’s distinctiveness is you, our passionate and creative community. Together, we’re more than just a fancy brand; we’re a movement that celebrates the beauty of sport, the joy of play, and the art of living. DAHCOR is special because of you, and together, we are redefining what it means to be a part of the racket sports world.

It is

you.

Hi.

👋🏼

Hi.

👋🏼

My name is Ricardo, founder of DAHCOR, and whenever a player asks me what makes the Brand special my answer is always “It is you!”.

A profound passion for tennis, coupled with an equitable obsession with technology and customization, inspired me to create DAHCOR. My vision was to empower every tennis player to carve out their own identity on the court, to play not just with a racket, but with a statement of their individuality.

I know it might sound like a cliché, but we were all born to stand out, not just to blend in. This belief is at the heart of DAHCOR.

Now, let me tell you a story…

The Odissey

It all started by recognizing a clear opportunity in the Tennis market among passionate tennis players, who did not identify themselves with any tennis brand. This feeling has roots in the mass approach to the market and the lack of brand proximity, which seems to be the status quo of the Tennis Industry.

And that’s why I’ve created DAHCOR.

We run our operations out of Europe, and as a result, we emphasize quality all-around and precision akin to what is achieved in the making of luxury handmade products. We are a Portuguese brand aiming for first-class products with incomparable performance and aesthetics, through small production runs, exclusive limited editions, unique custom graphics, and extreme quality control.

Since going live in January 2019, after two years of intensive R&D (with continuous development ever since), DAHCOR has seen a tremendous positive response from the market.

Our unique business model has captivated customers globally, transcending demographic boundaries. DAHCOR has touched the lives of young enthusiasts eager to personalize their rackets, competitive players seeking high-performance equipment, and social players fascinated by our exquisite designs. What began as a niche project has now flourished into a brand with a worldwide clientele.

DAHCOR’s story is one of continuous growth and innovation, reaching every corner of the globe. Our mission, “One racket, one player at a time,” embodies our philosophy of individual attention and customization.

As we continue our journey, DAHCOR is more than just a brand; it’s a global community united by a love for tennis and a pursuit of excellence. We are committed to innovating and evolving, ensuring that each player’s experience with DAHCOR is as unique and exceptional as the rackets we craft.

Game Changer

Tennis, a sport that ignites passion and drives competition, has always been at the core of DAHCOR’s ethos. As a fervent member of the tennis community, my vision was to bring a transformative change to this beloved sport.

DAHCOR’s mission transcends merely selling tennis products. We aim to transform how players engage with gear selection, advocating for personalization to be accessible to everyone, not just legends like Federer or Nadal. Our approach reverses the traditional process: first, identify the gear that enhances your play, then select a design that reflects your personal style.

Whether you’re an expert or new to racket engineering and design, DAHCOR guides you in finding the ideal combination of shape, pattern, color, material, and technical specifications. Our products are more than just tools for tennis; they are handcrafted works of art, vibrant in color and personality. They inspire players worldwide and bring unmatched performance to those deeply connected to tennis. In the dynamic world of racket sports, DAHCOR emerges as a leader in innovation, personalization, and quality. We invite you to join us in redefining the tennis experience, stepping onto the court not just with a racket, but with a symbol of passion, innovation, and the enduring spirit of the game.

The Canvas to
Your Imagination

One key motivation behind founding DAHCOR was a realization that resonated with many players, including myself: standard rackets often fall short in fulfilling our specific tennis aspirations. The market typically lacks the right blend of specifications and designs tailored to individual needs.

This gap is precisely what DAHCOR’s B.Y.O. (Build Your Own) system aims to bridge. It revolutionizes the tennis experience not just by offering a racket but by enabling players to craft their dream racket. The B.Y.O. system transcends the traditional limits of racket selection, empowering players to create a racket that mirrors their unique personality and style on the court. This process is not confined by rules or limitations – it’s an open canvas for your creativity.

At DAHCOR, we pride ourselves on being more than just providers; we are listeners, observers, and skilled artisans eagerly waiting to bring your special project to life. Our team is committed to crafting not just a product, but a bespoke creation that resonates with your individual request. The B.Y.O. system at DAHCOR is a testament to our dedication to innovation and personal expression in racket sports. It signifies a paradigm shift from the conventional ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to a new era where personalization and player-centric design take center stage.

Dreams Come True

In DAHCOR’s pursuit of unparalleled excellence and customization, I have established the FS2M (From Scratch to Match) service as a testament to our commitment to fulfilling the most extreme and uniquely crafted demands in racket craftsmanship. This service was born from a vision dear to my heart: to create not just rackets, but personalized sporting masterpieces precisely aligned with each player’s unique style and technical requirements.

The FS2M journey caters to those seeking the ultimate in customization, where intricately connected designs and exact specifications converge to create rackets as unique as the players themselves. This bespoke service extends beyond the ordinary, offering perfectly matched pairs of rackets (with the option to create more). Each set is meticulously crafted, and while designs may vary slightly, they retain a cohesive visual and thematic connection, ensuring technical consistency in every aspect.

FS2M is more than just a service; it embodies the vision I hold for DAHCOR, where each player’s dream and intricately connected design idea is realized with unmatched precision and artistry. Here, DAHCOR’s passion for innovation, meticulous attention to detail, and dedication to player individuality are vividly expressed.

NFC Butt Cap™

In 2017, ahead of DAHCOR’s official launch and before its broader industry adoption, we introduced the innovative NFC Butt Cap technology. This pioneering feature marked a significant advancement in tennis, allowing rackets to interact with smartphones or tablets using Near-Field Communication. This technology provided players with enhanced engagement, making each racket a story and spec repository. In its latest iteration, the NFC Butt Cap now includes NFT technology. Each racket comes with a digital certificate of ownership registered on the blockchain, securing both the player’s ownership rights and the intellectual property of their custom-made product. This advancement symbolizes a new era in the personalization and security of sports equipment. Replacing the original photo gallery, we now offer an interactive, photorealistic 3D view of the racket, enabling players to explore their DAHCOR creation in exquisite detail. The NFC Butt Cap is more than a tech breakthrough; it embodies DAHCOR’s commitment to integrating advanced technology with personal sportsmanship. It represents our dedication to innovation, player individuality, and the celebration of each unique product we create.

Proformance™

In the development of DAHCOR’s Proformance Technology, my focus was on harnessing the power of innovative composite materials. This technology skillfully combines the lightness and stiffness of carbon fiber with high-performing fabrics like glass, kevlar, and zylon. I’ve meticulously balanced this unique blend to provide our rackets with features that meet specific player needs.

The production process I’ve adopted is centered around managing polymerization in an autoclave, rather than a press. This method is integral to achieving extreme compactness in our racket frames, drastically reducing vibrations and enhancing the playing experience. The autoclave curing cycle not only imparts robustness and rigidity to each DAHCOR racket but also improves its sweet spot and reduces weight. As a result, players experience significant improvements in power, control, comfort, and maneuverability.

Proformance Technology is lightweight yet strong, boasting excellent shock-absorbing properties, making it ideal for high-performance tennis rackets. The airless manufacturing process we employ further broadens our horizons, enabling the creation of more complex shapes and structures using a single mold. This aspect of Proformance Technology excites me greatly, as it marks a new frontier in creativity and innovation in racket design.

Sustainable Rallies

In leading DAHCOR into a groundbreaking new era, I am proud to focus on sustainability, a core value that is integral to our SET (Sustainable Engineered Tennis) program.

Our journey has led to a significant transformation: our entire product range is now sustainable. This achievement is more than a milestone; it embodies DAHCOR’s commitment to leading the industry not only in innovation but also in environmental stewardship. The path to sustainability, central to our SET program, has redefined how we approach product design and manufacturing. It’s a journey that has encompassed a holistic view of eco-friendly practices across all operations.

A pivotal aspect of this journey has been our venture into recycled carbon fiber, underscoring our ambition to merge innovation with environmental responsibility. As we advance, our SET program continues to guide our innovations. We strive to create products that not only enhance player performance but also make a positive impact on the planet.

This balance of innovation and responsibility is what differentiates us, solidifying our position as a trailblazer in the racket sports industry. Join us in our Rally for the Planet, as part of the SET program, in championing a future where sustainability and sportsmanship go hand in hand.

Into New Arenas

As DAHCOR advances, our journey, rich with innovation and passion, leads us to exciting milestones. Standing at the forefront of groundbreaking developments, we’re expanding our global presence significantly. By May, DAHCOR will announce national distributors in almost 90 countries, showcasing our growing influence and the universal appeal of our brand. This expansion enhances our global reach and connects us more closely with tennis enthusiasts everywhere.

Our ambitions extend beyond tennis, as we explore other racket sports and new sporting disciplines, infusing them with DAHCOR’s distinctive innovation.

In the digital sphere, we’re making strides with our BYO NFT platform. Available round-the-clock on our website, this platform offers a diverse world of digital collectibles at no cost, blending sports with digital art. This venture is part of our strategy to engage innovatively with both digital and sporting communities.

These initiatives mark the start of an exciting future for DAHCOR. As we evolve, our dedication to excellence, innovation, and nurturing our community continues to be our guiding principle.

The Odissey

It all started by recognizing a clear opportunity in the Tennis market among passionate tennis players, who did not identify themselves with any tennis brand. This feeling has roots in the mass approach to the market and the lack of brand proximity, which seems to be the status quo of the Tennis Industry.

And that’s why I’ve created DAHCOR.

We run our operations out of Europe, and as a result, we emphasize quality all-around and precision akin to what is achieved in the making of luxury handmade products. We are a Portuguese brand aiming for first-class products with incomparable performance and aesthetics, through small production runs, exclusive limited editions, unique custom graphics, and extreme quality control.

Since going live in January 2019, after two years of intensive R&D (with continuous development ever since), DAHCOR has seen a tremendous positive response from the market.

Our unique business model has captivated customers globally, transcending demographic boundaries. DAHCOR has touched the lives of young enthusiasts eager to personalize their rackets, competitive players seeking high-performance equipment, and social players fascinated by our exquisite designs. What began as a niche project has now flourished into a brand with a worldwide clientele.

DAHCOR’s story is one of continuous growth and innovation, reaching every corner of the globe. Our mission, “One racket, one player at a time,” embodies our philosophy of individual attention and customization.

As we continue our journey, DAHCOR is more than just a brand; it’s a global community united by a love for tennis and a pursuit of excellence. We are committed to innovating and evolving, ensuring that each player’s experience with DAHCOR is as unique and exceptional as the rackets we craft.

Game Changer

Tennis, a sport that ignites passion and drives competition, has always been at the core of DAHCOR’s ethos. As a fervent member of the tennis community, my vision was to bring a transformative change to this beloved sport.

DAHCOR’s mission transcends merely selling tennis products. We aim to transform how players engage with gear selection, advocating for personalization to be accessible to everyone, not just legends like Federer or Nadal. Our approach reverses the traditional process: first, identify the gear that enhances your play, then select a design that reflects your personal style.

Whether you’re an expert or new to racket engineering and design, DAHCOR guides you in finding the ideal combination of shape, pattern, color, material, and technical specifications. Our products are more than just tools for tennis; they are handcrafted works of art, vibrant in color and personality. They inspire players worldwide and bring unmatched performance to those deeply connected to tennis. In the dynamic world of racket sports, DAHCOR emerges as a leader in innovation, personalization, and quality. We invite you to join us in redefining the tennis experience, stepping onto the court not just with a racket, but with a symbol of passion, innovation, and the enduring spirit of the game.

The Canvas to Your Imagination

One key motivation behind founding DAHCOR was a realization that resonated with many players, including myself: standard rackets often fall short in fulfilling our specific tennis aspirations. The market typically lacks the right blend of specifications and designs tailored to individual needs.

This gap is precisely what DAHCOR’s B.Y.O. (Build Your Own) system aims to bridge. It revolutionizes the tennis experience not just by offering a racket but by enabling players to craft their dream racket. The B.Y.O. system transcends the traditional limits of racket selection, empowering players to create a racket that mirrors their unique personality and style on the court. This process is not confined by rules or limitations – it’s an open canvas for your creativity.

At DAHCOR, we pride ourselves on being more than just providers; we are listeners, observers, and skilled artisans eagerly waiting to bring your special project to life. Our team is committed to crafting not just a product, but a bespoke creation that resonates with your individual request. The B.Y.O. system at DAHCOR is a testament to our dedication to innovation and personal expression in racket sports. It signifies a paradigm shift from the conventional ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to a new era where personalization and player-centric design take center stage.

Dreams Come True

In DAHCOR’s pursuit of unparalleled excellence and customization, I have established the FS2M (From Scratch to Match) service as a testament to our commitment to fulfilling the most extreme and uniquely crafted demands in racket craftsmanship. This service was born from a vision dear to my heart: to create not just rackets, but personalized sporting masterpieces precisely aligned with each player’s unique style and technical requirements.

The FS2M journey caters to those seeking the ultimate in customization, where intricately connected designs and exact specifications converge to create rackets as unique as the players themselves. This bespoke service extends beyond the ordinary, offering perfectly matched pairs of rackets (with the option to create more). Each set is meticulously crafted, and while designs may vary slightly, they retain a cohesive visual and thematic connection, ensuring technical consistency in every aspect.

FS2M is more than just a service; it embodies the vision I hold for DAHCOR, where each player’s dream and intricately connected design idea is realized with unmatched precision and artistry. Here, DAHCOR’s passion for innovation, meticulous attention to detail, and dedication to player individuality are vividly expressed.

NFC Butt Cap™

In 2017, ahead of DAHCOR’s official launch and before its broader industry adoption, we introduced the innovative NFC Butt Cap technology. This pioneering feature marked a significant advancement in tennis, allowing rackets to interact with smartphones or tablets using Near-Field Communication. This technology provided players with enhanced engagement, making each racket a story and spec repository. In its latest iteration, the NFC Butt Cap now includes NFT technology. Each racket comes with a digital certificate of ownership registered on the blockchain, securing both the player’s ownership rights and the intellectual property of their custom-made product. This advancement symbolizes a new era in the personalization and security of sports equipment. Replacing the original photo gallery, we now offer an interactive, photorealistic 3D view of the racket, enabling players to explore their DAHCOR creation in exquisite detail. The NFC Butt Cap is more than a tech breakthrough; it embodies DAHCOR’s commitment to integrating advanced technology with personal sportsmanship. It represents our dedication to innovation, player individuality, and the celebration of each unique product we create.

Proformance™

In the development of DAHCOR’s Proformance Technology, my focus was on harnessing the power of innovative composite materials. This technology skillfully combines the lightness and stiffness of carbon fiber with high-performing fabrics like glass, kevlar, and zylon. I’ve meticulously balanced this unique blend to provide our rackets with features that meet specific player needs.

The production process I’ve adopted is centered around managing polymerization in an autoclave, rather than a press. This method is integral to achieving extreme compactness in our racket frames, drastically reducing vibrations and enhancing the playing experience. The autoclave curing cycle not only imparts robustness and rigidity to each DAHCOR racket but also improves its sweet spot and reduces weight. As a result, players experience significant improvements in power, control, comfort, and maneuverability.

Proformance Technology is lightweight yet strong, boasting excellent shock-absorbing properties, making it ideal for high-performance tennis rackets. The airless manufacturing process we employ further broadens our horizons, enabling the creation of more complex shapes and structures using a single mold. This aspect of Proformance Technology excites me greatly, as it marks a new frontier in creativity and innovation in racket design.

Sustainable Rallies

In leading DAHCOR into a groundbreaking new era, I am proud to focus on sustainability, a core value that is integral to our SET (Sustainable Engineered Tennis) program.

Our journey has led to a significant transformation: our entire product range is now sustainable. This achievement is more than a milestone; it embodies DAHCOR’s commitment to leading the industry not only in innovation but also in environmental stewardship. The path to sustainability, central to our SET program, has redefined how we approach product design and manufacturing. It’s a journey that has encompassed a holistic view of eco-friendly practices across all operations.

A pivotal aspect of this journey has been our venture into recycled carbon fiber, underscoring our ambition to merge innovation with environmental responsibility. As we advance, our SET program continues to guide our innovations. We strive to create products that not only enhance player performance but also make a positive impact on the planet.

This balance of innovation and responsibility is what differentiates us, solidifying our position as a trailblazer in the racket sports industry. Join us in our Rally for the Planet, as part of the SET program, in championing a future where sustainability and sportsmanship go hand in hand.

Into New Arenas

As DAHCOR advances, our journey, rich with innovation and passion, leads us to exciting milestones. Standing at the forefront of groundbreaking developments, we’re expanding our global presence significantly. By May, DAHCOR will announce national distributors in almost 90 countries, showcasing our growing influence and the universal appeal of our brand. This expansion enhances our global reach and connects us more closely with tennis enthusiasts everywhere.

Our ambitions extend beyond tennis, as we explore other racket sports and new sporting disciplines, infusing them with DAHCOR’s distinctive innovation.

In the digital sphere, we’re making strides with our BYO NFT platform. Available round-the-clock on our website, this platform offers a diverse world of digital collectibles at no cost, blending sports with digital art. This venture is part of our strategy to engage innovatively with both digital and sporting communities.

These initiatives mark the start of an exciting future for DAHCOR. As we evolve, our dedication to excellence, innovation, and nurturing our community continues to be our guiding principle.