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Superior service and fit is our only way.

Superior service and fit is our only way.

Throughout our 44 years in service, we at Rackets & Runners have developed an unwavering desire to provide the best customer service experience for all.


Everyone who walks through our door is treated with respect, and as individuals whose problem we are here to solve. Whether it’s a shoe, racket, or paddle, we want you 100% happy and confident in your sports gear. And if for some reason you’re not, we’ll make it right. We strive to provide the selection, quality, speed and dependability of the big guys, all while feeling like a small, family-run store—which we are!


We can't wait to fit you,
Vanda, Kevin & Nadia

Throughout our 44 years in service, we at Rackets & Runners have developed an unwavering desire to provide the best customer service experience for all.


Everyone who walks through our door is treated with respect, and as individuals whose problem we are here to solve. Whether it’s a shoe, racket, or paddle, we want you 100% happy and confident in your sports gear. And if for some reason you’re not, we’ll make it right. We strive to provide the selection, quality, speed and dependability of the big guys, all while feeling like a small, family-run store—which we are!


We can't wait to fit you,
Vanda, Kevin & Nadia

Rackets & Runners: A brief history

Rackets & Runners: A brief history

1978

Brothers Lex and Fred Hoos open original Rackets & Runners on Oak St in Vancouver.

Western Canada’s first sports speciality store opens. The focus from the very start was on great product, exceptional service, and proper fitting of running and court shoes, rackets and other sports gear. 

1980

Future owners discover R&R

Local Vancouverites Nadia, Vanda and Kevin become customers of Rackets & Runners and make it a regular destination.

1998

New owners, new era

Vanda and business partner purchase Rackets & Runners from Lex & Fred.  Brother-in-law Kevin Christensen becomes Store Manager. 

2004

All in the family

Vanda’s sister, Nadia, begins working at store as a footwear and bra fitting specialist and buyer.

2014

Vanda becomes the sole owner of Rackets & Runners.

Vanda, along with Nadia and Kevin as key leadership principals, become galvanized about Rackets & Runners future. Expert service and fittings, the best brands, and a dynamic community hub which encourages sport and fitness for any age and ability.   

2018

Rackets & Runners celebrates its 40th anniversary.

2019

R&R featured in CBC’s Still Standing series

2023

Ready to fit you.

Store Hours & Location

Hours of Operation
  • Saturday: 10am - 6pm
  • Sunday: 11am - 5pm
  • Monday: CLOSED MONDAYS incl Holidays starting Nov 14
  • Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
  • Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 6pm
  • Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Holidays: 11am - 5pm
Rackets & Runners

3880 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 2M5

Rackets & Runners

3880 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 2M5