Who we are:

Meet the team behind MDG Sports.

Michael Greir - Director

About Michael:

Mike is the founder and director of MDG Sports Poole - Establishing the business back in 2011, he has gone from strength to strength, developing and maintaining strong relationships within the industry and has been more than successful at putting MDG Sports on the map.

Providing excellent customer service and tour level stringing services is his #1 priority, you will struggle to find someone who knows more about racket sports than this man.

Rarely has time to play tennis, but when he does, he makes the rest of the MDG team look like schoolboys.

- Previous #4 in UK badminton player at collegiate level

- Over 20 years stringing experience, ERSA Master Professional Stringer qualified

  • Tennis racket of choice: Babolat Pure Strike 16x19
  • String & tension: RPM Blast & Xcel Hybrid @ 50Lbs
  • Accessories: Babolat Pro Tour Overgrip
  • 1-Handed backhand
  • Badminton racket of choice: Babolat X-Feel Blast
  • Favourite tennis player: Rafa Nadal


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Alex Brown - Stringer & Customer Support Advisor

About Alex:

Alex joined the business back in October of 2021 and has made a huge impact on MDG Sports advisory and customer service - Studying the ins & outs of racket specifications and stringing to maximise his knowledge and provide a high quality shopping experience for all our customers. Will 100% hit you with the most venomous cross-court slap you've ever seen and most likely has a poster of Čilić above his bed.

If you're looking to find out more about strings, rackets, or just have a general enquiry, Alex is your go to man. 

- Exceptional pro-player equipment knowledge

- Educated and supported by Master Stringer


  • Tennis racket of choice: Head Prestige MP L (+8g lead 9/12/3)
  • String & tension: Lynx Edge @ 53lbs
  • Accessories: Head Hydrosorb / Babolat VS Feel Overgrip (White)
  • 2-Handed backhand
  • Badminton racket of choice: Babolat Explorer I Junior (Pink)
  • Favourite tennis player(s): Marin Čilić & Roger Federer

James Devonport - Client Account Manager

About James:

James is the heart and soul of MDG Sports in many ways; He specializes in numerous areas such as business development, liaising with coaches, contacting customers and all of the dirty work in-between! He is a highly valued member of the team and we'd be worse off without him - But better off without his disaster of a 1-handed backhand.

If you're a club or coach, James would love to hear from you to see how we can be of assistance to your business - James@mdgsports.co.uk

- 24/7 Around the clock availability for business enquiries and existing client support

- Motivational singing voice to enhance staff morale


  • Tennis racket of choice: Yonex Ezone 98L
  • String & tension: Lynx Tour & Sonic Pro Edge Hybrid @ 55Lbs
  • Accessories: Head Hydrosorb & Babolat Vibrakill dampener
  • 1-Handed backhand
  • Badminton racket of choice: Yonex Astrox 99 Pro
  • Favourite tennis player: Nick Kyrgios
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