City Sports was founded in 1983 by two high school friends who were avid Tennis players. After being unable to find sporting equipment for their game anywhere near their hometown of Boston, the pair opened their own store in Boston, Massachusetts, with the main emphasis being on running gear and tennis equipment.
The company grew substantially over the years, but declared bankruptcy in 2015 and all stores were closed. Two brothers, Blake and Brent Sonnek-Schmelz, purchased the name and reopened the eCommerce site, as well as a store in Red Bank, New Jersey. The company plans to open three more locations in 2017, including Boston, New York, and Philadelphia.
City Sports still offers a wide range of clothing and footwear, as well as other sports equipment, including yoga gear and backpacks.