It is the mid-1970s in Leningrad, Soviet Union, as six-year-old Alexey Dimitriov plays in Gorky Park with his friends. After two British tourists finish their tennis game, they spontaneously give the racquets and balls to Alexey, who can hardly wait to learn more about tennis. As he heads home with his new gifts, Alexey has no idea his life is about to change forever.
As Alexey continues on his coming-of-age journey, he develops a passion for tennis and eventually becomes the Soviet Union’s number one player. After he redesigns a tennis racquet that gives him a greater advantage on the court, an American entrepreneur offers him the chance of a lifetime: to train at his Las Vegas ranch to become the number one player in the world. But first he must smuggle his parents out of the Soviet Union, a decision that will lead his mother, Natasha, on a journey she could have never imagined.
A Russian Racquet is the story of a Russian tennis player and his immigration to America where both he and his family open the door to a new chapter filled with accolades, adventure, and danger.