The Evolution of Tennis Rackets...

Feb 19, 2016 by

1100BC-           In its early stages, tennis was played with the hands, and the ball was hit against a wall, or through hoops.   1874 –            The first official tennis racket was made in London by Major Walter C. Wingfield. It was called the “Major  Wingfield Original” and was made with solid wood— usually ash because of its strength and moldable characteristic.   1947-            In 1947, Lacoste’s rackets taught people to laminate (layer different types of wood) their wooden rackets to reach the desirable resistance, strength, and weight. These rackets, despite their heavy weight and small-headed sweet spots, were popular until the 1970s.   1968-           Wilson created the first-ever steel racket called the Wilson T2000....

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