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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The History of Tennis and Its Evolution...

Jan 27, 2016 by

  The early beginnings of tennis are unclear, but many sources point to the French monks around 1000. During this time, the monks were known to play “je de paume” translated as “game of the hand”. Would use their hand to hit the wooden ball over a net, or against a wall in their courtyard. This game became so popular, it went over the walls of the monasteries and travelled across the channel to England within the next few centuries; it even appealed to the English kings Henry VII and Henry VIII so much that they personally involved themselves in the making of many courts across their kingdom. There is one that was built in the Hampton Court Palace in 1625 that people can visit to this day.   Tennis evolved as it became...

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