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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Top 5 Tennis Players over the Age Of 30...

May 3, 2013 by

We fondly remember young starlets such as Monica Seles, Mats Wilander, Boris Becker and Bjorn Borg for their achievements at a young age. However, there are currently more top players over the age of 30 than ever before. Many experts suggest that the increased physicality of tennis coupled with emotional maturity are the main reasons. However, tennis legends from the past have already proven that tennis can be played a high level into your thirties and we highlight 5 of the best ever players over the age of 30. Bill Tilden Modern tennis fans may not know of ‘Big’ Bill Tilden but he had a remarkable career with great success after turning 30 as he won the US Open 4 times and Wimbledon at age 37. The year after his final grand slam triumph,...

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