The History of Tennis Rackets. The history of tennis rackets starts simple, with wooden rackets being the most widely used for several years, and then moving towards steel rackets, composite rackets, metal rackets, and carbon fiber rackets. Almost all of the rackets stayed the same size until later on in the game, when many companies started experimenting with larger surface areas.
The entrepreneur began to build racquets with layers of synthetic resins and in 1979 he acquired the patent of Black Ace, the first racket with one hundred percent graphite, launched by Taiwanese Kunnan Lo. A revolution for lightness, precision, versatility, which allowed you to hit a ball at 150 mph.
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Tennis rackets (in a more traditional and modern sense) were created in Italy. They were considered predecessors to the current tennis racket design that was mostly established in 1874. For whatever reason this design remained just in Italy didn’t take hold in other areas across Europe.
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By most accounts, tennis was first played by French monks in the 11th or 12th century, and the first "racquets" were made of human flesh! No, this wasn't some medieval horror. It was more like handball, played first by hitting against a wall, then later over a crude net. While not gruesome, hitting a ball with one's hand proved a little too uncomfortable after a while, so players began using gloves.
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Tennis rackets were not used until the 14 th century when a game called Real or Royal Tennis was introduced. At the time, a tennis racket was basically a wooden frame made with strings of gut. Although many credit Italy for the invention of the tennis racket but in reality, it was Northern France where the game actually began.
A look into the history of tennis rackets, from natural wood to steel and new technologies, as players like Roger Federer adapt and change their rackets as they evolve. October 21, 2021 TENNIS
Latest on top, oldest on the bottom. This is an extensive list of all the rackets that I have tried in the most correct order I can remember. My current match rackets and the content of my racket bag will be on another page to come. 2021 Continuation of the search and fine tuning my tennis grail. Yonex Vcore 98 '21 [98, 16x19] Yonex Vcore 98 '21