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.
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.
THE HISTORY OF THE WILSON PRO STAFF TENNIS RACKET An Evolution of the Brand’s Most Iconic Racket Family . 37 Years of Pro Staff. There’s no question about it: the Pro Staff is our most iconic tennis racket franchise. Having been around for 37 years, it’s best known for its classic double braid of carbon and aramid fibers (commonly known as graphite/Kevlar®), and of course the many greats who use(d) it: Chris Evert, Stefan Edberg, Jim Courier, Steffi Graf, Pete Sampras, Roger Federer.
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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1583 FIRST RACKET IN THE HISTORY OF TENNIS The first racquet was invented in Italy (history of tennis - web source). 19th Century History of Tennis. 1870 WIMBLEDON HISTORY OF TENNIS In the Wimbledon district of London established All England Croquet Club. Tennis is still an indoor game played by royal and rich benefactors.