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Evolution of Tennis Fashion

CNN Spins Tennis Style
In honor of the upcoming French Open, check out this great video portraying how tennis clothing went from "Conservative to Cool" and how tennis style found its form from the 1920s to today.
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A Magical Racquet Ride

A Magical Carpet Ride: A different take on promoting the sport of tennis to children is in the form of a charming new children’s book launched by Smith Publicity. The writer of this youthful tale is a former world class athlete and WTA Tour player Marissa Irvin Gould. [ more ]


Excerpt from Titanic: The Tennis Story

Read an excerpt from Titantic – The Tennis Story by Lindsay Gibbs (published by New Chapter Press), as the anniversary of Titanic's tragic sinking after striking an iceberg on its maiden voyage is remembered. [ more ]


Wood'ya Play?

Early racquets date back to the 14th and 15th centuries and were used in games that resembled squash more than modern-day tennis. The heads of these racquets were more oval in shape and smaller than today's racquets, and the handles were very long. From 1874 to the late 1970s, tennis racquets were made of wood and did not change very much in design.  For the better part of a century, wooden racquets were the main frame, although the racquet construction improved dramatically during this period. [ more ]


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