Tennis racket strings today are made out of synthetic materials, such as:NylonPolyesterKelvarVectranZyexPolyolefinMetal Wire
The tennis racket is much longer and heavier than a racqetball racket as the handle is much shorter. But today, even the size of the head of the tennis racket is also usually larger than that of the racquetball racket, which is more standardized at around 107 sq. ins. Tennis racket heads vary greatly in size; but some are great than 130 sq ins.
French MonksFrench monks in the 12th century are normally credited with creating the sport we recognize today as tennis. The original game was played by batting the ball with either bare hands, gloved hands with webbing or small paddles.Wooden RacketA wooden racket, with strings made from sheep intestines, was introduced to the game of tennis around the year 1500.
originally, tennis was played with the hands.. which was somewhere earlier than medieval times. that developed into long wooden rackets made by the british, and then into what we have today.. the aluminum and the metal rackets. and yes, the racket has been the standard implement to hit the ball in tennis for a few odd hundred years...
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Check the local Thrift Shop's 'Sports' section. I've seen the old wooden rackets in several thrift type stores around Atlanta , Ga. I've also seen some great old classics like the Prince Woodie & other early Prince over sized head rackets. It's funny to look at them in 2012. They all look so wimpy compared to the rackets of Today. What was Bjorn Borg thinking when he played using an old wooden racket in the 21st century ?? I don't think it worked out well for him. Arthur Ashe is fairly common racket around Atlanta. Good luck.
Glenn Bassett has written: 'Tennis' -- subject(s): Tennis 'Tennis today' -- subject(s): Tennis
Not completely known. It is believed to have started centuries ago. but at that time it was real tennis not the tennis we play today.
The tournament today is known as Association of Tennis Professionals. The National Tennis League was a tour for professional male tennis players.
Arthur Brisbane has written: 'The Book of Today'
Major Walter Clopton Wingfield invented land tennis in 1873, which later became the "tennis" we know today.