Getting A Grip On High Tech Tennis

The perfect tennis racquet is a work in progress. For nearly a century, wooden frames held court. But wood's hold on the game splintered in the 1960s when the first metal racquets appeared. In 1976, Prince Manufacturing unveiled the first oversized racquet, and 11 years later, equipment makers launched widebody frames. In 1990, weighting systems jumped to the forefront of technology when Wilson Sporting Goods introduced the "head-heavy" Hammer.

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