The “T2000” model’s design was invented by former player René Lacoste in the early 1960s, who licensed his patented designs to Wilson. The “T2000” was introduced in September 1967 and last produced in 1984.
Also, when did they stop using wooden tennis rackets?
By the 1980, wooden rackets became obsolete. Instead, brands like Dunlop and Prince switched over to graphite frames. World class tennis players John McEnroe and Steffi Graf dominated the court with the Dunlop Max200G.
Additionally, when did metal tennis start?
Are wooden tennis rackets still used?
Wood is still used for real tennis, rackets, and xare. Most rackets are now made of composite materials including carbon fiber or fiberglass, metals such as titanium alloys, or ceramics. Catgut has partially been replaced by synthetic materials including nylon, polyamide, and other polymers.
There’s really no right or wrong approach because it’s a matter of preference. For collectors of rare or vintage rackets, often the value is found in the historical or sentimental significance of the item. There are a few who are willing to pay the big bucks for the privilege of ownership.
Dunlop Biomimetic Max 200G racquet
Yannick Noah is the last player who won a Grand Slam tournament with a wooden racket.