Simply so, who invented the first tennis racquet?
Consequently, what was the original tennis racquet made of?
Are wooden tennis rackets still used?
Wooden tennis racquets went out of fashion in the early 80s. Bjorn Borg was one of the players that clung to his racquet, but then he also retired in 1983. There is a reason wooden racquets went out of fashion. They are simply very difficult to play tennis with.
Today most racket frames are made from light-weight graphite or graphite composites that incorporate materials such as titanium, kevlar or fibreglass, giving added levels of frame flexibility, while remaining cost effective.
As materials improved, becoming lighter and stronger, rackets were made larger, accordingly. Larger rackets have more surface area, making them easier for many players to return a ball.
When the hand moved to 60, the game was over. However, in order to ensure that the game could not be won by a one-point difference in players’ scores, the idea of “deuce” was introduced. To make the score stay within the “60” ticks on the clock face, the 45 was changed to 40.
For nearly a century, tennis balls were white or black. It wasn’t until 1972 that tennis balls took on their bright neon hue.