Tennis in Time

I have collected way to much tennis stuff.
Le Coq Sportif shoe with an unusual outer sole from 1984.It was supposed to be for special support.But it looks far more like an expensive novelty that an improvement.

Le Coq Sportif shoe with an unusual outer sole from 1984.It was supposed to be for special support.But it looks far more like an expensive novelty that an improvement.

An illustration from 1995 by artist Elizabeth W. Stubbs.

An illustration from 1995 by artist Elizabeth W. Stubbs.

Torben Ulrich of Denmark.His father Einer Ulrich was also a tennis player and represented Denmark in the Davis Cup, and the Olympics.Einer married Ulla Meyer who was a tennis player as well.Both of their sons, Jorgen, and Torben played Davis Cup for Denmark.Torben played for his country until he was almost fifty years old.
You may have heard of his son Lars Ulrich.He played some tennis too.But he was far better playing the drums for the band Metallica.I did get to see him play tennis in an exhibition a number of years ago.

Torben Ulrich of Denmark.His father Einer Ulrich was also a tennis player and represented Denmark in the Davis Cup, and the Olympics.Einer married Ulla Meyer who was a tennis player as well.Both of their sons, Jorgen, and Torben played Davis Cup for Denmark.Torben played for his country until he was almost fifty years old.

You may have heard of his son Lars Ulrich.He played some tennis too.But he was far better playing the drums for the band Metallica.I did get to see him play tennis in an exhibition a number of years ago.

vintascope:

The School Favorite

A book cover illustration.Heavy convex throat racket from the 10’s -20’s period.

vintascope:

The School Favorite

A book cover illustration.Heavy convex throat racket from the 10’s -20’s period.

Arthur Ashe on a service follow through at the US Open.The tournament was played on Clay ( Har-Tru ) during 1975-77.

Arthur Ashe on a service follow through at the US Open.The tournament was played on Clay ( Har-Tru ) during 1975-77.

Tretorn Tennis ball ad with Bjorn Borg from 1986.

Tretorn Tennis ball ad with Bjorn Borg from 1986.

John McEnroe with his newborn son Kevn, and then wife Tatum O’Neal in 1986.I was randomly looking through old magazines for a picture to post and happened on this.Kevin is a young man now, and unfortunately was recently (at time of post) arrested for an illegal drug purchase.Best wishes for him dealing with his problems.

John McEnroe with his newborn son Kevn, and then wife Tatum O’Neal in 1986.I was randomly looking through old magazines for a picture to post and happened on this.Kevin is a young man now, and unfortunately was recently (at time of post) arrested for an illegal drug purchase.Best wishes for him dealing with his problems.

Tony Trabert of the USA, and Rex Hartwig of Australia in 1955.A mutual appreciation of tennis sweaters.

Tony Trabert of the USA, and Rex Hartwig of Australia in 1955.A mutual appreciation of tennis sweaters.

Lawn Tennis in Prospect Park,New York.Harper’s Weekly of July 11, 1885 by artist Thure de Thulstrup.

Lawn Tennis in Prospect Park,New York.Harper’s Weekly of July 11, 1885 by artist Thure de Thulstrup.

July 12, 2014 induction at the International Tennis Hall of Fame.From left to right;Nick Bollettieri,Jane Brown Grimes,Lindsay Davenport,John Barrett,Chantal Vandierendonck.

July 12, 2014 induction at the International Tennis Hall of Fame.From left to right;Nick Bollettieri,Jane Brown Grimes,Lindsay Davenport,John Barrett,Chantal Vandierendonck.