Tennis in Time

I have collected way to much tennis stuff.
Pete Sampras in 1990 at the age of 19.He’s wearing a Sergio Tacchini shirt with an archer on the right front.

Pete Sampras in 1990 at the age of 19.He’s wearing a Sergio Tacchini shirt with an archer on the right front.

Cliff Drysdale hitting a two handed backhand at Forest Hills in the early 1970’s.He’s a long time commentator for ESPN.

Cliff Drysdale hitting a two handed backhand at Forest Hills in the early 1970’s.He’s a long time commentator for ESPN.

William Larned who won seven Singles Championships at the US Nationals in 1901,02,07,08,09,10,11.He was a member of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War.Described as “..When on his game, is very fine indeed and very brilliant. His is a good style and pleasant to watch.”

William Larned who won seven Singles Championships at the US Nationals in 1901,02,07,08,09,10,11.He was a member of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War.Described as “..When on his game, is very fine indeed and very brilliant. His is a good style and pleasant to watch.”

Martina Navratilova after the 1981 US Open Singles final which she lost to Tracy Austin 1-6 7-6 7-6.She was crying not so much for the loss as the warm applause of the crowd for her effort.

Martina Navratilova after the 1981 US Open Singles final which she lost to Tracy Austin 1-6 7-6 7-6.She was crying not so much for the loss as the warm applause of the crowd for her effort.

Ivan Lendl tossing the ball up to hit a serve in the 1982 US Open.He’s in his classic Adidas argyle shirt.

Ivan Lendl tossing the ball up to hit a serve in the 1982 US Open.He’s in his classic Adidas argyle shirt.

The great Chris Evert at the US Open in 1982,the year she won the last of her six Singles Championships.She’s using a Wilson Chris Evert ProStaff racket.This was the stage in tennis when wood rackets were clearly on the way out.She switched to the graphite ProStaff Midsize in early 1984.

The great Chris Evert at the US Open in 1982,the year she won the last of her six Singles Championships.She’s using a Wilson Chris Evert ProStaff racket.This was the stage in tennis when wood rackets were clearly on the way out.She switched to the graphite ProStaff Midsize in early 1984.

John McEnroe playing in the 1980 US Open.He won the championship defeating Bjorn Borg in the final.You can see how he would jump into his serve and strike the ball well into the court.

John McEnroe playing in the 1980 US Open.He won the championship defeating Bjorn Borg in the final.You can see how he would jump into his serve and strike the ball well into the court.

Rain pouring down on the 2014 US Open making Arthur Ashe Stadium look like a swimming pool.

Rain pouring down on the 2014 US Open making Arthur Ashe Stadium look like a swimming pool.

A picture of Arthur Ashe Stadium in the rain.

A picture of Arthur Ashe Stadium in the rain.

Darlene Hard of the USA, and Neale Fraser of Australia at the 1960 US Nationals held at Forest Hills.Hard defeated Maria Bueno in the Singles final, and won the Doubles with her.Fraser won the rare triple by winning in the Singles,Doubles, and Mixed.So they took all the trophies.

Darlene Hard of the USA, and Neale Fraser of Australia at the 1960 US Nationals held at Forest Hills.Hard defeated Maria Bueno in the Singles final, and won the Doubles with her.Fraser won the rare triple by winning in the Singles,Doubles, and Mixed.So they took all the trophies.