Tennis in Time

I have collected way to much tennis stuff.
Martina Navratilova in 1983.Her birthday is October 18 so I thought a picture from one of her best years was appropriate.She’s using a Yonex R-7 racket.

Martina Navratilova in 1983.Her birthday is October 18 so I thought a picture from one of her best years was appropriate.She’s using a Yonex R-7 racket.

Vic Braden has died.He was a great tennis personality.He was known as a great tennis teacher who brought fun to learning the game.This is a picture from 1985 that lets you see what he was all about.Thanks Vic.

Vic Braden has died.He was a great tennis personality.He was known as a great tennis teacher who brought fun to learning the game.This is a picture from 1985 that lets you see what he was all about.Thanks Vic.

Boris Becker at Wimbledon 1986.Ellesse clothing.Puma Boris Becker Super racket.

Boris Becker at Wimbledon 1986.Ellesse clothing.Puma Boris Becker Super racket.

The cover of Collier’s Weekly from August 21,1937.Art by Jay Hyde Barnum.It does look like she’s tired him out.

The cover of Collier’s Weekly from August 21,1937.Art by Jay Hyde Barnum.It does look like she’s tired him out.

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.