Evolution of the Tennis Racket

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Jack Kramer

Few adjustments were made to elite-level rackets between the late 1870s, when frame size and shape were largely standardized, and the 1960s. The Jack Kramer Autograph, launched by Wilson in 1948, enjoyed a run of some 35 years as the most popular wooden racket. Its namesake was a a top player in the 1940s and '50s and a key figure in the development of the modern tour.

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