Tennis Racquet Corkscrew

This classic style corkscrew is crafted from an authentic wooden tennis racquet salvaged from an attic, garage or basement.

Sale price$45.00
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Product Details

Appearance and wear vary. Stainless steel hardware. Each corkscrew comes in a burlap gift pouch with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Warning: This product may contain one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Measures approximately 4-1/2" x 4-1/2"

The Evolution of Tennis

It is believed that the origins of tennis can be traced to 12th century French monks who volleyed the ball with their hands in indoor courts. By the 16th century, racquets with long handles, small wooden frame heads, and strings made of intestines, came into use.

It wasn't until 1874 that modern, outdoor tennis - then referred to as "lawn tennis" - and its equipment were patented by Walter Wingfield in London. He introduced and sold solid wood tennis racquets which led to the laminated wood racquets, iconic of the 1950s - early 1970s. These laminated racquets were most often glued layers of ash, maple, sycamore, and hornbeam.

In later models, manufacturers included non-wood materials in the laminate. Though metal racquets replaced the wooden frames and these composites have replaced metal, the leather handles and multicolored frames of the past still evoke a weekend at the courts. Tennis anyone?

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