Tennis Heritage Australia Newsletter 2013

July 31, 2013

Tennis Heritage Australia currently has two active groups in Sydney and Melbourne. Ideally, over time as more people learn about the group we may be able to develop further groups in other states or regions. Facebook now has 213 Likes and this newsletter heads out around the World to over 600.  All the International collecting […]

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Tennis Heritage Australia Q4 Newsletter

December 20, 2012

Greetings to our massive 580+ database of tennis enthusiasts, There was no Q3 newsletter through lack of any real activity so we have jumped to Q4 in conjunction with meetings held in Melbourne and Sydney. Please note that meetings are conducted two or three times per year and new members who have an interest in […]

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Tennis Heritage Australia Newsletter Q2 2012

August 27, 2012

  Greetings Tennis Enthusiasts, Apologies for being late, but some photos we have been waiting on went north as part of the ritual winter migration of the retired folk from way down south. Indeed the photos we are most lucky to have at all. STOLEN PROPERTY AWARENESS On the return trip, a car was broken […]

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Tennis Heritage Australia News Q1 2012

April 18, 2012

  Greetings  Tennis Enthusiasts, This last few months has typically been quite interesting but perhaps a little more so than usual owing to some major finds. Unknown Australian Wins 1923 Irish Tennis Championships: George Eric Mackay In January, we found a simple small article about an Australian player who in 1923 won the Irish Championships. […]

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Sportsmaster Racquet Company

April 3, 2012

Covered in patent numbers belonging to Alexander Racket Company, Sportsmaster is not really a manufacturer but marketer. We are unclear at this point if Alexander’s were involved with the company financially. It was suggested that some ex-employees set this business up, obviously with some supply endorsement from Alexander’s.  

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Gold Star International

April 3, 2012

1970′s brand and possibly the last series of racquets produced in Australia.

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Australian Racket Company

April 3, 2012

Pre ARCO (Also Australian Racket Company), this is a potential business from the mid 1930′s. Little is known about this company, although most newspaper ads for their products appear in NSW.

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Olympic Racquet Company

April 3, 2012

Believed to have produced racquets from a small workshop in Sydney.  We know very little at this point about how long the company operated for.  From a 1940′s ad below the photos it would appear the company may have been around for 10-15 years.  Murdoch was a large retail and mail order company from Sydney.  […]

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Unusual Vintage Tennis Racquets 3

February 27, 2012
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The Jenro Racquet c 2007 The key unwinds a screw system in the handle allowing the head to be removed. Similar to the Snauwaert Ellipse visually, but the racquet was not meant to come apart like the Jenro. Interestingly, we also found a similar racquet from the late 1980′s called JEANROT which must have been […]

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Unususal Vintage Tennis Racquets 2

February 27, 2012
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Pro Am (USA late 1974) Designed by Tom Galich. Single piece casting with an alloy construction and hollow handle. Not a rivet in sight. Please take note of the very early Allo (suspected) French aluminium prototype in this section   Santor S-Pro Steel racquet with really lovely industrial design cues. Little else is known about […]

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