Tennis Racket and Cover

Description
This broken-stringed Wilson racket once belonged to Chris Evert (b. 1954), one of the top female tennis players in the 1970s and 1980s. Evert's determined attitude, her steady baseline playing style, and her powerful two-hand backhand made her an extremely successful competitor. She won more than 100 titles and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
racket and cover
tennis racquet
tennis racket and cover
tennis racket
racket, tennis
Date made
ca 1978
user
Evert, Chris
thru institution
Sports Illustrated
maker
Wilson Sporting Goods Company
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
leather (overall material)
nylon (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 27 1/4 in x 9 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 69.215 cm x 23.495 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1979.0617.01
accession number
1979.0617
catalog number
1979.0617.01
subject
Professional
Sports
Tennis
Women
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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