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jimanuel12
02-22-2010, 11:22 AM
i cannot remember but i think i had one back around 1974.
anyone remember???

schu47
02-22-2010, 11:28 AM
Newcombe used Rawlings, for the most part, I believe. He won the US Open using an aluminum Rawlings called the Tiebreaker.
That the one you had?

jimanuel12
02-22-2010, 11:45 AM
Newcombe used Rawlings, for the most part, I believe. He won the US Open using an aluminum Rawlings called the Tiebreaker.
That the one you had?

it may have been, i cannot remember, i think it may have been a
Slazenger. i thought at one time john used a slazenger.

joe sch
02-22-2010, 12:29 PM
Newcombe used Rawlings, for the most part, I believe. He won the US Open using an aluminum Rawlings called the Tiebreaker.
That the one you had?

Correct.
The tiebreaker was one of the best metal rackets ever.
Quite a club. Take a look ...
http://www.Woodtennis.com/newcombe/RAWLINGSTIEBREAKERPhotos.jpg

http://www.Woodtennis.com/newcombe/2tiebreakers1.jpg

jimbo333
03-05-2010, 01:02 PM
Newcombe used Rawlings, for the most part, I believe. He won the US Open using an aluminum Rawlings called the Tiebreaker.


Yes, didn't he win the 1973 Australian Open with the Rawlings Tiebreaker as well as the US Open that year?

And what did Newcombe use to win the 1975 Australian Open?

gpt
03-20-2010, 03:13 AM
Yes, didn't he win the 1973 Australian Open with the Rawlings Tiebreaker as well as the US Open that year?

And what did Newcombe use to win the 1975 Australian Open?

73 and 75 i think he used Australian Slazenger Challenge woods

joe sch
03-20-2010, 06:34 AM
73 and 75 i think he used Australian Slazenger Challenge woods

Here is a picture, I do have a new one that has never been strung:

http://woodtennis.com/slazenger/slazch1s.jpg

coachrick
03-20-2010, 08:15 AM
Here is a picture, I do have a new one that has never been strung:

http://woodtennis.com/slazenger/slazch1s.jpg

Those were/are beautiful sticks. My last tournament-use wood racket was the Slaz Professional--slightly stiffer, especially in the shaft. I recently acquired one in great shape...the owner had even built up the grip to about 4 7/8", same as I used!

Back in college, in a 'channels of distribution' course, I presented a talk on various retail avenues for certain tennis brands. Slazenger was a 'courtside pro shop only' line(our shop wasn't courtside but the owner was a USPTA pro) and was considered somewhat exclusive. Now, it's a mainstay of big boxes like Dick's Sporting Goods. How times have changed!

jimbo333
03-21-2010, 04:44 AM
73 and 75 i think he used Australian Slazenger Challenge woods

Thanks, and good to see you posting here:)

I think your racquet photos were the best seen on here!

And I wonder why Newcombe only used the Rawlings Tie-Breaker then for such a short time?

jimbo333
03-21-2010, 04:46 AM
Here is a picture, I do have a new one that has never been strung:

http://woodtennis.com/slazenger/slazch1s.jpg

I thought you said you sold me your last one of these 2 years ago:evil:

jimbo333
03-21-2010, 04:47 AM
Those were/are beautiful sticks. My last tournament-use wood racket was the Slaz Professional--slightly stiffer, especially in the shaft. I recently acquired one in great shape...the owner had even built up the grip to about 4 7/8", same as I used!

Back in college, in a 'channels of distribution' course, I presented a talk on various retail avenues for certain tennis brands. Slazenger was a 'courtside pro shop only' line(our shop wasn't courtside but the owner was a USPTA pro) and was considered somewhat exclusive. Now, it's a mainstay of big boxes like Dick's Sporting Goods. How times have changed!

Photo of Slaz Prof coming up later:)

gpt
03-21-2010, 08:07 PM
Thanks, and good to see you posting here:)

I think your racquet photos were the best seen on here!

And I wonder why Newcombe only used the Rawlings Tie-Breaker then for such a short time?

Cheers Jimbo

i think his rawlings contract only covered the USA for a couple years.
after that he went to Snauwaert woods i think

jimbo333
03-22-2010, 02:31 PM
Those were/are beautiful sticks. My last tournament-use wood racket was the Slaz Professional--slightly stiffer, especially in the shaft. I recently acquired one in great shape...the owner had even built up the grip to about 4 7/8", same as I used!

Back in college, in a 'channels of distribution' course, I presented a talk on various retail avenues for certain tennis brands. Slazenger was a 'courtside pro shop only' line(our shop wasn't courtside but the owner was a USPTA pro) and was considered somewhat exclusive. Now, it's a mainstay of big boxes like Dick's Sporting Goods. How times have changed!

Here is mine:)

http://i40.tinypic.com/34px936.jpg

All it says on the side is "sold exclusively by tennis professionals":)

TennisBeginner
03-22-2010, 02:36 PM
^^^Thats a really cool racquet, makes good memories :D

jimbo333
03-23-2010, 08:58 AM
^^^Thats a really cool racquet, makes good memories :D

It's not a racquet I was aware of at the time, but seems to be really solid and well made:)