View Full Version : Why Head, Babolat Or Wilson?

05-30-2005, 06:26 PM
i just wanted to know if the name "HEAD, WILSON or BABOLAT" have a background history for those wierd names....my driver name is WILSON...LOL

05-30-2005, 07:03 PM
babolat - Pierre Babolat (first producer of natural gut from http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/Naturalgut.html)

wilson's probably some last name, same with babolat

head, maybe from the "head" of the racquet

05-30-2005, 08:16 PM
"Head" is from Mr. Howard Head. -- If I'm not wrong.

Steve H.
05-30-2005, 08:50 PM
Head was originally a ski company, founded in 1948 by Howard Head, an amazing inventor and engineer who revolutionized two sports. He invented the laminated ski in 1954 and then branched out into tennis racquets. Later on he sold the company and started working for the Prince tennis ball machine company (named for its location in Princeton, NJ) where he redesigned their machines and even more significantly invented the oversize racquet and designed the revolutionary Prince Graphite frame in the 1970's, now the revered Prince Original Graphite. The rest is history.

05-31-2005, 09:32 AM
WOW very interesting facts......what happenedto Nr. Howard Head then? did he go back to his old HEAD company? and to sho did he sell it to?