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HAWKEYE
09-08-2006, 06:35 AM
I don't know anything about the wooden racket technology so could some of you wooden racket experts on this board explain to me how this rackets were produced. If there was no sophisticated equipment required could it be made by any carpenter or is it to hard to obtain given specs within acceptable limits.

VGP
09-08-2006, 08:06 AM
Wood rackets were made by glueing several layers of wood together shaped in a press to make the overall shape. Depending on the racket, reinforcing pieces of wood were then glued to the lower part of the racket head and to the handle.

Link to making "real tennis" rackets....

http://web.mac.com/withersglobal/iWeb/RealTennisPerth/Racket%20Making.html

VGP
09-08-2006, 08:09 AM
Link to last types of wood rackets made.....excerpt from "The Handbook of Tennis."

http://tennis.quickfound.net/training/handbook_of_tennis.html