White Wimbledon racquet

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  1. Gonzalito17

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    Found one at Goodwill for $5, is it any good? Seems to be from the 90s. Feels good. Didn't know Wimbledon was in the racquet making business. Guess that didn't last long.
     
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    HM88? It was a popular racquet, probably Wimbledon's most popular, circa 1987-1989.

    These were made by Kunnan (the parent company of Pro Kennex), and were excellent racquets, by the way.
     
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    Thanks Retro, wonder why they didn't become more popular.
     
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    BIG seller in Atlanta. I'm sure the local rep had much to do with the success in a given territory. Can't say there was a lot of consumer pull for that line; but a well placed teaching pro(me...for one year) could make a big difference at a club. The Wimbledon clothing did quite well for us during that period of green and purple clothes, grips, strings, etc.

    Of course, the rackets came with the rather slick gray/ghost white leather grip, brittle grommets and chipping paint...all too common among white rackets of the late '80s-early '90s.
     

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