Originally Posted by Kalin
Well, "прогреcс" means 'Progress' and it must be the racquet's name while "гпавспортпром" (Glavsportprom) is a typical Russian-language monstrosity of an abbreviation meaning 'Main (or Central) Sports Enterprise' so it is the maker's name.
I'm not sure if this helps at all
Thanks Kalin! Any information is helpful. Anyway, I was checking around and found "80's tennis racquets"...basically, the racquet is very similar to the Fisher SuperForms and Kneissel Red Star. It appears that they have shared holes for stringing. It is in mint condition and was never strung. When I asked the lady at the Goodwill if she could give me discount because it lacked strings, she agreed and sold it to me for $3.00
It would be interesting to know the relative value of it now...being that this is an 80's racquet, the latter part of the cold war era.