Can you imagine some of the players today trying to play with a racquet like that? Obviously it was a small wood racquet but super heavy. I think Budge had the heaviest or at least one of the heaviest racquets in tennis but it was perfect for him. A pity what happened to him with the shoulder injury.
As I recall from Budge's explanation, his racquet was a standard sized, middle range, men's racquet in the 30's. If you do some digging and look for Suzanne Lenglen's racquet, you'll see it looks very much the same. It may be lighter, I don't know, but, probably heavier than any stock frame available today.
Last edited by Limpinhitter : 09-28-2012 at 09:22 AM.