A bunch of random woodies

Tennis Man

Hall of Fame
I didn't grow up seeing wooden racquets or even people playing them but there is something about wooden racquets that makes them really cool.

I'm just beginning to convert to researching a few notable woodies, reading on and watching the videos about legends like Borg, Villas, Mac and Kramer.

What you see here is not a collection but just a random bunch of what I got for free except for "fake wooden imitations" like JK Staff MLE and Maxply McEnroe. :) The latter is definitely the best playing out of them all. Surprisingly I can also play with McEnroe Mid.

 

coachrick

Hall of Fame
Wow! Well done! Almost all of the woods are high quality frames. Two of them are 1930s or earlier, most likely.

Haven't seen a Cliff Richey Ultra in DECADES! He's in San Angelo, ya know :). Careful swinging that one...that's one beefy stick!

Did you say 'FREE'??? Dang! ;)
 
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joe sch

Legend
Wow! Well done! Almost all of the woods are high quality frames. Two of them are 1930s or earlier, most likely.

Haven't seen a Cliff Richey Ultra in DECADES! He's in San Angelo, ya know :). Careful swinging that one...that's one beefy stick!

Did you say 'FREE'??? Dang! ;)
Tennis Man, thanks for posting that awesome group of sticks, looks like all are nice hitters. Coach is correct in that the 2 early rackets are pre 1930 era when the manufactures starting adding leather grips. Also nice that one was a convex wedge and the other concave. Cliff Richey was a former great and I did not know he was in in San Angelo. I have a photo decal woody Richey that Cliff may like to see. I also know his best team mate friend from the UCLA All-American days.

Cheers,
Joe
 

Tennis Man

Hall of Fame
Thanks you guys. Your feedback is always very inspiring. Btw, did this Ultra inspire the later Ultra lines like JK Pro Staff probably did in case of Pro Staff or is it just a random name?
 

adidasman

Professional
Great seeing that old x-style press, too; I had one of those for years. Wood is appealing because it's natural, and every wood racquet was slightly different; different grain, different color, different stiffness. Just very cool.
 
I, too, have a Cliff Richey which I used in college. Still have it. Didn't know anyone else kept theirs, as they weren't the best known rackets at the time. My favorite hitting wood now is a Rossignol Strato Bow (all white). Looks really good with white overgrip and black strings too.
 

joe sch

Legend
Middle row, far right: what is that Dunlop?
Is that a Maxply Graphite? Or a Maxply without the Fort designation? I remember it, but I cannot place it.
I believe it is the lady maxply. Im pretty sure I have one in mint condition and found it very attractive with the blue shoulder bindings.
 
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