Can anyone tell me the last proper Adidas racket made before they gave up (for the 1st time)

kevin qmto

Semi-Pro
Been trying to figure out what model was the final racket when Adidas kinda gave up on making frames in what, 1992? I found this one called the Pro Court 3, looks pretty modern for an Adidas frame, seller just says "early 90s". Not much help there, anyone know something else about it, or about Adidas later lineups?



 

retrowagen

Hall of Fame
That looks like the same mold as some of the Delta series, French made, circa 1989. The NTP series of frames came after. You’re correct, adidas stopped making tennis racquets around 1992; it wasn’t until they marketed a fairly unremarkable line of Chinese-made “catalog” frames (named after the Barricade and Feather shoes!) around 2008 that the adidas name again appeared on a racquet.
 

kevin qmto

Semi-Pro
That looks like the same mold as some of the Delta series, French made, circa 1989. The NTP series of frames came after. You’re correct, adidas stopped making tennis racquets around 1992; it wasn’t until they marketed a fairly unremarkable line of Chinese-made “catalog” frames (named after the Barricade and Feather shoes!) around 2008 that the adidas name again appeared on a racquet.
Care to post a pic of an NTP racket so I know what to look for?
 
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