Esquire tennis racquet

pczerner

New User
I just picked up an Esquire Career model ER-931 racquet at a thrift store yesterday, says Graphite Kevlar on it, 95 sq in. Anybody know about this racquet? Was Esquire magazine in the business of making racquets at one point? Swing balance seems good, still have to try it on actual hitting.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
I just picked up an Esquire Career model ER-931 racquet at a thrift store yesterday, says Graphite Kevlar on it, 95 sq in. Anybody know about this racquet? Was Esquire magazine in the business of making racquets at one point? Swing balance seems good, still have to try it on actual hitting.
Post some photos.
 

Sanglier

Semi-Pro
Esquire was a Korean sports equipment brand, but I think their racquets were made in Taiwan or China, based on models from other vendors (like this obvious PS 6.1 "tribute"). They tried to trademark their brand in the US in 1990, but abandoned the effort in 1993 in the face of legal challenges (presumably from Hearst, which acquired the magazine publication only a few years earlier, whose logo the Koreans faithfully reproduced for whatever reason).
 

Skycat

Rookie
Esquire racquests had no relation with Esquire magazine what so ever. There were multiple Korean racquets makers in 80s and early 90s, but almost all of them went out of business.
And unfortunately there's no profound local brand for tennis racquets in Korea now.
I think the racquet you picked up could be more than 30 year old. lol
 
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