Need information about a couple wood Japanese racquets?

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by Nick Klaus, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Nick Klaus

    Nick Klaus New User

    Apr 22, 2012
    Hi all, I'm brand new to these forums because I'm not having a lot of luck digging up information, and I hoped I could turn to your expertise.

    I recently picked up a couple of Japanese racquets that I'm guessing are from the late 50's, were manufactured by now-defunct companies ...and that's all I know. One is a Futabaya Blue Volley and the other is a Kawasaki Streamline. Both look in very good condition and came with what I'm guessing are the original zippered cases. If I can figure out how to post photos of them, I will.

    Any information you can offer would help a lot. Thanks! :)
  2. Hannah19

    Hannah19 Professional

    Mar 13, 2009
    the Netherlands
    The Futabaya Blue Volley is a well known racket (1979) and Kawasaki has made some nice ones too over the past half a century.
  3. texacali

    texacali Rookie

    Feb 29, 2012
    I do remember the #1 on my tennis team in HS used a Futabaya ('76)...I thought it was a neat looking racket, white shaft and clear light wood. Exotic next to the JKA, Maxply, Red Head, Ashe Comps that we saw a lot of.

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