Head Arthur Ashe Competition 2 Tennis Racquet

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    Vintage Head Arthur Ashe Competition 2 Racquet featuring graphite and aluminum construction and a 4 1/2” grip. This is the model Ashe used during his legendary victory over rival Jimmy Connors at the 1975 Gentlemen’s Singles Championship at Wimbledon.

    Arthur Ashe partnered with Head to develop the company’s first composite tennis racquet in 1969, explaining: “I was using a new [conventional wood racquet] every week because they would go soft in the head and break after several days of hard play…I recognized the potential of [Head’s aluminum composite] and soon found myself testing dozens of different racquets…We eventually reached our goal of building a racquet that would last me a minimum of one month without any deterioration.”

  • 4 1/2” grip. Mid head. 27” length. 13.2 oz. (strung). 16Mx17C string pattern. Graphite with aluminum construction.

A Legacy That Transcends Tennis

A Legacy That Transcends Tennis

Arthur Ashe stood at the nexus of sport, culture and politics, and exemplified the power of grace through his sportsmanlike approach to all on- and off-court matters. His tennis-related achievements were only a small part of his life’s story, paling in comparison to what he considered his most important endeavors: affecting social change and extending opportunity and dignity to all people.

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