Head Arthur Ashe Competition EDGE Tennis Racquet

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    Vintage Head Arthur Ashe Competition EDGE Racquet featuring graphite and aluminum construction and a 4 1/2” grip.

    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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