Tennis Identity

Tennis on eBay, Volume 2

Back with another edition of vintage tennis finds from the pages of eBay. First up, this terrycloth-like Borg shirt from Fila.


Despite what the ad says, this isn’t a T. This is a regular cut tennis shirt, and it felt unlike any other shirt I ever wore. It was a bit oversized and floppy, a far cry from the usual second-skin Fila feel, so to speak. The matching shorts had matching terrycloth inserts in the pockets.


Loved the design I wore, which had navy and red stripes on the shoulder. Watch Borg in this outfit defeat the late Vitas Gerulaitis in the 1980 French Open:

These Andre Agassi shirts from Nike were part of their Challenge Court line from the late 1980s.

This Le Coq Sportif tennis racquet from the 1980s was endorsed by Roscoe Tanner.

From the true antique department- the T2000 Wilson racquet which made Jimmy Connors a lot of money.

Late in his career, though- Connors tried other brands, including Slazenger, Prince (he still uses an old Mono) and this frame from Estusa.

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One of the many geometric designs Adidas offered in the 1980s- this shirt is from one of the Edberg lines.

Never saw this 1980s Adidas shirt before- it looks like someone cleaned their car engine with it, though.

Boris Becker recently renewed his partnership with Puma- here’s what his late 1980s Puma shorts looked like.

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