Tennis Identity

Category Archives: Tennis Flashback/Retro

Tennis history is loaded with great stories and imagery. We are especially big fans of 60s, 70’s and 80s tennis. This section gives you glimpses into the style of our game gone by (often imitated).

The Nineties are back…and they brought their shoes with them. Check out this Nike video from the eighties. Looks like they are aiming to do it again next week!20 years later it’s still part of...

Adidas came up with some great designs in the 1980s (most all of the Edberg lines) and some not great looks (most of the Lendl lines.) This ATP jacket falls in that second category.Not all the Lendl...

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...

New series here at Tennis Identity! Every couple of weeks, we’re going to show off tennis-related auctions on eBay. If there’s something you’re looking for, leave a note in the comments....

Great story from Nike on how John McEnroe’s most distinctive shoe was never meant to see the tennis court. Learn about the creation of the Nike Air Trainer 1.McEnroe image from Esquire. Follow...

Back in the day, Boris Becker wore his own line of Puma clothing and shoes, and wielded a Puma racquet. He moved around a lot- wearing a personalized BB line from Fila, clothing from Ellesse and Lotto,...

Stella McCartney and adidas are celebrating 10 years together. In honor of the milestone, I’m taking a look back at some of Ms. McCartney’s tennis fashions over the years. 2008 I first covered...

  A new book titled The Stylish Life: Tennis (teNeues with Ben Rothenburg as narrator) is sure to be a hit with Tennis Identity readers. With its pantheon of legendary players,...

A fellow named Brian Purdie loves 1980s tennis fashion.  Unfortunately, the calendar says 2015.  So what did he do? He created his own line of tennis wear – so far limited to shirts...

If you're new to obsessing over tennis fashion you might not understand the fuss over Rafa Nadal's short shorts. Rafa's new Gladiator Premier's have a 7 inch inseam, a far cry from...