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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).

And we come to the end of our four-part look at tennis attire for the last half of the last century. We’ve seen the all-white 1960s, the beginnings of The Italian Influence in the 1970s and continuing...

Our look at tennis fashion throughout the last half of last century (1960s and 1970s) continues with the 1980s. The look in pop culture during the 1980s was vivid. Bright bold patterns and graphics in...

Last week we checked out the 1960s, which was dominated (as it had been for years prior) by old line classic names like Slazenger, Fred Perry and Lacoste. Veddy veddy proper, you see. Some of the 1960s...

The times they were a-changin’ in the 1960s, and tennis fashion was, too. (Slowly.) For the next few weeks, we’ll look at a different decade of tennis attire, from the 1960s through the 1990s....

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,...