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SHARE THIS ARTICLE“Goolagong.” It’s Australian for “wearing a badass, Outback cowboy neckerchief with your traditional tennis whites.” Sure, Australian tennis queen, Evonne...

SHARE THIS ARTICLEWhether today, or decades ago, simple pairings often make the best tennis outfits. The combination of classic white Stan Smith tennis shoes, two-striped crew socks, thigh-baring Fred...

SHARE THIS ARTICLEAnd 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...

SHARE THIS ARTICLEOur 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...

SHARE THIS ARTICLELast 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....

SHARE THIS ARTICLEThe 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...

SHARE THIS ARTICLEThe 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...

SHARE THIS ARTICLEAdidas 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...

SHARE THIS ARTICLEBack 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...

SHARE THIS ARTICLENew 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...