These bottle openers are crafted from wooden authentic tennis racquets salvaged from attics, garages and basements.
- Available featuring handle (approximately 10-1/2" long) or Y-shaped neck (approximately 9-1/2" long). Note, racquets are original, male or female player, color/markings, wear and size will vary from image.
- Each bottle opener comes in an embroidered flannel gift pouch with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Additional Product Information:
It is believed that the origins of tennis can be traced to 12th century French monks who volleyed the ball with their hands in indoor courts. By the 16th century, racquets with long handles, small wooden frame heads, and strings made of intestines, came into use. It wasn't until 1874 that modern, outdoor tennis - then referred to as "lawn tennis" - and its equipment were patented by Walter Wingfield in London. He introduced and sold solid wood tennis racquets which led to the laminated wood racquets, iconic of the 1950s - early 1970s. These laminated racquets were most often glued layers of ash, maple, sycamore, and hornbeam. In later models, manufacturers included non-wood materials in the laminate. Though metal racquets have replaced the wooden frames, the leather handles and multicolored frames of the past still evoke a weekend at the courts.
Please note, some items may take 7-10 business days to be shipped.
Please note our items sell out quick this time of year, so make sure to order as soon as possible. Please note our deadline to ship in-stock items to arrive by Christmas is Dec 16th in the Canada, and December 17th outside of Massachusetts, and December 21st in Boston.
All holiday gifts can be brought back for exchange or store credit until January 15, 2019. Please note we do NOT do refunds. You can exchange by mail or in-store.
As long as your item is in-stock it will ship expedited within 48 hours. If your item is on backorder or a special order item we'll notify you upon order receipt. If you need it sooner just let us know and we'll work to get it to you faster!
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