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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 multi-colored frames of the past still evoke a weekend at the courts.
If you aren't happy with your item you can exchange it within 14 days. 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! Please note all prints are made to order and may take up to 6 weeks to produce depending on the finish, please let us know if you need it within a certain date and we will do our best to accommodate.
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