Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Retro Wednesday......



This was my first tennis racket.
I've owned it since 1970.
The strings are made of 'Catgut'.
...Of course, it's NOT made from cats.
(Sheep or Goat Intestine!!)

Peace...!!!

14 comments:

Serena said...

The first time I heard the term "catgut" when I was a kid, I was horrified. LOL. I swear, you've got more stuff.:)

Mona said...

I thought that gut strings were used to sew up people after operations...

and I use some hog hair brushes for doing my oils of canvas...

Shadow said...

hey! i remember something like this too. a hand-me-down for my sister (18 years my senior...)

lime said...

did you use that to beat bjorn borg?

pheromone girl said...

Hey - I have a very similar racket in my close that I've owned since 1974. It plays better than my $300 specially made, perfectly balanced latest model. And it's RED!

buffalodick said...

Had a Rod Laver wooden racket I preferred! Do you remember "paddle ball"? I was west "Y" champ here one year in college.. played a guy from Calvin College once..who took City Title- took me apart like a cheap suit! Nice guy, I think he could have beaten me even worse than he did!

Akelamalu said...

Wow a real old tennish raquet! :)

the walking man said...

I'd use it to swat some ball's over here on Jefferson Avenue, it looks sturdy enough. But then I guess you're not gonna go there eh G?

Fireblossom said...

Pffffft. If you were REALLY cool, you'd have your own bowling ball with your name on it, like I do! ;-)

Mama Zen said...

You must not be a racket thrower!

G-Man said...

Hi Shere...
It's sounds scary to me too!!..xo

Mona...YOU are a work of art..

Wow Shadow...You are quite the baby!

Yes it is Trini...Thank You for asking!

PG..That tells me right there that you know your way around the court!

Oh Yes Buff...I worked at the Flint 'Y' from 1970-1974. We held the Nationals one year! I love that game much better than Racket Ball..

Yes Ake, owned by an old dude!!

Jefferson Ave?..NO THANK YOU!!!

No, but I own a bowling shirt that says Shay...:P

Mama Zen...No, but I've wrapped an 8 Iron around a tree..Does that count?

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

I can just picture you on your bike racketing! :))

gab said...

Ok so Im late...but I read, thought then wondered where mine was? Good question. 1972 was the year I started to play in High school. I was a Junior.

JihadGene said...

Got's mine in 1966!