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Vintage Tennis Racket - Bancroft wOMENS Wooden Racket - 1970s - Tear Drop Design

Vintage tear drop shaped tennis tennis racket by Bancroft
The Tear Drop shape became popular with women in the 70s for power shots
My mother won many matches with this classic racket - she played into her 70s!
Well cared for - cat gut strings are tight and in great shape
Not stored in a rack as these can sometimes harm a racket
Kept out of heat and humidity - no warping at all
Minor wear to the grip but it is still in tact
Laminated frame with surface wear at the head
Could be used for home decor but would be wonderful to play with as well

Bancroft was established in the 1880s and made the most beautiful rackets
This model was designed by Ralph V. Sawyer who also designed for Spaulding before moving to Bancroft
It had a registration number that has worn off
The wood is bamboo and ash - very smooth with rich color
Bamboo became hard to come by in the late seventies & was used less in later years

The Bancroft "B" symbol is present above the grip with the words - "Bancroft, America's oldest and largest racket maker", slightly worn off but present on both sides.
"Power Pads" written at the base of the head

4.5" grip diameter (11 cm)

My mother's hand embroidered cover with her initials JBM can be included if interested, just let me know.

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Vintage Tennis Racket - Bancroft wOMENS Wooden Racket - 1970s - Tear Drop Design


  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: bamboo, cat gut strings
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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