Slazenger The Renshaw
(documented or estimated)
Slazenger “The Renshaw”. Price in England: 15/-, special quality 21/-, flat head. The original racquet used by William Renshaw in the Wimbledon final winning his 6th consecutive Wimbledon title in 1886. The certificate of origin itself leaves the year of the tournament open as 1885 or 1886. Renshaw won them all between 1881 and 1886.
Slazenger produced the racquet from 1885. Ralph and Albert Slazenger established the company in London, coming from Manchester, in 1881. Williams Charles Renshaw was ranked world No. 1. He won twelve Major titles during his career. A right-hander, he was known for his power and technical ability which put him ahead of competition at the time. Renshaw shared the all-time male record of seven Wimbledon singles titles with American Pete Sampras until 2017 when Roger Federer won his eighth singles title. His six consecutive singles titles between 1881 and 1886 is an all-time record.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀