The History of the Prince Classic by Howard Head | The Berlin Tennis Gallery

Updated: Jul 19



29 May, 2020. Prince “Classic” - In 1976, Howard Head received an American patent for an oversized tennis racquet that did prove to be popular world-wide. Manufactured by the Prince Global Sports

Howard Head

company, this racquet's oversized head created a larger sweet spot and made it easier for a player to hit a ball and control their shot. Hall of Famer Pam Shriver was one of the first players to use this racquet in major competition.

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