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We are building a photographic collection of Tennis Memorabilia to share with you. All of these items have been sold in the auctions or retail sales of AntiqueAthlete.com, the sponsor of this website. Please browse the links below to view our tennis memorabilia collection. Please bookmark our site and visit again soon. We add new items frequently.

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1888 Horseman Lawn Tennis Box

1888 Horseman Lawn Tennis Box
This is an exceptional 1888 Horseman Lawn Tennis Box. This incredible vintage tennis item comes in the form of a wooden box that back in 1888, held a complete lawn tennis kit. Most likely it would have included two or four rackets, the net, the posts and stakes to assemble the net, and possibly a few lawn tennis balls. Unfortunately, those items are not present. However the box itself, with the original paper lithograph label has remained. The condition is unbelievable! The paper label is almost perfectly intact and the color simply could not be more brilliant. It must have been stored in just the right conditions for the past 123 or so years! The box measures 14 1/2"x 36" and the paper litho measures 12"x 22 1/2". Horseman was based in New York City and was the first American maker of lawn tennis equipment.


19th Century Tennis Dresser Box

19th Century Tennis Dresser Box
19th Century Tennis Dresser Box Detail
19th Century Tennis Dresser Box, 5" x 14" box would have housed gloves, brushes, etc., and has an early tennis scene on the fabric lid, EX-MT.


1888-1900 Wright & Ditson "Sears" Model Tennis Racket

1900's youth golf set 1900's youth golf set close up
1888-1900 Wright & Ditson "Sears" Model Tennis Racket. This fine antique racket is endorsed by Richard Sears the legendary US Singles Champion from 1881 to 1887. It is a high quality racket which remains in superb condition. Also, it features a wonderful sterling silver owner's plate on the back of the throat!


1890's Ornate Tennis Racket Desk Paper Holder

1890’s Ornate Tennis Racket Desk Paper Holder
1890's Ornate Tennis Racket Desk Paper Holder. This exquisite desk accent features a "pivoting" racket upon a hand painted, metal base to hold or clip your most important papers, a scarce and beautiful, early tennis item, EX-MT.


Circa. 1894 Seamless Tennis Ball

Vintage tennis ball
Circa. 1894 Seamless Tennis Ball, amazingly this ball is still perfectly spherical and retains its original cloth cover, EX.


Turn of the Century Tennis Blazer

Turn of the Century Tennis Blazer
Turn of the Century Tennis Blazer. Awesome display item features vibrant purple and white stripes, club patch is on breast pocket, stunning EX-MT condition!


Early 1900's Tennis Lady Print by F. Earl Christy

1900’s Tennis Lady Print
Early 1900's Tennis Lady Print by F. Earl Christy. This large 13½" x 20" print features a colorful image of an elegant lady posed with her lawn tennis racket, EX-MT.


1906 Tennis Lady Lithograph Print in the Original Frame

1906 Tennis Lady Lithograph
1906 Tennis Lady Lithograph Print in the Original Frame by Harrison Fisher, EX-MT.


Patented 1908 Tennis Racket

Sterling silver golf spoon Sterling silver golf spoon
Sterling silver golf spoon
Patented 1908 Tennis Racket, Harry C. Lee & Co. "Dreadnought Driver", EX-MT.


1900-10's Lawn Tennis Shoes

Vintage lawn tennis shoes
This is an exceptional pair of 1900-10's Lawn Tennis Shoes. Amazingly these shoes are 100+ years old and they remain in essentially flawless condition. They were manufactured by Keds and the inside of each shoe features a great tennis racket logo. They are a fantastic antique tennis collectible and incredibly rare in this stunning NR-MT to MINT condition!


1910's Vintage Tennis Photo

1910 tennis photo
1910's Vintage Tennis Photo. This vintage tennis photo was found housed in its original 8"x 10" frame. It shows four tennis players lined up at the net with their wooden rackets in hand.


1910's Harvard Wooden Tennis Racket

1910’s Harvard Wooden Tennis Racket
1910's Harvard Wooden Tennis Racket. This is very nice early tennis racket complete with the original case. These Harvard model rackets were made to very high quality standards and made to be sold exclusively by Sears, Roebuck & Co. This beautiful example remains in stunning NR-MT condition with all the original strings intact.


1910's Alex Taylor & Company Wood Handle Tennis Racket

1910’s Alex Taylor & Company Wood Handle Tennis Racket 1910’s Alex Taylor & Company Wood Handle Tennis Racket
1910's Alex Taylor & Company Wood Handle Tennis Racket. This is very nice early tennis racket complete with the original case. Made by Alex Taylor & Co. Athletic Suppliers out of New York City. This beautiful example remains in stunning NR-MT condition with all the original strings intact, less one tiny break at the top.


1920’s Dayton “Flyer” Tennis Racket

1920’s Dayton “Flyer” Tennis Racket. This exceptional, vintage tennis racket was made by Dayton. Dayton was the first company to produce metal tennis rackets. They employed the use of steel piano wire for strings inside a steel frame. This was a very unique innovation not previously known to the tennis makers.


1920-30's Vinnie Richards, Dunlop Flat-Top Tennis Ball Can UNOPENED

1920-30’s Vinnie Richards, Dunlop Flat-Top Tennis Ball Can
1920-30's Vinnie Richards, Dunlop Flat-Top Tennis Ball Can UNOPENED. This is a fabulous early tennis can. It is a "tear-top" model which is an example of the earliest design. Called a "tear-top" because when the key was used to open the can it tore or sliced right through the metal leaving a dangerously sharp edge around the top of the can. There was no lid, the portion that came off when opened was to be discarded. This poor design did not last long which explains the rarity of this can. Another point of intrigue is the endorsement by Vinnie Richards. Very few tennis balls were endorsed by players and this is among the earliest... it is practically a piece of advertising! The condition is NR-MT!


1930’s Pennsylvania Championship Tennis Ball Can

1930’s Pennsylvania Championship Tennis Ball Can . This fine antique tennis tennis can is quite an example. It dates back to the 1930's and amazingly all the balls are original and show very little, if any, usage. The can is also in beautiful condition, void of scrapes, dents or scratches and the original lid is also present.


1935 Antique Tennis Trophy

1935 Antique Tennis Trophy
This is a silver loving cup style, vintage tennis trophy cup dated from 1935. Inscibed on the trophy is Hunting Valley - Mixed Doubles - TENNIS - tournament - 1935 - Linda B. Perkins - Oliver P. Bolton - 1936 - Linda B Perkins - Oliver P. Bolton. On the bottom is stamped Wallace and double plated. This vintage tennis trophy measures 12 inches tall and features ornate detailing on the handles and the rim of the top and bottom. The condition is solid NR-MT.


1940-50’s MacGregor Metal Tennis Ball Can with Original Balls

1940-50’s MacGregor Metal Tennis Ball Can with Original Balls
1940-50’s MacGregor Metal Tennis Ball Can with Original Balls. A great vintage tennis can in excellent condition..




 
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