Natural gut tennis strings were a French invention

Babolat was a pioneer in racket technology

Lawn Tennis was invented by a Welshman, Major Walter Wingfield in 1873, but the all important tennis racket strings were invented in France in 1875.

Up until then, the Babolat company, based in Lyon, used natural gut to make strings for musical instruments and as casings for cooked meats.

However, when they were approached by sports equipment inventor, Englishman George Bussey, to turn their skills to the world of sport, they jumped at the ...

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