The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum: Player Memorabilia
The Museum holds personal collections of equipment, dress and archive material relating to Wimbledon champions, pioneer players and stars of the court from each generation. This collection is continually updated with new material from competitors on the current professional circuit.
If you enjoy tennis, history of tennis and want to know more about Wimbledon behind the scenes, a visit to the Wimbledon Museum is a must-do. You can also take a Wimbledon guided tour, read my recap here.
A few pics of the player memorabilia collection.
Borg’s racket: Borg Pro by Donnay, used by Borg during the 1981 US Open.
Stan Smith’s shoes: adidas Stan Smith endorsed shoes with his name on the heel, 70s.
Left: T2000 by Wilson, used by Jimmy Connors during the 1977 Championships
Middle: Dunlop Max 200G used by John McEnroe used during the 1985 Championships
Right: Boris Becker Super by Puma used during the 1988 Championships
Left: Puma tennis shoes worn by Boris Becker when he won the 1986 Gentlemen’s Singles, and Boris Becker Super by Puma used during the 1988 Championships
Middle: GTX Pro T by adidas used by Ivan Lendl during the 1988 Championships
Right: Radical Trysis by Head used by Andre Agassi during 1994 Wimbledon
Pat Cash headband and wristband worn during the 1986 Championships
John McEnroe’s Nike shoes worn during the 1985 Championships
Pat Rafter‘s shoes: Reebok tennis shoes won by Rafter during the 1997 Championships
On dressing table chair:
Lightweight tracksuit top and trousers by Herman Geist, together with headband and socks, worn by Martina Navratilova in 1990.
GSV Chris Evert shoes by Converse and socks by ellesse worn by Chris Evert for her last match at Wimbledon in 1989.
Goran Ivanisevic Tacchini shirt worn when he won the Singes title in 2001
Wilson Pro Staff racket and Nike shoes used by Pete Sampras during the 2000 Championships.