Solomon Flash Racquet

Wright and Ditson Flash Tennis Racquet - 1931


1931 - At the end of the 1930's, lawn tennis was the game of nations. Racquets were brightly and loudly carving out sophisticated diplomacy as the world dealt with global issues. As nations were locked in talks over economics and land rights, their tennis stars were battling on the front lines of the world's newspapers. The racquets had to match. The materials and decoration of a approaching decade sent the manufacturers scurrying for new ideas. "The Flash" seen here, symbolized the electric and bright red spirit of the coming age.