Originally from Australia, Rod Laver now lives in the USA
According to Wikipedia (refer to the link, below), Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, enjoys playing and watching tennis, as do many other people. He is the President of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC), which he inherited.
Major Wingfield is credited with inventing the game of tennis in 1873.
It depends on what you need personally for you. I personally like the Babolot strings, but because they are made of 100% Polyester I do half and half also called the hybrid. The hybrid has two types of strings; in my case the RMP blast and synthetic strings.
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