The 20 Biggest Tech Advancements in Sports History

Composite Tennis Racquets

Year Introduced: 1980
Sport: Tennis

Remember these wooden nightmares? Compared to the sleek, composite models that Rafa and Roger are playing with today, the racquets that McEnroe and Borg would take to the court look straight from the Stone Age. Thanks to a lighter, sturdier frame and a larger hitting surface, the newer racquets allowed for more spin, harder hitting and better control than their wooden counterparts, quickly rendering them obsolete.

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