Slazenger Vintage Collection Vintage Slazenger has finally come home to Stuarts London and the collection is looking amazing. The logo has been kept in line with the Vintage style as worn by Sean Connery in Gold finger. James Bond famously win a game of golf whilst supporting his favourite Slazenger jumper. The Sport collection has too been a great launch and to kick start the collection the exact top as worn by Blur in the viedo ParkLife is available online and instore in many colours with matching bottoms. Stuarts London is proud to be one of the select stockist of Slazenger Vintage. This season the British heritage brand has also launched classic slimfit polo tops and 100% cotton mercerised polo designs in a rainbow of colours for more smarter occasions. Look Out for new deliveries all the time on Slazenger heritage and sport.
Slazenger is a British sports equipment brand name sold throughout the world, involving a variety of sporting categories. Established in 1881 it can trace its roots to 1810 and today is one of the oldest surviving sporting brand names.
In 1881, four years after the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club held its first ever championships, Slazengers produced 'The New Game of Lawn Tennis' complete in a box.
Slazengers were one of the dominant (wooden) racquet manufacturers in the world of their time. Over the years they produced such a wide variety of sports equipment from tennis racquets to clothing from golf equipment to rifles. But it was their bold move into tennis ball manufacturing late in the 1800s that arguably saw their greatest business achievement. Their plant in Barnsley manufactured tennis balls and exported them round the world.
In 1877 the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club revised the rules of the game and decided on a pneumatic and cloth covered ball (the first rules of 1875 had only stipulated "that the balls be hollow and made of India rubber...balls covered in white cloth shall be used in fine weather").
In 1902 Slazengers were appointed as the official tennis ball supplier to The Championships, Wimbledon and, with the current deal set to run until 2015, it remains one of the longest unbroken sporting sponsorships in history. In 1877 there were 22 entries and 180 tennis balls were used, at the 1939 Championships there were 531 entries and 8,352 Slazenger Lawn Tennis Balls were used, by 2005 there were 668 entries and a staggering 52,000 Slazenger Lawn Tennis Balls were used.