Dunlop Maxplay Fort Lew Hoad Personal Model


Australian Tennis Museum

Australian Tennis Museum
Sydney Olympic Park, Australia

Dunlop Maxplay Fort Lew Hoad Personal Model with decal of Lew Hoad and his signature on the handle. The name 'Maxply' means a maximum of wood lamination plies. The Dunlop trademark logo before 1959 showed a waterdrop or flag with a 'D' in the centre but after 1959 this changed to an arrow with a circle and a 'D' in the centre. Maxply can claim to be the most famous racquet ever with construction largely unchanged between 1932-1983. In 1981 John McEnroe won Wimbledon against Bjorn Borg playing with a Dunlop Maxply - the last time Wimbledon was won by a player using a wooden racquet. Apparently more tournaments have been won with the Maxply racquet than with any other racquet - due to its longevity.


  • Title: Dunlop Maxplay Fort Lew Hoad Personal Model
  • Creator: Dunlop
  • Location Created: London, UK
  • Type: Artefact
  • Rights: Australian Tennis Museum

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