1980-1989

1980
Introduces the CBK with advanced carbon, boron and kevlar materials to create a revolutionary racquet.

1982
Pro tour player Dave Peck, becomes the #1 Men’s Pro Tour Champion.

1984
Introduces the Contra racquet and MACRO Series: the first oversized aluminum racquets. Ektelon pro Lynn Adams completes the unprecedented feat of going undefeated for the entire year.

1985
Introduces the Toron: the first oversize graphite racquet.

1986
Pro Mike Yellen wins his 5th straight Professional Tour title.

1987
Acquired by Prince Manufacturing, Inc.

1988
Ruben Gonzalez becomes the oldest player to finish #1 on tour.

1989
Introduces the Mirada racquet with RTS, a unique tapered design and advanced composite materials.

Michelle Gillman-Gould completes an undefeated grand slam season, capturing every major national and international title and is named Athlete of the Year.