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Thread started 09/29/18 1:46am

bwaaatch

What kind of tennis racket did Prince use?

Seen lots of references to him playing tennis, and watching tennis. But wondered if anyone had seen photos, or experienced first hand, what kind of racket he used?

Obviously it’s super fun/vain if he used a Prince racket but, even beyond the brand, i’m curious about the specific model. Just like with guitars, the model you use is related to how you play, and what kind of feel you’re after.

Any evidence?

FYI for table tennis fans, the paddles in the studio on the PP tour were Stiga brand. As with Lego ta of things on the tour though, I think we’re all a little scapetical of the claim that everything was left as they found it, so can’t promise he used those exact based s, or even that brand.

Any facets available? Failing that, speculation will suffice.

Related questions: assume he stopped playing at some point. But when? Tennis fans often have preferred shoe brands, too. Assume he did’t get Those custom made. Any pics?

If all of this seems weird and personal, it’s just the same stuff that any club player is interested in when they meet a new opponent for the first time. These things often tell you something about the player, especially if the answers come with a backstory about the selection of the kit.
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Reply #1 posted 09/29/18 7:46am

robertgeorge

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bwaaatch said:

Seen lots of references to him playing tennis, and watching tennis. But wondered if anyone had seen photos, or experienced first hand, what kind of racket he used? Obviously it’s super fun/vain if he used a Prince racket but, even beyond the brand, i’m curious about the specific model. Just like with guitars, the model you use is related to how you play, and what kind of feel you’re after. Any evidence? FYI for table tennis fans, the paddles in the studio on the PP tour were Stiga brand. As with Lego ta of things on the tour though, I think we’re all a little scapetical of the claim that everything was left as they found it, so can’t promise he used those exact based s, or even that brand. Any facets available? Failing that, speculation will suffice. Related questions: assume he stopped playing at some point. But when? Tennis fans often have preferred shoe brands, too. Assume he did’t get Those custom made. Any pics? If all of this seems weird and personal, it’s just the same stuff that any club player is interested in when they meet a new opponent for the first time. These things often tell you something about the player, especially if the answers come with a backstory about the selection of the kit.

Surely in the mid-90's adopted a golden symbol tennis racquet with the devil tail, curliecue and cross intact.

This custom model replaced his store bought preferred brand - Prince...... lol

Wish I knew though.

I would pay $200 to see video of Prince playing tennis, pool and basketball as well as lifting weights, and I don't mean just the daisy chain, gangster glam (push ups) and Zanalee footage we have.

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Reply #2 posted 09/29/18 8:53am

coldasice

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Reply #3 posted 09/29/18 9:02am

TrivialPursuit

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Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #4 posted 09/29/18 9:25am

antonb

I really think. It was a small racket
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Reply #5 posted 09/29/18 3:45pm

Funkyalien

bwaaatch said:

Seen lots of references to him playing tennis, and watching tennis. But wondered if anyone had seen photos, or experienced first hand, what kind of racket he used?

Obviously it’s super fun/vain if he used a Prince racket but, even beyond the brand, i’m curious about the specific model. Just like with guitars, the model you use is related to how you play, and what kind of feel you’re after.

Any evidence?

FYI for table tennis fans, the paddles in the studio on the PP tour were Stiga brand. As with Lego ta of things on the tour though, I think we’re all a little scapetical of the claim that everything was left as they found it, so can’t promise he used those exact based s, or even that brand.

Any facets available? Failing that, speculation will suffice.

Related questions: assume he stopped playing at some point. But when? Tennis fans often have preferred shoe brands, too. Assume he did’t get Those custom made. Any pics?

If all of this seems weird and personal, it’s just the same stuff that any club player is interested in when they meet a new opponent for the first time. These things often tell you something about the player, especially if the answers come with a backstory about the selection of the kit.


You’re mistaken. Prince played table tennis, not lawn tennis.
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Reply #6 posted 09/30/18 3:02am

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I heard of Prince playing Ping Pong, not tennis.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #7 posted 10/03/18 1:04pm

luvsexy4all

he definately played pocket pool

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Reply #8 posted 10/03/18 5:07pm

RJP1205

luvsexy4all said:

he definately played pocket pool


lol
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Reply #9 posted 10/03/18 7:22pm

rogifan

I remember when Prince attended the French Open and social media went nuts.

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Reply #10 posted 10/03/18 11:40pm

bwaaatch

Funkyalien said:

bwaaatch said:

Seen lots of references to him playing tennis, and watching tennis. But wondered if anyone had seen photos, or experienced first hand, what kind of racket he used?

Obviously it’s super fun/vain if he used a Prince racket but, even beyond the brand, i’m curious about the specific model. Just like with guitars, the model you use is related to how you play, and what kind of feel you’re after.

Any evidence?

FYI for table tennis fans, the paddles in the studio on the PP tour were Stiga brand. As with Lego ta of things on the tour though, I think we’re all a little scapetical of the claim that everything was left as they found it, so can’t promise he used those exact based s, or even that brand.

Any facets available? Failing that, speculation will suffice.

Related questions: assume he stopped playing at some point. But when? Tennis fans often have preferred shoe brands, too. Assume he did’t get Those custom made. Any pics?

If all of this seems weird and personal, it’s just the same stuff that any club player is interested in when they meet a new opponent for the first time. These things often tell you something about the player, especially if the answers come with a backstory about the selection of the kit.


You’re mistaken. Prince played table tennis, not lawn tennis.
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I’ve seen a number of suggestions that he did play

https://www.complex.com/m...er-mid-90s
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Reply #11 posted 10/03/18 11:41pm

bwaaatch

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