Patent Number: 6,254,499

Title: Double stringed tennis racquet with grommet insert

Abstract: A tennis racquet with a holeless oval frame head with front and back faces provided with a continuous outside groove and with spaced-apart recessed transverse cuts in each face occupied by a portion of a continuous string. The edge groove is interconnected with the transverse cuts and a continuous grommet is insertably received in the outside edge groove and is secured in place. The grommet has spaced-apart slots in co-extensive alignment with an edge marginal groove having a plurality of spaced apart projections which include an undercut channel conformal with the curvature of the string. A double stringed bed is provided with the string trained about both faces of the head in a recessed position so that the strings of the bed are substantially coplanar across the bed surfaces and slightly above the front and back faces of the frame head.

Inventors: Tarleton; Barry A. (Redondo Beach, CA)


International Classification: A63B 51/06 (20060101); A63B 51/00 (20060101); A63B 051/06 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018