1997

97 RacquetsPrince Thunder Series
Prince engineers take an important first step toward replacing old-fashioned grommets. With the Sweet Spot Suspension System – a slotted grommet – Prince Thunder models (Thunder Stick, Thunder Bolt, Thunder Light) would go on to dominate tennis, becoming the #1, #2, and #3 best-selling racquets.

1997 US Open

Patrick Rafter wins his first US Open title. (Prince Precision Response)

97 Rafter