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Own a Piece of Real Tennis History: Vintage Dunlop Balls for Sale to Support the Seacourt Silver Racquet 50th Anniversary

Oct 10, 2022

The Seacourt Silver Racquet 50th Anniversary is taking place February 2-5, and the club is offering Real Tennis enthusiasts the chance to purchase limited edition vintage Dunlop Real Tennis balls as part of the event’s fundraising efforts.

Seacourt is rolling out the red carpet in preparation for the spectacular 50th anniversary of its Silver Racquet event, taking place February 2-5, 2023. One of the special efforts being made for this milestone event is the sale of vintage Dunlop Real Tennis balls, perfect for RT enthusiasts and historians, or anyone interested in owning a rare piece of Real Tennis history.

According to legend, a small batch of these balls was machine-made by Dunlop and unfortunately released just about the time that companies like Grays began releasing lightweight racquets, effectively rendering the Dunlop’s Real Tennis balls unplayable (as they are too heavy for modern, lightweight racquets to withstand). Now considered collector’s items, these Dunlop balls are a rare find, indeed.

Seacourt has 76 balls available for purchase in vintage condition commensurate with age. The balls are being offered at £20 each, or at a slightly discounted rate of £90 for five balls. Postage to be paid by buyer, but in-person collection from Seacourt or Queen’s Club is also available. All proceeds will benefit the Silver Racquet 50.

If you are interested in purchasing a piece of this Real Tennis history, please email Seacourt Head Pro Andrew Lyons at

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