Head

Head Sport GmbH was founded in Baltimore Maryland, United States, in 1950 by aeronautical engineer Howard Head after he took a ski trip and was astonished to see his skis were made of wood in an era when metals and plastics were replacing wood in many product designs. Head worked at the Glenn L Martin Company where they used a form of aluminium and plastic laminate to build the fuselages

The Head Standard would rapidly grow in sales through the 1950s, until it and other Head designs were capturing over 50% of the US market during the 1960s, making them the leading ski manufacturer in the U.S. and the UK

In the late 1960s, a Tennis division was created when Howard Head figured out a way of strengthening the Tennis Racket by introducing the aluminium frame. The idea became a success and was first introduced in the 1969 US OPEN After Howard Head's departure, one of the tennis players that Head sponsored, Arthur Ashe, won Wimbledon, defeating favoured Jimmy Connors in 1975.

In 1997, Head created the first Titanium and Graphite tennis racket.

Head also licenses its brand to makers of clothing apparel (including shoes), accessories, bicycles, skates, watches, balls, and fitness Equipment.

Head proved to be incredibly successful with Major winners like Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray .
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