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Blackburne Racquets: The True Tennis Story

Win Racquets, Accessories and maybe even the Grand Prize, a Trip for Two to Bermuda!

It’s simple:
Share with us your real-life story in 200 words or less of how your Blackburne Double Strung RacquetTM gives you an edge.  Describe a competitive experience or just a story of how the Blackburne Racquet helped to increase your enjoyment of the game.

Finish the following sentence or create your own:
The Blackburne Double Strung Tennis Racquet gives me an edge...

No purchase necessary. 
Buy one, borrow one or demo one and share with us your story of how the Blackburne Double Strung made a positive difference for you.

A Contest Winner Every Two Months

Contest Time Period

Deadline for  Entry     

Winner Announcement


January/ February  February 28, 1998   March 15, 1998 Jordan Garner
March/ April     April 30, 1998 May 15, 1998 N/A
May/June    June 30, 1998  July 15, 1998 Michael Tang
July/August  August 31, 1998  September 15, 1998 Scott Lovrien
September/October    October 31, 1998 November 15, 1998 N/A
November/December   December 31, 1998 January 15, 1999 tba

Prizes, Rules and Deadlines
At the end of every two month period beginning January 1st, 1998 the winner selected on the basis of originality, creativity and authenticity will be notified via phone on the 15th of the following month.  The winning entry will be published on the website on the 15th of each month following the contest period.

Each Bi-Monthly Contest Award Winner will receive one Blackburne Double Strung RacquetTM and a Thermo Bag valued at $49.95.   Choose the DS107 or DS 97, valued at $299.00!

The Grand Prize Winner [end of year selection] will receive a 4 days, 3 nights trip for two to Bermuda in April 1999.  The trip includes:

  1. airfare for two from anywhere in the Continental United States or Canada to and from Bermuda
  2. 3 nights accommodations at the Grotto Bay Hotel Resort, transfers and unlimited tennis, of course!
  3. A lavish dinner with a great view at the home of Robin Blackburne, inventor and designer of the Blackburne Racquet.

The Grand Prize Announcement will be made on January 15, 1999.

Prizes are nonrefundable, not redeemable for cash, and no substitutions are allowed. 

Employees of Blackburne Racquets and their families are not eligible. 

All submissions become the property of Blackburne Racquets Inc.

The July/August Winner:
Scott Lovrien of Brooklyn, CT wrote:

I have played the game of tennis for 25 years. However, the last few years has been dedicated mostly to Golf. Why? I had lost my competitive "edge" over the years. Being one step slower and fighting tennis elbow made it even tougher to hold my own.

However, I recently accepted a match with a young tennis stud in Sicily. His fantastic tennis was surpassed by his enormous ego, and he enjoyed destroying us mortals a bit too much for my taste. Well, he proceeded to beat me from one end of the court to the other. My Hammer 3.8 had enough power but lacked control and of course that darned elbow starting hurting.

At the end of the first set I hit a smash on the end of the frame and broke my racquet. There I was, ready to slink off the court when a friend watching the clobbering told me to finish the match out with his racquet, a Blackburne. The stud on the other side got a real good laugh when he saw it. I admit even I was skeptical till I hit a few practice swings with it. Smooth, forgiving with a lot of power. Hmmm. Needless to say, I was hooked and proceeded to hit ground strokes and serves with spin and power I hadn't had in years.

Did I win the match? Heck no. But I sure did learn a valuable lesson which is - Never laugh at something you don't understand and TRY A BLACKBURNE! You won't regret it, but your opponents will! As to my Golf clubs, they are collecting dust as my tennis game has taken on new life. Thanks Robin, you're a lifesaver!

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