When one thinks of tennis racquets, what brands immediately come to mind? Head? Prince? Babolat? Wilson? Usually, they are the brands that sponsor the best players in the world. Wilson has Roger Federer and the Williams Sisters; Head has Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova; and Babolat has Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, and Li Na. It is no wonder that even avid tennis players have never heard of Donnay racquets. No top pros are sponsored by them. But back in the day, when wooden racquets were the bee’s knees, Donnay was by far the most popular tennis racquet company. Every major champion and tennis great before the 90’s used a Donnay racquet: Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg, Margaret Court, even as recent as Andre Agassi. In 1981, Donnay produced the most racquets in the world. But the company did not transfer into graphite racquets like other popular brands, and, in 1988, administration took over the company and sales became stagnant; the company’s shares meandered between governments and individuals.