Loading Spinner

Tennis Memorabilia

Modern tennis is believed to have been first played by Franciscan monks in the 11th or 12th century, although roots of the sport may have extended as far back as ancient Egypt. Also called “jeu de paume” or “game of the palm,” tennis grew in popularity across England during the 16th century, gaining equipment and rule sets by the 1800s. Today, millions of people play tennis worldwide, and some of the most elite earn their way to the Grand Slam tournaments.

The earliest known tennis memorabilia dates back to the 19th century, with wooden rackets, original art, and awards considered rare and highly prized. More easily available to collectors include programs, ticket stubs, autographs, tennis balls, posters, trading cards, apparel, and periodicals. Of particular interest to some are old tennis ball cans made of metal, paper, or cardboard.


Quick Facts

  • A racket used by Bjorn Borg during his 1981 Wimbledon final versus John McEnroe sold on a 2007 Christie’s auction for $26,638
  • The International Tennis Hall of Fame is located in Newport, Rhode Island. Each summer, the museum holds a Hall of Fame induction ceremony, giving fans the opportunity to meet tennis stars and get autographs
  • Beginning in 2012, the U.S. Open has sold authenticated, game-used tennis balls at the tournament, using the MeiGray Group for authentication services. Match-point balls are put up for auction on the U.S. Open’s website

Recommended Items at Auction

See all items

A Collection of Rhinestone & Other Metal Rings & A Rhinestone Tennis Brooch
Oct 28, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Collection of Rhinestone & Other Metal Rings & A Rhinestone Tennis Brooch
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD502 Bids
Tennis Racket Door Knocker
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Tennis Racket Door Knocker
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $20- $200
$201 Bid
14K YELLOW GOLD 2 CTW G-H VS2/SI1 DIAMOND DREAMS TENNIS
Oct 30, 12:00 AM PDT
14K YELLOW GOLD 2 CTW G-H VS2/SI1 DIAMOND DREAMS TENNIS
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $8,320- $10,400
$5001 Bid
LeRoy Neiman - Stadium Tennis
Nov 11, 12:00 PM EST
LeRoy Neiman - Stadium Tennis
by Dane Fine Art Auctions
Est: $4,000- $5,000
$1,4500 Bids
TENNIS -- BONDT, C. de. Royal tennis in Renaissance Italy. (2006). Lge-8
Nov 16, 1:30 PM CET
TENNIS -- BONDT, C. de. Royal tennis in Renaissance Italy. (2006). Lge-8
by Burgersdijk & Niermans
Est: €50- €65
€500 Bids
TENNIS -- CONNOLLY, M. Forehand drive. 1957. Ocl. w. dust-j. -- W.T. TILDEN
Nov 16, 1:30 PM CET
TENNIS -- CONNOLLY, M. Forehand drive. 1957. Ocl. w. dust-j. -- W.T. TILDEN
by Burgersdijk & Niermans
Est: €55- €70
€550 Bids
TENNIS -- DOHERTY, R.F. & H.L. On lawn tennis. 1903. Ocl. -- J.M. & C.G. HEATHCOTE
Nov 16, 1:30 PM CET
TENNIS -- DOHERTY, R.F. & H.L. On lawn tennis. 1903. Ocl. -- J.M. & C.G. HEATHCOTE
by Burgersdijk & Niermans
Est: €55- €70
€550 Bids
TENNIS -- EVERITT, R.T. Racket sports collectibles. (2002). Prof. ill. 4°. Ocl. w
Nov 16, 1:30 PM CET
TENNIS -- EVERITT, R.T. Racket sports collectibles. (2002). Prof. ill. 4°. Ocl. w
by Burgersdijk & Niermans
Est: €45- €60
€450 Bids
TENNIS -- PEILE, S.C.F. Lawn tennis as a game of skill. Ed. by
Nov 16, 1:30 PM CET
TENNIS -- PEILE, S.C.F. Lawn tennis as a game of skill. Ed. by
by Burgersdijk & Niermans
Est: €60- €75
€600 Bids
TENNIS POSTCARDS -- COLLECTION OF 518 PICTURE POSTCARDS OF PLAYERS/COURTS, CARICATURE & GREETING
Nov 16, 1:30 PM CET
TENNIS POSTCARDS -- COLLECTION OF 518 PICTURE POSTCARDS OF PLAYERS/COURTS, CARICATURE & GREETING
by Burgersdijk & Niermans
Est: €650- €800
€6500 Bids
TENNIS -- "WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS June 26-July 8, 1972". Poster in
Nov 16, 1:30 PM CET
TENNIS -- "WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS June 26-July 8, 1972". Poster in
by Burgersdijk & Niermans
Est: €65- €80
€650 Bids
20" Baguette Tennis Chain With 14K Gold Over Solid 925 Silver
Nov 02, 6:00 PM EDT
20" Baguette Tennis Chain With 14K Gold Over Solid 925 Silver
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $600- $800
$4100 Bids
A Brown diamonds tennis braces with an 18k white gold setting
Oct 27, 4:00 PM CEST
A Brown diamonds tennis braces with an 18k white gold setting
by Sala de Ventas
Est: €0- €0
€9000 Bids
bp parity badge
Hagenauer Austria art deco gilt bronze tennis pla…
Nov 07, 12:00 PM AEDT
Hagenauer Austria art deco gilt bronze tennis pla…
by Amanda Addams Auctions
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD1600 Bids
A MASSIVE MODEL OF A TENNIS RACKET
Oct 26, 11:00 AM BST
A MASSIVE MODEL OF A TENNIS RACKET
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £300- £500
£300 Bids
20" Baguette Tennis Chain With 14K Gold Over Solid 925 Silver
Nov 03, 6:00 PM EDT
20" Baguette Tennis Chain With 14K Gold Over Solid 925 Silver
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $600- $800
$4100 Bids
"Lawn-Tennis",Lithographie by Guydo,Bildausschnitt ca.27x19,5
Nov 20, 11:00 AM CET
"Lawn-Tennis",Lithographie by Guydo,Bildausschnitt ca.27x19,5
by Auction Partners
Est: €20- €0
€200 Bids
Franz Hagenauer, Vienna 1906 - 1986 Vienna, Tennis player
Nov 16, 5:00 PM CET
Franz Hagenauer, Vienna 1906 - 1986 Vienna, Tennis player
by Tiberius Auctions
Est: €2,000- €4,000
€1,0000 Bids
Sterling silver Tennis Racquet Sport pendant
Oct 26, 7:00 PM EDT
Sterling silver Tennis Racquet Sport pendant
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $20- $25
$80 Bids
Tennis star Yannick Noah signed postcard
Oct 30, 9:00 AM PDT
Tennis star Yannick Noah signed postcard
by Heroes and Legends
Est: $300- $500
$500 Bids
1996-P Tennis Silver Proof $1 NGC PF69 UCAM
Nov 13, 1:00 PM EST
1996-P Tennis Silver Proof $1 NGC PF69 UCAM
by Coastal Edge Auction Emporium LLC
Est: $60- $70
$460 Bids
14K WHITE GOLD 2 CTW G-H SI2/SI3 THREE PRONG TENNIS BRA
Oct 27, 12:00 AM PDT
14K WHITE GOLD 2 CTW G-H SI2/SI3 THREE PRONG TENNIS BRA
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $8,000- $10,000
$5000 Bids
14K YELLOW GOLD 2 CTW G-H I1/I2 DIAMOND DREAMS TENNIS B
Oct 27, 12:00 AM PDT
14K YELLOW GOLD 2 CTW G-H I1/I2 DIAMOND DREAMS TENNIS B
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $6,400- $8,000
$5000 Bids
14K WHITE GOLD 2 CTW G-H SI2/SI3 DIAMOND DREAMS TENNIS
Oct 26, 12:00 AM PDT
14K WHITE GOLD 2 CTW G-H SI2/SI3 DIAMOND DREAMS TENNIS
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $7,200- $9,000
$5000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Tennis Memorabilia


Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Burgersdijk & Niermans

Burgersdijk & Niermans

Heroes and Legends

Heroes and Legends

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures