An Afternoon Racquet-Smasher

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As Delaware’s leading media source for all things tennis in the First State, we felt compelled to share this crazy photo of our friend Drew Manning. Tennis maniacs will note the hole in his strings nicely corresponds to the dimensions of a yellow Wilson tennis ball, in this case served from the racquet of playing partner James Fleming.

One observer, tennis pro Rob Wirth, spoke for many when he said in decades of watching millions of groundstrokes, volleys and overheads, he has never witnessed an occurrence where the ball was struck with such force that it went clean through the strings and gently plopped out the other side.

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