EST. 150 YEARS AGO
The legacy of Wright & Ditson is woven into the early fabric of American sports history. Founded in 1871 by Baseball Hall of Famer George Wright and Boston businessman Henry Ditson, the company became a purveyor of tennis, golf and baseball equipment.
Wright & Ditson was known for its precision and craftsmanship, manufacturing the finest tennis rackets, golf and baseball equipment. Wright & Ditson would become a supplier of athletic goods to the entire nation, throughout its history the company shared a special relationship with the city and professional baseball teams of Boston. Wright & Ditson supplied uniforms for every Boston team from 1871 until 1907, including the Red Stockings, Red Caps, Beaneaters, Nationals, and Americans.
“George Wright never had any equal as a fielder, base runner and batsman, he was really in a class by himself.”Hall of Famer Jim O’Rourke
Of all the products manufactured by Wright & Ditson in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, its lawn tennis equipment received the greatest acclaim. Twenty-five times between 1886 until 1916, the National All-Comers champion wielded a Wright & Ditson racquet. The Wright & Ditson tennis ball was the official ball ofthe U.S. Tennis Championship every year for over 60 years beginning in 1887.
A rich tradition
By the early 1900s, Wright & Ditson stood alone as the singular purveyor of sports equipment and apparel in the U.S.; and the brand of choice, for court or course, to the hobbyist and professional alike.
DID YOU KNOW...
George Wright is also credited with setting up New England's first nine-hole golf course in 1890.
The Legend Lives on
Today, we proudly carry on our rich tradition of skill and quality as we employ modern techniques and styling to revive the fashions of a bygone era in American sport.