Gallery view

1985 Sept. 4

Drossart, Eric

Memorandum from Eric Drossart to Mark H. McCormack

Discussing the idea of having yellow balls at Wimbledon.

Mark H. McCormack Papers

1985 Oct. 2

McCormack, Mark H.

Memorandum from Mark H. McCormack to Ian T. Todd

In addition to seeing Andrew Croker prior to the Dunhill Cup, McCormack asks Ian Todd to have a preliminary meeting with Slazenger about putting their balls in their Wimbledon commercial series next year in exchange for them using the Wimbledon ball at Wimbledon.

Mark H. McCormack Papers

1983 Nov. 22

Douglas, Gustaf O., 1938-

Letter from Lynton Tayler to Mark H. McCormack

Taylor urges McCormack to consider having a yellow tennis ball used during Wimbledon, as the white tennis balls are difficult to see for most television viewers. Taylor wants McCormack to persuade the All England Club in the interest of television viewers worldwide that they should convert to the yellow ball.

Mark H. McCormack Papers

1981 July 7

McCormack, Mark H.

Letter from Mark H. McCormack to Christopher Gorringe

McCormack reports that he has had very productive discussions with Slazenger about a worldwide license for a line of Wimbledon tennis balls.

Mark H. McCormack Papers

1985 Feb. 21

Taylor, Lynton

Letter from Lynton Taylor to Mark H. McCormack

Sydney (N.S.W.) - Taylor writes regarding changing the color of the tennis balls used during the Wimbledon Championship because of the difficulty of seeing the white ball on television.

Mark H. McCormack Papers

1981 July

Peacock, Ian D.

Wimbledon tennis ball agreement

Wimbledon tennis ball agreement with Slazenger Limited.

Mark H. McCormack Papers

1984 Oct. 31

McCormack, Mark H.

Memorandum from Mark H. McCormack to Buzz Hornett

Concerning NBC and Channel 9's opinion about yellow verses white tennis balls.

Mark H. McCormack Papers

1981 July 8

McCormack, Mark H.

Memorandum from Mark H. McCormack to Wimbledon Slazenger file

McCormack notes that a five year contract is possible for Wimbledon tennis balls with Slazenger.

Mark H. McCormack Papers

1981 July 30

McCormack, Mark H.

Letter from Mark H. McCormack to I. D. Peacock

McCormack writes regarding the Wimbledon ball.

Mark H. McCormack Papers

1985 Sept. 4

Drossart, Eric

Memorandum from Eric Drossart to Mark H. McCormack

Discussing the benefit of having yellow balls at Wimbledon, as opposed to the white balls.

Mark H. McCormack Papers