Fred Perry, former table tennis world champion, wasn’t only a prodigy in tennis and table tennis. At the age of 20, his father gave him a tennis racket and from the very first moment he was passionate about this sport. In the very same year, he was able to qualify for the famous Wimbledon tournament. Winning this tournament in 1934, he completely turned the tennis world on its head. Fred Perry, the “working-class child”, won the most legendary tennis tournament out of the blue. His victory wasn’t celebrated as usual: the club members simply threw his Wimbledon club tie into the locker room. Perry, nevertheless, was able to repeat its victory in the following years – and he was the first to have achieved this by then. Until 1947, he travelled the world and successfully played at various tennis tournaments. In those days, British tennis players wore green army polo shirts – this absolutely wasn’t to Perry’s liking which is why he donated white polo shirts decorated with the typical laurel wreath – the Fred Perry brand was born.