1) Cannot be anything remotely associated with the feel of clip art.
2) The (4) main racket brands are Wilson, Babolat, Head & Prince. On the string beds of rackets, they have:
Wilson - large "W"
Head - large arc with a dot
Babolat - 2 lines at the bottom of the string bed
Prince - large "P"
We would love to have an icon that can serve (3) purposes
a) live on these string beds in conjunction with these (4) existing logos
b) live largely and prominently on the string bed when the consumer doesn't care about having their racket brand logo on the string bed
c) it would be great if our logo could be applied with free hand as opposed to with a stencil
***also playing around the outside of the frame is smart as when the logo is in the center, it wears away quickly because of ball strikes.
I posted pics of the (4) racket types to give you an understanding of the real estate available and some VERY generic and crude thoughts about possibilities.
3) Looking for tons of ideas
4) Please feel free to post basic non-finished ideas up and if they feel like the right direction...then we can expand on those.