October 8, 2010

2010 What's All The Racquet Holiday Gift Guide

THE GIFT FOR THE WESTERN FOREHAND IN YOUR LIFE

514wvvLPpTL._AA300_.jpgBabolat 2010 Aeropro Drive Tennis Racquet
Nadal wouldn't choose a racquet that didn't allow for heavy top spin, so if you know someone who puts some action on the ball, this is a good gift idea. The Aero Modular Technology minimizes drag through the air and increases hitting power. And the Cortex System filters and dampens the vibrations that interfere with feel.



THE GIFT FOR THE ADVANCED PLAYER IN YOUR LIFE

Thumbnail image for 41gwoAlfMlL._AA300_.jpgWilson K Factor KSix-One Tennis Racquet
This racket is designed for increased racket head speed. Couple that with solid control, great stability and nice feel and you have a great choice for advanced players. It has the Karophite Black material in K Factor racquets is used to make the KSix-One 95 a stiffer, more stable racquet. By making a denser string pattern the racquet will play with more control since, on impact with the ball, the strings will not flex as much.




A TENNIS GIFT THAT EVERYONE CAN ENJOY

411borpCvLL._SL500_AA300_.jpgLobster Sports Elite 3 Battery Ball Machine
Our favorite of all the ball machines, mostly because of its durability and value for the money. This machine can give great workouts to anyone from novices to advanced players. It has triple oscillation and 2-line feature with variable depth. Put another way...it shoots up to 50 degree lobs to practice your overhead, speeds of up to 80 miles per hour to challenge your ability to react with thinking, and heavy top and back spin choices to perfect your ability to return whatever comes your way.

TO KEEP YOUR TENNIS PLAYER WARMED UP


Viva Vitas Hoodie

viva vitas hoodie.pngLightweight Hooded Sweatshirt for Men, 50% cotton, 50% polyesteR. Vitas Gerulaitis was known for winning the men's singles title at one of the 2 Australian Open tournaments held in 1977. He also won the men's doubles title at Wimbledon in 1975 and was a singles semi-finalist at Wimbledon in both 1977 and 1978. In 1977, he lost a long Wimbledon semi-final to Björn Borg 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 8-6. Gerulaitis was known for his exceptionally quick hands at the net and for his outstanding court coverage. With his dash of long blond hair he was a precursor, in style at least, to Andre Agassi. Vitas was taken from us much too soon, we miss you Vitas!

TENNIS T-SHIRT GIFT FOR GUYS

Viva Arthur Tshirt
viva arthur red.pngWimbledon, US Open, and Australian Open champion, and a champion in life as well. Arthur was taken from us much too soon. Slim-fitting jersey t-shirt for men, 100% cotton, Brand: American Apparel






TENNIS T-SHIRT GIFT FOR GALS

Martina Navratilova Charcoal T
martina pink.pngMartina Navratilova is a former World No. 1 and as Billie Jean King said, "She's the greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player who's ever lived." Navratilova won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 Grand Slam women's doubles titles (an all-time record), and 10 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. Slim-fitting Soft Jersey Tee, 100% cotton, Brand: American Apparel. BONUS: 50% OF ALL AFTER TAX PROFIT FROM THE SALES OF THESE TSHIRTS WILL BE DONATED TO BREAST CANCER RESEARCH @ SUSAN B. KOMEN FOR THE CURE (KOMEN.ORG)

WHAT TO GET THE NEWBORN TENNIS PLAYER


"What Would Mac Do?" Baby Onesie

2010-11-08_0815.pngIf you're a baby, the answer is clear...you cry, scream and yell. With his success on the court, and his legendary personality, this is perfect for your aspiring tennis players. The envelope neck and three snap leg closure allow for easy dressing. The fabric is made from 100% cotton baby rib knit, 30 single combed ring-spun. And its garment washed so its super soft...unlike McEnroe's personality...

If you aspire for a more collected personality for your baby, there's also a "What Would Borg Do?" Onesie as well.

STOCKING STUFFER - TENNIS BALLS

41nq27NWUVL._SL500_AA300_.jpgPenn ATP Tennis Balls

Penn ATP Regular Duty Tennis Balls are the Number 1 choice of ATP Players. It's the official ball of the ATP, is used in 10 of the top 14 tournaments worldwide, has a long-wearing woven felt covering with high-elastic seams that reduce cracking and a technical grade hevea rubber core for precise bounce. Smart Optik Felt for greater visibility


STOCKING STUFFER - TENNIS STRING

51AAN6Fx9NL._SL500_AA300_.jpgBabolat Pro Hurricane Tennis String

Arguably the best string on the market. The Babolat Pro Hurricane's exceptional flexibility and resistance comes from the new material Xtrem Futur Polymer (XFP). It can stay at the initial tension for months and provide the same feeling and power it did when strung. The flexibility makes it shock absorption pretty special. Your tennis playing gift recipient will thank you.

STOCKING STUFFER - TENNIS GRIPS

51cIt0qSBDL._SL500_AA300_.jpgWhat can we say, they're overgrips. You wrap them around your tennis grip to fight moisture and help you hold on better. Pretty self-explanatory. But here are two great options for the stocking.

Wilson Pro Overgrip Tennis Racquet Grip

Unique Tourna Extra Long Original Dry Feel Tennis Grips

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Posted by Bob Wallace at October 8, 2010 11:09 AM
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