July 4, 2010
We could talk about the big win, as usual, for Nikein this year's men's final between Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych - Nikehas them both head to toe. But that's pretty apparent. Here are our two less obvious notes:
Djokovic's Move to Sergio Tacchini
We've known the Joker to be an adidas guy, but things change. We may be late to the party on this news, but we're big fans of the old school brand, Sergio Tacchini.Classic, clean, perfect for Wimbledon.
Check out Sergio Tacchini apparel at Amazonand Do It Tennis.
However, Djokovic is still wearing the adidas Barricade tennis shoe and swinging the Head YouTek Speed Pro Tennis Racquet.
Rafa's New Strings
As part of his standard excellent color commentary of the Wimbledon final, John McEnroe made note of the specific string Champion Rafael Nadal was using, Babolat RPM Blast. The RPM Blast is the new string used by both Nadal and Andy Roddick - its a good string for big hitters like those two. It sports an 8-sided cross-section which adds extra bite on the ball for added topspin and slice. New high density co-polymer polyester monofilament combined with a new cross-linked silicone coating provides even more spin and greater ball control.
Check out the RPM Blast at Amazonor at Do It Tennis.
August 5, 2009
December 12, 2008
Mens Adidas Edge Theme Polo
We love the colors on this shirt - combining the brightness of the orange with the muted tone of the gray. It makes the perfect, non-loud tennis shirt. ClimaCool quarter-zip neck closure polo with full mesh panel along back and sides of garment for optimum cooling and ventilation. Screen-print design over right shoulder for added interest. Center chest logo placement. Its made of ClimaCool technology, which is 97% polyester and 3% spandex.
Check out the Mens Adidas Edge Theme Polo
September 22, 2008
The last time we saw an adidas tennis racquet, it was in the sawdusty grip of Ivan Lendl. This time, to get a little branding jumpstart, adidas will be introducing three lines of racquets, each named after one of their shoe lines - Barricade, Response and Feather.
The Barricade Tour is designed for the "Tournament Player." It is the heaviest at 330g and the stiffest of the new adidas rackets, meant for players who can generate their own power and look for additional control.
The Barricade Tour Light is 30g lighter, suiting good juniors, but it offers the same control with every swing. Both the Barricade Tour and Tour light come with and 18/20 string pattern to give excellent control and a crisp feel.
The plain old Barricade is lighter and less stiff version with a 16/19 string pattern to ensure a forgiving and playable racket for competition players.
There is also a Barricade Junior model.
Barricade racquets will have adidas POWER STRUCTURE TECHNOLOGY (PST). Three structures at 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock act like the claws on the Barricade shoe to improve torsional stability.
The Response racket has a higher frame height gives greater power while the stiffness and string pattern bring control.
The Feather is the lightest of the adidas Tennis Racket range just like the Feather shoe. However the Feather actually has the thickest frame offering a little extra power for the recreational or older club player seeking an easy to handle racket.
The adidas racquets are slated to be in stores in early 2009.
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July 11, 2008
World No.1 Ana Ivanovic will be the photo subject of choice for adidas training shots that will appear in N. American retail stores.
Check out adidas training gear.
From Women's Tennis Blog
June 16, 2008
We first brought these to you back in March, and now SneakerFiles has pics on the second drop of the classic adidas tennis shoes. White, black and green are three of the few colors seen in the pack throughout the different models. The Matchplay, Tennis Advantage OG, Stan Smith, and Forest Hills '82 are the four sneakers seen in this second drop.
Check them out, they're awesome if you're a fan of classic tennis looks and the old school. From what we can tell, they're only selling in the UK. If we're wrong in this assumption, PLEASE someone let us know. If we're not, comment on this blog and let's see if we can get someone to carry them over here.
June 8, 2008
Here's a first look at the adidas Edge Spring/Summer 2008 in white/mauve tint - the dress French Open champ Ivanovic will wear at Wimbledon. It is set to be available for sale this month at a retail price of $65.
Images courtesy of adidas; Heads up from Tennis Served Fresh
June 6, 2008
May 28, 2008
Adidas is going to launch an apparel and accessories collection named after Indian tennis up-and-comer Sania Mirza - the aptly named "Sania Mirza collection" will come out under the 'adidas' brand. This is the first time that Adidas will globally roll out a dedicated merchandise line after a tennis star. The Sania Mirza line will include apparel, headgear, accessories, bags and sporting gear; and it will be targeted at consumers in the 15-27 years age group.
This could be a really big win for adidas is Sania continues to perform well I think.
Check out adidas women's tennis gear here.
From Tennis Served Fresh
May 16, 2008
May 15, 2008
From an e-mail to TSF from the Sport Performance division:
adidas would like to wish the WTA World Number One all the best in her future endeavors.
adidas has been side-by-side with Justine Henin since 2003 during which time she won seven Grand Slams, including a record-equalling four French Open titles at Roland Garros, and Olympic Gold in Athens.
Justine Henin has been an outstanding player for adidas Tennis and will remain an ambassador of the adidas brand, continuing to inspire and enable young athletes worldwide.
May 9, 2008
Another new take on a classic, this pair of adidas Rod Laver's features a black and white color scheme. And like all Rod Laver's, they are mesh, so they breath. SneakerFiles.com tells us we should be able to get them at a local adidas retailer.
May 1, 2008
18-year old Kei Nishikori (the youngest in the top 100) just signed a 3-year deal with Sony. A big, non-traditional tennis endorsement for sure. But Sonyis betting that this solid, young, photogenic player is good enough to be around for awhile, this is likely to be a good invesment.
From their press release:
IMG today announced that professional tennis player Kei Nishikori has signed a three-year global sponsorship agreement with Sony Corporation.
Nishikori, 18, will endorse a wide range of Sony electronics products. In addition, the Japanese-born tennis player will wear a Sony logo on his right sleeve during official competition. Nishikori currently has worldwide endorsement agreements with Adidasand Wilson.
Thanks DownTheLine!; Image via NicksTennisPicks.com
April 28, 2008
Sporting Adidas' traditional three striped silhouette, this Tennis TC appears very subtle, but definitely appealing. The white, red, and blue color-way combines with the simple design to deliver a great overall shoe that has a lot to offer. In addition, the toe box is composed of suede and the tongue features a net embossed design.
Image from SneakerFiles.com.