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March 8, 2011

The Boxing / Tennis Connection

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I've loved boxing since I was a kid, and in my mind I always felt boxing and tennis were related. Obviously not in the sport itself, but in the 1 on 1 and mental aspects of the sports. Well, I finally took the plunge and took up boxing. What I can tell you is this...not only has my tennis experience helped my boxing, but the boxing has helped my tennis. My tennis footwork and jump rope experience gave me a head start on the boxing fitness (which is the hardest workout I've ever done by the way. And when I got back on the court, my cardio was stronger, my feet faster, and my focus better.

I just got my own gloves and wraps, wasn't loving the heavily used gloves at my gym. Boxing Depot has cheap shipping on all orders.

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October 17, 2008

HEAD Introduces NEW CrossBow Racquet Due Out in November

After overwhelming success of the CrossBow Racquets launched in May, HEAD Penn Racquet Sports announces a new addition to the CrossBow line. The Crossbow 4, which will be available in November, offers players the perfect blend of power and control.

CrossBow Technology features the world's first and only dynamic bridge racquet construction. Power loaded for players with shorter more compact swings, CrossBow Technology features a bridge suspended from the frame that moves independently, allowing the racquet to store energy in both the stringbed and the bridge. The two-piece design acts like a spring or bow that is loaded during ball impact and is released as the ball accelerates off the stringbed for maximum power. CrossBow also uses 10 main strings though the bridge, offering a larger sweetspot than is found on conventional fixed-bridge racquets.

"We've had tremendous success with the Crossbow 10 and Crossbow 6, and the Airflow line has been very popular for us as well," said Roger Petersman, Senior Business Manager of Tennis Racquets for HEAD Penn Racquet Sports. "We are really excited to bring in the new CrossBow 4 Racquet which offers players both power and control."

Crossbow 4: The perfect blend of power and control. Ideal for players with a more moderate swing style.

Check out the HEAD Crossbows:
Head Crossbow 4
Head Crossbow 6
Head Crossbow 10

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October 13, 2008

Tennis Against Breast Cancer


Tennis Against Breast Cancer (TABC) is the a tennis organization specially formed to provide a way to raise money for breast cancer with tennis. TABC has a whole line of product available on their website. TABC is the only tennis organization specially formed to expand awareness of breast cancer and raise funds to find a a cure!

For more information, or to purchase TABC products, go to tennisabc.org.

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October 7, 2008

HEAD Introduces 3 New CrossBow Racquets

HEAD Penn Racquet Sports announced that they have added 3 new Power Loaded racquets to the successful CrossBow Racquet Line. With the introduction of the CrossBow 8, the CrossBow 4, and the CrossBow 2, the racquet line now provides a full range of power for players with different swing styles. The CrossBow 4 will hit stores in early November with the CrossBow 8 and 2 being shipped in February.

CrossBow Technology features the world's first and only dynamic bridge racquet construction. Power loaded for players with shorter more compact swings, CrossBow Technology features a bridge suspended from the frame that moves independently, allowing the racquet to store energy in both the stringbed and the bridge. The two-piece design acts like a spring or bow that is loaded during ball impact and is released as the ball accelerates off the stringbed for maximum power. CrossBow also uses 10 main strings though the bridge, offering a larger sweetspot than is found on conventional fixed-bridge racquets.

"We've had tremendous success with the CrossBow 10 and CrossBow 6, and the Airflow line has been very popular for us as well," said Roger Petersman, Senior Business Manager of Tennis Racquets for HEAD Penn Racquet Sports. "We are really excited to bring in the 3 new CrossBow Racquets which will now appeal to a full range of players with various swing styles."

Along with the current CrossBow 10 and CrossBow 6, the Power Series will now include:

Head_crossbow_8.jpgCrossBow 8: Lightweight power and great maneuverability featuring CrossBow technology. Great for shorter more compact swing styles.

head_crossbow_4.jpgCrossBow 4: The perfect blend of Power and Control. Ideal for players with a more moderate swing style.

Head_crossbow_2.jpgCrossBow 2: A mid-plus racquet with all the Power you need and all of the Control you would expect. Great for power players with a full swing style.

Get Head racquets and gear here.

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September 23, 2008

Tennis Industry News

Tennis Life Magazine Named Official Magazine for USTA Southwest
Tennis Life Magazine with the USTA Southwest Section has entered into an agreement to be the official magazine of the USTA Southwest section. Beginning in 2009 members of the USTA Southwest will receive a regionally customized edition for the Southwest section. The Southwest section consists of Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas; a real hotbed of tennis. More >>

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Wilson and ITF Expand Partnership - Wilson Extends Sponsorship as the Official Ball of Davis Cup and Fed Cup

Wilson Racquet Sports and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) have extended their sponsorship agreement to include Wilson as the Official Ball of Davis Cup, Fed Cup and other ITF initiatives for multi-year deal.

Wilson has been involved in Davis Cup since 2002 and has experienced fantastic on-site presence at every Davis Cup tie throughout the world. In the last six years, Wilson has been able to harness the passion, emotion and heritage associated with the event when delivering their excitement for the game of tennis. More>>

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August 29, 2008

First Look - Babolat's New XS Racquets

Babolat, a leading manufacturer of tennis products, announces the introduction of a new range of high performance tennis racquets-the XS line-featuring Babolat's new Xtra Sweetspot technology.

To meet the needs of intermediate players, Babolat engineered the new XS line of lightweight and maneuverable racquets for optimal playability. The Babolat XS 102 and Babolat XS 105 are enhanced with Babolat's Xtra Sweetspot technology featuring an exclusive grommet design that significantly increases the sweet spot while providing a dampening affect and a longer contact time between the ball and string.

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August 28, 2008

K3 Tennis Balls Chosen by "Little Mo" National Championship

We love seeing new, grassroots tennis companies sprout up, and this looks like an interesting one. Best of luck, K3.

k3logo.jpgK3 Tennis proudly announces that K3 Tennis balls have been chosen as the Official Ball for the "Little Mo" National Tennis Championships. Partnering with Tennis LMS, a title sponsor of "Little Mo", K3 Tennis will be the Official Ball for all "Little Mo" Regional and National tournaments.

Carol Weyman, Executive Vice-President of the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation and "Little Mo" Tournament Chairman said, "We are so pleased to have K3 as the 'Official Ball' sponsor of the 'Little Mo' Regionals and Nationals. We are very impressed with the quality of this new tennis ball and the professionalism of K3 Tennis. Also, the kids love to keep the K3 ball as a souvenir since the 'Little Mo' logo is imprinted on it. Putting a logo on the tennis ball is an extra special touch that K3 Tennis provides."

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Babolat's Legal Performance Enhancement Product - String

Addiction.jpgBabolat, a leading manufacturer of tennis products, announces the introduction of its newest multifilament string, Addiction.

Babolat created the new Addiction string for players looking for the right blend of comfort, power, and durability. This multifilament string is composed of polyamide fibers (PA) and polyurethane (PU) matrix, with additional fibers making up a central core. Polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE) fibers provide an increased durability due to the very low coefficient of friction of this material.

"My great-great grandfather invented tennis strings in 1875 and Babolat has been a leader in the production of strings ever since," commented Eric Babolat, President and CEO of Babolat. "We continue to innovate in this area so that we can provide tennis players all over the world with the best products to improve their game. Our new Addiction string continues that tradition by providing the best power, comfort, and durability at a great price."

Addiction specifications:
Gauges Max. Tension Length
125/17 66 lbs 40 feet / 660 feet
130/16 66 lbs 40 feet / 660 feet

The new Addiction string will be available in pro and tennis specialty stores starting in September 2008.

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August 26, 2008

USTA Launches Green Initiatives at 2008 US Open

usopengreen2.pngLong-term environmental awareness plan will have Billie Jean King as campaign spokesperson.

The USTA today announced an increased commitment to long-term environmental initiatives at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home of the US Open, which annually hosts more than 700,000 fans during the two weeks of the event. One of tennis' most respected champions and the tennis facility's namesake, Billie Jean King, will participate in the USTA's awareness campaign to encourage US Open fans and others to help preserve the environment.

A top environmental consultant, Environmental Resources Management (ERM), reviewed operations of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and recommended various initiatives that will have an impact on reducing the carbon footprint of the 2008 US Open, including improved waste and energy management programs and the use of recycled paper. The USTA will continue to work with ERM to develop ongoing initiatives to further reduce the US Open's carbon footprint and overall ecological impact.

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Tennis Apparel That Helps Circulation and Blood Oxygenation

draper.jpgDraper Body Therapy yesterday announced the release of what it calls "the most advanced therapeutic sportswear for tennis players of all levels." The new apparel line uses oxygen-increasing textile technology to help with therapeutics and circulation. Here is more from the press release:

Proven to increase levels of oxygen in the blood and improve circulation in the body, this line features no-nonsense shirts and performance sport socks designed to accelerate muscle recovery and help players explode to the ball.

The therapeutic benefits of the US-made Draper Body Therapy line include: increased oxygenation and circulation levels; relief from pain, soreness, stiffness and swelling; increased energy; and accelerated muscle recovery after exertion or injury. Recent clinical studies have also proven the beneficial effects of the material continue hours after wear. These benefits help serious athletes prepare for their best game.

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TennisPoint.com lets you "Power Search" for courts & clubs

tennispoint.pngTennisPoint.com (which WhatsAllTheRacquet covered recently) today announced the launch of a comprehensive search tool designed to give players seeking tennis courts or tennis clubs a complete profile of facilities' quality, offered programs, size, court surfaces, player reviews, photographs, maps, and even aerial views.

Players can search for courts based on large number of criteria including lighting, whether or not a facility has a teaching pro, what programs are offered (leagues, team tennis, round robins, etc.) and quickly zero in on the courts that match their interests.

Search results include aerial views and maps plus complete facility information and user reviews. In the event that a public facility is missing some information, players can register or login and edit the facility's information based on what they know about it. Private club profiles can only be edited by club owners or employees with proper credentials.

Says Jeremy Bruck CEO and founder of TennisPoint.com, "Players can now find a facility and get a really good idea of what it's like before they ever go there. We think users are going to love it because it removes a lot of the worry about what you'll find when you arrive at the facility. We're also giving facility owners the ability to go in and edit their facility profile. So they can be sure that the information online is always accurate. It's a true win-win."

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August 25, 2008

Dunlop Looks to the Future for Its American Tour Team

dunlop.pngDunlop's next generation technology will be played by the next generation of tennis stars when Americans Jesse Levine and Jamea Jackson step onto the court at next week's U.S. Open. The two have each signed multi-year contracts to endorse Dunlop racquets, balls and court luggage.

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August 21, 2008

Williams Dominates 2008 World Racquetball Championships

The 14th International Racquetball Federation (IRF) 2008 World Championships concluded as nearly 200 players representing 30 countries competed for coveted gold medals in singles and doubles as well as points for team/country awards. The event was held August 1-10, 2008 at the Kingscourt Racquetball & Handball Club, in Kingscourt, Ireland.

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August 20, 2008

Tennis Equipment News

HEAD Pro Stanislas Wawrinka Brings Home the Gold from Beijing
HEAD player Stanislas Wawrinka and partner Roger Federer earned an Olympic Gold Medal in men's doubles after a 6-3, 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3 victory over the Swedish team of Thomas Johansson and HEAD player Simon Aspelin, who took home the Silver Medal. On their way to the gold medal, Wawrinka and Federer defeated the No. 1 seeded Bryan brothers, playing for the US team, 7-6(6), 6-4. More...

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Wilson, Official Stringer of the 2008 US Open, Using Innovative New Stringing Machine
For the 3rd consecutive year, Wilson has been the official stringer of the US Open, one of the four Grand Slam tournaments of the year. More...

Check out stringing machines here.

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