April 27, 2009

Beginner Tennis Racquet Week: Wilson Impact

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Wilson Impact Tennis Racket
Designed for novice players, this titanium-alloy tennis racquet has Volcanic Frame technology for power and stability and a Cushion Pro Grip for comfort. The racquet weighs 10.7 ounces and measures 27.5 inches long, with an oversized 110-square-inch head and factory stringing. The grip is 4.25 inches in diameter.

Specifications:

* Frame: titanium alloy
* Strung weight: 10.7 oz
* Head size: 110 sq in
* Length: 27.5"
* Stringing: factory
* String pattern: 16 x 19
* Tension range: 50-60 lbs
* Grip: 4.25"
* Stiffness: 53
* Balance: head heavy 1 cm

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April 15, 2009

Prince giving $20 Off Any of its New EXO3 Racquets - No Questions Asked

Prince Gives Big "Thank You" to Tennis Players for Growing the Sport
Tennis Racquet Leader Launches Nationwide Program Giving Instant $20 Off Any of its New EXO3 Racquets - No Questions Asked

Bordentown, NJ, April 15, 2009 - Tennis certainly has reason to be excited. Recent findings have shown that on-court participation levels in the United States are the highest they have been in more than fifteen years. In fact, amazingly, tennis participation in the US (unlike many other sports) has nearly doubled since 2000.

Why is this happening? It is due to the support and passion for the game that comes from players - new, frequent and returning. Players deserve the biggest "THANK YOU" and for that, Prince, a global leader of performance tennis products, has decided to launch a nationwide "thank you" program giving consumers an instant $20 off any racquet in the new, top-of-the-line Prince EXO3 line - just in time to "gear up" for summer. The offer begins today, Wednesday, April 15 and runs through Friday, June 15, 2009 at all participating tennis racquet dealers nationwide.

"This is a unique and exciting time for our sport. Interest in tennis is on the rise and participation levels are growing. We want to thank players for taking to the court and encourage them to continue to do so by making it easy and affordable to purchase or upgrade to a new tennis racquet," said John Embree, President of Prince Sports, Inc. "Now is the time of year when consumers look to 'gear up' and this is a simple-to-understand offer that will help put the best racquets in their hands and $20 in their pocket; and help our retail partners as well by driving folks into the store. No fine print, no coupons. That's it."

The ground-breaking Prince EXO3 racquet line was introduced in January 2009. Offering performance racquets for all player types - from beginners to touring pros - EXO3 features the breakthrough Energy BridgeTM and Energy ChannelTM technologies - applied ingeniously and in varying degrees to each racquet depending on the model - to literally transfer more energy back into the tennis ball for exceptional feel. Led by world #10 Gael Monfils, who plays the EXO3 Rebel 95 and carries the flag for the line, EXO3 has generated significant buzz with advanced, competitive players and recreational players alike.

You can get the $20 at these retailers.

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January 31, 2009

Monthly Roundup for January

Apparel

Australian Open

Grips

Head Products

Ping Pong Tables

Prince Products

Products of the Pros

Random Tennis Stuff

Sergio Tacchini

Strings

Tennis Books & Magazines

Tennis Equipment Deals

Training Tools

Wilson Products

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January 30, 2009

Artsy Ping Pong Table Made of Mirrors

tableCLEAN1.jpgOn Wednesday January 28, the New York exhibition space Nyehaus will present its first-ever invitational table-tennis tournament in conjunction with its current exhibition, "Rirkrit Tiravanija: Reflection," on view through February 21.

Celebrities of the ping-pong world, including Marty Reisman, the U.S. men's singles champion in 1958 and '60, and the identical twins Brad & Brandon Belle, will play matches against one other and with spectators on Tiravanija's mirrored, regulation-sized table, Untitled (The Future will be Chrome) (2008).

Should you choose to come and see the match, you'll be joined by art-worlders Phillipe Parreno, Pierre Huyghe, Liam Gillick, and Hans Ulrich Obrist -- puppet versions of whom appear on a grandstand installation surrounding the table.

In addition to Wednesday night's event, Filipino table tennis star Ernesto Ebuen will be available for private or group lessons for the duration of the exhibit.

Tiravanija's table was produced by Cumulus Studios, a company that collaborates with artists on functional outdoor objects.

From ArtInfo via NOTCOT

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New Gael Monfils Prince TV Spot - First Look

TV spot from Prince featuring #13 ranked Gael Monfils and his Prince EXO3 Rebel 95 racquet - one of the newest releases from Prince featuring EXO3 technology.

This TV spot has just started to air, this is an early look:

NEW GAEL MONFILS - EXO3 REBEL :30 TV SPOT

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January 28, 2009

Victoria Azarenka Signs Wth Tourna Grip

Unique Sports is proud to announce a multi-year agreement with WTA Top 15 player Victoria Azarenka. The 19 year old rising star Azarenka uses the new high performance overgrip Tourna Tac from the makers of the world famous Tourna Grip. Both Unique and Victoria are excited about the partnership and potential to market high performance gear specifically to women. Azarenka said of the new grip, "...Tourna Tac it is definitely my grip of choice, it really performs in all playing conditions and doesn't slip out of my hand like other grips". Azarenka is featured on the packaging of the Pink and White colors of Tourna Tac.

Check out Tourna Grip here

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January 27, 2009

A $1500 Tennis Ball Can

Tiffany & Co. is offering the 1837 Tennis Ball Can for a mere $1500 - here.

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From Tennis Served Fresh

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January 23, 2009

TennisPuzzles.com Launches Free Online Games with Australian Open Theme

Tennis fans who can't get enough of the Australian Open action now can visit TennisPuzzles.com to play tournament-themed crossword, word search and wordoku* puzzles. The website features three puzzles that include clues about the season's first major, which is being played in Melbourne Jan. 19-Feb. 1.

TennisPuzzles.com offers free interactive games, which can be printed for offline play. The website offer fans a cool way to stay mentally sharp, learn tennis history and have "tennis fun off the court!" It launched in May 2008, and featured themed puzzles for the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

"Tennis is a mind game and so are these Australian Open-themed puzzles," says editor Liza Horan. "The sport draws thinking types who love a bit of competition and fans can time their puzzle-solving abilities to compete against themselves or friends. TennisPuzzles.com offers fun off the court and also teaches tennis history."

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Wilson Launches New Visible FX Technology

Wilson Racquet Sports has incorporated a new technology in their [K] Factor Line of frames for 2009.

The next generation of [K] Factor tennis rackets is called FX which means, [K] Factors multiplied. It utilizes a "Quad Shaft" construction in the throat area of the racket with improved distribution of weight. Quad Shaft means the throat of the racket has 4 shafts vs. the conventional 2, which ultimately means more stability. This technology provides the racket with 23% more "torsional" stability and more evenly distributed mass resulting in more control. Four key technologies are incorporated in the FX line: [K]arophite Black, [K]onnector, [K]ontour Yoke, [K]ompact Center. As a result of these technologies, there are three key benefits: increased feel, more strength and stability, and bigger sweet spot. All of these factors contribute to 64% more [K]ontrol.

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Wilson Racquet Sports Signs Anna Chakvetadze to Long Term Agreement

Anna-Chakvetadze.jpgWilson Racquet Sports announced that they have signed a long term agreement with Anna Chakvetadze. The 21 year old ended 2008 with a WTA Tour ranking of 18, which was her third Top 20 year in a row. In late 2007, Chakvetadze achieved a career high world ranking of number 5. She reached the quarterfinals in three out of four Grand Slams, and got to the semifinals of the WTA Tour Sony Ericsson Championships.

"I am thrilled to be playing with Wilson equipment," said Chakvetadze. "I know that my racket, bag, strings all have the highest quality to support on my quest for the Top 10". Anna will debut her Wilson [K] Blade Team racket and Eco Pro Tour Super Six bag next week at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

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