March 8, 2010

I'll Analyze Your Tennis Stroke for $5

I'm trying out a new service called Fiverr. You can offer anything you want to people for the low, low price of $5. Sort of like the Dollar Store, but online and $5. So I decided to take a test drive with something for the What's All The Racquet readership.

So...for $5 I will analyze your tennis stroke.

Send me a video of your tennis stroke and I'll send you back a written analysis and pointers on how to fix it. One stroke per $5. I've been playing tennis for the last 31 years, competitively through college, and have been an instructor for both kids and adults.

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K-Swiss Week: Women's Defier DS Tennis Shoe

k-swiss-womens-defier-ds-tennis-shoe-wht-ltgry-nvy-red.jpgK-Swiss Women's Defier DS Tennis Shoe

On the heels of the success of the K-Swiss Defier RS shoes, KSwiss updates the Defier with the Defier DS. The Defier DS is a supportive and durable high performance tennis shoe designed with the latest technologies to stand up to the demands and rigors of intense play.

Upper: DuraWrap provides an extra line of defense against excessive toe dragging by increasing durability in the toe box. Padded open mesh tongue provides maximum breathability. Midfoot supports integrated into the lacing system provide excellent lateral stability needed for quick side to side movements on the court. Synthetic leather with micro perforations is durable and allows for ventilation. Padded heel collar with Achilles notch for increased comfort. Stay-tied laces act as a "catch" to keep your laces tied.

Midsole: Shock Spring technology provides superior cushioning in the heel and forefoot. SuperFoam is space age energy return foam that resists compression set and provides longer lasting cushioning and comfort. Removable molded EVA sockliner with perforations provides increased cushioning and breathability. Increased stability is achieved through the use of a lightweight TPU Active Cradle on the lateral forefoot to help prevent roll over and a TPU Active Cradle heel wrap to keep your foot centered.

Outsole: Aösta 7.0 rubber outsole compound provides unsurpassed durability from heel to toe. DragGuard™ located in the high-wear areas of the toe and heel and offers increased abrasion-resistance. Outstanding traction comes from a tennis specific, multi-surface herringbone tread pattern.

Available in width D (Medium).

Check out the K-Swiss Women's Defier DS Tennis Shoe

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March 5, 2010

Babolat Week: NS Drive OS Tennis Racquet

411M+EROBpL._AA280_.jpgA more economical addition to Babolat's game-improvement category, the Babolat NS Drive OSutilizes new Nano Strength material technology, and combines it with the comfort of Smart Grip, all in an economical package.

Offering a generous sweetspot and lightweight feel, the Babolat NS Drive OSoffers excellent maneuverability without sacrificing stability or comfort.

Babolat Nano Strength technology stiffens the carbon fibers for added power and resistance to torsion. Placement of these fibers in the yoke area translates to more power and more stability.

A new concept from Babolat is the ergonomic, "hourglass-shaped" Smart Grip. The shape of the handle is refined to optimize contact between your hand and the grip, allowing for a more secure grip and improved maneuverability.

The 109 square inch headsize, 24/22mm wide beam, sub-10 ounce weight, and 27.2 inch length adds up to power, Babolat-style.

* Headsize:109 sq. in.
* Length:27.20 in.
* Weight (strung):9.60 oz.
* Stiffness (Babolat RDC):72
* Balance:14.00 in. Head Heavy
* Cross Section:24/22mm Tapered Beam
* Swingweight:290 kg*sq. cm
* String Pattern:16x19
* Grip:Soft Touch

Check out the Babolat NS Drive OS

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March 4, 2010

Babolat Week: Nadal 110 Junior Tennis Racquet

Babolat Nadal 110 Junior Tennis Racquetis a 21 inch junior size replica of Rafael Nadal's AeroPro Drive, made from aluminum. Get your little one started playing today! Suited for ages 4+ and juniors approximately 40"-44" tall.

  • Headsize:85 sq. in.
  • Weight:6.1 oz.
  • Length:21 in.
  • Grip Size:3-5/8"
  • Pre-strung from Babolat, with head cover included.

Check out the Babolat Nadal 110 Junior Tennis Racquet

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March 3, 2010

New US Davis Cup Team, An All-Prince Lineup

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Next Generation Squad - Sam Querrey, John Isner and the Bryan Brothers All Choose to Play with Prince Racquets Featuring Visible O-Technology

Bordentown, NJ, March 3, 2010
- When the next generation US Davis Cup team takes on Serbia this weekend in its first test of the year, US tennis will not only see a team featuring a few new faces, but also one comprised solely of Prince players.

Every member of the US Davis Cup team (Sam Querrey, John Isner and Mike and Bob Bryan) takes advantage of racquets featuring Prince's visible O-Technology - a unique series of large visible ports along the frame engineered to deliver faster racquet speed, greater stability and a larger sweet spot.

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Babolat Week: Team All Court 4 Tennis Shoes

51ReTPqXtfL._AA280_.jpgMens Babolat Team All Court 4is the next generation tennis shoe offered by Babolat, now offered with a 6 month outsole warranty. Now with Babolat Exact Pro in the forefoot, more cushioned and lighter weight than the previous Team All Court III, the Team All Court 4 remains a solid all-around choice. Memory foam in upper for added comfort and OrthoLite hygienic insole. In keeping with French tradition, Babolat continues the use of an outsole made by Michelin to provide durability and traction.

  • Upper:Leather and mesh.
  • Midsole:Molded EVA, with Exact Pro - Exact Pro propulsion technology comprised of Pebax Rebound Fish polymer sandwiched between layers of dynamic camflex material. Generates a dynamic impulse to assist in lateral and diagonal movement in the forefoot of the shoe.
  • Heel:Vibrakill shock absorption designed specifically for tennis. Promotes quicker recovery due to optimized capacity for restitution.
  • Outsole:Michelin All Court provides traction on all surfaces.

Check out the Mens Babolat Team All Court 4

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March 2, 2010

Babolat Week: Aero Racquet Holder X 6

51s6nR2mUqL._SL500_AA280_.jpgBabolat Aero Racquet Holder X 6: This sharp and durable Aero line bag is great for the serious tennis player looking for a functional bag with plenty of room for racquets, shoes, clothes, and all other tennis gear. The sleek and attractive design and black/yellow color combination make this bag an excellent choice whether you are a Babolat racquet user or not. Features: Two large compartments that hold a total of up to six racquets A large front pocket is perfect for smaller items such as keys, wallets, cell phones etc Dimensions: 29.5 in x 10.7 in x 13.4 in / 75 cm x 27.2 cm x 34 cm

Check out the Babolat Aero Racquet Holder X 6

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March 1, 2010

Babolat Week: AeroPro Drive Plus (Cortex) Tennis Racquet

Babolat AeroPro Drive Plus Tennis Racquetnow adds the Cortex vibration filter to the number 1 selling Drive technology and the aerodynamic design of the AeroPro series. For this second generation, Babolat maintains the same specifications found in the AeroPro Drive Plus, now with Cortex for enhanced feel. Advanced players will enjoy easy topspin and slice, with the added pop of the extra 0.5 inch length. The large sweetspot yields forgiving power for moderate to fast swings.

* Racquet SpecificationsHeadsize: 100 sq. in.
* Length: 27.50 in.
* Weight (strung): 11.30 oz.
* Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 70
* Balance: 13.25 in. Head Light
* Cross Section: 23mm Head/26mm Throat
* Swingweight: 336 kg*sq. cm
* String Pattern: 16x19
* Grip: Syntec

Check out the Babolat AeroPro Drive Plus Cortex Tennis Racquet

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February 4, 2010

Three New Hybrid Racquets Add to Prince's 2010 Racquet Line


In addition to the 2010 EXO3 Black and White (read more here), three new EXO3 Hybrid models complement the 2010 Prince Racquet line - offering a combination of EXO3 technology (at either 3 and 9 o'clock or 6 and 12 o'clock) and traditional technology in a great entry level family of frames.

Check out the Prince EXO3 Hybrid 100 Tennis Racquet

Check out the PRINCE EXO3 Hybrid 104 Tennis Racquets

Check out the PRINCE EXO3 Hybrid 110 Tennis Racquets

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