I started writing this right after Novak won the Australian Open for a record setting 8th time. I have been thinking about this post for longer than that though ...
We were very excited to receive in the new version of the Babolat Pure Drive earlier this year...
The Prince Textreme Warrior 100 was a pretty easy racquet for me to review as it is my normal racquet that I play with.
I got the opportunity to go watch the day session of the semifinals of the Rogers CUP in Toronto where the women are playing. I watched two matches the first being Sara Errani versus Simona Halep and the second being the doubles match featuring Bethanie Mattek-Sands/Lucie Safarova versus Kristina Mladenovic/Karolina Pliskova. Both matches were terrific to watch and while they both ended 2-0 they were good competitive matches.
We are very excited to have received Head's new Graphene XT versions of their Speed line of racquets. Check out Head's video on the Graphene XT Speed Series.
It is Canada, it is cold and squash season is in full swing but I have found myself getting back in to tennis. I am lucky that our store is located inside of Northfield Racquet and Fitness in Waterloo Ontario. The club has seven indoor tennis courts and I have been making pretty good use of them the past few weeks. I grew up playing tennis so getting back at it after a few years off has not proven to be too hard. There are a few things to work on of course. I found my groove fairly quickly when hitting the Wilson Pro Staff 97LS and my strokes were fairly good and I was able to hit a lot of really good balls. Playing a match proved to be a bit more challenging for me. The first serve definitely needed some work, what to do when put on the defensive and how to attack were all things I realized pretty quickly I needed to work on technically. My confidence when it came to match play also needed some work. If you like me are just getting back to playing tennis you might suffer from some of the same very common issue and hopefully this blog post may help you deal with them.
There has been a great deal of talk in the tennis world about Roger Federer's new racquet. He has traditionally played with a 90 square inch Wilson Pro Staff but recently he has been playing with a prototype Wilson Pro Staff with a 97 square inch head. It won't be a prototype for much longer! We have it on order and are expecting delivery in October. There will be several editions of it including a signature edition.