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Tennis Racquet Review: Wilson Two BLX

March 6th, 2013 by Greg C

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The Wilson BLX Two is the latest update to their long-time ‘hammer’ series of tennis racquets.  Generally regarded as a game-improvement design, the hammer racquets have traditionally been used by a wide-variety of players and skill levels.

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Tennis Racquet Review: Head Youtek IG Extreme MP 2.0

March 4th, 2013 by Malik Benyebka

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The Head IG Extreme MP 2.0 was very enjoyable to play with.  It had a more balanced amount of weight with 11.5 ounces strung. This Head racquet is composed of d3o technology, which enables the racquet to adapt to your strokes…

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The Ultimate Work-out Buddy for the Whole Family

February 27th, 2013 by Suzi Martel

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Court Equipment Reviews, Tennis News, Tennis Lifestyle, Youth Sports

According to Statistic Brain, three of the top ten New Year’s Resolutions are health improvement related. Gym memberships increase by 30% in January, as eager to get in shape individuals crowd into neighborhood gyms, waiting their turn on the treadmills and weight machines. Those who prefer working out at home to avoid the grunting, groaning, waiting, and sweaty odor of a crowded gym, opt to purchase home equipment; usually a treadmill for a more private work out in a more ambient atmosphere.

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Tennis String Review: Wilson Shock Shield 16 Gauge

February 25th, 2013 by Greg C

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis String Review

Wilson, one of the United State’s largest sports equipment firms, has a long history with racquet sports. Wilson Shock Shield tennis string was recently introduced and appears intended for players seeking comfort as their # 1 concern. Wilson Shock Shield is constructed with a hollow-core center that is filled with a shock-absorbing gel (Isozorb). This center core is then surrounded with a multi-filament outer wrap. Wilson Shock Shield is blue in color.

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Tennis Racquet Review: Head Youtek IG Extreme Pro 2.0

February 20th, 2013 by Malik Benyebka

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The Head Youtek IG Extreme Pro 2.0 is the heaviest racquet of the IG Extreme series weighing in at 11.8 ounces. When it was strung, it felt a little head heavy at first.

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Tennis Racquet Review: Babolat Aero Pro Lite

February 18th, 2013 by Greg C

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The Babolat Aero Pro Lite is updated for 2013 with a new logo, graphics, and a physical design that creates an even quicker stroke. Continuing with Babolat’s high-visibility graphics and black/white/yellow scheme, the Babolat Aero Pro Lite is an attractive racquet.  One benefit that I like is the fact that as the racquet ages it’s rather busy design helps conceal “battle scars.”

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Good Sport or Bad Sport?

February 13th, 2013 by Suzi Martel

filed in Tennis News, Tennis Lifestyle, Youth Sports

Merriam-Webster defines sportsmanship as conduct becoming to one participating in a sport; that conduct being, fairness, respect for one’s opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing. Wikipedia touts that good sportsmanship is when teammates, opponents, coaches, and officials treat each other with respect and that the real winners in sports are those who know how to persevere and to behave with dignity – whether they win or lose the game.

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Tennis Racquet Review: Wilson Blade 98 (18 x 20)

February 11th, 2013 by Marc Pinckney

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After hitting with the new Wilson Blade 93 tennis racquet, I was understandably excited to hit with some of the other new frames in the Wilson line. I was thinking that the Blade 98 would be a nice frame for less experienced players. I cannot even begin to state how misplaced that youthful optimism was.

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Tennis Racquet Review: Völkl Organix 7 295g

February 6th, 2013 by Greg C

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The new Volkl Organix 7 has two versions:  295g and 310g.  This play-test is with the 295g (labeled 10.4 oz) and is intended to be the choice of players who desire a medium-weight racquet that offers some power without any sacrifice of control.  It is a “tweener” racquet (between game improvement and a true “player’s” racquet).

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Tennis Racquet Review: Head Youtek IG Extreme S 2.0

February 4th, 2013 by Malik Benyebka

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Racquet Reviews

The Head IG Extreme S 2.0 is the lightest version of the entire YouTek Extreme IG 2.0 series weighing in at 11.4 ounces. It is an oversized racquet with a 107 square inch head size. This Head racquet is composed of d3o technology enabling it to adapt to your strokes.  Designed with Innegra, the lightest high performance fiber…

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