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Come for the Tennis, Stay for the Culture

September 14th, 2012 by Guest Contributor

filed in Tennis Lifestyle

Hard work, dedication, practice, sweat, skill, focus, endurance, excitement, victory, loss, tennis. There are probably hundreds of other words to describe this amazing sport. It dates back hundreds of years and has been a celebrated sporting event and tradition just as long. Played for both recreation and competition, tennis forms a life-long bond in the hearts of those who share its passion. This passion is brought to life at the Australian Open Tennis, the first of four yearly events in the Grand Slam which will kick off in January of 2013. This week-long event encompasses some of the most skilled tennis professionals there are and those who wish to celebrate the sport with them would be erroneous to miss this Open.

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Yes Folks, Venus Williams Is Human.

September 12th, 2012 by Guest Contributor

filed in Tennis News

Venus Williams proved over the weekend that she is human. After withdrawing from last year’s US Open, Venus announced that she suffers from Sjögren’s Syndrome. There is little known about this autoimmune disease but fatigue and joint pain are usually associated with it. Many people afflicted by Sjögren Syndrome visit a back specialist to help bring relief to persistent pain. According to the Mayo Clinic, Sjögren’s disease is extremely rare, affecting only about 1% of the population. Women are more affected by the disease than men, and most aren’t diagnosed until middle age.

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Makin’ a Racket About My Tennis Racquet

September 10th, 2012 by Dee Adams

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Racquet Reviews, Tennis Lifestyle

When I was a novice player taking lessons in college, my first racquet was actually a gift. Let me rephrase that; it was more of a hand-me-down. But hey, I thought it was so cool, my first tennis racquet. That was in 1998 and they have come a long way, even since then. I still have that ol’ thing and have used it as a benchmark when reviewing or shopping for others up until the latest and greatest left my little guy in the dust.

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Diamonds in the Rough

September 3rd, 2012 by Guest Contributor

filed in Youth Sports

Finding a talented tennis player in the midst of so many average players is a challenge if you don't know what to look for. You will have to watch many tennis matches and tournaments to be able to see the minute differences between players at young ages. Junior tennis players always lack the polish that older players have, but that doesn't mean that some of them aren't on a higher plane than others. Studying the habits, tendencies, and abilities of certain players will enable you to figure out which players in the group will turn out to be the best. 

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U.S. Open Street Sale

August 28th, 2012

filed in Tennis News

Join Do It Tennis at 1658 Ord Way in Oceanside for music, refreshments and discount prices on tennis gear.

Select women's Prince apparel ~ $7.99
Men's Performance cooling crew ~ $6.99
Women's tennis bags ~ Starting at $20
Any regularly priced item ~ 15% off
Performance tennis racquets ~ 20% off

Every $5 spent earns one raffle ticket for a chance to win a performance racquet valued at over $200.

 

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Volkl Tennis Racquets, Known as the the Tennis Elbow Racquets for Good Reason

August 15th, 2012 by Andy

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Racquet Reviews

Volkl tennis racquets feature some of the most advanced technology in tennis today, as well as a line of racquets that that covers all skill levels and other preferences.  Volkl’s have always been known as the “tennis elbow” racquets, because of their prevention in arm injuries due to technology that softens and dampens shock, vibration, and other feedback.  It begins with their DNX technology, which is a super-light as well as extremely strong carbon fiber material that you can find in all of their current racquets.  These fibers are created to withstand maximum force applied at all angles, giving every shot the same feel.  Having this feature in a tennis racquet means you’ll have a consistent touch with every shot, allowing your game to groove to whatever shots you’re hitting.  The DNX technology has recently been improved on, leading us to the current generation of racquets, the Volkl Organix line.

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What to Look for When Shopping for a Tennis Backboard

August 8th, 2012 by Andy

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Court Equipment Reviews

A practice tool in tennis can be as simple as a wall, but then again, all walls aren’t created equal. Tennis backboards provide great practice opportunities for people without access to a full court or a partner to return their shots.  You may be wondering why a backboard would be needed when any simple flat surface would suffice, but the backboards being created have advantages like sloping as well as more sturdy materials to keep the surface from getting warped or chipped.  In this article, I will discuss the materials you should look for in a backboard, the different types of sloping, the manufacturers that can make them, as well as some things to look out for if you are thinking about purchasing one.  Old backboards were often made of wood or brick, which is more likely to warp with excessive moisture or heat.

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2012 Olympic Feat

August 5th, 2012 by Christopher Mohr

filed in Tennis News

France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga just won the longest match in Olympic history with a 6-3, 3-6, 25-23 win over Canadian Nilos Raonic. The 66 game match took three hours and 56 minutes, breaking the previous Olympic record of 48 games when Chilean Fernando Gonzalez defeated American Taylor Dent in Athens in 2004, 6-4, 2-6, 16-14 to win the bronze medal in men’s singles.

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Babolat has Been and Continues to be a Favorite Among Tennis Players of All Levels

August 1st, 2012 by Andy

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Racquet Reviews, Tennis Equipment Video Reviews, Tennis Racquet Video Reviews

If you ask any player what their racquet brand of choice is, whether a pro or a beginner or weekend warrior, the odds are they will say Babolat. The competition isn’t very close, because Babolat currently produces the two best selling racquets on the market, which are the two racquets I will be focusing on for this article. The Babolat Pure Drive and the Babolat Aeropro Drive are incredibly balanced racquets, providing excellent control, power, maneuverability, and feel. Whether you prefer to play from ...

 

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A New Tennis Legend in the Making?

July 25th, 2012 by Guest Contributor

filed in Tennis News, Tennis Lifestyle

Many would say that Rafael Nadal is headed for super stardom.Some would say he is already there.  But, the one thing every tennis fan can agree on is that Nadal is going to be a legend of the court.  His career has been short, only beginning in 2002 at the tender age of 15. In April of that year he played his first career ATP match and won, defeating Ramon Delgado.  He was only the 9th player in what is considered the Open Era to do this before the age of 16….

 

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