Tennis Blog

Forehand Stroke Tennis Lessons Tutorial by Matt Copland

May 30th, 2011 by Matt Copland

filed in Tennis How To, How To Hit A Forehand

 

Read More...

Prince EXO3 Tour 100 - 16x18 Tennis Racquet Review

May 30th, 2011 by Graham Theriault

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Racquet Reviews

 

FIRST IMPRESSIONS:
- A nice thin beam and flashy paint scheme looked inviting when I first saw it.  I was excited and very intrigued to see how this racquet performed.  It looked like it had a huge sweet spot, which it did and had a good solid weight to it.

GROUNDSTROKES:
- It took me a little while to dial in my forehand with the  Tour 100 16x18,  Immediately I felt the racket had much more power then I am used too in my regular racquet.  I adjusted and hit with about 75-85% of the normal power I would use and quickly realized that this racket was great for depth shots and spin.  At 11.6 oz strung it is a nice solid baseliner's racquet.  The sweet spot is large and “punchy” as I have found similar to many other Prince racquets with the EXO grommet system.  My backhands felt accurate and the thin beam was comfortable to load-up with in preparation for the shot.  I did notice that the Tour 100 was not nearly as stiff (rated 52) as I am used to and sometimes felt the “wobbling-lance” sensation after ...

 

Read More...

Babolat Drive Z 110 Tennis Racquet Review

May 27th, 2011 by Brilliant2

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Racquet Reviews

 

Babolat tennis racquets could be one great factor in winning the tennis game; that’s when Babolat Drive Z 110 Tennis Racquets come in. There’s a wide variety of tennis rackets to choose from in the market. The question is which brand will last? Scrutinize the type of your tennis racquet choice. Whether you’re a new or a sophisticated tennis player, you deserve a trusted, heavy-duty tennis rackets. If you are going to invest something about for your talent or passion, exert some extra effort to get it no matter how much it cost and sure enough you will get what you paid for.

Babolat tennis racquets have three varieties to choose from. All are designed for a special, specific use of players. These tennis racquets by all means…

 

Read More...

Babolat Drive Z 105 Tennis Racquet Review

May 27th, 2011 by Brilliant2

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Racquet Reviews

Quality and performance of a tennis racquet has always been the priority of the tennis players. Life span of tennis racquets are depending on the number of times it is used and how it used. You need the power of Babolat DriveZ tennis racquets if you mean and looking for a good attributes of a tennis racquet. Tennis gear and other stuff brands and how efficiently it is are advertised anywhere but trusted and proven evidence seems to be vague. These circumstances suggest you to conduct a thorough product check and test.

For players with moderate and powerful strokes, the Babolat Drive Z 105 tennis racquet suits you! It is designed for you and for them to be comfortable during the game. It has…

 

Read More...

Novak Djokovic is Poised to Take the Number One Ranking with his Head YouTek Speed

May 22nd, 2011 by Brilliant2

filed in Tennis Lifestyle

With a number one men's tennis ranking on the line, Novak Djokovic is poised to take the crown at the 2011 French Open. With a hot win streak of 37-0, and a recent change to the HEAD YouTek IG Speed, tennis fans everywhere may witness history in the making.

 

Read More...

Dunlop Biometric 200 Plus Tennis Racquet Review

May 20th, 2011 by Graham Theriault

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Racquet Reviews

 

FIRST IMPRESSIONS:
- a thin beam (20 mm), attractive paint scheme, somewhat weighty racquet with slick dimples on the frame called Aeroskin, designed to reduce drag upon swinging.   Also a 100 sq inch slightly rectangular head.  At 11.5 oz it isn't overly heavy but it feels solid and meaty in your hands.  Let's put it this way, after feeling it in my hands and then reading the specs, I expected it to way more than it did.  And it's much lighter than it's brother the Biometric 200, it reports in at 11.9 oz and 95 square inches.

GROUNDSTROKES:
- Hitting with the Biometric 200 Plus was tricky at times.  It was always solid but often felt “dead” to me.  It's response sometimes seemed numb and even sounded muffled upon hits.  Perhaps it was the unique carbon technology Dunlop is famous for and I hadn't yet gotten used to it's extreme dampening characteristics.  It took some

 

Read More...

Babolat Pure Storm LTD GT Tennis Racquet Review

May 18th, 2011 by Graham Theriault

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Racquet Reviews

 

FIRST IMPRESSIONS:

-  This is a beautiful player’s frame.  Right away I noticed the thin 19 mm beam, egg-shaped small head size (95 sq inches), supple leather grip and overall appealing paint job.  It felt somewhat heavy yet swinging it felt quick and responsive.

GROUNDSTROKES:

-  Upon hitting with the Pure Storm Ltd, I noticed the precision it displayed on forehand shots.  Easy access to spin yet could really perform flat shots without a hiccup.  The maneuverability  of this racquet shined on the backhand as well.  It weighs in at 11.9 oz and has a relatively quick swing weight (rated at 305) and is rated at 12 pts head-light which gives the neck of the frame a real meaty feel to it.  This racquet had exceptional plow-through characteristics and although the stiffness is…

 

Read More...

Volkl Power Bridge 10 Light Tennis Racquet Review

May 17th, 2011 by Marc Pinckney

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Racquet Reviews

 

The Power Bridge series of racquets is Volkl’s try at recapturing the share of the ‘players’ frame market that they used to have back in the day. The flagship Power Bridge 10 has a 93 square inch head, as does this light version. The Light weighs 10.9 ounces strung compared to the 12.1 heft of the regular model. Both frames are the standard 27 inches and have the fairly full 18 mains with 20 crosses string pattern.

 

Can you say old school or almost old school? This frame is fairly stiff and for sure reminds one of the old 90-95 square head racquets made by Prince and Wilson and Volkl before the materials became super light. Remember the old Volkl Tour 10 models and the Pro Staff 85 used by Pete Sampras? This racquet feels the same way when you start to hit with it. It has nice heft and balance and it is relatively easy to accelerate the racquet quickly on ground strokes and serves. Warming up and even

 

Read More...

Dunlop Biomimetic 300 Tour Tennis Racquet Review

May 17th, 2011 by Matt Copland

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Racquet Reviews

 

My first experience with this racquet was playing a competitive set. It is a little lighter than the racquet I am accustomed to playing with at 11.3 oz. The head size is 97in2, right in my comfort zone. I like racquets in the mid plus range because they still allow you to maintain control over the ball even with off-center hits. When I started out I felt I had control over the ball right away, but as soon as I wanted to do a little extra with the ball there was no response. The racquet felt dead with a very small sweet spot. If it were just slightly heavier it would improve the feel of stability and allow you to hit out at the ball a little harder.


Yet overall, the more I played with the racquet the more comfortable I became with it. If you’re satisfied with keeping your swing to a sensible level and you work hard on getting into the right position every time, this racquet will work for you. It is fun to

 

Read More...

Dunlop Aerogel 4D 100 Tennis Racquet Review

May 15th, 2011 by Marc Pinckney

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Racquet Reviews

This racquet should come with a warning tag. Something along the lines of “objects may be closer than they appear in the mirror” and/or “car is driven by a professional driver on a closed track-please do not try this at home in your living room”. Ya, I realize that last one is a little of a mix. But here is the deal. For a true 5.0 + player, with long swings and good fitness, and no history of arm problems, this racquet, if properly set up, may be an excellent choice. I can hear my 11th grade English teacher yelling at me about my use of commas here, but everything I have to say about this racquet is qualified.

When you pick this racquet up you can tell that it is serious equipment. It has a 90 square inch head, is the standard 27 inches long and weighs 11.6 ounces strung. It has a nice subdued cosmetic appearance, with…

 

Read More...

Page 55 of 57 pages ‹ First  < 53 54 55 56 57 >