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Tennis Ball EZ Lift...Crazy or Genius?

This is a pretty cooky product...but it might just be a great thing for club players.

It is aptly named...the EZ Lift

Added by Bob Wallace on August 22, 2008 at 11:51am — 1 Comment

Nike McEnroe Air Trainers Finally Available for Sale

We've been waiting for the new Nike re-issue of McEnroe Air Trainers (here and here), and now the wait is over!

You can get them today at Tennis Warehouse for $80

Added by Bob Wallace on July 15, 2008 at 9:10pm — 1 Comment

QuickStart Tennis Balls

USPTA and PTR Master Professional Joe Dinoffer has announced the launch of a new line of QuickStart Tennis balls from Oncourt Offcourt. Three types of balls are available for use with 36-foot and 60-foot courts.

More at WhatsAllTheRacquet

Added by Bob Wallace on July 14, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Wimbledon Picks

I picked Federer and Jancovic for the French...and we know how that ended up.

My picks for Wimbledon?

Men's: Federer (look, no one thought an injured Tiger could win the US Open either...)

Women's: Sharapova

What say you?

Added by Bob Wallace on June 23, 2008 at 7:38am — 1 Comment

K-Swiss Guerilla Advertising in Paris

From WhatsAllTheRacquet:

I don't speak French, so its tough to give you too many details, but the photos speak for themselves. K-Swiss goes into Paris with pink tennis balls on cars and billboards on trucks. If you're interested in a video about how K-Swiss put the campaign together and some of the reactions of the bystanders, click here.…


Added by Bob Wallace on June 20, 2008 at 11:58am — 1 Comment

Free Passes for Wimbledon Online Streaming

TechCrunch has alerted us to an offer that we hope is still available. This year's Wimbledon coverage will be streamed online by MediaZone at Wimbledon LIVE beginning June 23rd.

The "all-access pass" costs $25, but TechCrunch is offering 50 free passes by sending an email here.

Via… Continue

Added by Bob Wallace on June 18, 2008 at 8:15am — No Comments

Wilson Releases Limited Edition Roger Federer Racket Bag

06/16/08 - Chicago--Just in time for Wimbledon, Wilson Sporting Goods Co. is releasing a limited edition Roger Federer Super Six racket bag.

As Federer steps on the court to win his 13th Grand Slam and 6th Wimbledon title, he will be supported by a Wilson limited edition racket bag. Federer will carry this rare memento of his Grand Slam career for his first 2008 Wimbledon match, at 2:00pm on June 23rd.

This limited edition… Continue

Added by Bob Wallace on June 17, 2008 at 8:05am — 1 Comment

adidas Tournament Pack pt 2 - We need these in the US!

We first brought these to you back in March, and now SneakerFiles has pics on the second drop of the classic adidas tennis shoes. White, black and green are three of the few colors seen in the pack throughout the different models. The Matchplay, Tennis Advantage OG, Stan Smith, and Forest Hills '82 are the four sneakers seen in this second drop.

Check them out, they're awesome if you're a fan of classic tennis looks and the old school. From what we can tell, they're only selling in… Continue

Added by Bob Wallace on June 16, 2008 at 8:25am — No Comments

Lacoste Stealth Collection Taking its Cues from Nike

I used to work in the footwear business. I understand that most shoe companies copy each other to one degree or another...there's only so much you can do with leather, rubber and mesh. So I wasn't surprised when I saw the Lacoste Stealth Collection at SneakerFiles and saw what to me looks a lot like the Nike Air Trainers that are set to be reissued this year. The Lacoste's likely don't have the tech, and are… Continue

Added by Bob Wallace on June 10, 2008 at 8:10am — No Comments

Nike - The real winner of the men's French Open final

Nike, not to be outdone by its chief rival adidas, is outfitting the two men's finalists for the French Open. Both world #1 Roger Federer and world #2 Rafael Nadal are head-to-toe Nike guys.

Both companies are getting value for their sponsorship dollar this weekend for sure.

More French Open stuff at… Continue

Added by Bob Wallace on June 6, 2008 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Adidas - The real winner of the women's French Open final

Ana Ivanovic and Dinara Safina meet tomorrow in the Ladies' French Open final. This match-up ensures that there will be a first time French Open champion. However, by outfitting both players, the guaranteed winner is adidas.

via… Continue

Added by Bob Wallace on June 6, 2008 at 9:20am — 1 Comment Launches with French Open Crossword, Word Search & Sudoku

A fun idea to test your stretch your brain muscles and test your tennis trivia knowledge - Tenniswire Network has lauched, where you can play tennis-themed crosswords, word searches and wordoku (which is sudoku with words). And since it's French Open time, you'll find tournament-themed clues in the puzzles.

From… Continue

Added by Bob Wallace on June 4, 2008 at 7:54am — No Comments

My French Open Picks - I'm Still Standing!

I would just like to say my French Open picks are not only still alive, but they're looking very good to at least make the finals - Jankovic and Federer. Jelena is in good shape. Fed will need to pick it up but I'm still bullish on him.

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Added by Bob Wallace on June 3, 2008 at 10:39am — No Comments

The Towels of the French Open

Towels as art...

More at… Continue

Added by Bob Wallace on June 3, 2008 at 8:12am — No Comments

Doppelganger of Facebook Founder Zuckerberg Into French Open Quarters

Are we sure Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, isn't actually the 19 year-old tennis player, Ernests Gulbis of Latvia? We dare you to tell us which is which.

We wouldn't even have a chance to realize he looked like the young web mogul had he not been cutting through his French Open draw so cleanly. So far he's defeated Simon Greul, James Blake, Nicolas Lapentti and Michael Llodra so far. He… Continue

Added by Bob Wallace on June 2, 2008 at 8:54am — 1 Comment

Ana Ivanovic Signs With Rolex

"Ivanovic will match her Rolex watch with her adidas shoes and clothing, while she's driving her Verano Motors' Peugeot with her Yonex racquet in the back seat, and simultaneously with all that she'll be taking Juice PLUS+."

Whew...that's a lot of sponsors...

Ivanovic will be the only female tennis player to serve as an ambassador for Rolex.

More products of the pros… Continue

Added by Bob Wallace on June 1, 2008 at 8:12am — No Comments

French Open women's mauve t-shirt

100%, cool color and cropped at the bottom and on the sleeves. But what we really liked was the faded layout of Stade Roland Garros. This is a fun shirt.

Visit the French Open Store or at the French Open section of… Continue

Added by Bob Wallace on June 1, 2008 at 8:10am — No Comments

The Champions Program Partners with HEAD Penn Racquet Sports

COLLEGE PARK, MD -- The Junior Tennis Champions Center, a not-for-profit junior development program located in College Park MD, today announced an official partnership with sports equipment leader HEAD Penn Racquet Sports. The three-year agreement will see Penn become the official tennis ball of the Junior Tennis Champions Center, and HEAD Racquets become an official program

racquet sponsor.

"HEAD Penn has consistently been one of the top tennis racquet and equipment… Continue

Added by Bob Wallace on May 30, 2008 at 10:35am — No Comments

French Open womens yellow top

We're digging the Roland Garros Abilene women's yellow top. Contrasting black and white edging.Roland Garros printed on the front in black lettering. 100% cotton and a great cut.

Visit the French Open Store

From… Continue

Added by Bob Wallace on May 29, 2008 at 7:21am — No Comments

Prince O Series Performance Footwear Hits Shelves

New Line Delivers "Hole" New Look and Makes Immediate Impact at Tour Level

Bordentown, NJ - May 29, 2008 - Tennis players are continuously faced with equipment choices. When it comes to their feet, the right shoes can lead to better footwork, which leads to more wins. Over the past few seasons, Prince has brought to market some of the sport's most popular, high-quality footwear and now has more models among the top 15 best-sellers than any… Continue

Added by Bob Wallace on May 29, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

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