Our 3 favorite spring women’s tennis fashion trends

Spring tennis fashion

1. Let’s go nautical!

Yacht or no yacht, you can wear stripes. Lots of brands are doing them, and they’re mixing it up by laying them out in a chevron pattern or mixing directions from horizontal to vertical. This playful take on stripes keeps it modern and sporty. From Fila to Jofit to EleVen, stripes are everywhere.

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Tennis Shoes Under $100: our top 5 women’s shoe deals!

Last week we had a look at some of the hottest shoe deals on the men’s side, so today let’s take a look at what deals are to be had for the ladies! I wanted to keep the price down and under $100 and then rank these based on overall performance, value, durability guarantee and cosmetics. Here are our top 5 current deals on tennis shoes to make sure your dollar goes far!

Women's Tennis Shoe Deals!

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Tennis shoes for any budget!

Men's Tennis Shoes: Save vs Splurge

For this week’s installment of Save vs Spurge I take a look at some of the best shoes to wear on the court for any tennis player’s wallet. For those who don’t want to break the bank, the adidas Bercuda 3 would be the perfect fit coming in at $49.95.  With its stylish looks, this shoe features adiPRENE+ technology for responsive feel and has adidas’ signature stability claws in the forefoot. For those looking for a high performance shoe, check out the adidas Barricade 8 for $114.95 (and our review). This sleek black/green colorway has plenty of stability and support for even the most aggressive player. While the Barricade 8 has an adiWEAR 6 outsole for high durability, it also comes with a six-month outsole durability guarantee for extra protection.

Check back next week for another save vs splurge!

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Interview with ATP Tour Pro Andre Dome

Local tennis star Andre Dome has already accomplished a lot in his young tennis career. The California Central Coast standout was a Blue Chip recruit out of high school and an NCAA Division I All-American in college, the first in the history of his alma mater, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Now, Andre is giving the ATP pro tour a try. Check out the interview to learn more about him and the beginning of his long, arduous and rewarding journey playing professional tennis.

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Top 5 items that should be in your tennis bag, but aren’t

Let’s face it, you treat your tennis bag kind of like a mobile locker. Lots of things get thrown in there only to be lost forever. But there are some items that you should really clear some room for. Along with used tennis balls, most tennis players will have the standard equipment in their bags: extra strings, overgrips, dampeners, and a towel. Here are 5 things that you probably don’t have in your bag, but should.

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Tennis racquet bags for any budget!

Tennis Bags: Save vs Splurge

This week’s installment is the true definition of save vs splurge as we dive into the world of tennis bags. For those who want to indulge, the Wilson Black Leather 6 pack will meet all of your needs and then some. The luxurious full grain leather bag features a racquet compartment that holds up to six racquets, several accessory compartments and an adjustable/removable leather shoulder strap with luggage tag. My second pick is for savvy shoppers who are wanting a similar look at an affordable price. The Head Original Series Combi 6 pack includes Climate Control Technology to protect your racquets from extreme temperatures as well accessory compartments and two padded shoulder straps. The bag comes with a $69.95 price tag.

Stay tuned for another save vs splurge blog next week on shoes!

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Tennis Shoes Under $100: our top 5 men’s tennis shoe deals!

Let’s be honest, what’s better than a great deal? A tried and true product at an awesome price making it an exceptional deal! Check out our current top 5 deals on tennis shoes to make sure your dollar goes far — these shoes have been ranked based on overall performance, value and durability guarantees!

Top 5 Men's Tennis Shoe Deals

 

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5 Essential Post Match Stretches for Tennis Players

Novak Djokovic's incredible flexibility helps him stay injury free and hit effective shots on the run.

Novak Djokovic’s incredible flexibility helps him stay injury free and hit effective shots on the run.

So you just finished your second match of the day with more tournament action scheduled for tomorrow morning.  What steps can you take towards recovery?

Arguably the most important action you can take is to sneak in all important cool-down stretch. This will help to ensure that your fatigued muscles do not remain stiff going into the next day of competition. Research has shown that static stretching performed after an activity can often be more important to athletic performance over time than when done before exercise. Yet it is important to get your stretching in very soon after the workout while the muscles are still warm. Below are five of my favorite stretches that you can do even before leaving the courts!
(NOTE: The stretches below should each last a total of 1-3 minutes)

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Nike’s 2014 summer tennis collection plays with print, color

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Unless you’re a Nike faithful, you might not know that Nike launches new apparel collections at the start of each quarter. Today the summer 2014 collections roll out, and on May 1, we’ll get a few more pieces when we’ll see what Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, and the rest of the Nike athlete crew will wear for this year’s French Open.

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