Being that tennis has consumed a good 95% of my life, you can assume that means my family and friends eat, sleep and breathe almost as much tennis as I do on a daily basis (and I certainly make sure they get their daily dose of tennis). Even the members of my family that don’t play tennis anymore still love the clothes and accessories that tennis players adorn from the hoodies to headbands to tops and capris, etc. And don’t even get me started on the obsession from my brother-in-law-to-be with the sour candy from Sugarpova.
With that being said, although I am slacking slightly this year in my gift buying, there’s a good chance most of my presents will be bought where? Where else but the Warehouse! So while I can’t disclose too much on the specifics of my shopping cart because I know I have snoopers in my family…I can offer some pretty awesome stocking stuffers (I’m talking some seriously fun swag for under $20!) for you guys to contemplate for the tennis lovers in your life! Continue reading →
In order to reach our highest level of tennis, we work hard for it. We somehow make time in our busy schedules to squeeze in a match. We play even if the conditions are unbearable outside, whether it be freezing or boiling. We play a few minutes longer, though we know it’ll make our bodies ache that much more tomorrow. We go through all these things to be the best we can be on the court, so why should we wear clothes that don’t match up to our level of performance?
Well, it’s time to meet your match. Allow me to introduce to you HelixTech, a fabric that performs as hard as you. It’s Athletic DNA’s latest technology and is featured in the new apparel collections.
Another year in the ATP is in the books. Four majors have been played, 3 separate men have captured those titles. The pros are busy preparing for the year to come. So, who can we crown the GOAT of 2013? Rafa? Nole? Murray? The discussion is on the table!
our Tennis Warehouse GOAT
Rafael Nadal. After receiving the “Legend Award” this week in Spain, Nadal proves to be possibly the GOAT of 2013…and possibly of all time. With his domination on most surfaces he competes on and his all-out physical game, we have seen Rafa take a new approach to tennis this year with taking chunks of time off to properly train and rehab. With the French Open and US Open titles under his belt plus 8 other titles, it’s an impressive feat indeed. But can we really give the GOAT award to a player with an early 1st round exit from Wimbledon? Continue reading →
The season of go-go-go and then go some more is upon us. Thanksgiving is just the start of big meals, holiday parties, crowds, wrapping paper, high heels, cocktail gatherings, kids’ holiday recitals, office parties, cookie exchanges …. ‘Tis the season for chaos, so we’re all going to need something to help us forge ahead. My solution: comfy sweats.
TravisMathew men’s apparel, worn by James Blake (pictured) and Andy Roddick, is now available at Tennis Warehouse!
High-end style and performance arrives at Tennis Warehouse with the addition of TravisMathew apparel for men! Originally a golf apparel brand that represented the active and fun lifestyle of its roots in Southern California, they’ve now branched into the tennis world with two American tennis legends at the forefront. Former world #1 Andy Roddick is an investor and ambassador for the brand, and James Blake wore the apparel for his last year on tour and continues to represent the brand with class and style.
You might think, “Oh great, another high-end clothing company looking to tap into the tennis market. What’s the difference with this one?” Not only does the TravisMathew apparel look great, it performs well and feels AMAZING! I’m not exaggerating…if I could buy bed sheets made of this stuff I would!
It’s that time of year, the Holidays are just around the corner! Whether you have started your shopping already and just need one more special item for that lovely tennis lady in your life, or if you haven’t even begun — I’m here to help you out! So read on and click here to check out a few of our favorite things for the ladies this year in Tennis Warehouse’s Ladies Gift Guide!
If you haven’t realized yet, Thanksgiving falls later than usual this year and Hanukah begins earlier than usual and Christmas is just 28 days away, which means…shopping for deals starts now!
Click to watch Black Friday deals! New deals unveiled everyday!
Like many retailers out there, we aren’t waiting for Friday to debut our deals. We have taken advantage of this year’s calendar to help provide you guys with some pretty fabulous deals throughout the week of Thanksgiving! Make sure you watch this video to get an idea of some of the exciting sales we will be having this year! We will be unveiling new sales each day, so you will want to keep an eye out on Tennis Warehouse! And you will be happy to know that we are offering free shipping on any size order for the holiday season (certain shipping restrictions apply).
And here is a list of a couple of the deals you really don’t want to miss out on:
Playing tennis on a full stomach isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially after a feast like Thanksgiving. To help ease the pain we put together a list of items that’ll help get you back on the court after feeling like a stuffed turkey.
1. Lightweight Shoes: Your legs already feel like lead after the Thanksgiving meal, the last thing you want to do is put any more weight on your feet.
If the weather out there is frightful, it’s time to head indoors for some tennis! And even in milder climates, it’s time to pull on some outerwear — or at least start thinking about it. There are so many options to create a variety of styles, so you can mix things up day to day or keep your look streamlined. Below are just a few looks that are perfect for the season.
Rich colors have a way of seeming cozy and warm. Nike got it just right with raspberry red and deep purple. The colors look great together. Above, the Pure SS Top is paired with the Slam Skirt. The Pure Top is a flattering top that offers full coverage and a great option for cooler days. Throw on the Nike Knit Sweater for added warmth for a classic finish. The sweater looks sharp on court but just as smart with a pair of jeans. Accessorize as you see fit, but we’ve chosen the Featherlight Visor and a Maggie Mather tote in a neutral color.
It has been nice to have a bit of a break in the last few months. I have just had the one tournament in Texas and otherwise life has been very busy, but good at the same time! At this time of year with fewer tournaments, I like to get back onto a schedule of doing more off-court workouts, and harder practices. I try to do an upper-body workout every other day or so, and lots of sprinting and anaerobic type work throughout the week on the track or various machines. For the last few years, I have been fortunate enough to have a coach who works with me once or twice a week in the winter. We do some of these off-court sessions together, as well as drilling on the court at the club I work at. In return for his help, his 14 year old daughter hits with me during most of these sessions. That might sound like a weak partner for me, but as I mentioned a few times last summer, she is in the top 10 nationally for her age and has a bright future. She is very capable of hitting a good ball and giving me a good practice in the drill setting. I was lucky enough to have my girlfriend come to watch a recent practice, and she took some interesting videos of some of the types of training that we do on the court: