Keeping Up With the Playtesters…round 2!

This week’s question is a fun one. As you may or may not know, our playtesters are a competitive bunch, so check out how they answered when asked,

If you could pick anyone from the ATP/WTA to play MIXED doubles with, who would you pick and why?!

photos courtesy of Cynthia Lum

photos courtesy of Cynthia Lum

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Best bargains: Babolat V-Pro Junior Tennis Shoes

Babolat V-Pro Junior Tennis Shoe

 

I’m always on the lookout for a good bargain, and I think I’ve found a pretty good one: theĀ Babolat V-Pro Junior for $29.95. It’s available in several colors: Black, Black/Red, White/Black/Red and White/Blue.

The shoe originally cost $49.95, and the updated V-Pro 2 comes in at $54.95. At $29.95, the original V-Pro is a great buy. Let’s break down some of the reasons why.

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How to get ready for a tennis tournament

Become a champion like Andy Murray by following our 4 important steps for preparing for a tournament!  Photo courtesy of Cynthia Lum.

Become a champion like Andy Murray by following our 4 important steps for preparing for a tournament! Photo courtesy of Cynthia Lum.

Summer usually means good weather and more tennis tournaments! I’ve been competing my fair share this summer, and as I get ready for my next tournament, I want to share with you a few of the most important things to focus on when getting ready for a competition. If you do these things, you’ll give yourself the best chance to perform at your highest level and have the most fun when you hit the courts…

1. Practice

The first and seemingly most obvious aspect of preparing for a tournament is practicing beforehand. Make sure to get plenty of high-quality hitting sessions with many different styles of players, because you never know what type of player you’ll face in the tournament. You could face all kinds of opponents that may be awkward to play (lefties, pushers, serve and volleyers, etc.), and you want to know how to handle each and every one of them. If you vary up your practice partners, you’ll naturally learn to adapt to different styles of play.

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