First Look: Wilson Federer Elite 12 Pack Bag

rsThe new bag that Roger Federer debuted in Basel last week is now available at Tennis Warehouse, and boy is this thing SWEET! It’s unique “torpedo-style” design maximizes storage space and allows for the bag to be used both laying down or standing up. Even the most elite players will find there to be plenty of storage and protection with all the technology and features that Wilson has packed into it.

So, how exactly did Wilson maximize the capacity and functionality of the bag? Instead of using three main compartments (like most extra large racquet bags), they’ve placed the third pocket underneath the area where your racquet handles will sit below one of the two main compartments. This pocket is accessed from the side of the bag and is great for storing shoes, cans of balls or any of your other gear.

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Wilson’s new Thermoguard 2.0 technology.

The bag also features Wilson’s new climate-protection technology, Thermoguard 2.0. Along with the standard metallic-looking lining that comes in most high-end racquet bags, it also includes a specially designed desiccant pack and a pocket to place it in to wick extra moisture away from your equipment. Similar to moisture-absorbing packets you see in the packaging of many common household products, the desiccant pack offers twice the level of moisture-protection compared to regular Thermoguard technology.

In addition to the space-saving third compartment and improved moisture defense, the bag is made of super high quality, heavy duty 900D Ballistec fabric to hold up to the rigors of travel. EVA padded shoulder straps and back panel make carrying the bag over your shoulder or as a backpack easy and comfortable. Furthermore, retractable grab handles won’t distract from the sleek-modern look of the bag.

Complete with Roger Federer‘s endorsement AND signature, the new Wilson Federer Elite 12 Pack Bag is sure to offer the protection, capacity and durability for any level of player!

Andy G.

First Look: Nike Ballistec Advantage

rs-2We’ve been finally able to try on and get our first glimpse at the new Ballistec Advantage from Nike as they start to arrive here at Tennis Warehouse. What are our first thoughts?

For starters, they are very comfortable right out of the box. Similar to their Rafael Nadal-inspired big brother shoe, theĀ Lunar Ballistec, the soft, plush cushioning is very noticeable as soon as you slip them on. They feel light and fast, and they won’t slow you down when you’re chasing down that pesky drop shot.

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Why Yonex tennis is one of the biggest tennis stories of 2014

Yonex-sponsored pro Stanislas Wawrinka shocked the tennis world when he won the 2014 Australian Open.  Photo courtesy of Cynthia Lum

Yonex-sponsored pro Stanislas Wawrinka shocked the tennis world when he won the 2014 Australian Open. Photo courtesy of Cynthia Lum

It began with surprises at the 2014 Australian Open. Stanislas Wawrinka rode his momentum from a strong 2013 season and captured his first ever Grand Slam title, supplanting all-time great Roger Federer as the #1 ranked Swiss player for a short while. Let’s also not forget Ana Ivanovic taking down the overwhelming favorite for the women’s title, Serena Williams, in the round of 16, beating her for the first time in their careers.

Fast forward to summer when Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios became the first player born in the 1990s to beat Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in the round of 16. One month later, Sabine Lisicki smashed a 131 mph serve, the fastest recorded serve in the history of the WTA tour.

What do these four players and some of the biggest stories in tennis from this year have in common? They’re all using Yonex tennis racquets!

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