Wilson and Roger Federer unveil the new Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph racquet!

It's finally here...The Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph!

It’s finally here…The Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph!  (Click to enlarge)

Anyone watching tennis this year has been wondering what the heck is going on with Roger Federer’s new racquet. What’s under that blacked out frame he’s been playing with on tour? What are the specs? What’s it going to look like? Well, after years in the making, the highly anticipated Wilson Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph has finally been revealed!

The most notable evolution in Roger’s new racquet of choice is the switch from a 90 to 97 square inch head size, providing a larger sweetspot for more power and forgiveness. This allows him to swing big at the ball with less chance of mishitting off the frame.

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A look inside the adidas Village in Portland

The adidas Village in Portland, OR

The adidas Village in Portland, OR, with the design inspired by the five Olympic rings.  The two buildings in the bottom left of the photo actually used to be a hospital!

During my recent trip up to the Pacific Northwest to compete in a couple of Open tournaments, I was able to stop by the adidas US headquarters in Portland, OR. I was fortunate enough to have been given a tour of the “village” (which was actually converted from an old hospital) along with a behind the scene look at the AIT (adidas Innovation Team). After hours of learning about product, company philosophy and their direction moving forward, there were a couple of things worth noting that jumped out to me.

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Start cross training for your tennis game in the Nike Lunar Trainer 1!

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Save your tennis shoes for the courts and try a pair of these off-court trainers!

Take your tennis game to new heights by doing some off-court training in the Nike Lunar Trainer 1! Tennis is changing as it becomes faster and more physical, and as a result off-court training is becoming increasingly important for staying fit and healthy.  By incorporating more gym workouts and off-court sprints into your training regimen you can make yourself faster, stronger and fitter without putting the wear and tear on your body from spending long hours on hard courts.

Not only do these training shoes look great, they are super lightweight and ultra comfortable while providing lots more stability than your average running shoe.

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