Demo the latest racquets at the BNP Paribas Open

Mark Boone hits on the demo court. Photo by Jason (BOS Photography/TW Staff)

Mark Boone hits on the demo court. Photo by Jason (BOS Photography/TW Staff)

The demo court is the place to be while taking a break from watching matches at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.

When you head on out to our demo court you can try all of the latest racquets from the top brands such as Babolat, Wilson, Head, Prince, Volkl, Dunlop and Yonex. If you have any racquet questions, we have the right man on the job.

You’ve seen him in our product review videos, you’ve read his comments in our written reviews, now you can meet the man himself, Mark Boone, at the Tennis Warehouse demo court.

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TW Playtester Chris’ Pick of the Week – Traditional polyester tennis strings

Chris prefers the classic, old-school feel of the traditional polyester string

Chris prefers the classic, old-school feel of the traditional polyester string

When it comes to polys, I like ‘em old-school!

One of the perks of being an avid tennis player working at TW is getting to test all of the new products. We test many, many strings (some that never make it to market and others we test from prototype through to production), but my love for traditional-feeling poly strings has yet to be diminished.

Modern co-poly strings blend additives to the polyester to ‘improve’ performance. Various additives are used to make the string play softer, hold tension better and provide improved snap back etc. These additives are the ‘co’ part of the co-poly name. However, I prefer to nix the ‘co’ and let my poly fly solo.

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US Open wrap up with Kveta Peschke

Kveta signing an autograph at the US Open.

Hello from NY after the finals of mixed doubles!

Mixed doubles runner-up and women’s doubles quarterfinalist are the 2 great achievements for the last Grand Slam of the year!

On one side I’m happy to have another 2nd place trophy, but at the same time it hurts as well as I consider that we had 2 Championship points in the super tiebreak!!!!!!

The score was 6-7, 1-6, 10-12.

It’s definitely a great experience to feel the fans at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, having a tight and emotional match. It was my 3rd mixed doubles final here at the US Open, and I wanted the CROWN big time!

I had lots of fun playing here again and I met many friends at the same time as well!! We say all good things come in threes, but in my case it has to be the 4th time :-) I know I’m capable to do that if it’s doubles or mixed doubles.

Thank you all for your support and being part of my 2012 US Open. It was great to share all this moments with you!!!

All the best,
Kveta

Kveta into Mixed Doubles Final at US Open

Kveta in action during the US Open tennis tournament at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY. Photo by Cynthia Lum.

Hey everyone and hello to days 9 and 10!

Rain, rain, rain and one more time rain…this has been my worst day at the US Open this year. It was raining really badly and we had to go on and off the court. This interrupts everybody’s rhythm. You don’t know when to eat or when to warm up. Everything is kind of hanging in the air.

Unfortunately, Julia and I lost our doubles quarterfinal match yesterday. Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani were the better and more consistent team! However, Julia and I had a wonderful time together. It was fun to work with her and her team here in NY. Thanks a lot to them!

In the evening we went to a wonderful Italian restaurant near our hotel on 54th Avenue West. My manager, Lyn, told us about it so we of course had to go! There we had not only a fabulous dinner but also the best service ever here in NY. Such a great place to go!!!

Day 10 was a good day…you see this life is almost like a roller-coaster of emotions :) We won our semifinal mixed match against Max Mirnyi and Liezel Huber. We played very well and I again have to thank my partner Marcin Matkowski for hanging in so tight. I have seen guys who lose early in doubles either pulling out of mixed or not trying 100 percent. Marcin is not like that; he is committed 100 percent! Thank you!

So tomorrow we have our final day after two long weeks here in NY. I really hope I can show you a photo with the trophy after the match…no pressure! ;)

But now it is time again to go to bed and to be ready for the final tomorrow!

Good night to you all…

Hugs,

Kveta

Continued success at US Open for Kveta Peschke

Kveta explores the city on her day off.

Hello everyone!

I had a nice day off today so had a little bit of fun in the city in the morning then an easy practice and massage on site after. Here is a fun photo from my day in the Big Apple and Central Park…no shopping bags though! ; )

Tomorrow I have two matches so after a good dinner I am planning to have an early night to prepare well!

I will send you more updates tomorrow : )

Kveta

Day 8

Hey! Here I am again and so happy about this day. All I could have wished for today came true. This is one of those days which should never end! :)

After having a really difficult season so far these wins are very important to me and keep me going. I am very thankful that my partner Julia Goerges played such a fantastic match today! It made things much easier! We were playing King/Shvedova, one of the best teams in the world, and were able to

Kveta (at right) talks tactics with her partner, Julia Georges, at the US Open.

win 6:4 6:2. The first set was really close and could have gone either way but we were a bit luckier in the important moment. In the second set we were rolling and Julia made some unbelievable points so we got an early lead and kept going till the end.

Mixed worked out well too! I lost the last two mixed matches against Sania Mirza and today I was able to finally win one again. We always have good matches against each other and she is a great player and a strong fighter but today it was my turn! :)

I just found out that I am playing tomorrow both doubles and mixed so I have to get something to eat now which is luckily not really difficult in New York.

Please keep your fingers crossed for my next matches, and of course I will let you know how things worked out.

So all the best to you and I get back to you tomorrow…Kveta

 

Day 6 at the US Open with Kveta Peschke

Hi again from day 6, and 2 very hot days at the Us Open!

Kveta gets her Tennis Warehouse bag as she arrives for another day at the US Open

It’s been a very good 2 days, always nice to get 2 wins out of it.
Yesterday I had second round doubles match against 2 fellow Czech players Klara Zakopalova and Renata Voracova. Julia and I won 6-3 6-4 in a very intense match. On Monday we’ll play last year’s runner up, Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova.

Our mixed doubles today started very promising with a 6-11 lead against Voskoboeva and Bracciali. In the second set we were down 5-2 and came back strong to win 7-6 in the end.

After that I enjoyed a well deserved massage! And now I’m finishing off the day with some nice Thai food, yummy!

Tomorrow I have a day off and I will check out the city a little more and will send some nice pics…maybe with some shopping bags ?? :-)

Have great night and I talk to you soon !
Kveta

At the Open with Kveta Peshcke

Kveta (at right) is pictured here with her doubles partner Julia Goerges

Hello from NY!

I just got back from the courts after a successful day. My partner is Julia Goerges and we played well today. We beat Date Krumm/Wozniak 6-1 6-3, so it’s very promising for tomorrow! We play 2nd round at 11am against Voracova/Zakopalova.

Kveta gets her day started the right way, with some coffee!

Today I started the day with a coffee as usual for a good mood and then I always say “nothing can go wrong!” : )

By the way, our first win in mixed doubles yesterday with Marcin was lots of fun and great experience I can use in my doubles as well. We will probably play the 2nd round on Saturday.

Now I’m finally back relaxing in the hotel room with a healthy Caesar chicken salad for dinner. I have to be in the car at 7:45 a.m. and hit the road to the site again, so I have to keep it a bit shorter today!! Hope you like the photos! : )

Kveta arrives through the player's entrance at the US Open.

Have a good night!

Kveta

At the Open with Kveta Peschke

WTA Tour player, Kveta Peschke blogs from the US Open.

Kveta Peschke gets ready to rip a backhand in this file photo. Photo by TW Staff.

Hello everyone! I am very happy to have the chance to write to you here on the Tennis Warehouse website. I love Tennis Warehouse and it’s been great to work with them together this year so far. We decided it would be nice and fun to give some insights into what’s going on here at the last Grand Slam of the year in New York…last but not least!

Right now I am sitting on a couch in the player’s lounge waiting for my first round mixed doubles match. I’m excited to get the match started soon because the wait is getting long! I am playing with Marcin Matkowski here. He is a very good doubles player, ranked number 6, his best ranking so far. I have played with him once before in Australia…we hope to play even better this time. We are both doing better in doubles since that time! I speak a little Polish so I think we will have fun on court!

I prepared myself well for this tournament because it’s an important one so that’s why I spend a lot of time on site. It’s the last big one of the year and I have lots of special memories from here from the previous years. So that means not too much time for fun in NYC yet but last night we went to Rue 57, a French restaurant, for dinner with friends.

Looks like the match before me is nearly done so I am going to warm up. Wish me good luck! I will write more tomorrow hopefully with some good news and photos!

Bye bye!

Kveta