New year, new gear!
It’s all about using the right tool for the right job. You wouldn’t use a hockey stick to hit a golf ball would you? Then you probably shouldn’t use a running shoe to play tennis. So make sure you’re wearing proper tennis shoes with plenty of tread so you can perform your best on court! At Tennis Warehouse, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get a high quality performance tennis shoe. But if you ever wanted to, we have plenty of those too.
Here are the top 10 men’s shoes under $100. Broken into 3 categories:
For the aggressive player needing durability & stability (6 month durability guaranteed)
Babolat Propulse 4 - $49.95
With 2015 less than 48 hours away, I don’t want to lollygag, dillydally or shilly shally around. This year, we saw the retirement of one of the most popular players on the WTA, Li Na, Caroline Wozniacki ran a marathon, and a bunch of people dumped buckets of ice on themselves for a great cause (including us).
Furthermore, we had eight different Grand Slam singles champions for the first time in 16 years! Could the Big 4 be no more?
2015 brings us more questions than answers. Will Rafa Nadal get back to his old self? Can Federer keep beating Father Time? What about Serena? Who will retire in 2015?
But before we get to those, let’s give out some awards!
Imagine if you could customize the next car you purchase by picking out the engine. You wouldn’t just pick any old engine to put in your dream car would you? You’d want to do some research first and figure out which engine fits your needs the best. Not necessarily just the cheapest engine.
So you wouldn’t spend hundreds on your next racquet and when it comes time to pick out your string, you wouldn’t just pick any old string would you? Well, lots of people do.
Strings are vital to how a racquet plays and performs. It’s the only thing that actually makes contact with the ball. But learning about string and picking the right one can be daunting with the huge variety to choose from. We’re here to help. Hopefully this blog will provide you a clearer picture about “the engine” in your racquet.
Gauges are essentially the thickness of a string. The higher the gauge, the thinner the string. The problem with gauges however, is that there is not a standardized and universal chart. A 16 gauge for one company might be a 16L (L stands for ‘light’, which basically means it’s halfway between 2 gauges, think of a 16L as a 16.5) for another. Which is why we recommend referencing the actual millimeter sizing. In general, thinner string will provide more power and spin while thicker strings provide more control and durability.