Whaddya know, it’s that time of year again! Time to prove once more that tennis is the most fashion-forward sport out there. With the recent end of all the Fashion Weeks that took place across the world, we got some insight into the next trends to come in the upcoming year. Just like last year, I couldn’t help but notice resemblances between apparel found at Tennis Warehouse and outfits showcased on the catwalk in the past month. Here, I’ll show you!
Pure Lime ● Victoria Beckham
In fashion, there’s a fine line between knowing what’s in style and what’s not. However in this case, there’s a bold line! Pure Lime and Victoria Beckham do away with the common thin-stripe pattern and bring large-stripe colorblocking to their collections instead. Go ahead, cross the line and make a statement with these louder, stripe-print skirts.
Pure Lime Op Art Double Stripe Skirt
Victoria Beckham (Photo: MCV/Firstview)
Yesterday, the tennis world lost a legend. Chances are, if you have picked up tennis in the last 50 or so years, you have learned a thing or two from Vic Braden – player, instructor, author, innovator and lover of all things tennis.
It was no secret that this man loved every minute he spent on the tennis court. And if he could help you out with a forehand or backhand, his smile beamed even bigger. Famous for making his students laugh, Braden leaves a legacy of devotion to the sport and tennis innovation.
The list of contributions he made to the sport is endless. A co-founder of the Jack Kramer Club in California, Braden was known for creating interest and enthusiasm with tennis. He had a way of teaching that made tennis fun and kept players in the sport for life. He used video analysis to really break down fundamentals with his players and had an interest in studying everything about tennis. He created a tennis college and research center in Coto De Caza and then followed up with more of them in Utah and Florida. He also founded the Junior Tennis Ambassador Program, which helped younger kids learn at a young age how to coach others.
Braden, who passed away at the age of 85 of a heart attack on Monday, was still teaching his “Laugh and Win” style of tennis up until March of this year. The world of tennis is better because of him and we will miss his infectious smile.
Play with heart,
The 2014 NFL season is upon us!
Now before you guys get on me for being a football-bashing-tennis-fanboy, I want to let you know that like most red blooded Americans, I am pumped! I’m probably more excited than the average enthusiast. I love watching it, playing it, drafting for my fantasy football teams (I’m in 3 leagues this year!), going to games up in San Francis, er, Santa Clara. I love me some football!
But I want to take some time to give tennis some due props. Because I love me some tennis too! If football is #1 on my list, then tennis is 1A. But football and the NFL are doing just fine without my endorsement (they made over $9 billion in revenue last year).
Football and the NFL are awesome but so is tennis, and in some ways, tennis is even more awesome:
1. Way More Action
If you’re watching tennis on TV, chances are good that you are actually watching a point being played out. According to an article by the Wall Street Journal, the average NFL game features only 11 minutes of action. That is 11 minutes in about a 3 hour broadcast. 11 minutes!