September is here! And summer is winding down, which means everyone is making their way back to campus and gearing up for tennis season. Whether you’re a seasoned scholarship player or looking to make the high school or club team, we’ve compiled some of our favorite fall campus items you should check out. We also know what it’s like to be an athlete on the go, so we’ve added a couple workouts to keep on hand and a simple snack recipe to keep you loaded with energy during your crazy activity filled days!
For our active ladies, we have tons of great items to fill up your bag of choice, we particularly are enjoying this cute, easy-to-carry Asics Fit Sana Bag. Since we are active athletes ourselves, we always like to have a couple cute tops and tanks on hand for changing into or out of depending on what activity is next on our agenda. Headbands are perfect for any outfit and anywhere — giving you a touch of color to help tame those locks. The Asics Gel Solution Speed 2s are the perfect option whether you are running balls down, walking campus or hitting the gym. Looking for a new frame to show off on the court? Check out the Drive Z Lite (available in yellow or pink) from Babolat. For more must haves, be sure to check out more of our campus picks here!
Once upon a time, my tennis shoes were for strictly tennis. How things change! Now while I still wear running shoes to run, my go-to shoes for gym workouts (primarily HIIT and Tabata routines) are made for the court.
Today I’m pitting two of my favorite lightweight tennis shoes, the Asics Gel Solution Speed 2 and the KSwiss Ultra Express, against each other for their cross training effectiveness. When it comes to training shoes, I look for something that is lightweight, comfortable, stable and colorful. Yes, cosmetics count and count for a lot.
Let’s break down the match-up.
pays homage to the upcoming Asian ATP Tour swing with a special cosmetic in their flagship shoe with the adidas Shanghai Barricade 8+
! The Solar Gold
underlay shimmers through the dark Kurim upper, accented by the Solar Blue
signature adidas 3-stripe logo on the lateral side. The shoelaces and the outsole even glisten when the light hits them. It’s finished off by a special logo on the tongue that reads “China” in Chinese characters.
It looks fantastic, but how does it perform? The softer Kurim upper of the 8+ offers improved comfort and flexibility over the previous version (the Barricade 8) after a brief break-in period. The signature Barricade midfoot stability claws and Band of Power in the heel lock in the foot for exceptional support. There’s simply no better tennis shoe than the Barricade for stability and durability.
The new adidas Barricade 8+ Shanghai launches Friday, September 12th! Be sure to get your pair from TennisWarehouse.com!