Andy Murray hires Mauresmo for Wimbledon!

2013 Wimbledon Champion, Andy Murray announced last weekend that he has officially hired Amelie Mauresmo as his coach for the grass court season.

Former number 1 in the world, Mauresmo not only has some coaching experience up her sleeve, but a Grand Slam or two as well going into this new partnership! Currently the French Fed Cup Captain, she has a Wimbledon and Australian Open title on her resume, a Silver Medal from the 2004 Olympics and helped coach 2013 Wimbledon Champion, Marion Bartoli, to her first Grand Slam title before retiring from the WTA.

Andy was quoted, “I have a very strong coaching team already in place, but I think Amelie brings with her experience and tactical expertise and will push us all to improve.  Everyone I know talks very highly of Amelie, as a person and coach, and I’m convinced that her joining the team will help us push on – I want to win more grand slams.”

Not to sound like a feminist, in my opinion, this is a huge step forward for women. In a world where more men are coaches for not only male athletes, but female athletes at every level, this creates a good discussion topic. Can a former WTA player, or female in general, successfully coach an ATP player? Will this open the door for more female coaches to make gains in their career?

What do you think?

All I know is I’m excited to see these two interact on court and see what Murray can do now that he has added Amelie to his team!

Play with heart,

Michelle

Passion drives Solfire

How does Solfire bring new collections and new technologies to you? Here’s a quick look at how they’re developing new designs for the tennis world:

Our purpose

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Our passion is to create inspired athletic apparel. The process begins in brooklyn, new york at our design center.We test our ability to integrate function, fashion and art into wearable pieces.

Inspiration

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Our motivation is to enhance performance and comfort using creative solutions. In its inception we envision a new way of playing with movement. Our canvas is the human body; our tools are color, fabrics, imagery and technology.

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Summer style for your tennis racquet with Gamma TNT2!

Gamma TNT2

 

Add some color to your tennis game this summer with these Tennis Warehouse exclusive colors of Gamma TNT2!  With its excellent combination of power, control, spin and feel, it’s no surprise that TNT2 is one of the most popular and best playing strings around.  Recreational weekend warriors to tournament competitors will appreciate TNT2′s playability and feel.  (Bonus: Available in both 16 GAUGE and 17 GAUGE, both under $10!)

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