Bernard Tomic Joins Head Tennis Family

According to Head/Penn Sports:

HEAD is proud to announce that 21-year-old Australian Bernard Tomic has joined the HEAD tennis family. The current No. 74 in the ATP’s singles world ranking signed a long term contract with the brand and will endorse the brand new HEAD Graphene Radical racquet.

“I am very happy to be back with HEAD. I have always been impressed with the quality and extra care that goes into the development of HEAD racquets,” says Tomic who played with HEAD racquets from 2007 to 2011. “I know that when I step on the court, I have the best weapon in my possession to do some serious damage.”

The youngest player to represent Australia at the Davis Cup and the youngest player in the Top 100 on the ATP Tour for two straight years will endorse the HEAD Graphene Radical racquet. The new Radical series features Graphene, the latest material innovation that is an extremely lightweight material but with a breaking strength 200 times greater than steel. Graphene is integrated into the shaft of the racquet and allows the weight to be distributed where it is needed most for perfect playability and control.

With his agreement, Tomic joins fellow HEAD ambassadors like Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray.

Winter Update

After taking some time off this fall, I was getting back into playing and training hard. Unfortunately, I have not had good luck as for the last 3 weeks as I have had pretty bad plantar fasciitis. I had a mild case several years ago, but this is really uncomfortable and limits my movement. I’m trying to do different things to heal it, but I am always on my feet coaching. Hopefully, something will work to get me back doing what I love. In the mean time, I tried a few of the new racquets and have feedback on that as I’m sure many of you are looking at some of the newer racquets out there.

PT98-3As some of you know, I have been using Head Radical racquets since I was in middle school. The first racquet I playtested this fall was the Prince Tour 98 ESP. I chose this racquet as it was a similar weight to my Radical and is also pretty flexy. I tend to like racquets that are not too stiff. I could definitely tell a difference in spin on my shots from the 16×16 string pattern! I had nice control in a very comfortable package, but felt I was just not quite getting enough sting on my serves and forehands that I am used to.
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Black Friday at Tennis Warehouse = Week of Sales!

If you haven’t realized yet, Thanksgiving falls later than usual this year and Hanukah begins earlier than usual and Christmas is just 28 days away, which means…shopping for deals starts now!

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Click to watch Black Friday deals! New deals unveiled everyday!

Like many retailers out there, we aren’t waiting for Friday to debut our deals. We have taken advantage of this year’s calendar to help provide you guys with some pretty fabulous deals throughout the week of Thanksgiving! Make sure you watch this video to get an idea of some of the exciting sales we will be having this year! We will be unveiling new sales each day, so you will want to keep an eye out on Tennis Warehouse! And you will be happy to know that we are offering free shipping on any size order for the holiday season (certain shipping restrictions apply).

And here is a list of a couple of the deals you really don’t want to miss out on:

For more gift giving ideas, be sure to check out our TW Gift Guide!

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Michelle

HEAD to be Berdych’s Shoe of Choice

HEAD_RGB_Walking_TomasBerdych-009ATP’s number 6 player in the world, Tomas Berdych, will now be playing in HEAD tennis shoes starting next week at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris.

“The new HEAD Sprint Pro is among the best in the game and I am very happy with the outcome of the shoe. I am already playing with HEAD racquets and have always felt very much at home with the company, so wearing HEAD footwear is a natural choice for me as I know I can rely on the product.” – Tomas Berdych

Our playtesters have just started playtesting these shoes and the initial feedback is great! These shoes come in a lightweight, yet durable package while combining speed with stability. Featuring the HEAD Trinergy technology, this sharp looking shoe is designed to absorb energy on impact and transfer it from the heel to the forefoot, and then release that energy to maximize the upward motion and energy into your next step.

These shoes are great for aggressive movers who don’t want to sacrifice any style or performance! Keep an eye out for these at Tennis Warehouse in January 2014!

Play with heart,

Michelle

2013 US Open gear check: Richard Gasquet

Richard Gasquet always seems on the brink of greatness. He held on for a marathon win against the big serving Canadian, Milos Raonic. And then the Frenchman survived another five-setter against David Ferrer.

Richard Gasquet in action at the US Open. Photo by Cynthia Lum.

Richard Gasquet in action at the US Open. Photo by Cynthia Lum.

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US Open 2013 Gear Check: Andy Murray

After winning Wimbledon for the first time this year, Andy Murray enters the US Open as the defending champion and is looking to get another Grand Slam title under his belt in 2013. Already into the round of 16, let’s see what gear he is using  that has got him this far into the tournament.

Andy Murray at the US Open -- Photo by Cynthia Lum

Andy Murray at the US Open — Photo by Cynthia Lum

His apparel: Andy is keeping his look sharp and simple on the court during the Open by wearing the adidas Barricade line. The Adipower Barricade Crew has a two-piece crew neck with contrast inserts, mesh along the upper back for increased ventilation and colorblocking with the Band of Power across the chest. This crew does a great job of keeping Murray cool despite the NYC summer sun and humidity. The Fall Barricade Woven Short in the 9.5″ length keeps this look simple and focuses on ventilation with the added mesh panels. To keep the sweat off his face and away from his grip, Andy uses adidas Large Wristbands. As far as shoes go, Andy is in the Barricade 7.0 to ensure stability, traction and support for all of his quick on-court movement.

His gear: Andy finds the perfect blend of feel and stability with his Head Youtek IG Radical Pro. This racquet gives him a lively, spin-friendly response from the baseline with a crisp controlled feel at the net. He has it strung up with the very popular ATP tour string, Luxilon ALU Power 16L, which gives him added controlled power and is a durable option. He uses Tourna Grip XL as his overgrip of choice to make sure he has a soft, yet absorbing grip throughout his matches. To carry all of his gear to the court, Andy uses his very own Head Murray MonsterCombi bag which is big enough to carry all of his racquets, apparel, and more.

Play with heart,

Michelle

Fashion + Function = New Bags from HEAD

HEAD Tennis has been on top of the trends lately creating some of the newest, freshest styles of tennis bags over the past year making sure that each of their players are carrying their racquets to the courts in style.

Maria Sharapova HEAD BagHEAD launches some functional and fashion-forward new bags. Maria Sharapova designed these bags to be elegant and dynamic for the tennis player that is looking for style when carrying their gear to the court. There are two bags available in this collection, the Maria Sharapova Tennis Court Bag and the Maria Sharapova Tennis Racquet Bag Combi. These bags are black with pops of neon lime and purple accents. Complete with accessory bags and lots of pockets, these bags are perfect for any tennis fashionista!

 
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Summer Fashion from your TW Stylists

Summer is here! Which means your TW Stylists have been hard at work putting together the perfect summer outfits for you to check out! Bringing their different perspectives, tastes and style, the three of us put together three very different looks for you to check out. Each look features a main piece (a top and bottom, or a dress), combined with a hot pair of shoes and one accessory. So check out our three looks and then head to Tennis Warehouse where you can pick up these pieces to add some style to your game.

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Head RED Limited Edition Bags

HEAD has launched a (RED) Special Edition bag collection to raise awareness and money for the fight against Aids. HEAD will be contributing 40% of the profits off the (RED) HEAD line of bags going to the Global Fund to fight Aids. Tennis Warehouse is excited to be getting these bags in and help spread the word about the collaboration between HEAD and RED.

HEAD tennis players including, Novak Djokovic, Sloane Stephens and Tomas Berdych have been showing their support by carrying the HEAD Special Edition racquet bag on court this week during the French Open.

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The line of bags features a RED Monstercombi and a RED Backpack. Both are made of 100% polyester. The Monstercombi has once climate control pocket racquet section and the bag can hold up to 12 racquets. Included is a front zipper pocket as well as an inside mesh pocket and extra shoesack. It also has detachable, adjustable and hideable back pack straps to ensure comfortable carrying. The Backpack has a compartment that can hold 1 racquet and includes and integrated shoe compartment with a front zipper pocket.
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2012 Favorites: Wildcard

Here we are. Dec. 31 — and it’s time to get wild! Well, maybe not wild exactly, but today’s category is a wildcard. The playtesters got to choose anything they wanted for this category. The only limitation: It has to be something released in 2012. Anything goes. Here’s what they picked.

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Andy: ”This and the Babolat AeroPro Drive 2013, were my two favorite racquets of 2012.  This provides lots of power, spin and forgiveness, but the feel is great as well.”

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