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TW for days: All you need for a good training session

Posted on August 21, 2012 in Miscellaneous Shoes and Apparel Tips & Drills

Let’s be real. It’s not always easy to look cute when I play tennis. I mean, I try… (And by always I mean, probably 90% sweaty and disheveled, 10% decent). General accomplishment of looking cute is severely reduced over the period through which I’m playing. This can be explained via an exponential curve that has direct correlation to the amount I’m running, the humidity levels at the courts and the amount of effort I put into applying any makeup that day. A hair brush is an optional addition that increases appearance in a positive manner by 11.352%.

Karly and I hitting outdoors together

Like I said, I would love to look like a babe while I play, but sometimes it’s just easier to accept life, get the right gear on so I’m athletic and comfortable, and let my tennis do the talking. Yesterday while filming a new “Gotta Want It: Season 4” (check out previous seasons here), I realized I was actually head to toe decked out in products I found at TW (CLICK HERE for this new episode). Why? Well, this is my official announcement: I practice what I preach. Why? Because TW has everything I need to compete and train. Why? Because my gear is important in shaping the kind of athlete I want to be. No more questions.

The Nike Women’s Fall Tri Blend Tank is my favorite top right now. It is so light, it’s not too clingy and it has plenty of room to move. The color’s called Gridiron Heather, which is a complicated name for purpley-grey. Yes, people, I will simplify for you. What about it?! This tank was actually purchased to add to my babe factor after a combined questioning about my clothing choice of potato sack tees and my desire to survive sweating to death in the hot weather. Perfection! (Say that in a French accent and you’ll understand the mood I am trying to portray). I paired it with the Nike Women’s Basic Tie Break Knit Short. They have matching black spandex underneath and I just like how comfortable, sporty and functional they are. I would possibly call these my most favorite shorts of all time. OF ALL TIME, ma cheri!!

Accessories for days. First off the adidas ForMotion Tennis No-Show 2-Pack Socks. I’m not going to pretend I bought these for the technology, but as it turns out, the technology is why I love them. Comfy and cushioned (important for me), and they keep my feet cool. Love ’em. I’m still a big fan of the Asics Gel Resolution 4 hence why you’ll see me wearing them. We have a review on them from a while ago, and as time passes I just like them more and more. On my noggin I had the Nike Women’s Fall Featherlight Visor in Volt. This is, as some may say, my statement piece. The pinnacle of my ensemble. The icing on the cake. Ok I’ll stop. But it’s volt: loud, and awesome. Plus, keep an eye out for me wearing the Nike Swoosh Wristband in Atomic Green. They are currently on pre-sale and, like the visor, I just really like how they are so functional yet add some attitude to everything.

Gears. I am absolutely loving the Yonex EZONE Xi racquet right now. Instead of me blabbing away about it, check out the comments that Britt and I had on it when we playtested it recently.  I think I will be playing, excuse me, beating opponents with it in the upcoming Santa Maria Volkswagen Open. I currently have NRG2 string in it at 55lbs. We are currently playtesting this string so stay tuned for that review, too, but it’s a really comfortable multifilament. And, last but not least is the Wilson Pro Overgrip Perforated in hot, hot, hot pink. It just adds some a bit of sass to my racquet, and it keeps its tack for a decent period of time.

That’s enough Siobhan for the week.


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