Poly strings for every budget!

Poly Strings: Save vs Splurge

For a great many professional tennis players, there is no substitute for Luxilon strings. My splurge this week is one of the most iconic Luxilon strings, Big Banger Original, which was among the first crop of Luxilon co-polys to start popping up on the pro tour in the late 1990s-early 2000s. For those who want to get the firm feel and incredible control of the Big Banger Original without having to spend over $10, I would recommend Solinco Outlast. While no two strings play exactly alike, I think Outlast is a worthy substitute for Big Banger Original. Psst: it also received a higher spin rating in our TWU string lab.

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Women’s Tennis Backpacks for every budget!

Women's Tennis Backpacks: Save vs Splurge

What do you carry your tennis equipment in?  A large 12 pack? A smaller more convenient 3 pack? Or the more mobile backpack? For this week’s save vs splurge, I choose two sleek black backpacks at two different price points.  For my save, I chose the Jet CoolJet Bag in Ostrich Ink. You can carry one oversized racquet or two smaller racquets in a specialized compartment. There are tons of accessory pockets to stay organized as well as a convertible strap to turn a shoulder strap into two backpack straps. For my splurge, I chose the ultra-luxurious Court Couture Hampton Backpack Bag. This bag has a slightly bigger racquet compartment that can hold two oversized racquets. The fun polka dot interior has enough room to hold your other equipment along with several accessory pockets and detachable backpack straps.

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Tennis socks for every budget!

Tennis Socks: Save vs Splurge

A tennis player can never have too many …socks! And as Jason mentioned in his latest blog, what’s better than putting on a brand new pair of socks? One of our TW playtesters’ favorite socks and one of the best bang for your buck bargains is the TW Fitsock Retro Stripe Crew Sock. Available in both black and white, our playtesters found this sock to have the perfect thickness as well as the good grip inside the shoe.  And with a price of $4 a pair, you can’t beat it! These days, socks have become more of a fashion statement and with this splurge, you are definitely making one.  The Lacoste Men’s Crew Sport Sock is available in two colorways and features the Signature Croc on the cuff. This classic sock not only looks good but feels good with its reinforced toe and heel as well as high stretch.

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