This week I wanted to know what items the playtesters have been favoring over the summer months. If you have a question you want answered by the playtesters, be sure to email us and let us know what you would ask the playtesters! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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What is your favorite tennis related item or accessory this summer? (more…)
Wow! It was a holiday weekend, but that didn’t slow the influx of new gear. So without hesitation, let’s dive in and take a quick look at just some of the new items this week.
Fila’s summer fashions are here for men and women. The men’s Summer Center Court Group is a mix of blue, grey and white. The designs are clean, classic Fila. For the women, Fila went with floral for the Summer Baseline Group. The pieces are ultra feminine and classy.
We’ve just introduced Tasc to our apparel selection for both men and women. The fabric is fabulous. It’s an organic cotton-bamboo blend that offers moisture management and sun protection. It also washes well, holding its color and it doesn’t pill. Super comfortable, you’ll not want to take this stuff off. Wash and wear! Check out the casual silhouettes.
Another new line we’re carrying is LoveAll, which makes cute graphic tees for women. These burnout tees are cute with clever tennis graphics on them. The cut and style of these makes them a versatile option that women will feel comfortable wearing on or off the court. All the tees are made in the USA.
If you play tennis outside frequently, the LiveStrong SPF 50+ Sunscreen is something to consider. We often think of sunscreen for the summer, but sun protection is something we should think about year-round. The LiveStrong sunscreen is mineral-based and is free of chemical UV absorbers, PABA, parabens and BPA. Cost: $15.99 for 3 oz.
This next item is ideal for the player who wants to protect their headguard and frame from court scrapes. Peel and stick this to the outside of your frame to help prolong the paint and grommet strips. The Head Protection Tape is not precut and is 1.25 inches wide. For $3.95, you’ll get 16 feet of black head tape.
The French Open is in full swing, and Babolat has a special edition of its popular multifilament XCel string to celebrate. Babolat is offering XCel, an arm-friendly string choice, in black. We just added the 16 gauge reel to the site. With 660 feet of string in the reel, this is perfect for frequent string breakers, and for those who like hybrid string setups. Cost: $259.95. Don’t miss the rest of Babolat’s French Open gear and check out the Roland Garros shop.
When we put up new items on the Bosworth page, they tend to go fast. Found on the Vintage Racquet page, Bosworth racquets are always in limited supply. They are classic racquets, often designed for use by pro players, and are no longer in production. New and very limited in stock (only one!) is the Bosworth Wilson Sting Mid II Racquet, available only in the 4 5/8 grip size. This is a graphite racquet that fans of the Pro Staff 85 would find appealing.
Wilson’s just released a few of new bag collections, Capri, Verona and Sevilla, with a feminine touch. All three bag lines have three silhouettes: Backpack, Sling and Tote. The Sevilla bags are a classy quilted fabric, and the Verona bags are on trend with a metallic leather look. The Capri goes for classic, reminding me of Tiffany blue. The backpack is designed specially for tennis so it easily carries two racquets without their covers. The sling bag looks like a 3-pack but has drop shoulder straps more like a purse. The tote is always a versatile choice that you can use to carry racquets or use as a stylish carry-all. Each of these bags comes with a matching cosmetic case. Bonus!