2014 Year End Awards – The 6th Annual TDubby’s


With 2015 less than 48 hours away, I don’t want to lollygag, dillydally or shilly shally around. This year, we saw the retirement of one of the most popular players on the WTA, Li Na, Caroline Wozniacki ran a marathon, and a bunch of people dumped buckets of ice on themselves for a great cause (including us).

Furthermore, we had eight different Grand Slam singles champions for the first time in 16 years! Could the Big 4 be no more?

2015 brings us more questions than answers. Will Rafa Nadal get back to his old self? Can Federer keep beating Father Time? What about Serena? Who will retire in 2015?

But before we get to those, let’s give out some awards!

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10 reasons why tennis is better than the NFL

The 2014 NFL season is upon us!

Now before you guys get on me for being a football-bashing-tennis-fanboy, I want to let you know that like most red blooded Americans, I am pumped! I’m probably more excited than the average enthusiast. I love watching it, playing it, drafting for my fantasy football teams (I’m in 3 leagues this year!), going to games up in San Francis, er, Santa Clara. I love me some football!

But I want to take some time to give tennis some due props. Because I love me some tennis too! If football is #1 on my list, then tennis is 1A. But football and the NFL are doing just fine without my endorsement (they made over $9 billion in revenue last year).

Football and the NFL are awesome but so is tennis, and in some ways, tennis is even more awesome:

1. Way More Action
If you’re watching tennis on TV, chances are good that you are actually watching a point being played out. According to an article by the Wall Street Journal, the average NFL game features only 11 minutes of action. That is 11 minutes in about a 3 hour broadcast. 11 minutes!

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Dunlop iDapt tennis racquets


Buying a racquet in 2014 is exactly the same as it was back in 1914. Once you find the racquet that best fits your game, you choose a grip size and off you go. Boring!

That’s all about to change.

Introducing Dunlop’s revolutionary new racquet line, iDapt. With iDapt, you can create the perfect racquet for your game. Choose from 4 different head sizes with 3 different cosmetic options each, then decide between the 2 lengths (27 inch and 27.5 inch) and 3 different levels of feel (soft, medium, and firm). Add in the 6 grip sizes and the combinations are endless. To be exact, there are 432 different combinations for you math wizards out there.

1 new line of racquets. 432 choices. Wow.

Here’s the low down.
Head sizes:
98 , 100, 100S and 105. The 100S features a very open 14×18 string pattern.

27 inch (standard) and 27.5 inch (extended)

Soft, medium and firm. Shock Sleeve Technology lets you select a soft, medium or firm level of feedback.

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Not enough customization for you? Want to increase the weight, change the balance point, add more power, and all that fun stuff? But not really sure how to go about it? Dunlop’s got your back! Simply add the optional Blast Zone weights to your racquet! Place these weights in the indicated Blast Zone areas around the frame (at 12 o’clock, 3 & 9 o’clock, 10 & 2 o’clock and even on the handle) to add power, stability and/or increase maneuverability. Finally, a racquet that’s truly unique and built to fit your game and playing style!

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Each racquet also features a new Aero Boost Grommet System. This system enables the strings to both absorb more impact shock and transfer greater power to the ball.

Once you figure out exactly what racquet you want, your job is done. We’ll put it together for you, string it up and ship it right to your door!

You don’t have to wait long, the iDapt launches on 8/15/14