With a new year comes new playtesters! If you haven’t noticed on some of our more recent racquet and shoe reviews, Sebastian Hafner has joined our playtesting team in January 2015. He played college tennis at Fresno State and then transferred to Rollins College in Florida. Sebastian is currently in our Web Editing department helping create content for Tennis Warehouse and Tennis Warehouse Europe. Sebastian grew up and played junior tennis in Germany.
October has begun! And while we are all enjoying pumpkin flavored everything, another great thing that happens this month is the explosion of pink things and Breast Cancer Awareness. An annual campaign starts every year on October 1 to not only help create awareness of this disease, but also work on finding cures and raising money to do so.
In a sport like tennis that is dominated by strong women at every level, this cause hits home for tennis players all over the world. There is a good chance you know someone who has fought a battle or had a scare with breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Behind skin cancer, it effects the highest number of women. However, since 1989, the death rates from breast cancer have been declining as a result of better treatment and earlier detection through screening and increased awareness. Right now, according to the American Cancer Society, there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
Take a look at some of the fashions and gear of the pros in Flushing Meadows. Click through the photos with the buttons below.