Tennis Equipment & Technology

Slide On a Hardcourt?

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Earlier this week, I received a press release from Wilson Tennis on its new Glide shoe. I don’t know about your junior, but my son is a big hardcourt “slider” and typically wears out the sole underneath his big toe pretty quickly, using that part of his shoe to stop at the end of a slide to recover and change direction. These new Wilsons could be the perfect shoe for players like him!

Wilson even prepared a video tutorial on how to use the Glide to its best advantage: Here’s what Wilson has More >

Wilson Introduces New Racket & Shoe for Today’s “Generation Fast” Baseliners

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Earlier this week, Wilson announced two exciting new products built for “Generation Fast” players, a group of speedy, aggressive baseline tennis players — the BURN FST and KAOS tennis shoe.The BURN FST (Fast Speed Technology) is packed with the latest racket technology to give players the fastest racket possible. The racket features FST Octagon frame geometry, X2 Ergo handle technology, high performance carbon fiber and much, much more!

The KAOS tennis shoe was also built for speed. The More >

Turn Your Game On!

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Editor’s Note: I haven’t had a chance to test out this new product yet, but I am intrigued! The information presented below came via press release from Sony.

Tennis fans can now take advantage of recent innovations in smart, mobile technologies to help them reach their sporting goals. The Sony’s SSE-TN1W Smart Tennis Sensor will connect with your smart-device to make it easier than ever to track your tennis performance accurately. Analyse, review, share and compare your progress against More >

Pulse Play: Wearable Tennis Technology

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I was recently contacted by the creators of Pulse Play, a new wristband-style piece of technology for tennis. While I haven’t had a chance to test the product myself yet, I am very intrigued by it and am looking forward to having its CEO, Andy Ram, on next week’s radio show!

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Andy’s background, he is a 3-time Grand Slam Champion who hails from Israel. He was on the professional tour for 16 years and won the 2006 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Championship, More >

Parents & Players vs Mass Confusion & Misinformation

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I’m going crazy choosing a racquet & string for my kid!

Today’s Guest Post is written by Tim Strawn, Executive Director of the International Alliance of Racquet Technicians, and has been reposted with permission from the IART website. To learn more about Tim and IART, visit their website at www.gssalliance.com and listen to my interview with Tim on the ParentingAces YouTube channel (click here).

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over my long career as a racquet technician it’s that the odds are More >

Wilson Announces New Family of Racquets

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My son and I both play with Wilson racquets, so when I got wind of a new line coming out, I was pretty excited! Last week, for those of you who follow ParentingAces on Facebook and/or Twitter, you might remember that I posted about the new Blade racquets. Well, here’s another new addition to the Wilson product line. I haven’t had a chance to play with either the new Blade or the Burn yet, but I’m hoping to test them both out later this week or next!

Here’s the word from Wilson . . .

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How To: Editing & Sharing Player Video

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Thank you again to the Fellow Tennis Parent who shared the information below with us. If you missed Part 1 of this series, click here before reading on . . .

Video highlight editing –

This section describes how to cull out your player’s best points. You want to take winners and forcing errors. All an unforced error from your opponent shows is their mistake; it does not make your player look better. A video with 20 winners highlighted will run about More >

How-To: Building a Fence Mount for Your Video Camera

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The information below was provided by a Fellow Tennis Parent and is the first in a 2-part series (click here for Part 2) on recording your child’s tennis matches. There are businesses such as our friends at High-Tech Tennis that will record your child’s tournament matches for you, but for those times when you’re on your own, I hope this information will prove useful.  

Below are step-by-step instructions for building your own fence-mount for videotaping More >

Tips on Finding Your Perfect Racquet

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The folks at Midwest Sports shared the information below with me regarding how to find your perfect tennis racquet. I hope you find it helpful!

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Testing Out New Technology

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One of the perks of getting media credentials at an event like the US Open is that you might then be invited to some extra fun stuff like getting to test out the newest racquet technology before it hits the stores.

Wilson Tennis hosted one such event on my last day at the Open. I, along with several others, had the chance to hit with their newest line of racquets using their SpinEffect Technology. We were located inside the American Express Fan Experience at the Billie Jean King National More >

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