Federer Surges Past del Potro In Miami

Swiss will face Bautista Agut in Miami fourth round Roger Federer added another big win to his nearly invincible 2017 on Monday, fighting off Argentine Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the fourth round of the Miami Open presented by Itau. Federer, a two-time Miami champion (2005-06), never lost his serve against the powerful right-hander, [see more]

The Complete Package for the Recreational Player – Part 3 – String Basics

Let’s talk about strings….. In part 1 of this series I talked about finding a qualified racquet technician to work with and in part two I gave a brief overview of what to look for when selecting a racquet. Part 3 in this series deals with a basic understanding of string and suggestions for what [see more]

Juan Martin del Potro on the Move

Credit Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer   He finds himself in line at the Miami Open to play Roger Federer, the hottest man in tennis. Unfair, perhaps, but Juan Martin del Potro might be the most grateful man in tennis. He just passed the 13-month mark of a comeback marked by so many years and spilled tears that [see more]

Federer moving up!

from Greg Garber – ESPN He raced into position to hit his serves, bouncing the ball in rapid-fire fashion — and then played the points even faster. Roger Federer, moving with startling speed from side to side, baseline to net, stunned Stan Wawrinka on Sunday with an up-tempo game in the California desert. The score in the [see more]

The Complete Package for the Recreational Player – Part 2 – Racquet Basics

RACQUETS Now that you’ve found your personal racquet technician to work with let’s talk a little bit about choosing a racquet. Understand the difference between racquet styles Racquets are like cars; there’s a model to fit every person. Just as a 20 year old might be better suited for a sports car, a 40 year [see more]

The Complete Package for the Recreational Player – Part 1 – Finding a Qualified Racquet Tech

At the recreational level of tennis there are a lot of things players know but, there are also a lot of misconceptions that have been allowed to seep into the game that from my perspective, need to be addressed. How you chooses a racquet, what string to use and what tension is best for you. [see more]

Is It Worth It?

Racquet Quest sells only a few high performance racquet brands so it is not unusual for us to receive racquets purchased from on-line sources.  These can be dropped shipped to us or brought in by the client. That’s great.  But here is the problem! If you have a racquet technician in your neighborhood do not have the [see more]

Can you spot a counterfeit racquet?

It seems that everything out there today can be copied, including racquets. Here’s a helpful article from the TIA on fake racquets and steps you can take to avoid being the victim. Go HERE to read the article

Unfortunately, age has no favorites

After a remarkable run to the final and a thrilling 5 set loss to Federer, Nadal is feeling the after effects of just how grueling a 7 match slam can be. While the mind may be willing, the body may not be and in this case, Nadal’s doctors are urging him to rest before competing [see more]

Playing is not coaching: why so many sporting greats struggle as coaches

I found this article interesting and so revealing. I’m posting this because it also relates to another issue that rarely gets addressed. Teaching pros are not racquet technicians but by public default, have had no problems assuming the role and giving advice on something they know little about. Don’t get me wrong. There are some [see more]