Archives for March 2017


OK, stringers…I need help. When I put a new replacement grip on a racquet, after a few hours, it creeps up from the bottom. I use double stick tape around the bottom, I staple the grip as well. I don’t know if I tighten the grip around the bottom too much. Help me out. What [see more]

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]

Classic POG OS w/Ashaway Crossfire +

I remember back in the mid 80″s having my first look at the Prince Original Graphite OS racquet. I took it out for a test drive and was thoroughly impressed, remembering it was one of the best feeling racquets I had ever hit with. Jump ahead to yesterday and look what showed up in my [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]

Wilson Power 15 String Added

If you are looking for a non-polyester string that may offer some durability this might be for you.  I would certainly try this in very “open” string patterns in a large head racquet. This is a nylon based string with a PP of 9.25 (about twice that of most polyesters) and a diameter of 1.41mm! [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]