Djokovic Advances In Madrid; Cilic Out With Food Poisoning

Novak Djokovic advanced to the Mutua Madrid Open semi-finals for a sixth time on Friday without hitting a ball after Marin Cilic withdrew ahead of their match at the Caja Magica. The 30-year-old Cilic announced his withdrawal – ahead of their 20th FedEx ATP Head2Head meeting – via Twitter, admitting he had food poisoning. Marin [see more]

Now You Think of it!

So, it has been a while since you had your racquet strung and you are standing on the court about to receive and you ask yourself; “I wonder when I should get my racquet strung”. Now is probably not the best time to think of it but if you do simply take a look at [see more]

Show me the money!

It’s no secret that there’s plenty of money to be had in professional sports. In fact, for us mere mortals, it’s incredible to see athletes getting 300 million dollar contracts and wondering just what train we all missed! It’s down to good representation for one thing but it also has a lot to do with [see more]

Black Knight Introduces the Knight Trainer Pro Robotic Badminton Feeding System

— Achieve player improvement faster and more effectively than ever before. — Fine tune every shot, personalize and save routines for each player and team. — Use or adapt installed training drills for singles, doubles and mixed, or quickly create your own. — Feeds up to 250 shuttles with constant precision and more power than [see more]

Wilson Clash Tour

If you read the Wilson Clash 100 review there is not much to say about the Wilson Clash Tour in terms of graphics because it is exactly the same! So we can go directly to the differences between the two models. The Tour does have the “word” tour on the racquet but little else in [see more]

Wilson Clash 100

Once in a while, a word just “fits”! Clash “fits” this new Wilson racquet because it disrupts the trend of “everything stiff”. Luckily this trend is dying and Wilson has, in my view, done a masterful job of expediting that demise with this concept. Not only does this racquet look good it just feels good [see more]

Ashaway Introduces ZyMax® 64 TX Micro Gauge Badminton String for Superior Performance

— BETA Polymer ZyWeaVe™ core minimizes tension loss– Textured coating adds stiffness to string bed, enhances spin and control Ashaway, RI – Ashaway Racket Strings has introduced ZyMax® 64 TX, a new badminton string with a proprietary textured surface coating to enhance feel and control of the shuttle. Like its ZyMax 68 TX sibling, ZyMax [see more]

Recreational players & string choice – Part 3 – Why change?

Can we agree on one thing? Far too many players rely on the person stringing the racquet to choose the string and tension and that’s ok IF that person has been properly trained. Unfortunately, from my experience of 10 years presenting the IART symposiums, I found that the majority of those people have no real [see more]

Recreational players & string choice – Part 2 – the racquet makes a difference

The racquet makes a difference In part 1 I talked about string, particularly polyester. However, it’s important to understand that the racquet you’re using has a huge impact on the string you choose. The racquet should be compatible with your playing style and level of play. Once that’s determined then it’s time to choose the [see more]

String choice – Part 1 – You are different than your favorite tour player

PART 1 For many recreational tennis players choosing a string can be a real challenge. It’s not that there aren’t enough strings out there to choose from. In fact, it’s the exact opposite and that’s one of the things that complicates the process. Selecting a string involves looking at the big picture and assessing each [see more]