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Tennis Warehouse Playtester Debate: Are Classic Racquets Still Relevant?

Tennis Warehouse Playtester Debate: Are Classic Racquets Still Relevant?

May 19, 2020

After the launch of the Head Pro Tour 2.0, we started wondering if classic racquets are still relevant for the modern game.

And if so, who should be using these racquets? Which racquets on the market currently have that elusive classic feel? And which racquets have been inspired by classic frames of the past?

Chris, Mark and Wolfeman join in on the topic and chat about all sorts of things, including racquets to demo if you're looking for that classic feel and how we define the word "plush."

What do you think?! Are classic racquets still relevant? Let us know! 

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Happy Hitting!

Combine the ATP & WTA? Player Relief for the Tour? Luisa Stefani and Quinn Gleason Talk All Things Tennis!

Combine the ATP & WTA? Player Relief for the Tour? Luisa Stefani and Quinn Gleason Talk All Things Tennis!

May 12, 2020

They have spent some of their career playing doubles together; they were both top college tennis players; they both are super talented and hard workers on and off the court. Luisa Stefani and Quinn Gleason chat about all things tennis, including how they met and how they choose where to focus their career, whether it is as a singles or doubles specialist. I also ask them about their thoughts on the current hot topics as well:

- Should the ATP and WTA combine?

- Should there be financial support for players outside of the top 100?

- The expense of tennis and making money as a tennis pro

- How to become a singles or doubles specialists

- How to become more involved with the political side of the tour

And so much more!

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Beyond the Playtest: Head Pro Tour 2.0 Tennis Racquet Review

Beyond the Playtest: Head Pro Tour 2.0 Tennis Racquet Review

May 1, 2020

The Head Pro Tour 2.0 is one of the most iconic racquet molds in the history of tennis. Originally released as the Pro Tour 280 in the USA (and Pro Tour 630 in Europe), this racquet has developed an almost mythical following amongst purists and professional tennis players. This updated racquet still retains that classic feel but has a few new characteristics. In this episode, we talk about what makes it different from the original and answer ALL your questions. We also dive deep into the playtest and let you know how it performed from all areas of the court. Spoiler alert: we loved it! Still have questions after listening?! No problem, we're happy to chat and talk all things tennis!

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Happy Hitting!

Jamie Loeb: All-American Tennis Pro chats about Sunglasses, Smiles & Salads (and put on some Cardi B!)

Jamie Loeb: All-American Tennis Pro chats about Sunglasses, Smiles & Salads (and put on some Cardi B!)

April 28, 2020

Jamie Loeb opens up about some serious stuff! Like being a racquet-holic, the toughest time in her career, and how she's handling the quarantine. We also chat about what she loves about the sport, her success at the college level and how she pulls herself out of stressful situations. Listen to find out what her best day off looks like, who she admires on tour, where her love from Cardi B came from, and so much more!

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Quarantine Check-In with Tennis Warehouse Playtester: Mark Boone

Quarantine Check-In with Tennis Warehouse Playtester: Mark Boone

April 21, 2020
We're still in quarantine which means, we are still geeking out about our favorite pro tennis matches to go back and re-watch!
 
Playtester, Mark Boone, remembers some of his favorite matches from the '80s & '90s and reminisces about some memorable matches for some strange reasons like that crazy injury that Bethanie Mattek-Sands endured and why it hit everyone at TW in it's own way!
 
We also chat about our essential tennis items for quarantine and how we are handling this time without tennis!
 
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Happy Hitting!
Tennis Warehouse Quarantine Check In: Must Watch Matches Part 2 (with Julie & Erik)

Tennis Warehouse Quarantine Check In: Must Watch Matches Part 2 (with Julie & Erik)

April 14, 2020

Some of our playtesters from around the world catch up and chat all things tennis! Including topics like their must have quarantine gear, their favorite pro rivalries, favorite pro matches to go back and re-watch and so much more! Listen in as they gossip about the beef between Rafa and Kyrgios, how someone might think Dominic Thiem can overtake Rafa the next time they play and how Serena used a tough moment early in her career to become the fighter she now is! Don't miss as they chat about their favorite players on Instagram and TikTok and all the social channels during this time as well as some great perspective on getting through each day of this quarantine with a positive attitude!

Tennis Warehouse Quarantine Check-In: Best Pro Tennis Matches that Made History (According to the Lefties)

Tennis Warehouse Quarantine Check-In: Best Pro Tennis Matches that Made History (According to the Lefties)

April 7, 2020

What else would tennis players in quarantine talk about?! Troy and Safwane join Michelle remotely and geek out about some of their favorite pro matches and favorite rivalries over the years. The two lefties might just have a soft spot in their heart for other lefties (think: Rafa & Verdasco!) but this episode promises to help you generate a list of MUST WATCH matches for your time at home. 

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The Little Giant (Danielle Lao) Proves Her Aspirations On and Off the Tennis Court are Anything But Small

The Little Giant (Danielle Lao) Proves Her Aspirations On and Off the Tennis Court are Anything But Small

March 31, 2020

We check in with Southern California's very own Danielle Lao to see what she is up to during this break in professional tennis. She explains to us some of the hobbies that she is able to spend more time on perfecting -- who knew she was such a great cook and baker?! She also talks about how important building a strong team for success as a professional player is, but also anyone in the business world working on reaching goals. AND we chat about her new love for running and how her coach, Andy Gerst, won't allow her to up her milage even when he does! Plus, don't miss her 3 steps to a successful quarantine!

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WTA Player Catherine Harrison Understands Social Distancing & Explains How She Went 16 Weeks With No Tennis

WTA Player Catherine Harrison Understands Social Distancing & Explains How She Went 16 Weeks With No Tennis

March 24, 2020
Navigating life as a tennis player is challenging and tough right now. This week, we chat with Catherine Harrison who explains how at one point in her career, she was not allowed to play tennis or leave the house for 16 weeks due to a severe injury. Her refreshing perspective and mindset are welcome as she explains how she spent the time, how she shifted to become more of a whole-food, plant based vegan athlete and how she competes now because of it!
 
We also talk about: 
- Covid 19 Mental Health Check-in & navigating this time
- How tennis began for Cat
- Tennis Academy life
- Homeschool tennis life
- How she went from being committed to Georgia Tech but playing for UCLA
- Injuries and Rehab
- Not being able to play tennis for 16 weeks
- Best and Worst days of her career
- Being a plant based, vegan athlete and how she got there and why
- Life advice as well as book recommendations! 
- and so much more...
 
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Did Someone Say Champagne Strings?! We take a Deep Dive into the development of HEAD Lynx Tour and How Tennis Pros Playtest Strings

Did Someone Say Champagne Strings?! We take a Deep Dive into the development of HEAD Lynx Tour and How Tennis Pros Playtest Strings

March 17, 2020
Guess which ATP Pro played an integral part of developing Head's newest string?
We can't say BUT we do take a deep dive into how Lynx Tour was thought up and created and dialed in to create one of our most favorite strings of 2020! We also talk all about the process of how the pros playtest gear and strings as well as break down the differences between each of the HEAD strings and which one will be best for you!
 
You will also hear: 
- Which ATP & WTA Pros are using HEAD String?
- the Lynx, Hawk and Head Multi string families explained
- What string Lynx Tour was going after?
- Why certain strings are so popular on tour?
- Does color really effect playability in strings?
- Why the champagne color?!
- How the pros playtest
- BNP has been cancelled, but the stringing room is still popping!
- Sneak peek of things to come in the string world
- String trends on tour
and so much more!
 
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