Holabird Sports Blog
  • Glukos

    How Does Your Body Get Energy?

    Any athlete knows the importance of energy. Our bodies get energy from food, especially carbohydrates. There are two main types of carbohydrates: simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates are sugars, they are the fastest source of energy

  • Runner's World Summer Shoe Guide 2015

    Runner’s World 2015 Running Shoe Guide

    Runner’s World recently released their annual Summer Running Shoe Guide along with their coveted awards. Best Road Shoes 2015 This year’s Editor’s Choice award went to the ASICS Gel-Nimbus 17. The Nimbus has been a crowd

  • New Balance Meeting

    What the New Balance Shoe Numbers Actually Mean

    As many people know, New Balance famously foregoes clever names for their shoes and uses a numbering system to distinguish between each model. Some people however may find it hard to remember or to switch

  • adidas 2015 Barricade Limited Edition Berlin Wall

    The adidas Limited Edition Wall Pack Presents the Berlin Wall

      To celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the Barricade, one of the most celebrated and iconic tennis shoes, adidas is releasing  their Limited Edition Wall Pack collection. There will be four limited edition shoes released in the

  • Holabird Sports employs professional tennis racquet stringers

    Ask the Stringer: Alternating Tensioning Mains

    Q: I’m just learning to string and a lot of the how-to videos I’ve watched suggest tensioning mains alternately (one or two on one side, then one or two on the other). It seems like

Coffee Day

Celebrate International Coffee Day

September 29 is National Coffee Day! A yearly event to celebrate our love of all things coffee, promote fair trade coffee and help raise awareness about the treatment of coffee growers. The U.S. isn’t the only country who celebrates International Coffee Day. Japan, China, Taiwan, Nepal, and Indonesia also celebrate. In fact, Japan first celebrated [...]

September 29, 2014 Cara Bruce Running, Squash & Racquetball, Tennis 0
Mizuno Wave Rider 18 video

WATCH: Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Running Shoe Video

Check out this video preview of the Mizuno Wave Rider 18, the flagship neutral shoe from Mizuno.  The updated Wave Rider 18 still has the fit you love, but is even lighter! If you love the Wave Rider 17, then don’t worry, Mizuno listened to your feedback and kept the things that made the 17 so [...]

September 29, 2014 Greg Jubb Running 2
Workout music

Workout Jams

  Looking for some musical inspiration? Check out the favorite songs of the Holabird Sports Creative Department. [...]

September 26, 2014 Allison Draper Holabird Sports, Running, Squash & Racquetball, Tennis 0
Holabird Sports employs professional tennis racquet stringers

Ask the Stringer: Should My Mains & Crosses Be Strung at the Same Tension?

Q: If I string using a hybrid, should my mains and crosses be strung at the same tension or can I use different tensions? A: This is a question that comes up pretty regularly, especially since hybrid stringing has become so popular at all levels of tennis. The simple answer is yes, you can absolutely [...]

September 25, 2014 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
Mizuno Wave Rider 18

Running Shoe Preview: Mizuno Wave Rider 18

Mizuno is taking its flagship neutral-cushioned shoe and going back to the basics. The Mizuno Wave Rider 18 is the newest addition to the Wave Rider series and will officially hit the shelves this October (though we might have it early!). “We received a lot of awesome feedback about the Wave Rider 17,” said Mizuno [...]

September 23, 2014 Greg Jubb Running 1
Focus your mind

Training Your Mind in the Preseason

The preseason is a time when athletes often look to gain recognition from coaches and prove to everyone including themselves that they have what it takes. Often athletes increase their hours on the field as well as time in the gym. One area that many athletes overlook is how to get their mind ready for [...]

September 19, 2014 Patrick Alban Running, Squash & Racquetball, Tennis 0
Best iPhone 6 running Accessories

Best iPhone 6 Running Accessories

At this point, I can’t even imagine running without my iPhone. In addition to listening to music and having my phone with me in case of emergencies, there are now so many great running apps, GPS apps, and fitness tracking apps that my phone is a mini-diary of everything I do and every place I run. [...]

September 17, 2014 Cara Bruce Running 0
New Wilson Racquets

Wilson Just Got Betterer

Wilson’s racquet line just keeps getting #betterer. Of course the big conversation topic lately has been Roger Federer’s blacked out frame that we’ve seen him using and practicing with, recently revealed to be the Pro Staff RF97 Autograph, the first autograph racquet Wilson has produced since Chris Evert. Our Wilson rep, Joel Conybear, stopped by [...]

September 16, 2014 Kandice Wilson Tennis 0
adidas Rod Laver sneakers

Classic! adidas Originals Rod Laver Tennis Shoe

Before Roger Federer started breaking records left and right, there was Rod Laver. Rodney George “Rod” Laver won 200 career titles and holds the record for most singles titles won in the history of tennis. The Australian player was ranked No. 1 from 1964 to 1970. However, it is important to remember that before the [...]

September 15, 2014 Cara Bruce Tennis 0
Stan Smith adidas Classics

The adidas Stan Smith sneaker: One of the Most Popular Shoes of All Time is Back

The adidas Stan Smith class tennis shoe is one of the most iconic low-top shoes to ever hit the market. First created in the early 1970s, they are still wildly popular. Chances are you’ve seen them, even if you haven’t realized it. There is a cleanness, a sleekness, in their simplicity; a trait that resonates [...]

September 12, 2014 Cara Bruce Tennis 0