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  • Roland Garros 2015 Day 9

    French Open Highlights Du Jour Day 9

    Bracket Busters The surprises keep coming in the women’s draw as defending champion Maria Sharapova fell in straight sets to Lucie Safarova.  Safarova is a quality player, but she was surely helped out by Sharapova’s

  • Roland Garros 2015 Days 7 & 8

    French Open Highlights Du Jour Days 7 & 8

    Bracket Busters Once the seeds start playing each other, it’s hard to characterize too many matches as “upsets,” but there were still a few surprising results from the weekend that may throw the brackets askew. 

  • Roland Garros 2015 Day 6

    French Open Highlights Du Jour Day 6

    Bracket Busters Carla Suarez Navarro came into Roland Garros with a career-high ranking of eight and a seeding to match, but twenty-eighth seeded Flavia Pennetta wasn’t deterred.  The Italian veteran put the hammer down with

  • Roland Garros 2015 Day 5

    French Open Highlights Du Jour Day 5

    Bracket Busters Fifth seeded Caroline Wozniacki is the latest top-ten seed to fall, joining Halep and Bouchard on the sidelines. Wozniacki was beaten in straight sets by Julia Goerges. Twelfth seeded Karolina Pliskova also exited

  • Roland Garros 2015 Day 4

    French Open 2015 Highlights du Jour Day 4

    Bracket Busters In a shock upset, Simona Halep—one of the tournament favorites—was handily beaten by Croatian veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. Lucic-Baroni—who had her first top 100 finish in 15 years after taking time away from the

Sports Nutrition

Step Up to Fuel Up: Sports Nutrition

I recently had the opportunity to partake in a tennis-scouting event. I discovered that some of the athletes were missing critical opportunities to fuel up during their matches and recovery periods. As an athlete, make sure you fuel your body properly with key building blocks, such as a diet rich in carbohydrates. Focusing on specific [...]

January 16, 2014 Alyson Marquez Running, Squash & Racquetball, Tennis 0
Magellan Echo Smart Watch Review

Magellan Echo Smart Running Watch Review

Imagine this: You’re midway through your run and you want to see how many miles you’ve logged and your current pace. However, there’s one problem. You use a GPS app on your smartphone, and it’s comfortably tucked away in your waist belt. The only way to see your current stats is to remove your phone [...]

January 15, 2014 Greg Jubb Running 1
Babolat Pure Strike Tour tennis racquet

Babolat Pure Strike Tennis Racquet Review

When Babolat announced that they would be releasing an entirely new family of player-oriented racquets called Pure Strike, lots of people got excited. Although they’ve had some control frames in the past, Babolat has been best known for lighter, more powerful frames like the Pure Drive and later on the AeroPro Drive. For players who [...]

January 14, 2014 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
2014 Tennis Racquets

2014 Tennis Racquet Outlook

2013 was a pretty good year for new tennis racquets. Wilson debuted Spin Effect technology and Prince released their Extreme String Pattern (ESP) technology—both designed to provide maximum spin potential. HEAD introduced their new racquets featuring the super material Graphene and Babolat capped off 2013 with the release of the exciting Play Pure Drive. But [...]

January 13, 2014 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
Garmin vivofit

Garmin vivofit: Truly Personalized Fitness Tracker that Gets Results

CES 2014 was full of exciting new tech, including Garmin’s new vivofit, the newest addition to wristband fitness trackers. Yes, there are a lot of fitness trackers out there. Yes, many of them tell you your heart rate, calories burned and steps taken. So what makes the Garmin vivofit so incredibly exciting? First, you get [...]

January 10, 2014 Cara Bruce Running, Squash & Racquetball, Tennis 2
Winter Running

What to Wear When It’s Freezing: Running in the Cold

When it gets extremely cold, even being outside can be dangerous. If you are going to run, drink plenty of water, carry your cell phone, be careful, and please, dress accordingly. 1. Head. We lose around 10% of our heat from our head. The solution? Wear a hat or beanie. If it’s below freezing, consider [...]

January 9, 2014 Cara Bruce Running 0
adidas adiZero ClimaCool Feather III

adidas adiZero ClimaCool Feather III Tennis Shoes Review

We asked two tennis playing cousins to review the new adidas adiZero ClimaCool Feather III tennis shoes. These lightweight shoes were built for speed, but how do they hold up on the court? Review #1: Leo The adiZero ClimaCool Feather III tennis shoes are built to help your performance on the court. They give the [...]

January 7, 2014 Louie Sliverio Tennis 0
HitZone Tennis Tee

Hit Zone Deluxe Plus: The Tennis Practice Tee

Your tennis training sessions are now far more dynamic with the Hit Zone Deluxe Plus. The Hit Zone is a practice tee that generates a consistent air flow to hold your practice balls in place in midair. All you need to do is plug the tee in, switch it on, and adjust the strength of [...]

January 6, 2014 Greg Jubb Tennis 0
New Year's Resolutions - How to Start Running

New Year’s Resolutions: How to Start Running

According to the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology, losing weight is the number one New Year’s resolution of 2014.  The same article goes on to say that 45% of Americans usually make a New Year’s resolution but only 8% successfully achieve their resolution. Even worse, 24% fail to achieve their resolution year after [...]

January 3, 2014 Cara Bruce Running 1
Running Shoe technology 2013

Best New Running Shoe Technology of 2013

This past year saw some exciting innovations and advances in running shoe technology. Here are some of the biggest and best innovations of the year: adidas Boost The Boost technology was probably the biggest story of 2013 in terms of running shoe tech. adidas claimed it would “change running forever” and, from the number of [...]

December 31, 2013 Cara Bruce & Greg Jubb Running 0