Holabird Sports Blog
  • Injury Prevention

    Common Injuries in Runners and Tools to Help

    There is nothing worse for a runner than an injury, and no worse injury than your feet, ankles, knees or legs. If you are experiencing pain, or think you have been injured, please see an

  • 2014 Gift Ideas for Runners

    Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Best Running Gifts for Women & Men

    Still have holiday shopping to do? The Holabird Sports staff got together to help pick out some great gift options for runners in 2014. Featured items include running shoes, socks, leggings, jackets, gloves, GPS watches,

  • Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0

    Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0: The Ultimate CrossFit Shoe

    A good pair of CrossFit shoes have to do a variety of things: running, aerobics, weight lifting. It’s hard to find a good pair of shoes that can do these things and do them well.

  • Holiday Gifts for Squash Players

    Best Gifts for Squash Players: Racquet Bags & Eyeguards

    Squash Racquet Bags Squash racquet bags make great gifts: every squash player needs one and you don’t have to try them on! When choosing the right bag you want something that has enough room, is

  • Tennis bags

    Best Tennis Bags for Women

    This year this is a fanastic selection of tennis bags for women. Bags make great gifts for any tennis player: everyone needs one. HEAD Maria Sharapova Tennis Racquet Bag – Court This stylish raquet bag

David Ferrer with his Prince racket

David Ferrer Missing Monte Carlo – Will Nadal Pull Ahead to #4?

David Ferrer is currently ranked #4 in the world. He’s 585 points and one spot ahead of Rafael Nadal. To put this in perspective, Roger Federer, at #3, is 1700 points above Ferrer. Unfortunately, David Ferrer won’t be playing in the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters. He sustained a thigh injury at the Sony Open in [...]

April 17, 2013 Holabird Sports Tennis 0
Stringing tennis racquets

Ask the Stringer: What is the Most Exciting New String Technology?

Q: In your opinion, what is the most exciting string technology to come along lately? A: String companies are always innovating and trying new things so you never know when the next big thing will hit. I would say that the biggest change in the last 10+ years has probably been the rise of polyester [...]

April 17, 2013 Ryan Woodring Tennis 1
Saucony Virrata running shoes review

Saucony Virrata Running Shoe Review

Saucony has carved a new niche in the spectrum of natural running by introducing one of their newest models: the Saucony Virrata. Implementing a design comparable to the Kinvara, Saucony has birthed the Virrata to give runners a training shoe with a very light, yet cushioned ride. Whether you’re looking for a lightweight model for [...]

April 16, 2013 Greg Jubb Running 0
Choosing the right racquetball racquet

Finding the Right Racquetball Racquet

Racquetball players know that there is nothing more important than the racquet. Think of it as an extension of yourself, the right racquet can make playing more fun and can even help improve your game. If possible, try a demo racquet. This is the safest way to find the right racquet for you. Many stores [...]

April 15, 2013 Cara Bruce Squash & Racquetball 0
Hello Kitty Tennis

Say Hello Kitty! Cute Hello Kitty Gear Just in Time for Spring

Since 1974, Hello Kitty has appeared on numerous items and brought smiles to the faces of people all over the world. Hello Kitty doesn’t have a mouth so that people can project their own feelings onto her. Hello Kitty speaks from the heart and isn’t bound to one language. It’s no wonder why so many [...]

April 12, 2013 Cara Bruce Tennis 0
Team Hoyt Boston Marathon

A Boston Marathon Hero: What It Takes to be “The Strongest Dad in the World”

“Everyday people do extraordinary things… every day.” Every April, thousands of antsy runners converge on East Main Street in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, awaiting to begin one of the most famous (if not the most famous) 26.2-mile journeys in the world. If you have ever witnessed the Boston Marathon or watched it on TV, you have seen [...]

April 12, 2013 Greg Jubb Running 0
Our favorite racquetball film scenes

Our Favorite Racquetball Film Scenes

Some directors seem to use racquetball when they want to throw their main characters around and place them in really physically comedic situations. I guess it really is funny to watch people gasping for breath, chasing the ball, and just generally flailing around. In the late 80s and early 90s, it felt like the racquetball [...]

April 11, 2013 Kandice Wilson Squash & Racquetball 0
Learn from Losing

Mental Training: The First 24 Hours

Winning is a powerful experience for any athlete. It often enhances confidence, positivity, and self-worth; however, what athletes often overlook the most is losing. Losing is something that no athlete wakes up and wants before competing, but when managed well it can be the biggest part to any athlete’s success. Michael Jordan stated it best [...]

April 11, 2013 Patrick Alban Running, Squash & Racquetball, Tennis 0
Stringing tennis racquets

Ask the Stringer: Do You Use a Different String Based on the Weather?

Q: Do you recommend a different string/tension based on the weather? A: Some players—and many pros—do use different tensions based on the temperature and humidity. It’s a bit less practical for amateur players since they usually don’t have loads of spare racquets and professional stringers on call every time they take the court; however, if [...]

April 10, 2013 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
ASICS GT-2000 running shoe review

Asics GT-2000 Running Shoe Review

Asics Loyalists: Some of you may have pondered what happened to the 2100 series. Fear not; your go-to shoe now goes by a different name: The Asics GT-2000. Asics overhauled one of the most popular shoes in the market to redefine stability as we know it. Such modifications may cause some uneasiness among the 2100 [...]

April 9, 2013 Greg Jubb Running 12