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  • Merrell All Out Rush

    WATCH: Merrell Allout Rush Running Shoes – Perfect for All Terrains

    The Merrell Allout Rush allows the athlete who runs on a variety of surfaces to make an easy transition from road, to grass, to trail. With a 6mm heel-to-toe drop and 16mm of cushioning throughout,

  • Babolat Origin

    Babolat Origin Tennis String: Organic Monofilament

    As the original inventor of tennis strings in 1875, it’s no surprise that Babolat stays near the forefront of tennis string technology.  Babolat’s latest offering, Origin, is a monofilament made from a new, organic material

  • Ashaway Tennis

    Ashaway: The Racquet Sport String Specialists

    Ashaway Line & Twine Manufacturing Co. Vice President of Sales & Marketing Steve Crandall is a knowledgeable tennis player and 6th generation member of this 190-year-old family owned company. Ashaway’s strings are made in the US

  • Saucony Cortana 3

    The Strength, Power & Intelligence of Cortana

    You could say that Halo changed the world of video games. It definitely changed Microsoft’s world. The success of Halo, the very first multi-player console first-person shooter game, allowed Microsoft to build a video game

  • Merrell Bare Access

    WATCH: Merrell Bare Access 3 Running Shoe Review

    In the Bare Access 3, Merrell offers both a zero-drop offset with some cushioning underfoot for the runner seeking both a soft, yet natural experience. With 8mm of cushioning throughout the shoe, this Bare Access

Wilson Meeting

Wilson Set to Bring More Innovation & Performance in 2014

For 2014, Wilson has a few tricks up their sleeve to bring even more innovation and performance to the court. Most recently, Wilson unveiled new technology to their Wilson tennis racquets to better accommodate different playing styles, including Spin Effect. They also created more clear categories for each racquet, making it easier for players to [...]

January 21, 2014 Kandice Wilson Tennis 0
Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open 2014

Australian Open 2014 Highlights from Week 1

Before we get too deep into the second week of the 2014 Australian Open, let’s take a quick look at what we saw in week one. First there were the sweltering temperatures, including the enforcement of the Extreme Heat Policy, melting water bottles and fainting ball boys. We watched Ana Ivanovic beat No. 1 Serena [...]

January 20, 2014 Cara Bruce Tennis 0
Extreme Heat at Australian Open

Australian Open Enacts Extreme Heat Policy

Though there have been some good matches and a few relatively minor upsets, the big story thus far at the Australian Open has been the scorching heat. The extreme temperatures started on Tuesday, when temperatures touched 108 F. The blazing sun didn’t let up during Wednesday’s play either and the mercury kept rising, eventually reaching [...]

January 17, 2014 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
Americans left in Australian Open

American Men in the 2014 Australian Open

Of the twelve American men who qualified, gained direct entry, or were granted a wildcard into the Australian Open men’s singles event, only two remain in the third round… and at least one of them—maybe both—wasn’t who most people predicted. Sure, Sam Querrey has shown in the past that he can be competitive in big [...]

January 16, 2014 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
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 0
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