Philipp Kohlschreiber is wearing new summer collection Wilson in Rome. An orange based version of this look is planned for Roland Garros but I do LOVE this ace of a flint grey and lime combo.
The so-called "Well-Equipped Crew" and short are made of ultra light, liquid stretch fabric and zoned mesh which work to keep you well cooled. I'd like this top with white or black shorts even better. The polo, left is a more conservative option.
Any amateur photog. who has tried to shoot tennis action knows it's really hard. While owning a monster lensed $1000+ camera would certainly make a difference, there are lower priced options and techniques that will reward with great images.
Photographing Tennis by photo pro Chris Nicholson offers easy to follow tips on protocol, gear, positioning, light, exposure, composition, timing and more. Nicholson is a sixteen year tennis photo veteran whose captivating images are featured throughout the book.
Read up before heading to the courts and keep the paperback in your bag for a quick refresher between matches.
Marche, Italy is home to Cecilia Marchegiani, recreational tennis player and designer of the beautiful tennis dresses you see here.
Marchegiani started playing tennis as an adult and was quickly bored with what she felt was a sameness about the fashions women were wearing. She began making styles for her own game and soon after for admiring friends. C'mon tailoring shop was born.
Fresh, fun and custom cut, Marchegiani's stand-out styles are designed for the movement, grace, energy and power so inherent in womens tennis.
Cmon fabrics are all performance, breathable microfibra in polymide and elastan. Bras for smaller chests can be built in upon request. BYOB for those more amply endowed. Garment prices range from approx. $80 - $120 USD.
is having another big moment and I'm worried. As happened during the 1970s, talent, looks, charisma and lifestyle have aligned for many of the reigning players. This time, however, fueled by media coverage and marketing
campaigns, their mass influence is even greater. Can we sustain our game's prominence this time
around or are we going to be looking back in a few years recalling two distinct
periods of time in which tennis was pure magic?
and Roger Federer are queen and king when it comes to tennis ambassadors/tennis
marketing juggernauts. Look too at the world influence and appeal held by Rafael Nadal, Novak
Djokovic, Serena Williams and Li Na.
Like yesteryear's darlings Björn Borg, John McEnroe, Chris Evert and Jimmy Connors, many of today’s top tennis players are household names (Li in China), but this time known not just for their game.
Today, players sell tennis alongside everything from candy lips and razors to watches and luxury cars.
the tennis industry works hard but it's these elite players that are
the biggest engine behind the racquet sales, revitalized
public courts, full stadiums and presence on network television. The rest
is trickle down.
began to think about this when Nadal pulled out of Miami in March. Federer AND Nadal not
playing? Was it worth bothering to go, said some? Seriously? Surely
the myriad of other uber talented players were worth watching.
nervous. Our biggest names are growing older and time is on no one’s side when
it comes to athletics. These court-pounded bodies will slow down and it
won’t be all that long before any one of today’s mega stars are wearing broadcast
question is, what can we do NOW, so that when the marquis acts in the group have left the courts behind,
tennis stays on network television, stadiums stay full and people keep playing? Try as
we might the eyeballs that determine mainstream tennis coverage do not appear to be keen on watching or reading
about many new players.
Maria Sharapova has changed things up again in Germany. No tennis fashion repeats for this girl. Winning is another story though.
Above are the Nike Summer Premier Maria tank and skort (her own line). Can't see it but she's wearing the Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour in grey and orange.
Love the tank in ice blue with strata grey and bright citrus. Hi-def bra with molded cups are built in so no bra worries (if your girls are modest in size).The skort picks up the strata gray and combines nicely with cool grey and confidence in spades.
Orange...it's moving in. We're going to see lots on the clay this year.