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2022 Net News Gear Guide
Sigrun Tennis

By Cory Sekine-Pettite

It’s our favorite time of year! The sun is shining and the weather is warmer (most days). The summer ALTA season is about to begin. And new tennis gear is hitting stores. On the next few pages, check out a selection of your favorite manufacturers’ latest shoes, clothes, racquets, and more to look — and perform — your best on the courts. Be sure to shop local if you can!

BAG IT & TAG IT
Babolat Pure RH3 Grey Bag
Babolat bagThe Pure RH3 Grey bag is a compact, lightweight bag with a stylish design that will never clash with any tennis outfit. This bag can pack up to three racquets into its large, single compartment and features additional pockets for organization and a padded shoulder strap for carrying tennis gear with ease. babolat.com 

 

Slinger Bag
Slinger BagThe Slinger Bag is a tennis ball launcher that is equally portable, affordable, and incredible. Hit the courts solo anytime, anywhere. You can carry it, roll it, and easily store it in the trunk of your car. On the court, it can be set up to start launching balls within 1 minute. Easily control the launch speed, frequency, and angle by using the built-in control panel. And with the Slinger remote, you’ve got full on/off control. slingerbag.com

 

 

 

Wilson Clash Tennis Bags
Wilson Clash Bag, redThe perfect accomplice to a groundbreaking racquet franchise, the Clash v2 Super Tour collection integrates rich, innovative design with a plethora of beneficial features for tennis players. This Super Tour 15 Pack holds up to 15 tennis rackets across three main compartments for tennis equipment, including two lined with Thermoguard to protect against extreme temperatures. Additional features include a pair of large exterior side pockets for extra personal storage, a zippered shoe pocket with ventilation for added breathability, and a dual carry system for alternative modes of carrying. Comprising a recycled polyester shell fabric made from 24 PET bottles, this bag’s innovative design superbly complements the Clash v2 performance racquet line with its rich, red hue and embossed Wilson logo. Also available in a 9 pack, 6 pack, and backpack. wilson.com/en-us/tennis

RACQUETS
Babolat Pure Strike 103
Babolat Pure Strike 103The Pure Strike 103 offers an oversize racquet option to Babolat’s Control family adding more power, forgiveness, and a larger sweet spot to hit the perfect shot. This new racquet features the same technologies as Dominic Thiem’s Pure Strike 18/20 providing players with impeccable feel and pinpoint precision to be able to swing with confidence. babolat.com

 

 

 

Babolat Boost Rafa
Whether you’re a beginner, picking up tennis again, or looking for a frame that’s easy to use at an affordable price, the Boost is made for you! Inspired by Rafael Nadal’s colorful racquet, the Boost Rafa is a lightweight racquet with the extra boost of power that will enable you to hit a variety of shots with the ease of a champion. babolat.com

HEAD Boom 2022
HEAD Boom ProWhether you’re a casual player or more advanced, the Boom racquet series can help supercharge your game and increase your confidence. The newest racquet blends explosive power with sensational feel due to the innovative new Auxetic construction, new head shape in the HEAD line, and greater stability. The Boom racquet series is available in Pro, MP, Team, and Team L. head.com/en_US

 

 

 

HEAD Speed 2022
Winning is being that split-second faster. Built for speed and a fast swing, this HEAD bestseller has been upgraded with the new Auxetic construction for sensational feel and optimal control. From enthusiast to tournament player, there’s a Speed racquet for your level. The Speed series is available in Pro, MP, Team, and Team L. head.com/en_US

Wilson Clash 100 v2
Wilson Clash 100The evolution of Clash features rich, unique design paired with performance defined by a supreme blend of power, feel, and control. Patent-protected carbon construction allows the racquet to bend with maximum flexibility and stability at impact, giving players of all skill levels and swing styles more on-court confidence than ever before. wilson.com/en-us/tennis

 

 

 

 

STRINGS & THINGS
Babolat RPM Soft String
Because strings are your racquet’s “engine,” it is important to choose them well and change them often. Do your multifilament strings break too quickly? Are you looking for a more arm-friendly monofilament? The new RPM Soft polyamide monofilament combines the best of both worlds making it more durable than a multi and more comfortable than a typical mono. This string is perfect for anyone wanting a softer string or players that do not have the super-fast strokes like pros. babolat.com

HEAD Lynx Touch
HEAD Lynx Touch stringThe all-new Lynx Touch is a monofilament tennis string that provides a combination of power and needed spin when desired, all while maintaining extraordinary touch and feel. Designed for the performance player, the co-polyester monofilament allows for excellent playability. Lynx Touch comes in two gauges — 16g and 17g — and is the perfect match for the new Boom racquet series. head.com/en_US

 

 

 

GAMMA TNT2 React Pro
The GAMMA TNT2 React Pro features a new, proprietary low friction coating. This coating allows the main strings to quickly snap back in place as they slide over the cross strings. Wear-resistant microfibers are added to the outer wrap to further resist notching and provide high levels of string durability. The patented GAMMA TNT2 process provides comfort, control, and long-lasting performance. gammasports.com

 

GAMMA Verve Soft
GAMMA Verve soft stringVerve Soft is an AMP co-polyester string that uses a co-extrusion build to combine stiff and soft materials for hard hitters that want power and control, with the addition of forgiveness. Three protruding filaments provide maximum ball bite for greater spin and deep penetrating shots from anywhere on the court. gammasports.com 

 

 

 

 

RIA Reflex
Reflex is the latest frame released in RIA Eyewear’s racquet sports-specific sunglass collection. This dual lens frame style houses RIA’s proprietary Court HD+ lens technology, developed with world-renowned lens maker ZEISS to deliver unparalleled optics built specifically to enhance ball contrast on court while providing 100% UVA/B protection and eliminating glare. The Italian-made Reflex frame features adjustable temple tips to allow for enhanced fit across various head shapes, while also featuring an interchangeable lens system to allow for different add-on lens options based on various lighting conditions. The Reflex is available in three colorways and comes complete with a hard shall case, soft bag, cleaning cloth, and lens wipes. riaeyewear.com

RIA Model One
RIA Model OneModel One is a staple in RIA Eyewear’s racquet sports-specific sunglass collection. This shield style frame houses RIA’s proprietary Court HD+ lens technology, developed with world-renowned lens maker ZEISS to deliver unparalleled optics built specifically to enhance ball contrast on court while providing 100% UVA/B protection and eliminating glare. The Italian-made Model One frame is feathery light, weighing less than 1 oz and features an interchangeable lens system to allow for different add-on lens options based on various lighting conditions. The Model One is available in nine colorways and comes complete with a hard shell case, soft bag, cleaning cloth and lens wipes. riaeyewear.com

 

Tourna’s Grip Enhancers
Tourna Rosin GripThere’s the old trusty Rosin Bag, just slap on your hand to dry the sweat. There’s the newer Rosin Bottle: quick, easy, and clean. Step it up a notch with the Tourna Tac Rag. A “tackified” cloth that puts the stick right on your hands. Bring the big guns with Tourna Grip Rx, a grip enhancer that keeps your hands dry on the sweatiest days. No matter what you need to keep your hands dry in the Georgia summer tennis season, Tourna has you covered. Available at your local retailers. uniquesports.us/tournagrip

 

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE WEAR
FILA Men’s Center Court Collection
FILA Center Court Men's CollectionThe men’s Center Court collection is a statement-maker of its own, featuring mesmerizing pops of pink, evening primrose, blue, white, and black. The men’s Printed Crew is back with a bold color palette upgrade and also features breathable pinhole mesh inserts at the underarm and side panels. The perfect complement to the bright and bold Crew is the Woven Short, which is on display here in a new pink peacoat colorway. Catch FILA sponsored male athletes compete on court in these looks and more May 22 – June 5. fila.com

Sigrún Tennis Match Tee + Shorts
The Sigrún tee is a lightweight performance t-shirt designed for long matches in the sun. Made from a stretch performance jersey fabric with brrr° cooling technology, Polygiene anti-odor and 50+ UPF sun protection. Material is 87% GRS-certified recycled polyester, 13% elastane.

The Match Shorts are a lightweight, versatile tennis short designed for your toughest matches. Features that improve performance such as flexibility, ball and phone pockets, and a moisture-wicking fabric with ionic+ anti-odor. Designed for tennis but made to train and run. Comes in a 7” inseam and available with and without semi-compression liner. Material is 77% GRS-certified recycled polyester, 9% ionic+ recycled polyester, 14% spandex. sigruntennis.com

Lucky In Love Desert Vibes Collection
Lucky In Love Desert Vibes collectionOff the runway and straight on to the courts! This Yucatan-inspired body-mapping print design contours the shape of your body on a premium textured jersey for an edgy and chic look. This is high fashion tennis at its greatest! shopluckyinlove.com

 

 

 

 

 

Sigrún Off-Court Printed Tee
Original artwork print t-shirt made from 100% premium SUPIMA cotton interlock fabric with natural peppermint oil anti-odor. Artwork of the Sigrún Valkyrie created by an independent artist. Garment is enzyme washed for a distressed appearance. sigruntennis.com

Sigrún Woven Match Quarter Zip
Sigrun Tennis quarter zipLightweight tennis quarter zip made in a stretch woven performance fabric with ionic+ anti-odor designed to look good on the court or off the court, whether you’re playing, warming up or at the club. Material is 77% GRS-certified recycled polyester, 9% ionic+ recycled polyester, 14% spandex. sigruntennis.com

 

 

 

 

FILA Women’s Center Court Collection
FILA Center Court Women's CollectionFILA’s latest on-court kit, the Center Court collection, debuts at the 2022 French Open and features pops of vibrant, galaxy-inspired colors, perfect to stand out against the red clay in Paris. Female sponsored tennis players will wear a variety of looks on-court during the fortnight, but none can top the classic Racerback Tank and Skort combination. Pictured here is Karolina Pliskova in a galaxy/white colorway; this rendition of the Racerback Tank features mesh color inserts and a keyhole opening at the back. Pair the look with either a 12- or 14.5-inch Skort. fila.com

Sigrún Off-Court Hat
Classic six-panel hat in washed canvas 100% GOTS organic cotton twill with embroidered eyelets, adjustable closure with brass buckle, and anti-bacterial sweatband. Embroidered “upside down tennis” on the front. sigruntennis.com

Lucky In Love Avant Garde 1.0 Collection
Lucky In Love Avant Garde collectionThis chic, monochromatic look from Lucky’s Avant Garde 1.0 Collection is a must-have for the season. The High-Tech Flounce Skirt offers a play on textures while keeping it minimalistic. With reflective bonding accents and progressive feminine design lines, the Architect Bralette Tank offers a sophisticated high-end fashion look. shopluckyinlove.com 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOES
Babolat Jet Mach 3 Women
Babolat Jet Mach 3The Jet Mach 3 is lightweight, comfortable, and packed with the latest technologies. Every detail is designed to increase player confidence and speed on the court. The Jet Mach 3 is the ultimate weapon for anyone wanting to get faster to the ball. With the subtle color of pink, black and white, this shoe will surely match most players’ outfits and soon be their favorite shoe in the rotation. babolat.com

 

 

FILA Speedserve Energized Men + Women
FILA Speedserve Women pinkDeveloped out of FILA’s Advanced Concepts Center, the Speedserve Energized is a lightweight tennis shoe being touted by top tennis athletes as one of the most responsive, agile, and comfortable tennis shoes on the market. The vision for the shoe was built off the brand’s highly successful performance tennis shoe, the Axilus 2 Energized, with a heightened focus on structural elements to make a lighter and more form-fitting shoe. Among the upgrades are enhanced cushioned support, upgraded mid and outsole structure support, and energized rubber cushioning at the forefoot and heel. fila.com

HEAD Revolt Pro 4.0 Men + Women
The HEAD Revolt Pro 4.0 is a premium, all-court performance shoe for baseline players, with an optimal combination of comfort and stability. Durable, non-marking rubber, hybrid outsole, and ventilation holes are some of the classic features that are now paired with a fresh upper design and new heel construction. Available in sizes and styles for Men, Women, and Juniors. head.com/en_US

HEAD Sprint Pro 3.5 Men + Women
HEAD Sprint Pro menThe Sprint Pro 3.5 takes the combination of lightweight and comfort to the next level, which makes this one the perfect shoe for players who are looking for more speed on the court. In addition to its core technologies, the Sprint Pro 3.5 is equipped with hybrid tread, breathable, lightweight mesh, and durable non-marking rubber, to name a few features. Available in sizes and styles for men, women, and juniors. head.com/en_US

 

 

K-Swiss Ultrashot 3 Men + Women
The Ultrashot 3 is built for the competitive, aggressive, and powerful tennis players who demand a shoe with the highest level of performance and design. Worn by ATP and WTA professional athletes, the Ultrashot 3 offers maximum energy return with Surge 7.0 midsole technology, 360 Plantar Chassis Support for unlimited lateral movement, and Dragguard 7.0 incorporated into a new durable outsole with superior grip and traction. kswiss.com

K-Swiss SpeedTrac Men + Women
The SpeedTrac is the next-generation tennis shoe designed for quickness and movement around the court. The new 180 PSC design for lightweight midfoot support, incorporated with a new outsole pattern, provides maximum speed around the court. kswiss.com

K-Swiss Hypercourt Express 2 Men + women
K-Swiss Hypercourt Express womenThe company’s best-selling shoe, the Hypercourt Express 2, is light, comfortable, breathable, and has a generous fit, making it the ideal choice for a variety of playing styles and levels. Durawrap Flex gives the shoe support with no break-in period, while Surgelite midsole technology provides all day comfort. kswiss.com

 

 

Mizuno Wave Exceed Tour 5 AC Men + Women
Faster, lighter and more flexible than before, the all-new Wave Exceed Tour 5 AC is designed for the advanced player looking for the utmost in explosive on-court performance. The latest technological innovation, MIZUNO ENERZY, is integrated in the midsole at the forefoot and throughout the sockliner to deliver quicker turns, starts and stops for optimum performance and ultimate energy return. An all-new “bootie” construction and a remodeled #D-SOLID upper design offer greater flexibility and comfort, allowing the foot to truly integrate with the shoe no matter how intense the movements. MIZUNO WAVE Technology increases ankle stability and shock re-distribution while the DuRubber outsole provides the durability and longevity top players demand. mizunousa.com

Mizuno Wave Exceed Light AC Men + Women
Mizuno Wave Exceed Light AC menDesigned for the active player, the Wave Exceed Light AC takes lightweight cushioning to another level. Whether your game is tennis or pickleball, you can stay on court all day long as the Wave Exceed Light is one of the lightest shoes on the market. MIZUNO ENERZY is utilized in the heel, allowing for an extremely high level of energy return and responsiveness from the first serve to the final point. A new forefoot design provides a relaxed, wider fit while the X10 outsole supplies added durability exactly where it is needed. The total result is a luxurious, yet lightning-fast shoe created for all-day play. mizunousa.com

Wilson Rush Pro 4.0 Men + Women
The Rush Pro 4.0 upgrades dynamic court movement thanks to a pair of innovations in the midsole and outsole. An evolution of the Rush Pro 3.5 chassis construction, 4D Support Chassis 2.0 splits the chassis into two pieces for a dual purpose: one piece runs under the foot for enhanced support and forward propulsion, while the other runs laterally for additional stability and control. In the forefoot of the midsole, Energy Cell features a lightweight EVA foam designed to optimize the transfer of body weight through impact for more explosive propulsion. Layer in a sleek silhouette, and the result is a shoe that takes the popular Rush Pro franchise to all-new heights for both design and performance. wilson.com/en-us/tennis

Wilson Rush Pro Ace Men + Women
Wilson Rush Pro Ace Women'sThe widest shoe in the popular Rush Pro line, the Rush Pro Ace earns high grades for tennis players with a strong preference for comfort on the court. Highlighted by its 2E fit to accommodate wider feet, this shoe also helps stabilize the foot through its 4D Support Chassis: a symmetrical heel-toe chassis that limits supination to help control pivot movements. Layered with Sensifeel on the upper for additional breathability, the Rush Pro Ace delivers an appealing blend of comfort, stability, and aesthetic for supreme confidence with every step. wilson.com/en-us/tennis

COURT EQUIPMENT
GAMMA Pickleball Ball Tube
Lightweight and durable, the GAMMA Pickleball Ball Tube holds 12 pickleballs and is the perfect on-court pickleball pickup device. gammasports.com

My Court Caddy
My Court CaddyMy Court Caddy is the only tennis ball holder you’ll ever need. It is the tennis player’s home base for balls, towels, water bottles, or anything else. My Court Caddy easily attaches to any chain link fence! It holds two tennis balls or like-sized objects, and features two hooks for towels and other gear, as well as a carabiner for water bottles and sports drinks. mycourtcaddy.com

 

 

 

 

GAMMA Newman Pickleball Paddles
GAMMA pickleball paddleThe 206 and Havoc are used by 2021 National Pickleball Champions: Riley and Lindsey Newman. These paddles feature a composite face that creates power to your forehand and backhand. The extended grip length gives you the extra reach and makes it easier to execute the two-handed backhand. The 206 and Havoc are designed with a precise feel and gives you perfectly clear, pinpoint and most importantly powerful shots, finished with the signature GAMMA Honeycomb Cushion Grip. gammasports.com

 

 

GAMMA EZ Travel Cart XD
The GAMMA EZ Travel Cart XD is a light-duty ballhopper cart used to easily transport your tennis balls across the court. This travel cart features a new and improved extra-duty wheel assembly designed with aluminum sleeves at the base of each leg for extra strength and greater durability around the wheel insert. gammasports.com

 

Wilson Juice and Echo Energy Pickleball Paddles
Wilson Juice pickleball paddlePolypropylene honeycomb core dampens vibrations for superior feel. The PO3 fiberglass composite is a strong, lightweight material delivers excellent responsiveness and shot depth. Softer finish provides additional touch and control. The widebody shape provides a wider sweet spot for more power on off-center hits. The triangle patterned surface provides increased spin. wilson.com/en-us/explore/pickleball

 

 

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