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GEAR GUIDE 2019: Upgrade Your Game From Head to Toe

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They say that a tennis player is only as good as his or her equipment. OK, maybe no one says that, but if you show up for your spring or summer season with any of the new gear on these next few pages, you’re bound to intimidate your opponents. And truly, the racquets, shoes, and clothes in this guide could help bring your game to the next level. Consider this the shopping list for your new, not-so-secret weapons.

ON THE GO
Dunlop CX Commuter Backpack
Want that backpack feel, but without racquet handles sticking out of the top? This is an excellent alternative to traditional tennis backpacks. At 29 inches long, it encloses up to three racquets, plus has additional pockets to carry more gear. This bag is offered in two different colorways. dunlopsports.com

Tecnifibre Air Endurance 9R 2019
The Air Endurance 9R is made for the serious player who needs a lightweight and durable bag with ample capacity. With two racquet pockets and a separate shoe pocket, this bag has enough space for all your needs. The innovative, all-in-one carrying system only adds to the bag’s versatility. Made of a coated, rip-stop lightweight material that is extra durable and water repellent, the 9R is a comfortable way to carry all your gear. tecnifibre.com

Tourna Pickleball Ballport with Wheels
The Tourna Pickleball Ballport is the first hopper built specifically for Pickleball. Its flexible bars are the key to picking up ANY pickleball. The handles flip up for easy feeding and flip down for convenient pickup. Plus, the wheels keep everyone happy. uniquesports.com

Wilson Super Tour Backpack
Minimalistic design meets remarkable functionality with the Super Tour Backpack. This backpack holds two racquets and includes a plethora of features optimized for serious tennis players: bottom pocket to transport shoes, Thermoguard zip compartment to keep your water bottle cool, and a fleece-lined accessory pocket in front to house smaller personal effects. wilson.com

 

Court Couture Hampton Printed in Midnight Blue
Court Couture exclusive racquets prints on Saffiano faux leather. Beautifully and thoughtfully designed backpack that is both fashionable and functional. Separate back pocket fits two most commonly sized tennis racquets. Ample main compartment has multiple pockets. Polka dots cotton lining. Metal feet. Multi-purpose hook. Adjustable straps. Matching wristlet is included. Available in Noir, Merlot, Café au lait, and Midnight Blue. CourtCoutureTennis.com

THE SHOE
Babolat 2019 Propulse Fury
Powerbelt technology for a wide and flexible strap ensures optimum midfoot support that increases stability. KPRS-X give the shoe high cushioning and EVA pad dedicated to tennis movements for perfect heel protection to improve comfort. A Michelin sole for added durability, with premium DIN 20 rubber reduces wear and abrasion associated with tennis-specific movements. babolat.us

FILA Men’s Axilus 2 Energized
FILA’s popular performance tennis shoe is back, offering a perfect blend of style, comfort and performance. The Axilus 2 Energized is lightweight and flexible, boasting updated outsoles and breathable sockliners made of anti-slide nylon. Like its predecessor, the Axilus 2 Energized offers players impeccable stability without sacrificing comfort and support. fila.com

FILA Women’s Axilus 2 Energized
FILA’s lightweight, flexible women’s shoe is back! Offering a perfect blend of style, comfort, and performance, the Axilus 2 Energized features a winning combination of comfort and stability in a beautiful, stylish package. Designed for a sport that continues to evolve, the Axilus 2 Energized will carry you across the court quickly and comfortably. fila.com

HEAD Revolt Pro 3.0 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Shoes
The HEAD Revolt 3.0 is a premium all-court performance shoe for baseline grinders that has never been lighter and offers the perfect combination of comfort and stability. There are two colorways in the Men’s version (red/dark blue and white/black) and two versions in the Women’s shoe (magenta/pink and white/grey). Head.com/tennis

K-Swiss Aero Knit
The new Aero Knit is the lightest shoe in K-Swiss history and combines the very best in design and performance. The Aero Knit incorporates new Surge technology for optimal cushioning and energy return; it’s perfect for a frequent junior or adult player looking for a lightweight, comfortable shoe. The shoe also features an aerodynamic upper with hidden laces and Infi-Knit technology, providing protection and support. kswiss.com

K-Swiss Ultrashot 2
The new Ultrashot 2 provides maximum comfort, stability, and durability. Now with new Surgelite technology, the Ultrashot 2 is lighter and more comfortable than its predecessor. The shoe also features an improved tongue design and a 6-month rubber outsole guarantee. Targeted for tournament junior players or competitive adult players. kswiss.com

K-Swiss Pickleball Shoe
The new Express Light Pickleball model was designed specifically for pickleball players and comes customized with a pickleball sock liner and heel logo call-out. The Express Light Pickleball is a comfortable and light shoe, and excellent price/value for the new or frequent pickleball player. Available for men and women in July. kswiss.com

Wilson Rush Pro 3.0
Forged by an unwavering desire for ultimate performance, the Rush Pro 3.0 for men (black/ebony/white) and women (fiery coral/white/cashmere blue) creates a lethal combination of “explositivity” and stability. Its anti-twist outsole features 4D Support Chassis, which controls deceleration and fosters propulsion for aggressive movements towards the net. Sensifeel 2.0 features a lightweight, engineered mesh that improves breathability and comfort. The 4th generation of Rush Pro delivers for attacking players looking for a stable, explosive shoe. wilson.com

Wilson Rush Pro 2.5
Through innovative Sensifeel technology, the Rush Pro 2.5 enhances comfort without compromising the stability that drives explosive speed. Sporting clean lines and matte finishes, the Rush Pro 2.5 melds a game-changing design with contemporary color schemes – an appealing combination for any tennis player. Available in blueberry/quiet shade/hawaiian surf for men and blueberry/black/paradise pink for women. wilson.com

Yonex Clay Court Shoes
Yonex offers three styles of clay-court shoes to suit every type of player – the ECLIPSION2, FUSIONREV3, and SONICAGE. All shoes include POWER CUSHION + technology where a raw egg can be dropped from 39 feet over a POWER CUSHION + mat without breaking – for faster footwork that transforms impact into energy. For a lightweight shoe, check out the SONICAGE. For stability try the ECLIPSION2 Clay, and for a performance fit, step into the FUSIONREV3 Clay. yonexusa.com

THE RACQUET
Babolat Pure Drive VS
Designed and developed for advanced players who want to combine power and precision, the Pure Drive VS is the latest-born member of the iconic Pure Drive family. It features the same power and feel as the Pure Drive with slightly more control. Frames are sold by 2 with a maximum weight difference of 1.9g. Headsize: 98in2. String Pattern: 16X19. Standard Length. babolat.us

 

 

Dunlop CX 200 Tour 16×19
Awarded “Best Player’s Frame” by Tennis Magazine, the CX 200 Tour 16×19 gives you the control and feel of the 18×20 with the spin and forgiveness of an open string pattern. Playtesters raved about its superb handling, precise feel and sizzling swing speeds. dunlopsports.com

Babolat 2019 Pure Aero
The 2019 Pure Aero generates more spin and faster racquet head speed. The frame has an improved feeling and longer contact between the ball and the strings. The racquet features improved stability and precision. babolat.us

Yonex EZONE Racquet Series
With unmatched power and comfort, the Yonex EZONE has the largest sweet spot in this series’ history. Players can access easy power in frames ranging from 98 sq.in. to 108 sq.in. On tour, Naomi Osaka, Nick Kyrgios, Belinda Bencic, Anastasija Sevastova, and many other Team Yonex players compete with the EZONE. Available in two colors: Lime Green and Bright Blue. yonexusa.com

HEAD Graphene 360 Radical Series
HEAD’s new Radical Series now features Graphene 360 technology that is positioned in the shaft and extends into the racquet head, strengthening the frame and providing greater stability and optimized energy transfer from racquet to ball. The Radical Series is a versatile racquet for all-court-players and features four new models for all levels of play. All Radical Racquets will hit stores May 16. Head.com/tennis

 

Dunlop CS 10.0
The CS 10.0 is Dunlop’s most luxurious and comfortable racquet, yet still has that kick of power when you need it. Featuring a unique Dual Bridge System that dampens vibration and enlarges the sweetspot, the CS10.0 will take your volleys to the next level. It offers forgiveness when you miss the sweetspot, and will give you a few more mph’s on your serve. dunlopsports.com

 

Tecnifibre T-Rebound Tempo2 285 TourLite
The T-Rebound Tempo2 285 TourLite is designed to make it easier for the improving player to hit with pace and spin. At only 26.5” long, the racquet is more maneuverable than a standard-length racquet, all without sacrificing stability and control. It features Tecnifibre’s Dual-Shape Geometry frame, which reinforces specific locations on the racquet, providing more stability and power. The ProActive String Pattern features increased spacing between the strings for more comfort, a higher ball trajectory for easier depth, and more grip on the ball for enhanced spin. tecnifibre.com

Babolat 2019 Pure Aero Tour
The 2019 Pure Aero Tour features an increased weight compared to the normal 2019 Pure Aero. It generates more spin and faster racquet head speed. The frame has an improved feeling and longer contact between the ball and the strings. The racquet features improved stability and precision. babolat.us

Wilson Clash
Powered by proprietary carbon construction and a unique frame geometry, Wilson’s new Clash features a revolutionary frame that bends in all-new dimensions while maintaining best-in-class stability. The result is a racquet that exudes unmatched confidence and free-swinging accuracy – a racquet that delivers a playing experience unlike any before. Available in Clash 100 and 100 Tour models. wilson.com

 

Dunlop CX 400
The CX 400 is a 100-square-inch frame and the most powerful racquet in Dunlop’s award-winning CX line. It uses Dunlop’s most advanced technology ever, Sonic Core made with Infinergy, by BASF, a super-elastic material that will have the ball exploding off your strings. dunlopsports.com

THE LOOK
Yonex Apparel Paris Collection
Equipped with VERYCOOL technology, the Yonex Paris Collection will keep you cool and comfortable on the court. Sport the latest clay court fashion with athletic apparel designed to support each movement. Worn on tour by Stan Wawrinka, Monica Puig, Hubert Hurkacz, Dayana Yastremska, and more. yonexusa.com

 

 

Court Couture Monte Carlo in Ivory
Court Couture’s latest tennis bag collection, the Monte Carlo, was inspired by the simplicity of life. It is sleek, classy, sporty, and multi-functional. The unique middle pocket fits two tennis racquets and has zipper closure. Two large compartments on each side have a water bottle holder, zip and two large open pockets. Saffiano faux leather. Polka dot cotton lining. Metal feet. Available in Black, Fuchsia, and Ivory. Matching wristlet included. CourtCoutureTennis.com

Court Couture Cassanova Quilted in Ruby
The classy and sporty Cassanova Quilted tennis bag is always popular and in style. It always matches and looks great with any tennis outfit. Separate compartment fits two most commonly sized tennis racquets. Large main compartment has water bottle holder, zippered and open pockets. More pockets on the back. Zipper closure. Saffiano faux leather. Dual handle straps with a 10″ drop. Metal feet for extra protection, Fully lined and padded. Matching wristlet is included. Available in Black and Ruby. CourtCoutureTennis.com

Lucky In Love Interlace Tank
An update to the solid v-neck tank featuring lacing through the V. Pairs wonderfully with the Long Astral Pleated Skirt, a four-tiered pleated skirt on printed pindot mesh. It’s one of the best sellers in the collection. shopluckyinlove.com

Lucky In Love Celestial Crew
Lucky In Love’s classic print long sleeve crewneck is a signature piece with which you can never go wrong. Pair it with their print flounce skirt for a complete, head-to-toe look. shopluckyinlove.com

 

 

FILA Heritage Polo Dress
Classic lines and modern style collide beautifully in FILA’s newest women’s tennis collection, debuting on court in Paris this May. The stunning Heritage Polo Dress features a flattering drop waist accentuated by a contrasting panel, a traditional flat knit collar and a long, five-button placket. Designed to keep you cool and comfortable on the court, the Heritage Polo Dress fabric features stretchable, moisture-wicking fabric with SPF 50 sun protection. fila.com

FILA Legend Polo
Walk on the court looking like a true legend in the FILA Legend Polo, debuting in Paris this May. Featuring gray on lime green space dye hues, a traditional flat knit collar and cuffs with contrasting color tipping, the Legend Polo offers up plenty of on-court cool. Couple all that with sweat-wicking, anti-odor woven stretch fabric and you will feel as comfortable as you look as you channel history’s greatest tennis legends with every serve. fila.com

Lucky In Love Astral Tie Back Tank
This is Lucky In Love’s Celestial Geo print tie back tank. It’s a chill fit that can be worn tied or not.  Lucky In Love’s staple pleat tier skirt in bluebell pindot mesh is the perfect addition for a fierce, on-court outfit. shopluckyinlove.com

THE GEAR
Ashaway MonoGut ZX Pro
MonoGut ZX Pro is a thinner, lighter string, designed to provide even better elongation, snap-back, and playability for players who don’t require the added durability of its 16 gauge (1.27 mm) counterpart. The 100% Zyex monofilament construction provides exceptional, dynamic stiffness and gut-like playability, and the total lack of polyester increases elongation and decreases stiffness for comfortable, soft power. ashawayusa.com

 

Dunlop ATP Ball
Dunlop is the Official Ball of the ATP Tour. Together with the ATP, Dunlop created a high-quality ball in Regular and Extra Duty. This ball will be used at more ATP Tournaments across the globe, including the Tour Finals. It features HD Pro Cloth and HD Pro Core for added durability, consistency, and feel. dunlopsports.com

HEAD Sensor
The HEAD sensor is designed to help monitor your performance on court. The HEAD sensor is compatible with almost all HEAD Graphene XT, Graphene Touch, and Graphene 360 racquet models. It is spec neutral, so the feel of the racquet stays the same during play, and it offers 5-6 hours of tracking time. Compatible with Android and iPhone systems. Head.com/tennis

Luxilon Smart 25
The first string engineered to process swing speed and adapt its properties in real time, LXN Smart does all the thinking for you. Fiber characteristics within the polymer material change based on swing speed. No matter the stroke or situation, this string gives you the ability to vary your shot selection with incredible confidence. wilson.com

Tourna Portable Scorekeeper

The Portable Scorekeeper installs right over the net. Pack in your tennis bag and never lose track of the score again. The system fits over any net. It’s small, portable, and light, and it comes with its own carry bag. uniquesports.com

 

 

CrampsAWAY PRO
CrampsAWAY PRO is a safe, all-natural supplement that Stops Cramps INSTANTLY! Swish it in your mouth, then swallow. You’ll feel your cramps disappear in seconds. It will prevent your cramps too. Used by top ATP & WTA pros to play their best. NSF Certified for Sport. CrampsAWAY.com

CrampsAWAY Sport
CrampsAWAY Sport is a safe, all-natural, revolutionary supplement that Stops Cramps INSTANTLY! Swish it in your mouth, then swallow. Created for ALTA & USTA players to stop and prevent cramps in seconds. Use what top college and pro players use to play their best. CrampsAWAY.com

 

Yonex Super Grap
Yonex Super Grap offers the perfect blend of comfort, tackiness, and durability in an overgrip. Trusted by players like Stan Wawrinka, Angelique Kerber, Naomi Osaka, and Denis Shapovalov, enough Super Grap has been sold to wrap around the Earth four times. yonexusa.com