New HEAD Products
Racquets - HEAD Tennis Sensor
How to wrap your
racquet with Vulcan Tennis Grips
NEW: HEAD PRESTIGE
With the launch
of the new PRESTIGE racquet series, HEAD is making absolute precision
an absolute reality. Engineered for the technical player striving
for full control, the new racquet series provides dependable
accuracy that allows players to aim for the lines.
racquet series now features the ground breaking Graphene Touch
technology for improved shock absorption and a solid feel.
is available in four different models (Pro, MP, MID, & Tour)
that answer to the needs of different playing types and string
PRESTIGE Series is endorsed by ATP Top Ten player,
NEW: HEAD LAUNCHED
REVOLUTIONARY TENNIS SENSOR
HEAD, a global
leader in racquet sports, launched their innovative Tennis Sensor
powered by ZEPP on January 17, 2018. The tool fits seamlessly
into most HEAD tennis racquets and offers four unique modes:
play, train, compete and 3D serve. The sensor comes with a free
Android and IOS app that allows tennis players to analyze their
every move on the court, track their performance and compare
their stats with friends or rivals.
HEAD Tennis Sensor
offers a full range of options supporting the game. PLAY mode
allows users to monitor every shot, tracking information on ball
speed, spin, sweet spot and more. In TRAIN mode, players can
improve their game using a growing database of exercises provided
by the HEAD coaches.
Players can also
challenge up to three rivals in COMPETE mode, comparing their
performances in singles and doubles matches. Additionally, the
animated 3D SERVE mode helps players improve their serves by
analyzing swing and sweet spot.
user interface of the HEAD Tennis Sensor app was developed in
partnership ZEPP, an expert in sensor technologies and app design.
The HEAD Tennis Sensor is compatible with HEAD Graphene XT and
HEAD Graphene Touch racquets.* It's also water resistant and
equipped with the latest Bluetooth standard technology.
The Head Tennis
Sensor hits the market after years of research and development.
Over the last ten months, players and coaches from across the
globe provided valuable feedback to improve the software and
ensure consistent results across the entire family of HEAD racquets.
impression of the HEAD Sensor is great. As a coach I'll definitely
use it with my kids. As a player I'll definitely use it to track
spin, to track speed, to track where the ball is one the sweet
spot. I relay liked it. This is the best product I've seen on
the market." (Michael Ward, General Manager of the John
McEnroe Tennis Academy, New York)
HEAD TENNIS SENSOR
HEAD Tennis Sensor will be available at selected retailers and
a full list of compatible racquets, see www.head.com/sensor
SENSOR USER Experience: Eric Schroeder
Tennis Professional at LA's Toluca Lake Tennis and Fitness Club,
had a chance to test drive the new HEAD Tennis Sensor. And he
has played tennis since he was 6 years old. Playing 4 years of
varsity tennis, golf, and hockey in high school.
was ranked top 25 in the boy's 18's USTA southwest division.
Played collegiate Tennis at Grand Canyon University while achieving
a top 20 ranking in singles and top 10 ranking in doubles in
is a teaching professional at Toluca Lake Tennis and Fitness
Club, and continues to play ATP futures level tournaments.
Eric loved the
fact that he was able to see where the ball made contact on his
strings, how often he would hit the sweet spot. He also liked
the ability to see the average forehand and backhand speed, ball
rotation per minute and average serve speed.
definitely a tool for players," Eric says. "Juniors
as well as High Performance kids and competitive adults. And
the app is so easy to use, you can save your sessions and compare
Scorli have developed
advanced solutions for presenting real-time scores during all
types of racket games.
tested for the past 4 years, Scorli is a fully developed, working
and market ready racquet sports watch.
With over 100m
range, Scorli enables multi-player (up to 8) synchronization
and automatic scoring.
watches communicate independently with each other with no need
for a cellular net.
The watches come
complete with a suite applications including game analysis, history,
tournament management and many more for a variety of racquet
underlying technology is fully patent protected.
The latest product
is a large outdoor LCD Display that presents the scores
results in real time, the Scorlis Watch or a tablet transmits
the results to the LCD display via Bluetooth by one of the players
or by a referee
Contact: Tom Amit
Vp Sales &Marketing of Scorli
Why tennis players need
Five electrolytes in particular play a pivotal role in maintaining
normal human muscle function: sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium,
and chloride. A shortage of any of these electrolytes will affect
athletic performance through a range a subtle to serious side
effects. Cramping is a common side effect of low electrolyte
levels in tennis players. Replacing the full spectrum of electrolytes
through a source such as SaltStick can help reduce cramping during
training and performing.
has about 1000 mg sodium/liter, a typical sports drink has 440
mg sodium/liter. If, during the course of training, you ingest
nothing but sports drinks (or worse, water), you will become
hyponatremic at some point. Many sports drinks also do not address
any form of supplementation of the other key electrolytes, potentially
causing yet further cramping and muscle issues.
How SaltStick can help
you improve your tennis results
What is lost in sweat should be replaced by your electrolyte
capsules in a quantity and form which your body can absorb. SaltStick®
Caps have been formulated to provide your body with a balanced
electrolyte content in the suggested serving of 1 capsule per
30-60 minutes. Two SaltStick Caps in an hour equate to 430 mg
sodium, 126 mg potassium, 22 mg magnesium, and 44 mg calcium
per hour: The ideal ratio to keep you moving.
electrolyte capsule that was formulated to closely resemble the
electrolyte profile lost during activity: sodium, potassium,
calcium and magnesium.
caffeine and sodium citrate. Like SaltStick Caps, SaltStick Caps
PLUS are the only electrolyte capsule that was formulated to
closely resemble the electrolyte profile lost during activity:
sodium, potassium, calcium and
magnesium. Contains 30 mg caffeine per capsule as a legal ergogenic
The only chewable tablet that is formulated to closely resemble
the electrolyte profile lost in sweat: sodium, potassium, calcium
and magnesium. Tart Orange and Zesty Lemon-Lime natural flavors
nge a subtle to serious side effects. ing.
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writer Matt Olsen from Pickleball
provides us with this update on new pickleball paddle offerings
from two well-known pickleball manufacturers, both released in
the first month of 2018:
on the lookout for new gear in the growing sport of pickleball.
During the first months of the year, there is often a lull coming
off the peak of the holiday retail season when we dont
see many new products being released. However, this year the
month of January has been a good one for pickleball fans.
paddle manufacturers, ProLite and Selkirk, have made updates
to their existing product lines.
is known for dinking (a series of soft short shots
that drop just over the net while players play up close to the
No Volley Zone), the sport has evolved and spin is becoming a
more integral part of the pickleball skill set.
As more tennis
players migrate to pickleball we are seeing harder, faster serves
and more spin on the ball. This has raised demand for paddles
with textured surfaces since traditional glossy paddle faces
lack any kind of bite needed to impart spin.
have responded with new paddles specifically designed to increase
spin. The Rebel PowerSpin paddle by Pro-lite made waves in the
industry when it was released in 2017 with its textured PowerSpin
paddle surface. The Rebel has since become a very popular all
around paddle but especially for players looking to add extra
spin to their shots.
Weighting in at just under 8 ounces, the paddle packs plenty
of power but still has a balanced feel for control and finesse
at the net and a 16 inch paddle face provides plenty of reach.
These characteristics, along with its premium comfort grip and
textured face landed it on our shortlist of best pickleball paddles for spin.
This new Rebel
that ProLite just released in 2018 is really a cosmetic makeover,
since at its core the paddle remains the same. The original Rebel
was launched in three versions, all with pretty wild colorful
paddle faces. This new version has a much more subdued look with
muted colors that will appeal to players looking for a more discrete
look on the pickleball court.
The other major
news in January 2018 was the launch of new lightweight and mid
weight paddle lines by Selkirk Sport using their new AMPED paddle
technology. In 2017 Selkirk released a paddle line using a new
patent pending paddle technology they call the X5 Core. There
has been a lot of buzz around the new FiberFlex paddle face and
the unibody polymer core which is noticeably thicker than most
The one drawback
to the new line was that overall they are on the heavy side of
the spectrum, while the extra boost is great for power hitting
bangers it may not be so appealing for players that
play a slower, controlled style game who are looking for lighter
On Jan 23rd,
Selkirk launched new versions of these paddles designed for players
still want the new X5 core but are looking for lighter options.
The lightweight paddles average 7.3-7.7 ounces and the midweight
paddles range from 7.8-8.3 ounces.
With the new
expansion of the AMPED line, Selkirk now provides this same core
option in three separate weight classes. The technology was introduced
in the the following paddles:
Selkirk Maxima, Selkirk S2 and the Selkirk Omni. These new lightweight
and midweight options really round out the AMPED line with options
for all types of players.
You can keep
up to date with all newly released pickleball paddles and new pickleball
We update the page regularly with all new major pickleball product
The US Open Pickleball Championships has traditionally been
the main annual event for pickleball brands to showcase their
new paddles with many new paddles launched at the weeklong tournament.
The 2018 Open takes place in Naples FL from April 21-28, 2018
so we are looking forward to seeing what new gear is in store
for pickleball players.
Available at Pickleball Portal
HOW TO WRAP YOUR
RACKET WITH VULCAN TENNIS GRIPS
2015, Vulcan Grip Co. is making its name as one of the most exciting
brands in the sporting goods industry.
aim is to push player performance to a new level by utilizing
the latest technology and fresh designs. Each grip in the Vulcan
catalog has the signature debossed tread pattern to create the
ultimate gripping system.
Learn how to
wrap your racket with Vulcan Tennis Grips in this step-by-step
process. This tutorial is specifically to help you wrap overgrips,
with a Vulcan Max Cool Overgrip being used as the example.
Watch the below
video for more information.