Summer is the perfect time to introduce your kids to tennis. But how can you introduce your kids to tennis (or any sport really) in a way that sparks a lifelong passion without pushing them too hard?
Wimbledon fever is upon us! One of the biggest stories to emerge from the early days of Wimbledon 2019 is that of 15-year-old giant slayer Cori “Coco” Gauff. The American tennis phenom made her Grand Slam debut this week, becoming the youngest player in the Open Era to qualify for the main Wimbledon draw.
The phrases “A new force is coming”, and “Massive Sweet Spot Dominates the Game” have been rampant on all of HEAD’s social media channels of late. Perhaps the worst kept secret is that HEAD is launching a brand new Gravity racquet silo to go alongside the Speed, Radical, Extreme, Prestige, and Instinct lines. For those of you still paying attention, here is a quick summary of HEAD’s current racquet families.
SF or SuperFabric has been utilized in the redesign of the shoe. SuperFabric has been used for military applications and is known as a brutally tough armor technology, which is both lightweight and flexible. In a recent interview with Forbes Magazine’s Tim Newcomb, HEAD’s footwear manager Simon Brennais had this to say about the partnership with SuperFabric.
What is immediately apparent from the first look is how far apart the main strings are in the sweet spot. For example, The Speed MP, and Radical MP both have 16×19 string patterns, but string spacing of the mains is much tighter. The extra space between the main strings allows the ball to sink deeper in to the string bed, enabling more spin and power. Though HEAD has an abundance of 100 square inch racquets, what further separates the Extreme series is the thin 21 mm beam at the throat, which transitions to a wider 23/26 mm beam in the hoop.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the HEAD Radical tennis racquet, HEAD has a few releases for the die hard tennis fan and collectors. Andre Agassi carried the banner for the Radical series from 1993 to his retirement in 2006, and no iteration of the racquet is more iconic than the “Bumble Bee” from 1993. Don’t forget about the Sprint SF!!!!!!