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Shades of Tennis's Most Unique Tournament

Photo Essay: French Red

The French have two Brits to thank for their beloved red playing surface, which today lives on in small training centers on the outskirts of Paris, tournaments for the rising stars of the sport, and one of professional tennis’s oldest events. We were on hand during the week of the French Open to capture all the nuance of the storied surface.


Today in Gear: February 21, 2014

Today in gear, we examine a rubber-based lint tool, made-in-the U.S.A. Salame, the history of Maserati, Beck's latest album and much more.

Drop shot, meet cross-court winner

Tested: 2013 Head Speed Pro

Finessing things is something we take a lot of pride in, times ten when it involves catgut. Even so, the 2013 Head YOUTEK Graphene Speed Pro introduced a new level of speed and power to our game without damaging our clever style of play. Read on to see hear more about its on-court performance.

Still doesn't cure tennis elbow

Tested: Wilson Rush Pro

To quote some guy in a movie, “My momma always said you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes, where they're going, where they've been”. Although that guy may have been more into table-tennis than tennis-tennis, he was right. In a game where footwork is key, Wilson's Rush Pro ($120) has a hard job. We got our hands on a pair and made 'em squeak between the white lines (mostly).

Refined but not reformed

Nike SB Challenge Court

Of all the sport cross-pollinations we could think of, tennis and skateboarding aren't at the top of the list, but then again football players are doing yoga, so all bets are off. As an avid tennis player and fan of the

Good Vibrations

Wilson Juice 100 BLX

Yes, we know, tennis is a game of finesse and skill—but that doesn’t mean we always listen to our own advice. Sometimes you just gotta beat the cover off the ball. For those that are more Roddick than reserved, there’s the

Boris Becker 11 Special Edition


There are a few instances where a brand becomes synonymous with a person. Nike Air Jordan's, Tiger Woods Golf, for example. Boris Becker's tennis equipment is just that and the Boris Becker 11 Special Edition is the epitome.

The Becker 11 is built to the

US Open Wilson Giant Tennis Ball

gn501b.jpgThe US Open is upon us and most likely you're hopeful for the Nadal | Federer match up as much as we are. Those of you who aren't able to attend the US Open here in New York may want to pick up this

Prince O3 Speedport

Prince O3 Speedport This racket is all about effortless power and control. Its lightweight aerodynamic design and cushion grip handle help players with moderate to full strokes hit their best shots. We've used the Silver and Blue O3 Speedports and can say that the