February 2, 2013
Recreational tennis players can now learn directly from Rafael Nadal about the secrets to the Spaniard’s playing techniques.
The new Rafael Nadal Tennis Academy App, powered by Vstrator and available at the iTunes App Store, is for all recreational players and allows them to learn directly from the 11-time Grand Slam champion. The app offers exclusive, tutorials of Rafa’s strokes, along with Vstrator’s easy-to-use video coaching tools so players can capture their strokes, analyse their games, and compare their technique side-by-side with Rafa’s.
Fans, players, and coaches simply open the App, record or import video from their smartphone’s camera, then “Vstrate” it using the drawing tools, which allows them to highlight the video so they can zero in on any part of their game. They can then frame the video forward and back, and compare their technique to Rafa as well as other players. Then the Vstrator video can be shared via Facebook, Twitter, Email, or SMS Text with friends, family, coaches and other players.
“Now, you don’t have to be a pro to get pro-quality coaching and take your game to the next level,” said Vstrator’s CEO & Founder, Rob Autry. “Rafa is one of the greatest players of all times, and with the Rafael Nadal Tennis Academy App and Vstrator, players at every level now have access to the same elite sports training technology used by world-class coaches and athletes.”
“Vstrator has developed a great app that allows everyone to get the best training experience from anywhere in the world,” said Nadal. “What I also like of this app is that you can be on the courts down the street, at your school or tennis facility, with your friends, coach and teammates and get the info and coaching necessary from my point of view. It’s easy and I am sure that it will help improve your game.”
The Rafael Nadal Tennis Academy App features nine tutorials of the tennis champion’s serve and returns with a host of future tutorials of all Rafa’s strokes, along with exclusive insights from Rafa himself on what makes him one of the world’s best tennis players. Members also can upload their own videos as well as their own Vstrated coaching sessions to the Rafael Nadal Tennis Academy on Vstrator.com.
January 24, 2013
Flamboyant Frenchman and world No. 8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will be sporting a new look at Roland Garros this year courtesy of adidas. Tsonga’s apparel and footwear for the year’s second major is highlighted in the video below. You can purchase Tsonga’s French Open outfit at the following TennisWarehouse-Europe.com link.
November 23, 2012
Continuing with the fourth generation of the popular Babolat racket for 11-time grand slam winner Rafael Nadal, the 2013 AeroPro Drive GT is set to hit stores on December 12, 2012 and become an instant classic. Boasting a Head Size of 100 sq. in MP; a 27 inch length; an unstrung weight of 10.6 oz and 11. 2 oz strung; a balance of 7 pts head light; graphite and tungsten composition, a flex of 72, a string pattern of 16 mains and 19 crosses, and finally a comfortable Syntec Pro grip, the AeroPro Drive 2013 is set to become Nadal’s new stick as of January 2013.
The powerful yet control friendly racket is now available for order at the following TennisWarehouse.com link. Be sure to also checkout the new Babolat strings, as well as the bag collection for 2013. For our European readers, you can shop with confidence for Nadal’s new weapon of choice at the following TennisWarehouse-Europe.com link.
Here’s to Rafa returning to the courts in 2013, and to his brand new AeroPro Drive.
(Free shipping is also included for customers in the United States).
May 3, 2012
Looking to heat up your summer with some world class tennis? Well if getting up close and personal with the hottest stars of the ATP World Tour and WTA is your thing, then look no further than the good people at Grand Slam Tennis Tours.
In the video below, No. 10 ranked American John Isner provides his take on why Grand Slam Tennis Tours remains the leader in tennis tours and travel.
April 20, 2012
Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori, who reached the third-round of the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters this week, shows of his charisma with the ladies in the latest ad for his clothing sponsor UNIQLO.
Hey Kei, didn’t we see Roger Federer pull this one for Mercedes already?
April 2, 2012
World No. 2 Rafa Nadal continues to rack up the well deserved endorsement money in his latest ad for the Kia Sportage.
I wonder if this is Nadal’s day-to-day car when he’s back in Mallorca?
April 2, 2012
Rafael Nadal and his uncle Toni demo the latest Play & Connect racquet from Babolat.
This technology is sure to change the game. There’s a cool track to compliment the video as well.
March 13, 2012
London – March 13th, 2012
Andy Murray is playing the leading role in the new global, digital communication campaign released by HEAD Tennis, supporting the introduction of the new YouTek™ IG Tour Racquet Series.
The HEAD Radical racquet series has been designed for multi-talented players with a versatile and unpredictable style of play, and as Andy Murray combines these attributes in his game, he became the ideal testimonial for the racquet’s positioning: radical creativity on the court.
‘Radical Creativity’ was also the inspiration for HEAD’s new communication concept with Andy Murray. The centrepiece of the campaign is a surprising film in which Andy thinks about what kind of creative job he could have had, if he hadn’t become a pro tennis player.
Prompted by a question of a journalist at a fictional launch press conference, Andy starts dreaming about different professions: Barber? Chef? Rockstar? But his different dream sequences clearly reveal there is only one right job for Andy – playing tennis. And only one right racquet he needs for it.
Andy Murray’s YouTek™ IG Radical Pro leads the line-up for the popular HEAD Radical series, which has established itself as a premium tennis racquet collection for both power and control. “I’ve played with the Radical since I was 13 and I never wanted to change since,” says ATP world No.4 ranked Andy Murray. “With the new YouTek™ IG Radical, I feel I have a lot more variety in my game.”
The film titled ‘Andy’s Radical Job Switch’ has been launched today on HEAD’s YouTube brand channel on www.youtube.com/headtennis.
As part of the campaign, HEAD invites tennis fans and social media users to win the opportunity to also switch their job and, for one day, have the chance to experience the life of a tennis pro – together with Andy Murray of course. The competition is hosted exclusively on the HEAD Facebook site www.facebook.com/headtennis.
February 21, 2012
All time grand slam leader Roger Federer recently told the media in Rotterdam that he intends on playing another three to six years. The Swiss star won his 71st title in The Netherlands over the weekend and is currently ranked No. 3 in the world. Federer had spoken before about potentially retiring after this year’s Olympic Games which will be held at Wimbledon, but the Fall of Fame star reiterated in the video below that he has no intention of leaving the sport.
February 21, 2012
This year’s lead up to Roland Garros will include a slightly different twist courtesy of the tournament organizers in Madrid. Opting for blue clay courts, Mutua Madrid Open consultant Ion Tiriac has released a first time video of what the surface at the Caja Mágica will look like come this spring.
One wonders what the likes Nadal, Djokovic and Federer will think of the blue clay surface, but there’s no doubt that the tournament will receive great worldwide publicity throughout the week.