Showing posts with label 2012. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2012. Show all posts

New Dunlop Racket Demos

Tennis Topia has another great offer of the week on Dunlop Rackets!

The new Dunlop Biomimetic Rackets are out!
Demo them for FREE at Tennis Topia until Nov 30.

Purchase any new Dunlop racquet and we will string it for free!! Up to a $28.00 value.
"Come demo these racquets free of charge through the end of November!"
-Darrell Haines (Tennis Topia Owner)

Tennis Bargains Demos new Dunlop Rackets

We're planning to release a comparison of the F3.0 Tour and some of the M3.0 and M 6.0 variants to give our readers a sense of how they compare. Stay Tuned!

US Open National Playoffs (Wild Card berth to the US Open)

Ever dream of playing at the US Open in NYC?

Playing under the night lights at Ashe Stadium. Exchanging forehands and backhands against Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, or Novak Djokovic. This year that dream can actually be a reality for any man, woman, boy or girl who is 14 or over in the United States.

Update 6/2 Mid-Atlantic Section:
Here are some of the top players playing at College Park, MD (TCCP) June 2-5, 2012. We also still have some free week-long passes at the TCCP club for those interested.

The 3rd Annual US Open National Playoffs

Unlike the WSOP for Tournament Poker, there is no buy-in for the main draw here. A wild card must be earned at any 1 of 13 Sectional Qualifying Tournaments held at different cities around the country (see below).

The USTA announced that registration for all 13 US Open National Playoffs Sectional Qualifying Tournaments will open on Thursday, March 15. Players age 14 and older can register for singles competition and/or mixed doubles to earn a wild card spot into the main draw.​

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Watching the Playoffs in Person for Free! No Tickets Required!

Can't make it to the US Open this year? Or just want to see the best juniors, amateurs, former pros and unseeded players in the county battle it out in your section?

This just may be the very highest level of free tennis that the public will see live. No tickets are required to watch these matches live. Cheer on your favorite players and see if your local hero makes it all the way to NYC in August! Support USA Tennis and keep the dream alive!

Check out any of these tournaments held near you, from May-July:

DateDivisionCity, StateVenueEntry Close  Register
May 19 - 21MS/WS/MD Scottsdale, Ariz. Scottsdale Ranch Park May 9Southwest
May 26 - 30 MS/WS/MDClearwater, Fla.
Henry L. McMullen Tennis Complex 
May 16Florida
June 2 -5MS/WS/MDCollege Park, Md.Tennis Center at College Park
May 23
June 8 - 13MS/WS/MDWest Windsor, N.J.Mercer County Tennis FacilityMay 18Middle States
June 11 - 15 MS/WS/MDClaremont, Calif.The Claremont ClubJune 1Southern California
June 11 - 17MS/WS/MDFlushing, N.Y.USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis CenterJune 1Eastern
June 14 - 17MS/WS/MDWest Haven, Conn.Yale University Tennis CenterJune 4New England
June 18 - 23MS/WS/MDArlington, Texas
Arlington Tennis Center
June 4Texas
June 18 - 24MS/WS/MDSalinas, Calif.Chamisal Tennis ClubJune 8Northern California
June 21 - 25MS/WS/MDMinneapolis, Minn.Baseline Tennis CenterJune 3Northern
June 28 - July 1 MS/WS/MDPrairie Village, Kan.Homestead Country ClubJune 13Missouri Valley
June 30 - July 3MS/WS/MDMason, OhioLindner Family Tennis CenterJune 19Midwest
June 29 - July 3MS/WS/MDAlpharetta, Ga.Windward Lake ClubJune 18Southern

French Open tickets for under 20 euros; plus other gifts from Paris

Nadal: Rome Champion

Congrats to Rafael Nadal for winning his 6th Masters' 1000 Rome Championship today! We're now 6 days away from the 2nd Grand Slam of 2012, the French Open.

Here are some Tennis-Bargain tips to see some great tennis in Paris. It's the weather's perfect in Europe during this time of the year!

Official French Open Gear and Gifts

Even without traveling to France, here are some cool souvenirs you can buy for any tennis friends and family:

How to See the French Open for 20 Euro's

If you're looking for a way to get into the French Open, see Rafa up close at the main stadium and get a ticket to a Grand Slam event for around 20 Euro's, here's how I did it a few years ago! The best time to see lots of the top players in action is this upcoming opening weekend, before any top seeds have been eliminated.

Children's day (May 26, 2012)

The Roland Garros children's day, formerly known as Benny Berthet Day, was first held back in 1977 and is a highly enjoyable event which raises money for good causes. This year it will be held on 26 May. Top players who will be at the tournament take part in one-set exhibition matches on the three show courts (Philippe Chatrier, Suzanne Lenglen and No.1). It is very much a dress rehearsal, with umpires and ball-kids, and it is a wonderful opportunity for fans to come and watch their favorite players whilst helping those less fortunate at the same time.

ATP Penn Balls Sale - 12 Cans Heavy Duty for $30.99 (~$2.50/can)

New Tennis Deal From Holabird Sports:

This highly rated and popular ball is back on sale! Just in time for the summer hard court season, but supplies are limited. You can order up to 72 cans of these, for the same flat shipping rate of $5.75. Store pick-up in Baltimore, MD is free shipping.

ATP Penn Balls - 12 Cans of Heavy Duty Felt

Now sold in this smaller package of 12 Cans size, which is just half a case. It is the perfect amount of tennis balls for rec players at a great price! Especially for those who don't have a lot of storage space.

Here is more information about different types of tennis balls, including Penn ATP and ProPenn balls. If you play on hard court surfaces, I would recommend buying these Penn ATP Professional balls. Shipping is just $5.75! No sales tax, except in MD.

The 24 Can full case currently costs $64.50 with over $10 for shipping, so this is an even better for 12 Cans, just ~$30-$35.

Quality tennis balls for less than $3/can

They will last much longer than the average "Championship" Penn's or Wilson's you will commonly find at Walmart or Target. Great for playing a dozen matches and then keep them in your hopper as practice balls to hit with for many weeks later.

Penn ATP Heavy Duty 12 Cans: Penn Tennis Balls

 12 can ATP Penn Ball special

Official Description:

The Penn ATP ball is Penn's premium tennis ball and it lives up to the billing with a consistently superior play experience time after time. Penn ATP Heavy Duty tennis balls are perfect for those abrasive outdoor hard courts. USTA and ITF approved. Professional quality. No. 1 choice of ATP Pros. Recommended for play on hard court and outdoor surfaces: asphalt or concrete. Made with Smart Optik® Felt by Tex Tech and is 19% more visible.

$20 OFF Head YouTek Rackets (Exp. 4/20/12)

Head Rackets with customer reviews can be found here
Offer valid March 12 - April 20!

If you're interested in trying out the new Head Rackets, take a look at the TennisExpress Demo Program. Click "Demo Program" at top of the page. Hint: For the best deal, select 4 rackets for just $15 to keep for 1 week, anywhere in the US. FedEx Shipping the demos to you and back are already included in the price.

2012 Play Testing Reviews
I will demo the newest YouTek IG Rackets (Prestige, Radical, Speed and Instinct) with my own opinions available next week! Stay tuned for our test results and feel free to share your thoughts! Coupons + Free Shipping Promo Holiday Shopping Tips
It is Shopping Season and we love a good Bargain!

Like many tennis fans, we shop at for their price-matching, wide selection (including Tennis Deals) and free shipping over $25.
So here are a few tips for 2012 that will help you save even more money. Hope this comes in handy when you do your online shopping!

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