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Roger Federer leads Wilson Next Gen

Hey there,

Well, it’s almost Roland Garros time and we wanted to share this new video from Wilson Tennis and Roger.

Roger is not only a champion, but a great person and as you can tell from the video, a very happy and relaxed guy. It was so fun to see him hit with the kids… I think we all remember the first time we hit with someone we looked up to and needless to say, these kids were in seventh heaven!!!

In the next couple of days, you guys will get to know the kids in this video a little bit better…. some super talented young Wilson junior players: Bryce, Raquel, Bogdan and Ronnie!!!

We hope you enjoy this video as much as we did shooting it.

Stay tuned for the kids blogs!

Until later,

Tracy

Spin Effect Technology 2 Legit 2 Quit

Hello there,

Yes, I just made an MC Hammer reference to describe our Spin Effect Technology! :P

Everyone at Wilson takes pride in creating the best tennis rackets for players, so it’s always a great feeling when people love the rackets and they are a REAL HIT!!! (cheesiness is thick tonight! haha)

The Spin Effect Tour is going around the world and here is just what a few had to say…..

Gives us the motivation to keep going and keep pushing it to the next level!

Until later,

Tracy

2014 Wilson Photo Shoot

Something you may not think about when shopping for your new tennis gear is that the Wilson team has been researching, developing, and producing those products long before they hit the shelf. In fact, our line for next year is already in the making. For us to be able to show you those products by the time they hit your tennis shop, we also need to photograph them which brings me to the exciting part of this blog post – the 2014 Wilson photoshoot!

We can’t give away all the secrets, but as I type we’re grinding it out in Indian Wells to shoot players in our 2014 gear. That means long days of hustling back and forth between the shoot and the tournament, but also a lot of fun and some pretty cool behind the scenes photos for you guys. Yesterday at the shoot we saw some awesome shots of Stephanie Dubois, Melanie Oudin, Raquel Pedraza, and a couple of adorable kids. Here’s a quick peek behind the curtain:

set up

raquel makeup

raquel

stephanie makeup chair

stephanie dubous
shot set up

tracy feeding balls
melanie touchup copy

melanie oudin

wilson junior

wilson junior

On The Rise: Rhyne Williams

Wilson Next Gen player, Rhyne Williams, has stretched his success from Tennessee Volunteer to pro player on the rise. And by rise we mean RISE. Williams proved himself as a junior, winning three singles futures, but since turning pro this young player has shot up over 300 spots on the ATP rankings…and that’s just in the past year. No coincidence there, folks. That kind of tennis play takes serious training and dedication; the kind of dedication that secured him a spot in the main draw of the 2012 US Open & garnered a wild card playoff win for the Australian Open. We got a chance to catch up with Williams before he boarded the flight to Oz and he was nice enough to fill us in on his strategy going into the second Slam of his career. Read on! 

Wilson: Rhyne, congrats on winning the Australian Open wildcard playoffs. This makes the second major in a row for you…any differences in strategy between the US Open & Oz?

Rhyne Williams: Thank you. I have made a few improvements in my game during the preseason training such as moving forward to close out points, taking my backhand early, and serving bigger second serves. I would like to Implement those things down here in Australia.

W: What aspects of playing (or visiting) Australia are you most looking forward to?

RW: I am looking forward to seeing a new culture and meeting new people. I also really want to visit a local zoo if I have time. As for the playing aspect, just being in the main draw of a slam will be incredible. I would like to try and get some wins before heading to Melbourne. 

W: On the long flight to Oz, what will you do to kill the boredom? Do you watch movies, sleep, read, etc?

RW: I probably won’t be able to sleep too long. My legs and neck usually start hurting after 6 hours then I turn to Tv and movies. I downloaded season 3 of my show Justified and also season 10 of Family Guy. Maybe there will be someone seated next to me who is halfway interesting.

W: You’ve really blazed up the rankings in the past year. Is there anything specific you would attribute that to? 

RW: I would attribute a lot to my fitness level which has increased probably 30 percent. I still have a lot of work to do but I am getting there. Also I am happy traveling with my cousin/coach Christopher Williams. He has helped me a bunch with my mental game. 

W: What are your professional goals for 2013?

RW: In 2013 I just want to give myself opportunities to make the Grand Slam main draws. Either by qualifying or making main draw off of ranking. An amazing year would be finishing near the top 100. That’s a hefty goal.

W: What about personal? Any New Years Resolutions? 

RW: Hmm… I have not made any New Years resolutions but I guess it’s not too late. How about I limit myself to pizza once a month. That’s going to hurt.

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Grigor Dimitrov visits Wilson in Chicago

Grigor’s Chicago visit has come to a close, but you know there was footage captured of the things we got into. Watch this video and follow Grigor throughout his trip to the Windy City.

Win Serena Williams Posters

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Serena Williams has had an amazing 2012, no matter how you slice it. To celebrate her huge year and recent WTA Championships title, we’re giving you a chance to get your hands on two jumbo posters from her 2012 wins at Wimbledon & The US Open. The giveaway starts this Tuesday, October 30th at 9am via Wilson’s Twitter and entry is simple. Just follow @wilsontennis on Twitter and tweet “@wilsontennis I wanna win @serenawilliams #tennis posters”. The giveaway runs until midnight on October 31st. Good luck and happy tweeting.

(See below for rules and legal mumbo jumbo.)

Terms & Conditions

Official Rules for the Win Serena Posters Giveaway

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Eligibility: The Win Serena Posters Giveaway (the “Promotion”) is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the United States and are at least thirteen (13) years of age or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older. Employees, officers, directors, and agents of Wilson Sporting Goods Co., its affiliates or subsidiaries or other companies associated with the Promotion, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee, are not eligible to enter. Each prize winner is only eligible to win one prize during the Promotion.  Subsequent entries by a prize winner will be disqualified.

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Wilson Team Continue to be Giant Killers

Day 3 was another day of the Wilson team bringing down some seeds.

Check out who was victorious.

Armed with her Wilson Blade 98 Pink tennis racket, Sorana Cirstea defeats 11th seed Li 6-3 6-4 to reach the 3rd of Wimbledon.

Sorana Cirstea plays with the Wilson Blade 98 Pink tennis racket

Sorana Cirstea plays with the Wilson Blade 98 Pink tennis racket

 

Another upset pulled by a Wilson player! Arantxa Rus defeats 5th seed Stosur 6-2 0-6 6-4.

Arantxa Rus plays with the Wilson Tour tennis racket