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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

The evidence is undeniable!

International Tennis Court lawyers shoot

Hey all,

Yesterday was a success, shot the lawyers of the International Tennis Court, picked up my credential for the tourny, saw my buddies at the Indian Wells stringing room, had my SMU plate at my favorite Italian restaurant in the desert Mama Gina’s, and had some laughs.

Day 2 in the desert will be a long one… we have Petra Kvitova, Victoria Azarenka and Kei Nishikori doing the photoshoot for more ‘evidence’ for Juice and Steam.

Something kinda cool is that they have all been having amazing results with their new Juice and Steam tennis rackets….Petra has continued her great form from last year, reaching the semis of Oz and is at #3 in the world, Kei reached the Top 20 for the first time in his career and now is onto Project Top 10 and Vika is 17-0 since switching to the Juice and is WTA #1…. we could not be more proud!!!

So my main tour responsibilities today and most days is #1 when we do photoshoots or autograph sessions, make sure players don’t get killed!!! :)

In addition to making sure the players are alive and well, we will have the fun project of getting about 30-40+ rackets autographed from each player, for the different Wilson countries and markets to use for their promotions and accounts. Now you think this would be rather easy, but we only have a certain amount of time with the players to get the video we need, do some interviews, take some photos and fit everything within the time frame, interesting…… today will be even more challenging beause this is the first time I will have no backup from Renaud, Massimo, Saud, Jacob, Mario or Clement….normally we get a “assembly’ line and make it as painless for the player as possible….luckily Dianne, Kari and I removed all the plastic from the grips before I left and now we’ll see how effecient I can be! haha

Ok, off Ito go make sure we have everything  and then I will play chauffeur and pick up Petra…..

HERE WE GO!!!

Tracy

Wilson extends sponsorship of Davis Cup and Fed Cup

Wilson Business Director Europe Christian Singer and ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti

The ITF announced today that it has renewed its sponsorship agreement with Wilson Racquet Sports as an international partner of Davis Cup and Fed Cup. Wilson will remain the Official Ball of Davis Cup and Fed Cup for a further five years, starting in 2013 through 2017.

Wilson joined Davis Cup in 2002 as an official partner and manufacturer of the Official Ball of Davis Cup. It currently markets the Wilson Davis Cup Tour ball as the Official Ball of Davis Cup, a premium tennis ball that is ideal for play on all court surfaces.

Wilson went on to become an official partner and manufacturer of the Official Ball of Fed Cup in 2006, since when it has increased its on-site presence and activities at all ties in the ITF’s premier team competitions.

In addition to its long-term support of Davis Cup and Fed Cup, Wilson has a strong commitment to grass roots tennis. It is currently the Official Ball of the ITF’s junior team competitions at the under 14 and under 16 level; the exclusive supplier of tennis rackets, shoes, clothing and accessories to the ITF Development Coaching Team; and has also supported the ITF Worldwide Coaches Conference.

ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said: “Wilson remains an outstanding partner for the ITF, helping in our efforts to develop and promote the game. In particular the company has been a long and loyal sponsor of our premier team competitions, and we are delighted to have its continued support for many years to come.”

 

“The Davis Cup and Fed Cup are iconic tennis institutions, important to the heritage of the sport and to our brand,” said Jon Muir, general manager for Wilson Racquet Sports. “These events help to drive the local participation efforts in many countries around the world, and our brand and business efforts have aligned to support this as well. We are pleased to continue this strong partnership and look forward to bringing the energy of the game to all generations of tennis fans.”

Wilson Takes Home Hardware

It was a successful start to the season for the Wilson team …making us proud and bringing home some hardware.

Congratulations to all our Wilson Tour players for an outstanding Australian Open!

 

WILSON MORE WIN.

 

 

 

Victoria Azarenka- 2012 Australian Open Women’s Singles Champion

 

Wilson Juice 100

 

 

 

 

Horia Tecau- 2012 Australian Open Mixed Doubles Champion

 

Wilson Exclusive Athlete

 

 

 

 

Gaby Andrews- 2012 Australian Open Girls Doubles Champion

 

Wilson Exclusive Athlete

 

 

 

 

Filip Peliwo- 2012 Australian Open Boys Singles Finalist

 

Wilson Blade 98

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Pavlasek- 2012 Australian Open Boys Doubles Finalist

 

Wilson Blade 98

 

 

 

 

 

 

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