Tag Archives: Juan Martin Del Potro

My baby is all grown up!

Only fitting that Lauren's first photo on the blog as Wilson Digital Specialist is her Facebook profile photo!

Only fitting that Lauren’s first photo on the blog as Wilson Digital Specialist is her Facebook profile photo!

Hey there,

For the past four years, I gave birth, fed and raised Wilson Tennis’ social media to what it is today. This is the closest thing I will get to having a child for a while and now my baby is all grown up!! haha ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s time for my baby to become more independent and have someone new in their life… someone else to be at the helm and elevate our social media to an even higher level.

Please welcome our new Wilson Digital Media Specialist, Lauren Adermann!!!!

A little background on Lauren: Lauren was born and raised in Illinois, played high school tennis before studying Public Relations & Communications at Illinois State University and most recently, worked for the famous Chicago Concert Hall, Metro before coming to Wilson.

I am extremely excited to have Lauren on the team to bring a fresh vibe to our team! Thought it would be a good idea to get to know her a bit more as she will be your day to day Wilson connection, so check out our quick Q and A with Lauren.

And remember, like every good parent, I will still be here in the wings, will chime in occasionally, watching over and here whenever needed!! Thank you to all of you, our Wilson peeps for helping me have a blast! ๐Ÿ™‚

Please continue to be awesome to Lauren as you were to me and as always…….

Until later,

Tracy

PS Nostalgia, one of the first videos I did included below ๐Ÿ˜›

Age? 29
Where did you grow up? Vandalia, IL
Where did you go to college? Illinois State University
What motivated you to take the job at Wilson? Iโ€™ve had my eye on Wilson since I was a kid. I love the brand and when I moved to Chicago and found out that Wilson was based here I made it a goal to somehow work for the company one day.
How old were you when you started to play tennis? 8
What was your most memorable tennis experience from your childhood? Itโ€™s debatable whether or not you consider this โ€œchildhoodโ€ but 17 year olds are still kids, so just go with it – My most memorable experience was the moment at sectionals where I made state. I immediately burst into tears of happiness. I also look back at all of the times my mom drive me to tennis lessons as a kid. It was a really special thing for me to have those moments with her. I could go on and on. Being involved in Tennis was no doubt one of the best things about my life growing up.
What is your best shot? My serve.
And your worst? Volleys for sure.
Who is your favorite tennis player? Growing up my fav was Sampras. Now Iโ€™m into Serena and Federer (and no, not just because they use Wilson tennis rackets!)
Twitter, Facebook or YouTube? Instagram! ย 
Favorite player to follow on social media? And why? @milosraonicย  – He seems like a funny guy and always has interesting posts. He does a great job with his Twitter.
What makes you laugh? Tosh.0, cats being weird, toilet humor
What is your favorite part of working at Wilson so far? The people. I canโ€™t tell you how pleasantly surprised I am at how wonderful my coworkers are. Not only are they helpful and nice, but theyโ€™re a lot of fun to be around!

One word to describe yourself. Since sound effects are hard to communicate via type, Iโ€™ll go with Quirky.ย 

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Wilson Team Goes for Gold!!!

Wilson is proud to have so many great athletes participate in this years games in London! COME ON!!

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Wilson players competing in London.

 

 

Wilson Tennis Olympic Hopefuls

100 days until the Olympics begin!

Every athlete dreams of representing their country and winning a gold medal.

Check out which Wilson players currently would make the Olympics if it were based on this weekโ€™s ATP & WTA Tour rankings.

Special thank you to Mario Vergara ย for helping me break it down! ๐Ÿ™‚

Wilson Men

Roger Federer

Mardy Fish

Juan Martin Del Potro

Feliciano Lopez

Kei Nishikori

Alexandr Dolgopolov

Milos Raonic

Philipp Kohlschreiber

Thomaz Bellucci

Gilles Muller

Lukas Lacko

Wilson Women

Vika Azarenka

Petra Kvitova

Serena Williams

Andrea Petkovic

Sabine Lisicki

Lucie Safarova

Flavia Pennetta

Monica Niculescu

Petra Cetkovska

Kaia Kanepi

Simona Halep

Polona Hercog

Sorana Cirstea

Iveta Benesova

Galina Voskoboeva

Marina Erakovic

Petra Martic

Carla Suarez Navarro

Kateryna Bondarenko

US Open- Saturday August 27th

Andrea Petkovic & Mardy Fish with Guinness World Record Judge Mike Janela

6 hours of sleep in 3 days is not a good thing, but it was definitely worth it!!!

We are proud to say that Wilson Tennis is proud to officially own the Guinness World Record for the “Most people to bounce a tennis ball on their tennis racket in one location”!!!

It was a crazy day for the Wilson team and we started the morning at 4am to make sure we had everything ready for the Guinness event and it was incredible to have so many people on hand for this event.

I have to say that it’s humbling and an honor to have so many great people assist us with the event. To make an event of this size happen, it would not be possible without our volunteers. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

We all pulled together and it was an amazing experience.

One of the coolest things about my job is that I often get to combine my interests with the sport & brand.

I always had a Guinness book as a kid and tried to figure out a way to get into the book and now WE ARE IN THE GUINNESS BOOK!!! AMAZING!!

Knock that off the bucketlist!! ๐Ÿ™‚

And the day didn’t end after Guinness, it was onto our 2012 photoshoot!!!!! We spent the rest of the day shooting Juan Martin Del Potro, Feliciano Lopez, Petra Kvitova & Kei Nishikori…. some exciting stuff to come in 2012!!

Stay tuned.

Much more to write but should probably help the boys in the suite.

So for now, check out the recap video of Guinness

Until later,

Tracy

Interview with Juan Martin Del Potro

Juan Martin Del Potro plays with the Wilson Pro Tour BLX tennis racket

2009 US Open champ Juan Martin Del Potro is in Argentina getting ready for the 2011 season. We caught up with Juan Martin to get some of your questions answered. Enjoy this short interview with Juan Martin!

 

Question from Sigit Eric: What kind of strings do you use? How tight would you string it??

Juan Martin:ย I use Luxilon Alu Power 125 and string at 63 pounds

 

Question fromย Kiyoko Saito: If you were not a pro tennis player, what would you like to do for work?

Juan Martin:ย I would be an architect

 

Question fromย Jason Ciaccio: Why did u ever cut your long hair?! And what will be your next hair style?

Juan Martin: I cut it because I did not like it anymore, I think it was more of a teenager style, now I am a man!!!

Next cut, I donโ€™t know lets seeโ€ฆโ€ฆ.

 

Question fromย Emiliano Cassani: Que recomendaciรณn me das para poder controlar mis nervios a la hora de un partido?

Juan Martin:ย Los nervios afectan todos los jugadores, jo tambien soy muy nervioso cuando juego. Mi consejo es entrenar duro para despues tener la confianca que en el partido puedes haser la misma cosas que en el entrenamiento

 

Question fromย Arturs Lazdins: What is your favorite thing to do off court?

Juan Martin:I like to go on internet, watch football games and spend time with my family and friends

 

Question fromย Paul Heywood: How can I best use my height as an advantage on court?

Juan Martin: Work on your serve and volley…..You can cover the court better and the opponent will have problems passing you at the net, it will be tough to lob you and you can defenitly serve with better angle and power

 

Question fromย Chee Yan Tang: Would you prefer to date someone your height, ย shorter or maybe…taller?

Juan Martin: Any size is fine as long as she is beautiful!!!!

 

19 yr old Federico Delbonis joins the Wilson Team

Federico Delbonis plays with the Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket

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19 yr old Federico Delbonis joins the Wilson Team

19 year old Federico Delbonis is part of Wilsonโ€™s Next Generation of stars.

Currently ranked #146, Delbonis is the youngest player in the Top 150 on the ATP World Tour.ย 

โ€œHis huge forehand and serve will establish Fede as a force on the ATP Tour in the years to come,โ€ said Wilson Tour Manager Adam Schaechterle. โ€œHis ability to generate great pace from the ground is something special.โ€

With already three ITF Pro Circuit titles to his name, Delbonis knows that there is still a lot of work to be done and looks forward to the challenge.

โ€œThis is just the beginning of my career,โ€ said Delbonis. โ€œWilson has helped many players become great champions and I hope to have my best results with my Wilson Blade 98 racket.โ€

Del Bonisโ€™ next tournament will be an ITF Pro Circuit Challenger in Milan.

Federico Delbonis (left) signs with Wilson Sporting Goods

WIN A HIT WITH JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO

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WIN A HIT WITH JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO

Take a photo of yourself play testing or playing with a new Wilsonยฎ BLX tennis racket. Submit the photo at Wilson Tennis Facebook application http://apps.facebook.com/wilson_contest/ and you are automatically entered in the contest to win a hit with ATP Tour World #5 ranked Juan Martin Del Potro or hundreds of other prizes.
Contest begins tomorrow, Monday April 12th