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Welcome to the dark side!- G’Day 4- 2012 Australian Open

Madison Keys and Tracy Almeda-Singian join the dark side!

Hey there,

Today was an EXTREMELY busy day for us…. with the main draw just a few days away the Wilson players suite was bumpin.

I don’t think Jacob had a chance to sit down for a moment, the ‘Rookie’ Clement worked like a dog,  the new Tour tennis bags & new EmotiSorbs were flying all over the place and I only a couple social media things done. One thing you may not know is that when the suite is just rockin out like it was today it’s nearly impossible for me to attend to the social media needs…. THE PLAYERS COME FIRST!! Generally for whatever reason, players tend to come in huge groups, so we could be quiet and not have a player come in for an hour or so, but then 15 players will come in needing their equipment and we are only 3 people here!!! It’s tough because we want to be able to spend time with each player, get their feedback on products, see how they are doing overall, etc….. as we only see them a limited amount of times through the year, but we also want to respect their time and not hold them up. Well, today was definitely one of those days, and we were scrambling non-stop. Some of the players that stopped by today were Klara Zakapolova, Anne Keothavong, Olga Govortsova, Igor Kunistyn, Leo Mayer, Shuai Zhang and many more….

The one thing I managed to do for the day was to do the first 2012 Wilson Tennis Challenge with Madison Keys (she’s in the main draw here!)!! I don’t want to give it all away, but let’s say we took it to another level today and I’m sure you guys will have some comments about what I did! lol Check the photo above and look for video to be posted over the weekend!

That’s all for now, make sure to check our Facebook www.facebook.com/wilsontennis & www.twitter.com/wilsontennis for the latest info from Oz.

Until later,

Tracy

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Tennis for life!

Vamos Team Argentina!

Hey all,

Well, it’s been a really long September for the Wilson team.

After our long stint at the US Open, it was off to South Carolina to join our US Sales team and talk about 2012.We have some really cool new rackets coming in January and we were thrilled so show them off to the team. (For those of you that want a sneak peek, here’s a hint… check out our 2012 Wilson Tennis Apparel Fashion show on Facebook)

We managed to get plenty of on court time at this meeting. It is not very often that we all hit the courts together, so of course, we had to make it competitive and have our own Davis Cup/WTT competition… with a twist, of course!! 🙂 First, we had to come up with a team cheer…..yeah, let’s just say that it was not pretty, but extremely funny!! (ps My team definitely did not win this part!) So for the tennis, we had teams of approx 10, two courts going, and one court had to use junior tennis equipment and every team mate had to play at least one point. It was interesting to truly feel the difference between the transitional equipment and the standard and how it slows the ball down drastically and makes it that much easier for beginner kids and adults to play.  Of course, regardless of levels, everyone was super intense and I am happy to announce that my team, Team Argentina got the big W!! 🙂  Tour Manager, Mario Vergara was definitely the MVP of our team! lol Good fun!

Then after a good 5 days with the Wilson sales force, it was time to head to Saddlebrook in Wesley Chapel, FL for the USPTA World Conference. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be speak at this years conference and it was really cool to have many of the coaches and tennis people that I have respected and admired for many years support and attend my breakout to get to know more about social media. I feel lucky to have that experience and hopefully we got some people psyched on Twitter, Facebook, etc.!! 🙂

As an impending birthday approaches (yes I am getting old!) it is more and more apparent that tennis has brought me more opportunities than I could ever ask for. To have played from juniors to tour to teaching to now ‘the business’ , tennis really is the sport of a lifetime…. cheesy, right?! 😉

Well, that is my deep thought of the day…. now it’s all about 2012 and what we can do to get everyone crazy about tennis!

Until later,

Tracy

Fish reaches career milestone with Wilson BLX

Mardy Fish plays with the Wilson Six.One 95 BLX tennis racquet

 

Fish reaches career milestone with Wilson BLX

Today Mardy Fish reached a career high #7 on the ATP World Tour.
Since transitioning to Wilson BLX a year and a half ago, Mardy Fish has had his best results, taking home 3 ATP Tour titles, reaching 4 finals, reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon for the 1st time in his career and most recently, he reached the finals of the ATP Masters Series tournament in Montreal.
 “My confidence is at an all time high. Being in good shape and having the right equipment are two big components of that. Players want things to come automatically and with my Wilson Six.One 95 BLX racquet, I feel like I can get in the zone,” said Fish.
Now each time Fish steps onto the hard courts of the US, he is proving that American tennis is alive and well.
 
 
To meet Mardy Fish, join Mardy & Wilson in their attempt to break a Guinness World Record, go to:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=149051131837926

Wilson Next Gen player Dimitrov continues his climb with BLX

Grigor Dimitrov plays with the Wilson Six.One Tour BLX tennis racket

Wilson Next Gen player Dimitrov continues his climb with BLX

Grigor Dimitrov swung his Wilson Six.One Tour BLX tennis racket to reach the finals of the ATP Challenger in Orleans, France to achieve a career high rank and make him the youngest player in the Top 120 on the ATP World Tour.
It has been another great week of tennis for Dimitrov, as he defeated ATP Tour World #73 Lacko and scored a big semifinals win over ATP Tour World #32 Michael Llodra, before being edged out by  Nicolas Mahut 2-6 7-6 7-6 in the final.
Powered by his Wilson BLX racket, Dimitrov’s Orleans results marks his seventh final of the year and brings him one step closer to reaching his year end goal of Top 100.
“Grigor is an amazing talent and has often been touted as the ‘Next Roger Federer.’ Those are high expectations,” said Wilson Global Director Massimo Calvelli. “It’s really nice to see Grigor start coming into himself and mold his own game. The possibilities are endless for Grigor and the Wilson Team looks forward to continuing to help him reach his goals.”
Dimitrov will play the Eckental ATP Tour Challenger next week.

Check out this fun trick shot video with Grigor:

Wilson BLX Roger Federer Ad Outtakes

Did you like Roger Federer’s Wilson BLX commericals? Check out Roger’s blooper reel

Kanepi swings Wilson BLX to take down Jankovic

Kaia Kanepi gets psyched with her Wilson Pro Open BLX tennis racket

 

Kanepi swings Wilson BLX to take down Jankovic

Swinging her Wilson Pro Open BLX tennis racket, Kaia Kanepi took down #5 seed Jankovic 6-2, 7-6 to reach the 4th round of the US Open for the first time in her career.

“Kaia’s powerful groundstrokes and aggressive play have helped her reach new heights,” said Renaud Vallon, Wilson Tour Manager Europe. “It’s been a fantastic summer for Kaia and it’s a great feeling to see her and many of our players playing their best tennis with our latest technology, BLX.”

Kanepi started the summer by reaching her first Grand Slam quarterfinal at Wimbledon and then went on to become the first Estonian player to win a WTA Tour title when she took home the Palermo crown. Her impressive results have lifted her ranking over 100 spots since May 10 and she now finds herself in position to reach another new milestone in her career, the US Open quarterfinals. Kanepi will try to earn that spot when she plays Wickmayer on Monday.

Roger Federer gives tennis racket advice for the ultimate feel

Check out the latest Wilson BLX tennis commercial with Roger Federer