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Win, Spin & Shred contest winner Nathan reviews the new Wilson Blade 98S tennis racket

Nathan reviews the new Wilson Blade 98S tennis racket

Nathan reviews the new Wilson Blade 98S tennis racket


I will admit that I was a little hesitant using the blade at first, considering that I am really in love with my Six One tour blx it took a little getting use to. But a few things I picked up immediately when using it was the defiant gain in spin. I am not a player that usually uses a lot of spin, but even with my eastern forehand, the ball was definitely dropping in the back of the court with a lot more spin. Also I immediately gained a lot of confidence on my one hand backhand with the extra net clearance and with a really crisp feel that the racquet brings. Will more playing with the racquet I grew to love it more and more and now I love grabbing it out of my bag and using it more and more. 


After playing with it more I was amazed at some of the balls that were landing in because of the crazy spin that came off of the racquet. And the really nice thing was that I was able to produce a great deal of spin and I never felt like it compromised any of the classic great blade feel.


Other things that I really liked about the Blade 98s was my slice (especially on the backhand side) and volleys. I felt that I could always get my slices deep and I had no trouble playing at the net because of the racquet’s great maneuverability. My favorite shot with the racquet I would have to say for sure was my serve. Every serve I hit with the Blade 98s felt great and I had no problems aiming exactly where I wanted to with it. I hit a pretty mean slice serve out wide from the ad side of the court and I had continued success with my favorite shot with this racquet. 


-Nathan Huggett


So much time, so little to do….Strike that, reverse it!

Hey there,

So much time, so little to do- Strike that, reverse it!

Ok, had to throw in a little Willy Wonka to make me feel better. 🙂

Would love to write more, but there is way too much happening here in Chicago trying to get things ready for 2013, so I am going to give you visuals and I promise to try and write more later.

Above is the Innovation Center video that we worked on in June/July before the US Open frenzy…. it’s really one of my favorite videos cause it highlights just how kick a** our R & D team and our tennis rackets really are. So much research and testing goes into each racket to make sure we are putting out the rackets that perform the best. MORE WIN.  And in case you haven’t seen the pattern in this video and the stringing video… I am digging the old school abstract!! 🙂 Great job to our friends Chris R, Chris D, Alejandro, Erica, Jared, Peg and all who made this video come to life!! Love working with you guys, Just Awesome!

And added GINORMOUS bonus, Roger Federer and team love it so much that they post it on his Facebook page!! SO PSYCHED!!

And congrats to our Next Gen’rs Samantha Crawford, Filip Peliwo, Kyle Edmund & Gabby Andrews on having a great US Open Juniors. MORE SWEEP for Wilson team!

Until later,


PS Pay close attention to the end of the video… might see something special for 2013 🙂


Vika Azarenka plays with the new Wilson Juice BLX tennis racket



Azarenka starts 2012 with new Wilson Juice™


Wilson Sporting Goods has signed a long term partnership with #3 Victoria (Vika) Azarenka.

“I’m extremely excited to be changing to Wilson’s new Juice racket. The power and spin that I feel with this racket is insane and I look forward to seeing what I can do with it,” said Azarenka.  In addition to the Wilson Juice tennis racket, Azarenka will accessorize with the matching new blue Tour tennis bag and exclusive EmotiSorb shock absorber every time she steps on the court.

“Vika’s talent is undeniable and she has been one of the tours most consistent performers. Our goal is to provide the best equipment to help elevate her game and help her reach her goal of winning her first Grand Slam,” said Renaud Vallon, global tour director for Wilson. “She’s is a powerful player, with a dynamic personality and we are very thrilled to have her join the Wilson family.”

In 2011, Azarenka finished at a career high of number three to become the highest-ranked Belarusian player in history, after reaching the semi-finals of Wimbledon and the finals at WTA Tour Championships in November. Azarenka has also begun to distinguish herself off the court as a tennis teen idol with her good looks, fashionista ways and engaging Twitter posts.

Leading up to the 2012 Australian Open, last week, Azarenka upset world number one Caroline Wozniacki, at the World Tennis Charity Invitation in Hua Hin, Thailand, by beating her 6-2, 7-5 and is off to a great start at the Apia International Sydney, defeating Stefanie Voegele  6-2 6-1 in the 1st round. She will now take on Jankovic.


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Taylor Dent at Racket Doctor on July 24th to benefit Soles4Souls

On Saturday, July 24, Wilson Racquet Sports will be partnering with Los Angeles tennis specialty store, The Racket Doctor, to offer tennis consumers the opportunity to trade in their current tennis shoes from any brand and purchase new Wilson tennis shoes at half the retail price. As a part of this very special day, professional tennis player and Wilson athlete, Taylor Dent, will be appearing at The Racket Doctor to celebrate the store’s 40 year anniversary and to sign autographs for his fans. Dent has been ranked as high as #21 in the world and recently broke the Wimbledon tournament record with a serve of 148 miles per hour.  

“Soles4Souls makes such a difference in the lives of so many and has really helped us to ensure we stay true to our core values. Health and wellness is important not only for our feet and body but also for our environment. Wilson and The Racket Doctor are happy to be pairing up to contribute to this cause,” said Claire Ortiz, Global Business Director of Apparel & Footwear at Wilson Racquet Sports. “As the number #1 global brand in tennis and leader in performance tennis products, we are excited to help people around the world and truly make a difference.”

Soles4Souls and Wilson Racquet Sports will be collecting your gently worn tennis footwear or monetary contributions to ship to people in need, whether they are victims of natural disasters or subject to living in extreme poverty. It is estimated that Americans have 1.5 billion pairs of unused shoes lying in their closets. The charity can use each and every one of these pairs to make a tangible difference in someone’s life.

“Wilson Racquet Sports is a terrific partner and we are excited they are offering customers a great way to get involved in our mission,” said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. “Their efforts will benefit many people in need and we are proud to have their support,” he said.

For more information, please contact The Racket Doctor, 3214 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90039, 323-663-6601, www.racketdoctor.com

To learn more about Wilson Racquet Sports, please visit www.wilson.com and www.facebook.com/WilsonTennis.

Getting to know French Davis Cup hero Michael Llodra

Michael Llodra plays with the Wilson Pro Tour BLX tennis racket

Michael Llodra led the French Davis Cup team to victory as he used his Pro Tour BLX tennis racket to win both his singles and the doubles rubber, giving France their first win over Spain since 1923.

Get to know Michael as he answers these important questions! 🙂


If you were NOT a Professional Tennis Player what would you see yourself doing instead?

Soccer player

Who do you admire the most?

My wife

What was your worst injury while playing tennis? 

In Roland Garros Under 16’s, Fell on the court, and broke my arm

Tell us something that no one would know about you. 

My passion is wine

Describe your idea of a perfect vacation.

Spend some time with my family in Bordeaux

What is your favorite fast food place? 

Burger King, Double Whopper

What kind of pet do you have?

Dog, a lab named Sonny

Favorite Color?


What is the most listened to song on your iPod?

Bruce Springsteen – The River

 What is your favorite movie quote?
“Okay, okay” – The Visitor

Mac or PC?


Blackberry or iPhone?


One word you use too much 

Fais chier, it means Shit

What is your most memorable story from tennis?

When I won Wimby dubs with Clement……we were drunk the night before…..just a little drunk

How many years have you been with Wilson?

17 years

What is the best thing about being part of the Wilson Team?

Everybody is nice and cool 




Take a photo of yourself play testing or playing with a new Wilson® 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

Philipp Kohlschreiber and Arnaud Clement will chat live with fans

Arnaud Clement uses the Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket

Philipp Kohlschreiber and Arnaud Clement will chat live with fans

Wilson players Philipp Kohlschreiber and Arnaud Clement will give fans an opportunity to share their burning questions while they interact live from Miami. The interviews will broadcast beginning tomorrow through Wilson’s UStream channel .

ATP Tour World #33 Philipp Kohlschreiber will be speaking about life on tour and also share about his upcoming match against Mayer. The live interview will broadcast Thursday at 9:00am Eastern Time. In 2009, Kohlschreiber reached a career high #22 on the ATP World Tour and owns 2 career doubles titles.

On Friday March 27th, Arnaud Clement will appear on Wilson’s UStream channel to discuss what he likes to do with his down time in Miami. Clement, a former Top 10 player on the ATP World Tour holds wins over Andre Agassi and Roger Federer. Clement was also the 2007 Wimbledon Men’s Doubles Champion and reached the finals of the 2001 Australian Open Men’s Singles.

Wilson’s UStream channel  gives viewers an inside look professional tennis and give fans the opportunity to chat in real-time with players. Questions for Philipp and Arnaud Clement can be submitted through the Wilson’s Twitter, Facebook and UStream pages. We hope to hear from you!

To watch Wilson’s broadcast and post your questions, go to: Wilson Tennis UStream Channel

For the latest schedule of player interview dates and times, click here

Philipp Kohlschreiber uses the Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket