| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Former Wimbledon Mixed-Doubles Champ John Austin has joined BOLT as its first executive board member. He’ll serve a critical role as professional-industry liaison, technical advisor/play-tester, and as BOLT brand ambassador generally. John has roots in a great family tradition of tennis and in the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
We’ve all purchased racquets that have had the manufacturer’s logo painted on the strings. Does this add any excitement or fun to your game? The answer is no. It won’t make you play like Roger Federer or Serena Williams. So, why do we leave it there. There is an option that adds excitement to your...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
BOLT Sports LLC, NY has introduced two new tennis racquet models, a 12-pack racquet bag and related apparel into its product line to coincide with the U.S. Open. The new racquet models, the B98.light and the B100.light, feature ZipStrip, BOLT’s spring-suspension design. According to BOLT, the head-...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Penn Racquet Sports Inc. and parent, Head USA Inc., have filed a federal lawsuit against Dunlop International Ltd. and Dunlop Sports Group Americas Inc. over false advertising claims in U.S. District Court in Connecticut. In the suit, Penn contends that Dunlop is misleading the consumer by labeling...Read more
  | By Kevin J. Healion
I have heard this question repeatedly over the past 35 years. I asked that same question when I first started repairing tennis courts in 1976. At an early age, I learned to patch tennis courts and apply rubber and color coatings. Repairing cracks was the most difficult. We would fill cracks with...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
BOLT Sports LLC has announced the launch of its new brand on a platform of cutting-edge, proprietary racquet technology called ZipStrips. “Consumers want innovation and quality design in everything, including tennis racquets,” said BOLT Founder and Director Brett Bothwell. “Look at how mobile...Read more
  | By Kevin J. Healion
Closing court for the winter Winterizing a hard court for the winter months is important. Special attention should be given to windscreens, which are attached to the fence system on your tennis court. The winter months bring severe winds which may not only damage your windscreens, but can also do...Read more
  | By Roman Prokes
Stringing tennis racquets is a true art form. The stringing process is not as uniform and simple as it may seem. Players often believe that stringing is a non-differentiated good/service like milk or gasoline. If the octane of gas or style of milk is the same, then there is no real difference from...Read more
  | By Roman Prokes
Players are always looking for an edge on the court. They work with teaching professionals to master their technique, coaches to solidify their tactics, trainers to ameliorate their conditioning. Why not have an expert help with your equipment? That is the goal of an on-court consultation. I have...Read more
  | By Roman Prokes
The longer you play this sport, the more problems you come across. After servicing racquets for decades, we have learned some great remedies to the everyday problems that players come across. Here are some tips to help diagnose and fix some common problems. Loose butt cap Tennis players tend to...Read more