The next generation of Roger Federer’s Pro Staff is almost here (coming Fall 2016). Co-designed by Federer himself, the Autograph takes the classic specification of his current racquet to an entire new aesthetic height. Offering a sleek, engineered black graphic with textures of matte black velvet, chrome and laser engraving this is definitely one of the most compelling (if not understated) racquet cosmetics ever offered. This Racquet plays as great as it looks, assuming you are able to play with a 12.5 ounce frame. All specs remain the same from the previous generation— good news! Timeless, classic, understated— the Pro Staff RF97 is a true reflection of Federer himself. ThePro Staff RF97 will be available at MidwestSports.com this September!
If you just can’t wait until Fall, to update your racquet, check out our full line of Wilson racquets here.
Looking to make a bold statement on the court this spring? Well, you’re in luck with the new Limited Edition 2016 “Alexander The Great” Barricade Boost tennis shoes. Designed with power and strength in mind, the iconic barricade and boost technologies are finally linking together to give the historic Barricade it’s most stable, comfortable and sleek iteration of this shoe to date.
The design of this shoe was inspired by one of the greatest military generals this world has ever seen, Alexander The Great. One of the unique things about Alexander was his eye color, it was said that he had one dark eye and one light eye, therefore adidas decided to make each shoe a different color to commemorate this unique look. The shoe color difference isn’t the only cool thing about this limited edition shoe, the Lion and Sun symbols on the shoe represent Alexander’s Macedonian heritage. “Toi Kratistoi” known as “To the Strongest” is written in the insole of the shoe to commemorate Alexander’s response to whom will inherit his kingdom. The unique laser cut patterns at the upper of the shoe represent the historic weapon the “sarissa” spear which helped Alexander’s Army conquer the Persian Empire and build one of the greatest empires of all time.
Conquer your opponents on the court in the new Limited Edition Alexander the Great Barricade shoe!
The apparel piece of the month, for the month of February is the scallop skirt by Lucky in Love. It comes in many different prints and solids. This skirt is very flattering on the hips and the fit is fantastic. It is a 13″ length skirt with very comfortable undershorts attached. The Lucky in Love tennis apparel line is very popular with competitive league players as well as junior competitors. The newest fashion lines and their everyday core basics can be found here at Midwest Sports.
Eleven brand women’s tennis apparel designed by Venus Williams. Venus Williams is a hit on and off the court with her new line of women’s tennis apparel, Eleven. Shop for great new styles and fresh, fun looks starting with the brand new EleVen Brush Stroke!
Midwest Sports recently started carrying a line called “Athletic DNA”. I’m in love with a men’s crew shirt called “match crew”. It comes in two colors, black and white, that each feature a bright all over graffiti print. It is made with a performance fabric that helps to keep you cool and dry. You are sure to be noticed on court when wearing this bold graphic shirt.
This Athletic DNA shirt will be worn on court by some of the highest ranked junior USTA players in the country. It can be purchased in our retail store at Midwest Sports or online at www.midwestsports.com.
Midwest Sports is always on the cutting “edge” of tennis fashion! We just launched a new ladies tennis line called AdEdge Performance. My favorite piece is the black and white chevron tennis skirt. The design, fit and performance of this skirt is amazing. I definitely think it will give you the “edge” on and off the tennis court.
Walls are part of every Tennis players life. We use them, we play with them, we overcome them. With the new Barricade Wallpack, adidas is paying tribute to those walls. Inspired by some of the most famous walls on earth, this shoe pays tribute to the Great Wall of China with bamboo-inspired print and red color pops meaning luck and happiness in Chinese culture. The shoe combines a supportive midfoot with a more flexible forefoot for unrestrictive movement as you play, plus full-length Adiprene cushioning. Check out the latest addition of the Barricade Wall pack at Midwest Sports!
My favorite apparel piece this month is the Fila platinum asymmetrical tank. It is a platinum stretch jersey material with THERMOCOOL fabric. It comes in two colors, with my favorite being the printed black and teal space dye. The asymmetrical lines at the bottom of the top are very flattering on a woman’s hips, while the racerback style enhances the shoulders. This Fila line is worn on court by Jelena Jankovic. It can be found at midwestsports.com.
The evening before the U.S. Open kicked off, Nike Tennis’ biggest stars recreated the brand’s infamous “NYC Street Tennis” commercial, commemorating their classic “street” theme from the mid-90’s featuring tennis greats, Pete Sampras & Andre Agassi.
Sampras & Agassi joined the likes of Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams & other Nike Tennis athletes as they took the streets & hit some balls around, engaging with the crowd and obviously promoting their new line. In honor of the event & the past history between Nike & the U.S. Open, Nike has decided to release an NYC Court Collection with an array of tanks, t-shirts & jackets with Nike’s court logo located on all of the apparel pieces. Nike offers the look you want for the courts featuring the always comfortable Dri-FIT material. Find the latest Nike Court Collection gear with us at Midwest Sports!
Several months ago, Rafael Nadal was spotted using a blacked out prototype frame that had the tennis world abuzz. Those who follow Babolat racquet design know that Babolat traditionally follows a 3.5-3 year product cycle – so was this the new Aeropro Drive? Now we can officially introduce the new Babolat Pure Aero, endorsed by Rafael Nadal in an exciting new matte black and fluorescent yellow cosmetic. An emphasis on spin friendly design remains a carryover from the design of the Aeropro Drive family of racquets. An updated Aeromodular beam design produces 11% less drag than the previous Aeropro Drive. The edges of the frame have a more finely honed edge that provides aerodynamic benefit without fundamentally changing what you have always liked about the 23/26/23mm beam design of the previous Aeropro Drive. Data compiled from the past 18 months of Babolat PLAY sessions enhanced the development of Babolat FSI (Frame String Interaction) string technology first used in the 2015 Pure Drive. FSI Spin evolves this technology with not only a more open string pattern spacing near the edge/denser in middle of frame, but also permits more movement of the main strings, due to horizonally slotted grommet openings at 6:00 and 12:00.
The old saying, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” is one that Babolat typically sticks very close to. The Pure Aero offers a solid, evolved update to the Aeropro Drive without trying to re-invent the wheel. Players seeking outstanding spin potential with the added pop of the wider beam you have come to know and love will find the Babolat Pure Aero an incredible update to the Babolat racquet family.