Game – Set – Match!

Cincinnati, Ohio – The Western & Southern Open concluded Sunday with Roger Federer and Li Na each hoisting a Rookwood Cup, the official trophy given to the tournaments victors. At the end of their respected tournaments, Federer and Li Na got to express their gratitude towards all the fans who attended the finals and any of their previous matches.  

While Midwest Sports isn’t a 17 time men’s Grand Slam champion we’d still like to show our deep appreciation for everyone who stopped by our 10,000 square foot retail tent. Without patrons, sponsors, and the tournament itself the Midwest Sports retail tent would not be possible. The Midwest Sports staff truly enjoys the face to face interaction that takes place in our retail tent which features all of the apparel and equipment that the pros use at the Western & Southern Open. 

Each year we try to go a step further to ensure the Midwest Sports retail tent is a unique experience for all of the tournament goers who choose to pay us a visit. We hope this year we were able to achieve that unique experience for our patrons.  We’re already looking for ways to make the 2013 Midwest Sports tent even better!

Our year round retail store is located in Sharonville, Ohio and we encourage you to stop by anytime.  Also check out our website for all your tennis needs.

Again, thanks to all the patrons, sponsors, and the tournament itself for making the 2012 Midwest Sports retail tent possible.

5 things you may not know about Roland Garros

I overheard a discussion between a few of my co-workers regarding some facts about the French Open. I realized my knowledge and history of this prestigious event could use a refresher. Maybe yours too?

1.Roland Garros was built specifically in 1928 to defend the Davis Cup. The “les Quatre Mousquetaires or “Four Musketeers” consisting of Jacques “Toto” Brugnon, Jean Borotra (the “Bouncing Basque”), Henri Cochet (the “Magician”), and René Lacoste (the “Crocodile”) were largely responsible for France retaining the Cup until 1933. The champions trophy is aptly named “La Coupe des Mousquetaires”.

2.Roland Garros, a pioneer aviator completed the first solo flight across the Mediterranean Sea. An engineer inventor of the first forward-firing aircraft machine gun, and World War I hero. The first pilot to shoot down five enemy aircraft, and to be called an “ace” for doing so who was killed in aerial combat in 1918.

3.Center Court or “Court Philippe Chatrier” is named for long time president of the Fédération Française de Tennis.

4.The Roland Garros surface is invariably characterized as “red clay”, the courts are in fact surfaced with white limestone frosted with a few millimeters of powdered red brick dust.
The current facility is due to undergo a major expansion expecting to be complete in 2017.

5. Rafael Nadal holds the French Open record with 8 French Open titles.

Bonjour!