By Iris Theresa. Tennis. Published at Wednesday, December 06th, 2017 - 17:36:14 PM.
The Heritage collection has evolved to feature a new set of styles for the start of the season. The Heritage offerings continue to utilize the brand’s Iconic red white and navy palette with archival design details like stripes color blocking and pleats. Classic silhouettes feel ultra-now with pieces such as the loose layering practice tank slim fit pant and striped pleated skort. Updated proportions include a long cropped fit on the Heritage Jacket and fresh details like a large FILA outline print. The collection’s premium plus jersey fabrications make for premier texture throughout. The Heritage styles will be worn by FILA players including Karolina Pliskova currently ranked #6 on the WTA Tour.
Installing Black Code 4S was actually a lot less trouble than expected. Typically geometric or textured polys can be a bear for the fingers but 4S wasn't terribly onerous even though the edges were definitely noticeable. Coil memory seemed typical for a polyester but with a little care tangles and kinks were easily avoided. As with most geometric or textured polys installing crosses comes with some risk of damage due to the sharp edges. I didn't have any issues but I'd still encourage other stringers to take their time installing crosses—especially if they're blending Black Code 4S with another softer string.
It is natural to get excited about these positives but it is important not to put the horse before the cart. The ITF has not yet enacted any of the proposed changes. It is encouraging however that they did unanimously endorse the proposed changes which will be reviewed at the ITF's general meeting in August. One hopes the changes will garner approval and whatever adjustments may need to be made in the future it is fantastic to see that the ball has finally gotten rolling to start making the Davis Cup relevant in tennis once again.
All told the Grand Slam Board on paper at least got a lot right with these changes. It is sure to be an adjustment for all and much will also depend on how strictly some of these changes are enforced. If handled properly however these should make tennis more exciting and improve the image of tennis as a whole.
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