By Astride Astrid. Tennis. Published at Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 - 07:24:26 AM.
“Namd”Graphite: Over power with heavy drives. With “Namd” graphite’s unique flex and fast frame snapback players can grip the ball and fire-off aggressive attacking spin. The graphite fibers are covered with highly-bondable carbon nanotubes allowing for better cohesion with the resin. “Namd” combines “soft” and “hard” properties giving the shaft tougher flexibility and resilience for increased shaft torque which applies high levels of power and spin to the ball.
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.
Warmup equipment: Once again you don't want to step onto the court for your match with cold muscles and without being warmed up. A jumprope can help get your legs ready while a resistance band is great for warming up your arm and shoulder. A lot of players even keep a football in their bag to throw around between matches. Tossing a football around is especially good because it replicates and helps improve your service motion.
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