Monday, April 20, 2009
First of all, let me just say that I'm going to use to the word, "Racket" more often, instead of just using "Racquet," because we're learning that's what's being typed into searches.
So, from now on, you'll see both. - That's all.
Now, this beautiful racquet.
It's not available anywhere in the United States... anywhere.
Except for one place
Can you believe it?
Take James Blake's racquet, widen out the strings, take some weight out of the handle to change the balance, and you have a racquet that allows for more grip on the ball, and easier swing.
I'm very impressed with the feel.
I'm also very impressed with the paint job.
We have been meeting a lot of tennis junkies over this racket lately, and have had some interesting debate about weighting rackets, stringing rackets and basically loving rackets.
Wow, you do love your rackets.
Keep in mind, we are still doing free synthetic stringing and 3rd Day (or sooner) shipping for this Dunlop until the end of April.
Play in the Zone.
On another note, please relax, the Power Balance is coming soon.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
What do you guys think of these new polos?
Same style, different colors every few tournaments.
The next one is due out at the French Open.
The fit of the New Nadal Polo, the Nike Summer Bold Tennis Open Polo is tight and very, lets say, European.
I have been wearing some of these pink (ish) Nike items around the shop mainly to generate interest, and partly because I like the colors. - Ahem, this one is "Light Rose," not pink.
Locally, interest in wearing is sparse, but we are getting many inquiries through our website and this blog.
Are you secure enough to wear it?
Can you "pull it off?"
The tight nylon/spandex material and the mesh on the sides keep you cool.
The two-button collar, stylish small pocket with logo, and thick hem at the bottom keep you "cool."
Add to your statement a pair of Nike Air Max Courtballistec 1.3 Shoes with Pink Swoosh, and you are clearly ahead of your time.
Buy both through TheTennisZone.com, and you are getting $25.00 in store credit on the spot, just because.
We're just glad to see more and more of you turning to the Zone for your tennis needs.
Our selection is growing.
Our ordering process is easy, and we same-day ship on all orders received before 1pm.
Oh, and shipping, of course, is free for all orders over $75.00.
Join our email list through the site, or just by emailing me at email@example.com.
Send us your requests, questions, comments, photos and suggestions anytime!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Greetings, Tennis Zone Customers!
The Dunlop Aerogel 4D 2 hundred Tennis Racket truly does bite!
The open string pattern makes a huge difference in my hits.
On top of that, the weight and flexibility of the racquet allow me to swing away at the ball with good control and direction.
If you're an aggressive 4.0+ baseliner, string this racket with some thin big banger on the mains and a soft synthetic gut on the crosses to get maximum power and control.
Just be prepared to buy more balls, because you will be shredding them with the Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200 16 x 19!
Did you know Tennis Zone is the only US retailer with these racquets?
Just go for it.
If you buy this racquet, then find out that it's not for you (I don't know how that would ever be the case!), send it back and receive at least some store credit toward your next purchase depending on the condition of the racquet.
Play in the zone, and inject some control, placement, power, spin, energy and confidence into your game!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The French Open is right around the corner, and I'm betting we're going to see these same two shoe styles in the finals.
The shoe with the pink swoosh is unrelenting, stingy and has a never-say-die attitude.
The shoe with the blue swoosh is underrated on clay, silky smooth and resilient.
That makes sense, knowing the personalities that wear them.
There are definitely some similarities...
The pink swoosh is proven and dominant on clay, perhaps the best ever to set foot on a court.
The blue swoosh is considered one of the best ever, and is also dominant, just not on clay.
Find which swoosh suits you at TheTennisZone.com, email me your order at firstname.lastname@example.org, get the tracking number in a few minutes, and wait 2 days for them to arrive.
2nd Day Sipping from UPS is free for as long as these shoes are being sold at list price: $120.00 for the Nadals and $115 for the Federers.
French Open fashion is going to take a brave turn this year.
Pink, baby blue, tight, vintage style polos, khaki-style Dri-Fit shorts, and a lot more pink on male players.
Believe it or not, Nike isn't finished with fashion statements involving pink this clay court season.
That's about all I can say without losing our Nike account.
Thanks for shopping with us!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Our Latest Email To Our VIPs!
Mention this blog post or the email to get the discounts this week.
FROM: Tennis Zone, Inc.
2713 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459
TO: Tennis Zone Customers
RE: Dunlop Arrivals, $99 Shoes, Power Balance
All Shoes $99 Or Less...
Greatest Dunlop Racquet Ever...
Eastern Medicine For Your Forehand...
Internships At The Zone
Greetings Tennis Zone Customers, and Happy Easter!
It's that time of year.
We've been meeting a lot of new and returning seasonal tennis players lately. - Here in our shop, through our website, from leads on our blog, and from our Tennisopolis page.
Our email list is getting very diverse, and that's exciting for us to get this interest and support around the globe. - We're open 24/7, Worldwide.
Remember, you won't get these deals (or money-back if you buy on the website) if you are not on this list.
If you're in store, tell us your email, so we can check.
If you're online, we'll already know.
Now, for the point of this post...
Treat Your Feet
You're beginning to play outdoors... more frequently... with more wear and tear on your gear.
Take care of your feet this Spring.
Take this opportunity to get the shoe with the best feel, because your feet need it.
Give your feet the padding, technology or special color that they need, and remember we're setting a price cap for this week.
For this week (now until 9pm on Saturday, April 18th), every pair of shoes in our store is going to be under $100.00.
Outsole warranties still apply.
The entire Rafa series, the new Babolat Propulse 2 ($109.00), the Adidas Genius Novak Shoes($130), even the Lacoste Repel ($135 - in-store only) are available for $99.
By the way, that is for both shoes.
Oh, and our closeout shoes are still available in some sizes, so you'll find plenty for less than $99.00, especially ladies' styles.
Next weekend, we're moving on to another major sale item, so take care of the shoes this week.
16 Is More Than 18
Well, it will equal more shots in the court when you use the latest Aerogel Racquet.
Tennis's hottest racquet of the moment, the Dunlop Aerogel 4D 2hundred in a 16 x 19 string pattern, helps bring your powerful shot under control.
In the same size frame, two fewer strings make the 16 main strings further apart from each other.
There is also one fewer cross string.
The outcome: The strings bite the ball in order to generate spin and direct the ball better.
It's just like James Blake's racquet, except for the string pattern.
This makes a huge difference.
Tip: string it tightly with a firm string to get maximum spin generation!
For at least the 4.5+ top-spin hitter that can't get a clean hit with a tight string pattern (18 mains), this 16x19 WILL give you more controled hits, and MIGHT even completely change your game for the better.
Sometimes, you need to take something away from your game in order to play freely.
Take away three strings from the frame, and set your game free.
This racquet is world-renowned; that's why we worked so hard to bring it here.
I believe there is one other seller of this particular frame in the United States, aside from Tennis Zone.
If you're ordering online, shipping is free (it always is with racquets), AND we're offering a free upgrade to 2nd day shipping with UPS on all orders received this week.
If you're shopping in-store, your string upgrade is free until next weekend.
There are many more promotions for the Dunlop Aerogel 4D 2hundred on the way, so stay tuned.
In the meanwhile, it's available now!
Eastern Medicine and Tennis
I have trouble talking up products that do not work.
We try not to bring gimmicky tennis technology and solutions into the Zone.
But we are convinced this next product has something to it.
Word of the Power Balance is starting to get around, and it's no bull.
It's a band with a little shiny hologram sewed into it.
When worn, it interracts with body frequencies to increase your agility, balance and strength.
We are receiving these this week.
World class, competitive surfers are wearing them.
Chad Johnson is wearing one.
I'm told Mark Sanchez, USC quarterback is wearing one, and swears by it.
I won't go into the science of Power Balance. - I'll leave that to the company that makes it.
Just come by the shop try some agility tests with and without the Power Balance, and become a believer.
A special blog post and email will be sent out to announce their arrival (very soon!) and the beginning special we're having on them.
Happy Easter, and we'll see you soon at The Zone.
-Samer of Tennis Zone
PS. Did you know we're looking for an intern?
Check out the blog post on this to find out the specs and how to apply!
Get college credit, gas money, free tennis gear and an inside look at the business of tennis!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
The Tennis Zone is looking for hard working, fast learning, preferably tennis-playing interns.
This is the posting we've been sending around.
Have a look, and contact us.
You'll learn a lot, get college credit and get lots of free stuff.
Company: Tennis Zone, Inc.
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posting Job Title: Intern
Salary: Unpaid, Stipend for transportation
Work Schedule: 10 to 20 hours a week
Education Required: One full year college education; Business, Marketing, Communications or English major preferred.
Minimum Requirements: Must be completing internship for college credit; must have transportation to store; must have an interest in the sport and business of tennis
• Experience updating websites
• Experience stringing racquets
• Experience in retail sales and sales writing
• Experience in photography and videography
• Knowledge of tennis equipment, technology and trends
• Experience with Search Engine Optimization
Responsibilities/Duties: The right candidate will be a self-starter, able to offer creative solutions and ideas, and very organized. Duties will include assisting with website maintenance, packing and shipping sold items, developing new sales leads, visually merchandising the showroom, racquet stringing, store errands, event planning and some filing. The intern will assist with writing product descriptions, taking photos and shooting video for our new website. The intern will also offer and carry out ideas to improve in-store sales and merchandising. We are looking for creativity, personality and energy. Tennis players and fans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Posting Date: March 31, 2009
Closing Date: April 30, 2009
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Ben Nandy: email@example.com, or 2713 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd., Dayton, OH 45459
We received this from our Dunlop rep recently.
I'm pretty sure we are going to see the Dunlop Aerogel 4D 300 and the Dunlop Aerogel 4D 300 Tour more and more over the next year or so.
I think the Tour will do well this spring and summer.
Buy it or demo it from TheTennisZone.com
I hope this guy does well.
GREENVILLE, SC, March 31, 2009 – Dunlop is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with Austrian tennis star Jurgen Melzer. Under the terms of his new agreement, Melzer will be playing the new Dunlop Aerogel 4D 300 Tour racquet and endorsing Dunlop tennis balls such as the new A-Player.
The 28-year-old has steadily risen in the ATP World Tour rankings throughout his career, currently residing at number 32 in singles and 73 in doubles. Most recently he reached the doubles semifinals in the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, and the singles quarterfinals of the Olympic Games in 2008. Melzer also won Wimbledon as a junior player.
On signing with Dunlop Melzer said: “I am really excited and proud about the partnership with Dunlop. The brand has a strong position in tennis, is very well respected and always associated with top quality. I look forward to achieving my goals on court with Dunlop.”
Kai Nitsche, Dunlop’s General Manager for Racquet Sports said: “Our partnership with Jurgen marks an exciting time for us and our new range of Aerogel 4D technology. We feel that Jurgen will be a great ambassador for the brand, and we wish him every success in his career.”
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