Monday, March 30, 2015

More Power from Poly? Get Thinner.

With their popularity never greater, more people are turning to polyester for the added durability it offers. For some players, poly is just too stiff, particularly in the 16 or even 17 gauges. Along with the stiffness, polys can also rob you of some power.
The answer for some may be to go thinner.
Some of the poly strings such as Babolat Pro Hurricane and Solinco Tour Bite come in a thinner 18 gauge, and in the case of the Solinco, a 19 gauge. What this does for some players is add overall playability to the strings. All things being equal, a thinner string will give you more bite on the ball, more power and better feel. This makes the poly more of a possibility for more players.
The only drawback is as you go thinner you will lose some durability. That said, a thin poly is most often more durable than many multifilament strings.

If you want some extra durability from your strings without making them feel like a board, try a thinner gauge string.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

MP Tennis Ladder Starts 3/16

The 31st season of the MP Tennis Ladder will begin on Monday, March 16th. The Ladder is a Tampa tennis league that is open to men and women of all levels.
The great thing about the MP Tennis Ladder is that you can play as much as you want. Some players have played as many as 80-100 matches in a season, but the average is 15-20. You schedule your own matches and play when you can. At the end of the regular season the top players advance to the playoffs. The MP Tennis Ladder is basically a season-long “king of the hill”.
For more information on the ladder and how to join, go to

If you are looking to play more tennis, the Ladder is a perfect way to meet other players and get more matches. Last season there was over 1,000 matches played. Join the MP Tennis Ladder and join the fun.

Friday, March 6, 2015

New Wilson Rackets at MP Tennis

Now at MP Tennis are the new Wilson Two BLX and Four BLX rackets. They join the already popular Three BLX, Five BLX and Five BLX Lite. Like the Three and Fives, the new models are designed for players who are looking for a very solid hitting frame with plenty of power.
The new Two BLX has a 110sq” head size and is very light for those players who want maximum power from an easy to swing frame.
The Four BLX is for players who need extra pop from their racket without going to a huge head size. With a 105sq” head it is still forgiving while offering some control to go with the power.

Come into either MP Tennis location and use our demo program to make sure you are getting the right racket for your game.