Tennis

WILSON UNVEILS THE CLASH!

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By: Tim Hahn, Owner, Aspen Hill Pro Shop

Wilson believes its new Clash has the potential to redefine the tennis racquet. The uniqueness of the frame lies in its blending of extreme flexibility with high-end stability. The success of the marriage stems from two new technologies. FreeFlex is a proprietary carbon mapping construction that allows the frame to bend in new dimensions—both horizontally and vertically—when compared to a traditional frame. This is designed to increase ball pocketing and dwell time for enhanced feel and control. But to preserve integrity through the swing on such a flexible racquet, StableSmart frame geometry allows the Clash to bend where its designed to, while still providing enough backbone to handle incoming pace and return it with interest. There are two frames in the initial launch: Clash 100 and Clash 100 Tour. Both have a 100 square-inch head, 16×19 string pattern and a constant 24.5 mm beam. The difference lies in the weight, an unstrung 100 checks in at 10.4oz while the 100 Tour is 10.9 oz. This racquet is best used by players who may have arm, elbow, or shoulder issues due to the flexible frame to provide comfort when hitting the ball. Stop by the Pro Shop, Tim and his staff will gladly assist you with your tennis needs and questions.

 

Tennis

How Often Should I Restring My Racket?

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By: Tim Hahn, Aspen Hill Pro Shop Owner

 

As a general rule you should re-string each year as often as you play per week. If you play twice per week, you should restring  your racket twice per year. All strings gradually stretch and lose their resiliency or go dead, even if you play infrequently. When this happens you begin to swing harder, grip the racket tighter to get the same results from the ball.

Swinging harder and gripping tighter makes control more difficult, fatigue arrives early and may even contribute to tennis elbow. fresh strings help your racket play the way it was intended to play. If you have any question about rackets or restringing please stop by the Aspen Hill Pro shop. Tim will be glad to assist with your needs. Tim is a member of USRSA, a Master Racket
Technician, the Yonex National Stringing Team, and the USPTR.