Upcoming Events and Sponsorships

My Game Solutions is excited to announce that we are a proud sponsor of the RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas. The Tournament will feature some great players, such as Kei Nishikori and it will be held at:

T Bar M Racquet Club

6060 Dilbeck Lane, Dallas, TX 75240

Come visit our booth during both morning, and evening matches from January 29th – February 3rd to get a hands-on experience with our product. Our staff will be on site to help you register, download the app, and learn all of the product’s features. We will have a raffle each day and at the end of the event for all those who stop by and sign-up!

Some exciting features of the tournament will include:

  • Adult Clinics
  • A Children’s Clinic
  • Silent Auction
  • Refreshments
  • Adaptive Tennis
  • Hall of Fame Induction
  • And Much More!

Pricing varies for each match, each day from $10-$40 for General Admission. For box

seat options, call 972-385-3628.

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We are also a proud sponsor of this year’s New York Tennis Expo, presented by United Sports Publications.  This year’s Expo will take place on…

Saturday, February 10, 2018
10:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

1255 Hempstead Turnpike

Uniondale, NY 11553

This event is designed to attract family and introduce them to the world of tennis.  With this event being family-oriented, during this event we will highlight our mobile app feature of adding family members to an account; families who are active together, stay healthy together. Stop by our booth to learn how this feature works with our on-site staff.  If you need any additional help using our mobile application, please stop by; we’re happy to help!

Some of the other attractions that will be at this year’s event are…

  • Autographs from ATP Stars
  • Beach Tennis Arena
  • Hit for Prizes
  • Playing Opportunities on Stadium Court used by the Pros
  • Speed Serve Booth
  • Take part in the New York Open Draw Ceremony which will take place during the Expo
  • Watch the ATP Stars Practice
  • Prizes and Much More

For anyone who’s interested, there will also be interactive seminars during the day.  For any high school tennis players dreaming about playing in college, there is “The Road to College Scholarships.” For tennis players of all ages just looking to improve their skills, you’ll enjoy “Taking your Game to the Next Level.”

This event is FREE for kids and adults of all ages for family-friendly fun!  We recommend registering for this event prior to arriving to be eligible for FREE PARKING at the venue.

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Introducing the My Game Solutions Online Community!

My Game Solutions is the new app for players in all sports, whether you play casually or competitively. Our robust online community gives you the ability to connect with thousands of players, sports facilities, and coaches right at your fingertips, anytime, from anywhere in the world.

Tennis is our first sport to launch on the app. Other racquet sports including pickle ball, platform tennis, squash, and racquetball are soon to follow. After that, we will venture into many other sports and become a service that changes the face of the sports industry around the world!

Tennis Style Guide: A Look into Sloane Stephens’ Championship Attire

Do you want to play like a Grand Slam champion?
First you need to look the part!

The right apparel will help you to play like a champion. Making sure you have the right attire isn’t easy. When shopping for tops, you want to make sure you get something secure — this goes for men and women. As for the bottoms we suggest wearing loose-fitting shorts or skirts over compression shorts. Whatever you decide to wear, just make sure that you are styled up and ready to play like a champion.

Here is a closer look at the newest U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens’ outfit from this year’s tournament in Flushing Meadows:

Top: Under Armour Carol Tank 
Bottom: Under Armour Women’s Fall 2-in-1 Short
Racket: Head Graphene XT Radical MP

 

What are They Swinging? A Guide of Racquets Used by the Top ATP/WTA Tour Pros

When you go out to play at your local club, you want to feel like the pros.  The best way to feel like a pro is to use the racquet they use.  In celebration of the U.S. Open, we would like to give you an inside scoop on the racquets some of the top-ranked ATP and WTA Tour men and women use and some pros and cons about each racquet.

Andy Murray – Head Graphene XT Radical Pro– $199.95

andy murray racquet

Pros

  • Light
  • Fast swinging racquet that delivers easy access to power
  • Firm and lively from the baseline
  • Great on serve and volleys

Cons

  • Made for advanced players
  • Swingbed is erratic – not great for control
  • Small sweet spot
  • Uncomfortable to hit with from the baseline

Rafael Nadal –Babolat PLAY Pure Aero– $219

rafa nadal racquet

Pros

  • Good blend of power and spin
  • Large sweet spot
  • Good on serve

Cons

  • Lacks a little feel on returns and volleys
  • Slightly lacking on control

Roger Federer – Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph– $249

roger federer racquet

Pros

  • Solid and stable
  • Gives good control and access to spin
  • Good pocketing

Cons

  • A little stiff
  • Leather grip seems thin

Stan Wawrinka – Yonex VCORE Duel G 97– $209

Stan Wawrinka

Pros

  • Great feel
  • Good volleys
  • Great control
  • Very powerful

Cons

  • Too powerful sometimes
  • Not enough spin
  • Not maneuverable enough

Novak Djokovic – Head Graphene Touch Speed Pro– $219.95

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Pros

  • Good control
  • Good spin
  • Comfortable
  • Great for groundstrokes and returns

Cons

  • Too muted of a feel
  • Underpowered

Karolina Pliskova – Babolat Pure Drive 2015– $199

karolina plistova racquet

Pros

  • Good power, spin, and control
  • Stable feel
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Too light
  • Little too stiff
  • Raised sweet spot turns some off

Simona Halep – Wilson Burn 100 Countervail– $199

simona halep racquet

Pros

  • Good transfer of power
  • Has great feel
  • Good spin and maneuverability

Cons

  • Not great for spin on serves
  • Very stiff, can hurt wrists
  • Not comfortable

Angelique Kerber – Yonex VCORE SV 100– $209

ANGELIQUE KERBER (GER) TENNIS -  - Brisbane International - Queensland Tennis Centre - Brisbane - Queensland - Australia - 2016Pros

  • Good power
  • Easy access to spin
  • Generous sweet spot
  • Forgiving from the baseline

Cons

  • Lacks control
  • Firm
  • Not particularly comfortable

Garbine Muguruza – Babolat Pure Drive– $219

garbine muguruza racquet

Pros

  • Good control and power on the serve
  • Great power and spin
  • Muted sweetspot

Cons

  • Not great feel and control
  • Not great on slices

Elina Svitolina – Wilson Burn 100 Countervail Orange LE– $199

elina svitolina racquet

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Grants power and depth
  • Good transfer of power
  • Good spin

Cons

  • Not great access to spin on serves
  • Too stiff

My Game Solutions Sponsorship Tryout (Pennington, NJ) Recap

On Thursday, August 17th the My Game Solutions team traveled to the Hopewell Valley Tennis & Swim Center in Pennington, NJ to host our second sponsorship tryout for young tennis players aged 10-18.  There was a slew of great young talent that participated, many of them ranked in the top-20 of their respective USTA divisions.

The young athletes were evaluated on their play in a series of games against multiple similar opponents, as well as an interview where they got the opportunity to really let their personality shine through.  Look out for the My Game Solutions team at the next sponsorship tryout, which will take place on Tuesday, August 29th at Alley Pond Tennis Center in Queens, NY.

For more information about the sponsorship program, please visit www.mygamesolutions.com/sponsorship  or visit our previous blog post here.

Hard vs. Clay vs. Grass: What’s the Difference?

There are many different types of tennis court surfaces. The three main surfaces professionals play on are hard court, clay, and grass. There are major differences between the three surfaces and players need to consider what shoes to wear, balls to use, and strategies to employ for each unique surface. Below, with the help of http://www.healthyliving.com, the three surfaces are outlined.

Hard Court

Both the U.S. Open and the Australian Open tournaments take place on hard court surfaces. Hard courts are typically made from plastic or cement, and is a “fast” surface that results in short rallies that favor hard serves. According to Healthy Living, “many professionals consider hard court the most democratic of surfaces in terms of playing style. The amount of sand in the topcoat and the type of substrate underneath affects ball speed, and its sticky, gripping surface can increase the likelihood of player injury. Most common tennis shoes are made for hard court surfaces and extra-duty balls are the best to play with. Consider playing on clay if you have knee problems or are looking for a slower game.

Clay

The French Open features red clay courts. Red clay courts are made of crushed natural materials such as shale or brick, making clay courts the slowest of all surfaces. Typically, baseline players who shoot with consistency and use heavy spin appreciate the longer points and higher bounces that clay courts accommodate. American clay courts — commonly called Har-Tru — move the ball more quickly than the traditional red clay courts, but still permit slower volleys. Consider using sneakers specifically designed for clay courts and regular-duty balls while playing on clay.

Grass

The courts at Wimbledon feature grass. Similar in complexion to the golf putting green, the grass surface moves the ball the fastest of every Grand Slam surface because it lets the ball slide. Grass surfaces favor serve-and-volley players who rush the net following serve to take advantage of an opponent’s slower foot speed following return. “Constant mowing and frequent watering make grass courts expensive to maintain; as a result, they are unusual.” Consider wearing shoes such as the Adidas “Barricade Grass” while playing on grass and using regular-duty balls.