Vostra line hints at its rich history, debuting just in time for the holidays!
Volkl Tennis Blog
by Elizabeth Kobak
6M ago
Vostra directly translates to “yours,” hinting at the fact that something belongs to you and only you in the context of gift-giving since it is that time of year after all. In the context of Volkl's evolution as a brand, the newly launched "Vostra" line of racquets pays homage to the initial name of the brand which came about by combining the first few letters in the city Straubing (the birthplace of Volkl) with Volkl. Following in the footsteps of a century of spectacular innovation, Volkl Tennis’ new “Vostra” line feels like each racquet is tailored specifically for each player based on ..read more
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Celebrating Volkl's 100 years of consistent innovation within the sports industry
Volkl Tennis Blog
by Elizabeth Kobak
8M ago
This year in tennis history has already become one of the most memorable to date, with players breaking records on-tour and industry innovators propelling the sport to the next level of greatness that will have lasting effects for all. Nearing the end of the season, new champions have become the face of tennis, lifting coveted trophies throughout the world in various destinations; new faces and familiar ones have made their mark within the Volkl tennis family, proving their excellence on the court as well as off it and cementing themselves as ambassadors for tennis. It is the 100th anniversary ..read more
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First annual Asian American Dream Open organizer brings communities together through the love of the game
Volkl Tennis Blog
by Elizabeth Kobak
10M ago
As we've learned from this year's US Open and beyond, tennis is often viewed as a unique method of connecting people from all different backgrounds. A few weekends ago at the Chestnut Ridge Racquet Club in Mount Kisco, the dream of a local non-profit’s founder came to fruition on and off the court. Kevin Ha, an alumnus of Skidmore’s varsity men’s tennis team, envisioned a tennis-themed event that captured the essence of and mission behind the Asian American Dream which he created in May of 2021. The organization was founded on the belief of providing Pan-Asian American undergraduates with ..read more
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Take a bite out of the Big Apple with Taste of Tennis and the US Open
Volkl Tennis Blog
by Elizabeth Kobak
10M ago
Produced by AYS Sports Marketing, Taste of Tennis is an annual event showcasing a star-studded lineup of chefs partnering with players off the court and in the kitchen. As is the case with athletes involved in any sport, nutrition plays a major role in their daily lives; this gathering presented an opportunity of showing another side to the athletes’ daily lives plus networking with folks in the industry. Regarded by many as “the” tennis party of all parties, Taste of Tennis officially kicks off the US Open events in Manhattan and is often a sold out affair at Gotham Hall in Midtown Manhattan ..read more
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The rock behind Shelter Rock Tennis & Country Club’s programs
Volkl Tennis Blog
by Elizabeth Kobak
10M ago
Shelter Rock Tennis Club’s Head Pro Robin Deitch-Nogrady has been committed to bringing members of the renowned Long Island Club a well-rounded tennis experience for the past 30 years and counting. This stems from her fiery drive honed as a junior tennis player, putting in countless hours of training that eventually landed her a top spot on the boy’s varsity tennis team.  “I was so driven just to play all of the time,” says the former top junior player and South Carolina tennis standout who also competed on the WTA tour in the ‘90s.  As the only girl on Lynbrook’s high school boy’s t ..read more
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A Grand Slam debut Down Under for rising star Ben Bartram
Volkl Tennis Blog
by Elizabeth Kobak
10M ago
The world’s top junior in wheelchair tennis, Ben Bartram, was just featured in an interview on the BBC’s website earlier this week in advance of his first-ever match Down Under. As the 17th-ranked player in the world, Bartram earned a wildcard bid into this year’s Australian Open men’s wheelchair singles draw and had a chance to compete among the best players in the world on his Grand Slam debut in pro wheelchair tennis.  In his opening round match against Japanese world number 11 Takashi Sanada (also making his Grand Slam debut in Melbourne), Bartram lost a very tight match in which he w ..read more
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Reese, Reyes-Varela and Christian earn spots in Australian Open doubles main draws
Volkl Tennis Blog
by Elizabeth Kobak
10M ago
First and foremost, this year marks 100 years of the Volkl brand. Volkl started out engineering skis before venturing into the tennis world back in 1972. Happy Birthday to Volkl! As you know by now, the first 2023 Grand Slam event is officially underway Down Under in Melbourne, Australia as of yesterday, and already there have been some surprising announcements and results and rising temperatures. But before we delve into the Open, Volkl Tennis has some exciting updates to share: The newly designed V8 Pro has just hit the market as part of the ICON series and is available for dealers to purcha ..read more
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Let the games begin Down Under, and all over the world!
Volkl Tennis Blog
by Elizabeth Kobak
10M ago
Happy new year, tennis players and sport enthusiasts! While you may be just dusting off your racquets after the off-season finally comes to a close, or you’ve been practicing all this time, we’re excited for ATP and WTA events to begin in 2023 especially Down Under! At the Adelaide International event, Volkl players and former USC NCAA champs Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria won their opening round against Australians Hon and Birrell 6-3, 6-4 and will play later on today for a berth into the quarterfinals against French Open champ Ostapenko and her partner Kichenok. In team competition ..read more
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Preview of the 2023 season: what to expect in the New Year, and a year in review
Volkl Tennis Blog
by Elizabeth Kobak
10M ago
The countdown to 2023 has officially begun, an appropriate time for reflecting on the previous year’s successes plus learning from our mistakes in the New Year! Some highlights of the year include, but are not limited to, the following: 17-year-old British sensation Ben Bartram won the US Open Junior title in boys’ singles and doubles using the V-Cell 8 285g, and finished the year ranked no. 2 in the world in junior wheelchair tennis. He will go down in history as the first-ever champion of the tournament, which started this year. After a successful year on the Junior Circuit, Bartram has deci ..read more
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'Things become easier when you have fun': new DC-based VIP has sights set on spreading upbeat message
Volkl Tennis Blog
by Elizabeth Kobak
10M ago
One of our newest VIP signees is Randy de Guzman, a tennis coach who’s mentored hundreds of up-and-coming tennis players over the years. Owner of DG Tennis based out of the DC area, Randy currently teaches at Yates at Georgetown and coaches students at Gonzaga High School. Prior to that, he had quite the storied career in and out of the United States, including in his home country of the Philippines. At one point, Randy was a member of the junior national team, ranking no. 1 in the country. After playing competitive D1 tennis in the US and rounding out his collegiate tenure at home, Randy came ..read more
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