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TECH NEWS

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The Whoop Strap and Oura Ring Are Measuring the Impact of Menstruation and Pregnancy on Athletes as Women's Research and Tech Finally Rise

Former U.S. Open Champion Sloane Stephens is a key part of the Women's Performance Collective, which will implement female athlete health initiatives in association with Whoop—the wrist strap Stephens is wearing here while blasting a forehand last month in Indian Wells, Calif.

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ComeBack Mobility Is the Smart Crutch That Syncs to a Phone, Leads to Precision Healing

ComeBack Mobility is a weight-bearing tracking service that synchronizes your injury’s rehab data with an app, with your doctor and with your PT, making for a faster, more definitive recovery.

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Tennibot, the Robot to Pick Up Tennis Balls, Secures Funding From Owner of New Orleans Saints, Pelicans

Autonomous tennis ball collector Tennibot has received investment from Benson Capital Partners, the VC firm founded by New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson. Tennibot uses sensors and AI cameras to retrieve tennis balls across a court.

Other investors in the round included venture capital firms Techstars, Untapped Capital and Underdog Labs. In 2020, Alabama-based Tennibot was one of 10 startups selected to Techstars’ sports tech accelerator in IndianapolisBenson Capital raised more than $50 million to start its first fund last year, which is dedicated to supporting startups from the Gulf South region. 

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Your Guide to Robotics

Everything you need to know about robots

Humans have been fascinated with robots since we knew they were possible—for proof, just look at the past hundred-odd years of movie and TV blockbusters. You could say it all started with Houdini’s 1919 silent film, The Master Mystery, which is credited as one of the first robot depictions in cinema. Since then, we’ve had The Terminator, Blade Runner, Wall-E, RoboCop, Transformers, Westworld…even The Stepford Wives. And although the current reality of robotics is less fantastical than the silver-screen portrayals, the technology—and its industrial applications—have advanced significantly in recent years. The market size has, too.

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A beginner’s guide to how cryptocurrencies work

From Bitcoin to blockchain, here's what to know

Whether you’re on the head or tail end of the cryptocurrency craze, one thing is for sure: These digital assets are hitting the mainstream hard, and don’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Notably, the country of El Salvador recently adopted bitcoin as legal tender, and New York’s incoming mayor Eric Adams is intent on transforming New York City into a hotspot for cryptocurrency. 

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Tennis Fashion

Cruise Control Founders Inducted Into South Jersey Hall of Fame!

On Sunday, November 7, 2021, Cruise Control Gear co-owners Candice Kolins & Kristen Vogelbacher were officially inducted into the South Jersey Hall of Fame for their outstanding achievements in tennis!

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The Cruise Control Gear owners are sisters that grew up playing in USTA, national & international tennis events. Candice played both singles and doubles at the #1 varsity position for four years at Villanova University while Kristen competed as captain at Princeton University. Their lifelong experience on the court inspired the sisters to design Cruise Control Gear, an elite tennis, golf, and activewear company for all male and female athletes. 

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Black Friday Sale extended for TCB readers. 

30% off storewide!

Use discount code TENNISVIP30 at checkout

Sale Ends Sunday 11/29

Available For Men's, Women's And Kid's Apparel

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To build a life that matters, you have to determine what your true passion is and... LIVE FOR IT.®

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Unique Cancha Bag Designed by Professional Tennis Player  

Owner and Creator Jack Oswald of Great Britain Saw the Need for a Reliable and Durable Sports Bag That Would Do the Job Today and Tomorrow

After nearly a decade of traveling the world on the men’s pro tennis circuit, Jack Oswald grew tired of experiencing the downfalls of traditional tennis bags: broken zips, loose stitching, uncomfortable straps, and a ‘one-size fits all' mentality that let him and others downtime and time again.

The result of Jack’s labor of love, inspired by deep frustration? The Cancha Racquet Bag holds up to four racquets and was designed using a unique modular attachment system. Cancha, appropriately, means ‘court’ in Spanish but Jack adds, “Cancha also translates into activity and is an action word used to describe a go-getter. That’s the type of adjective that fits perfectly with the Cancha brand.” 

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Features of the Cancha bag include: 

  • Durable and flexible material giving maximum protection from the elements;

  • Accessory pockets for those little but important items;

  • Removable shoulder straps;

  • Lightweight, making it easy for juniors and adults alike;

  • Modular system for maximum adaptability;

  • Wet-dry bag accessory for soiled shirts and shorts;

There’s more: Cancha is a member of 1% for the Planet, which means the company pledges to donate 1% of all gross revenue to a group of certified environmental non-profits.

To shop all Cancha products, go to: https://canchabags.com/collections/all. For more information, visit: https://canchabags.com.

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COACHING, LEARNING

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Kalindi Dinoffer: Sight, Sound, and Rhythm Training For Tennis

Sights and sounds are all around us. We grow and learn from them starting the day we are born. They not only teach us how to function; they also trigger us to take action. A few visual triggers are red stop signs, flashing police lights, and seeing lightning that forewarns stormy weather. Common sound triggers include alarm clocks, police sirens, and beeping microwaves.

What does this have to do with tennis? Take away hearing or good eyesight from a tennis player and things change drastically. The exercises in this article will guide you to explore your senses of sight and hearing, both fundamental human functions.

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TENNIS INDUSTRY

JPTA and USPTA Sign Three Year Agreement Extending a Nearly 40-Year Working Relationship

 

On September 22, 2021, at the USPTA World Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and the Japan Professional Tennis Association (JPTA) renewed their long-standing partnership and agreement for an additional three years, beginning in January 2022. Initially signed in May 1982, the USPTA and the JPTA have worked together for nearly 40 years, promoting professional tennis-teaching standards through the USPTA/JPTA certification pathway

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Pictured L to R: Jun Hirasawa, JPTA Intl Representative, John Embree, USPTA CEO, Toshi Fujinuma, JPTA President, and Feisal Hassan, USPTA President

The partnership helps ensure that certified tennis-teaching professionals belonging to the JPTA and the USPTA provide professional tennis instruction to players seeking to learn the sport or improve their game. Additionally, the agreement gives JPTA members an international membership in the USPTA, providing JPTA members access to a wealth of USPTA tennis-teaching educational resources, including digital industry magazines, online videos, live educational webinars, and additional racquet sports certifications.

Representing the Japan Professional Tennis Association during the signing ceremony were Toshi Fujinuma, President, and Jun Hirasawa, International Representative. Representing the USPTA were Feisal Hassan, President, and John Embree, CEO. “The USPTA is excited about continuing our relationship with the JPTA,” said Embree. “The two associations have a long history of cooperating to raise the standards of the tennis-teaching professional in Japan, and by working together, we help set international qualification standards for the sport.”

About the JPTA: Founded in 1972, the Japan Professional Tennis Association is an association of tennis professionals consisting of professional coaches and professional tennis players. The JPTA believes that the spread of tennis, and creating a high-quality tennis culture, is its ultimate mission. For more information about the JPTA, visit https://www.jpta.or.jp/

OTHER NEWS

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$150 Off 2022 Baha Mar Co-ed Retreat
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