Tennis Topia is MOVING Nov. 1st!

After 10 great great years at our current location, we are going to relocate November 1st to Wintergreen Plaza. Wintergreen Plaza is less than a mile north of our current location. The new store will be 50% bigger, which means more selection, better parking, better everything! WinterGreen Plaza 827-A Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 See you there after November...

New At TennisTopia 2013

New this year at TennisTopia: Babolat Aero Rackets 2013                   Wilson Steam Spin Rackets 2013                         Wilson Blade Rackets 2013                         New Head Speed and Instinct Rackets With Graphene 2013                     Come into TennisTopia today and talk to one of our tennis experts to find the right racket for...

Player Spotlight — Roger Federer

Roger Federer BIO: Age: 31 (08.08.1981) Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland Residence: Bottmingen, Switzerland Height: 6’1″ (185 cm) Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg) Plays: Right-handed  GEAR: Racquet of Choice – Wilson Pro Staff Six.One 90 BLX Strings & Tension: Mains – Wilson Natural Gut @48.5 lbs. Crosses – Luxilon ALU Power Rough 125 @44 lbs.   Apparel – Nike Fall 2012 “RF” Collection Shoes – Nike Zoom Vapor 9...

Babolat Pure Drive + GT 2012 Racquet Review

Babolat Pure Drive + GT 2012 Racquet Review Written by Jason   INTRODUCTION: The Pure Drive + has always been one of my personal favorite racquets. The Pure Drive Team Plus (the 2003 edition) was the first Babolat frame I ever played with. Over the last few years given my heavy tinkering with racquets I have always come back to some sort of close variation of a Pure Drive +. This 2012 edition is one that EVERYONE who plays an older Pure Drive should come out of hiding and enjoy the absolute brilliance offered by this frame. As is our routine, at the beginning of every year, we playtest every racquet that comes through the door so that you – the customer – are pointed in the right direction. At the beginning of 2012 my racquet of choice (as had been pretty consistently throughout most of 2010 and 2011) was the Babolat Aero Pro Drive GT with a few visits and re-visits to the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick + GT. In comparison to all plus models of the Pure Drive in the past, this one stands out even above the original 1998 Pure Drive + in my opinion. Comparisons will be made to all previous models of the Pure Drive +. Racquet – Babolat Pure Drive + GT 2012 Head Size – 100 sq. in Unstrung Weight – 10.6 ounces (300 grams) Balance – 5 points Head Light Length – +1/2 inch (27.5″ long) SERVE The Pure Drive series of has been posterized by Andy Roddick and Carlos Moya since its inception in 1994. Andy Roddick’s own version of the...

Player Spotlight — Andy Murray

Andy Murray BIO: Age: 25 (15.05.1987) Birthplace: Dunblane, Scotland Residence: London, England Height: 6’3″ (190 cm) Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg) Plays: Right-handed GEAR: Racquet of Choice – HEAD YouTek IG Radical Pro Strings & Tension: Mains – Luxilon ALU Power 125 @57lb Crosses – Babolat VS Team 17 @57lb         Apparel – adidas Men’s Fall 2012 Collection Shoes – adidas adiPower Barricade VII    ...

Head IG Extreme S 2.0 Racquet Review

HEAD Extreme S 2.0 Racquet Review written by Jason     INTRODUCTION  I took the HEAD IG Extreme S 2.0 out along with its predecessor, the HEAD IG Extreme OS. Overall findings included a much better overall feel, improved stability at the point of contact and an overall better experience from all aspects of the court. Racquet – HEAD IG Extreme S 2.0 Head Size – 107 sq. in. Unstrung Weight – 9.9 ounces (280 grams) Balance – 4 points Head Light   SERVE The over-sized head really helps find the sweet-spot on all aspects of the serve. All serves are easily accessed due to the very open design of the middle of the stringbed. Kick and slice serves particularly jumped more than I was used to from an oversized frame. Feel was solid and very comfortable at the point of contact on flat serves.  This was the main difference on serves when compared to the racquet’s predecessor, the HEAD YouTek IG Extreme Oversize. The older version felt tinny and unstable compared to the vastly superior new model. Extreme S 2.0 rating out of 100 – 79 Previous model score – 75   VOLLEY The big factor for me in playtesting an oversized frame is the lack of stability that I am not used to normally playing with a smaller, heavier mid-plus sized racquet face.  This racquet was a completely different story. Time and time again the volleys felt clean and crisp. I didn’t find any trouble with the drop and touch volleys either. Volleys in general felt much more stable than the previous model from HEAD. Extreme S 2.0...

Player Spotlight — Serena Williams

Serena Williams BIO: Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA DOB: September 26, 1981 Birthplace: Saginaw, MI, USA Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) GEAR: Racquet of Choice – Wilson BLX Blade Team Strings & Tension: Mains – Wilson Natural Gut 16 @65lb Crosses – Luxilon 4G @63lb       Apparel – Nike Tennis Fall 2012 Collection Shoes –  Nike Air Max Mirabella...

Deal Of The Week!

Tennis Topia’s Deal Of The Week!! And This Week’s Deal Is… WOMENS NIKE BREATHE FREE II SALE PRICE IS TOO LOW TO ADVERTISE! SEE STORE FOR PRICE.  Sale runs until December 27th!!   Hurry in, this special won’t last long!!...