Can your wristband do more than wipe sweat?

I wear a wristband when I play tennis. I have in previous writings admitted that I did not always wear one, but as one of the proud owners of a wristband company, I felt it a bit disingenuous not to wear one! And believe it or not, I have become addicted to wearing them! (Slight exaggeration but only slight.)

wearing wristbands to hide tan and wraps

I have to admit that at first I was afraid of the unsightly tan line. Here is the skinny on that: while there is a tan line, it can be seen as a badge of tennis honor like sock tan lines OR it is easily suntanned away by enjoying a float in a pool, while watching teammates play, or just by enjoying the outdoors.

It’s funny but now I am lost without my wristband. I really use it to wipe the sweat from my eyes on really sweaty days. It might be useful on really cold days to wipe a runny nose. -_-

Jayci wiping face

Along with those two revelations, I have found one more really great function for a wristband. It covers up the tape I sometimes wear around my wrist to help absorb the shock of hard hitters. I don’t mean to imply I am an old lady (though I just might be depending on how you score age) who can’t handle a little pace. It's simply that hours of using a computer and mouse plus some inadvertent wrist tweaks in the gym make my wrist a little sore on any given game day. AKA functional wear and tear to the wrist of a seasoned vet. And, I'm just vain enough that I really don’t like showing my weaknesses to opponents so, I tape at home and slide on my wristband prior to getting onto the court. Voila, my sore wrist is hidden and no weakness shown! And for those of you who wear the rugged Velcro wrist braces, I happen to know that our wristbands do go around them and provide a MUCH softer feel when brushing up against one’s face

All in all I have found that wearing Wristpect Sport wristbands gives me a fashionable and functional flare! I just love matching them with my tennis attire and or my tennis partner!

Besties dynamic duo

Dynamic/Duo pictured above is currently unavailable

30 Seconds of Fantasy Tennis with the #1 Doubles Player in the World- Bethanie Mattek Sands

Life is short so you gotta grab the gusto and speak from the heart with your best friends, family, business partners, teammates AND the #1 women's doubles player in the world when you can! 

And that's just what I did with Bethanie Mattek Sands on a recent trip to the BNP Paribas in Indian Wells!

For those that follow our sweaty journey, you know we're fortunate to have Bethanie wear our fashionable wristbands and sweatbands as accents to her maverick-esq tennis style on tour. For those of you that don't know this, where have you been?!! 

Bethanie and her prime doubles partner and amiga, Lucie Safarova now have 10 professional doubles titles to their credit. Big one's! Like most of the majors! This duos real gift though comes in the form of their communication both on and off the court. They keep it real. They have fun and they communicate extremely well! Watch them and you'll see this type of pose--hands to mouths masking their subtly uttered strategies to one another.

  Bethanie Mattek Sands and Lucie Safarova as captured by Wristpect Sport

(Image taken by Wristpect Sport)

But I say, Bethanie and Lucie are NOT always talking strategy!

I say they're horsing around with various code words, comments and inside jokes!

And guess what? That's what makes them successful! That's what keeps them relaxed during stressful moments of any top major tennis tournament in the world.

So, while at the recent BNP Paribas tournament...

...I humbly requested not only a photo opp with Bethanie Mattek Sands BUT I requested a moment of fantasy doubles tennis together!

Bethanie didn't hesitate and we immediately started laughing and leaning in shoulder to shoulder right there on the sidewalk. We were at the US Open for all we knew!

I recall I started by saying: 'I'm serving down the T, you cut it off at net!' This felt natural 'cause Bethanie is the bomb at net and I love to serve (and volley as well).

But, then I hesitated realizing I told the #1 doubles player in the world what our next play was! So I said, "OR, you can serve and I'll cut it off at the net!" Gosh how we laughed!

For those 30 seconds or so, Bethanie didn't care, she just knew we were doubles partners. Our energy and vibe was spunky and positive and she went right into communicating and listening to her partner, me. And, by the way, she has excellent listening skills so that's attractive and honestly, quite charming!

What else did Bethanie and I say to one another during my fantasy doubles moment? Mostly we just laughed but I do distinctly recall bringing the color purple into the moment. Reason being, is Bethanie is seemingly drawn to the color purple as she has a custom purple BMW! And, purple has been my favorite color my whole life. So it was comfortable to suggest our, 'purple razzle dazzle formation' for our next point---to which we both laughed as well!

(This pic captured the Purple Razzle Dazzle moment of doubles strategy I had with Bethanie Mattek Sands)

 Bethanie Mattek Sands & Janelle Sideris share a moment at the BNP Paribas

My 30 seconds of Fantasy tennis with Bethanie during 'our doubles match' was one of the best in my tennis career and...

...we won 'the match' together by seizing the moment through good communication and because we're two souls that gravitate towards humor and good vibes!

A double thank you to Bethanie, for her support AND this moment!

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Our Tennis & Sports Wristbands/Sweatbands Hide Make-up & Tints Better!

We wish we had an impressive long scientific explanation for how Wristpect Sport wristbands hide make-up and face tints better than the traditional solid terry cloth wristbands and sweatbands but truth be told, we try not to complicate things here at Wristpect Sport! 

Your tennis and sport accessories should support you (yes like a bra), make you feel and look good-- then you should forget about them during play! Cause tennis and other sports are hard enough as it is! You don't need 1% of your brain thinking:

'Can everyone see these horrible ruddy, dirty makeup stains on my wristband?! 

So we present to you THE reason our wristbands hide make-up and face tints better:

Rainbow Heart with PRoduct Feature statement

From animal prints, to words, and a whole host of geometrics like those shown below, Wristpect Sport wristbands are engineered (that word makes us feel nerdy and smart) to not only wick AND absorb sweat for athletes of all levels, the patterns are such that we intended to aid in masking face make-up and tints better! 

 

6 To Love Tennis Wristbands and Sweatbands

 

Mr. Sunshine Face is our mascot in charge of making you feel good about this function of our wristbands.

Smiley Face Product Feature

An here's a look at all the product features that make Wristpect Sport wristbands and sweatbands both unique, AND a leader in sweat accessories:

Whimsical Product Features for Wristpect Sport wristbands

We hope our non-complicated ways here at Wristpect Sport make you feel more comfortable but more importantly we also hope you gain even more comfort when you try our super fashionable and functional tennis and sport wristbands/sweatbands!

Because you're not just a pretty face- you're an animal on court and in sport!

 

 

Fed Cup 2017

It’s Fed Cup time!!!

Where: Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa Bay, Florida

When: April 22-23

Who: USA VS The Czech Republic

The best-of-five match series begins on Saturday, April 22, with two singles matches. Two reverse singles matches and the doubles match follow that on Sunday, April 23. Matches will be played on a temporary outdoor green clay court. The winner of the match-up will advance to the Fed Cup Final on Nov. 11-12

Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Coco Vandeweghe fed cup

( photo courtesy of Pinterest)

Tampa Bay will be hosting Fed Cup for the first time. The U.S Fed Cup team has never lost a tie played in Florida. That said; the Czech Republic team has been dominant in Fed Cup in recent years, winning five titles in the last six years (2011-12, 2014-16). The U.S. Fed Cup team made its last appearance in the final in 2010, falling to Italy 3-1 in San Diego.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Coco Vandeweghe with the Australian fed cup team

( photo courtesy of 10sballs.com )

Captain Kathy Rinaldi leads the U.S. team. Players are: No. 24 CoCo Vandeweghe, No. 36 Lauren Davis, No. 49 Shelby Rogers, and world No. 1 doubles player Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

The Czech Republic team is led by captain is Petr Pala and players: No. 38 Katerina Siniakova, No. 58 Kristyna Pliskova, No. 107 Denisa Allertova, and No. 233 Marketa Vondrousova.

We hope everyone will be watching these ladies play and be cheering for their favorite player(s). We at Wristpect Sport naturally are bias towards the U.S team because we are a U.S company and one of the U.S. team members, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, wears our unique wristbands! Be on the lookout for at least one member of Team USA to be wearing a little Wristpect Spirit on her wrist!

USA! USA! USA!

(FreeSpirit courtesy of Wristpect Sport!)

Free Spirit wristband set

Swiss Miss Tennis & Indian Wells Tennis Fashion

When you're in the heat of the desert, Swiss Miss hot chocolate does NOT sound good considering the scorcher temps during the day! Now, cool evenings, that may be a different story?

All righty, we're missing the BNP Paribas tennis scene of Indian Wells since our recent return from this awesome tournament event! It was there that we got our first live looks at two of the greatest Swiss players the sport of tennis has ever known: Roger Federer and Stan Warinka.

While watching Stan-The-Man during day two practice sessions a poetic moment presented itself. There amid the hot desert temps we could not help but notice how the snow capped peaks of the mountains in the distance framed this man from Switzerland in the foreground!

It tickled us such that we snapped this photo (below).

Stan Warinka 2017 BNP Paribas Courtesy Wristpect Sport

Stan was every bit as quiet as he appears on TV--even a bit shy. He works steadily and consistently in his practice sessions and as with most of the pro players, seeing his mechanics of the game up close places you in awe!

Repetition is not for the distracted, weak or board. Repetition builds greatness.

(Here Stan Warinka hits backhand after backhand with ease and intensity)

Stan Warinka hitting a backhand compliments of Wristpect Sport

As day turned to evening, near pandaemonium broke out when the crowds stayed to get a glimpse of Roger Federer practicing. Roger snagged an evening practice session under the lights and with much more ideal cooler temps than Stan. Patience and lack of complaining amidst the impatient and tired crowd rewarded us with box seating 4th row to see the G.O.A.T. (if you're not savvy with farm vocabulary, G.O.A.T. stands for Greatest Of All Time)---Roger Federer!

Roger is for sure all business during practice but there is a lightness and airy-ness that has come with his success, tenure on tour and the wisdom of age. He smiles, jokes a bit, acknowledges the crowd and displays a sheer desire to keep playing this game--A.K.A, no signs of burn out, no signs of the body wanting to stop!

He is now, in our opinion more graceful in his movement about the court than he ever has been.

Roger Federer compliments of Wristpect Sport photography

 Roger Federer 2017 BNP Paribas- compliments Wristpect sport photography

It was hard to leave the rustic setting of the desert and this enjoyable tournament but we'll for sure be on grounds again soon!

To tie us over in the interim, we'll be eager to share our 

NEW 'INDIAN WELLS' double wristband pack

with our followers and users to lessen our pining for this event!

So be on the lookout for our

all of our NEW 2017 Spring/Summer styles soon to be unveiled!

Did you attend the BNP Paribas this year (or years previous)?

Feel free to comment and let us know who you watched during practices/matches.

 (All images taken by & the property of Wristpect Sport)