Tennis BLING-- Receiving a Custom Painted Tennis Racket!

Tennis BLING image by Wristpect Sport

When you've played tennis a long time you feel like you have seen the lay of the land for all of the technology and latest gadgets. I've been playing since I was a junior, on into college, and beyond so I feel plugged in when it comes to tennis products. And the team here at Wristpect Sport is over joyed that we've contributed our own blast of uniqueness into the tennis world by way of our wristband products!

Recently though, I had a tennis loving friend send me not just a NEW racket but one that has been CUSTOM PAINTED with a festive paint that changes colors depending on the lighting!! And it was sent for NO OCCASION---just because! BAM! Do I have thoughtful friends or what?! 

It's the BLING-EST Tennis Item I've ever Received!

This 'sa-weeettttttt' racket (a Wilson Ultra) not only takes on a purple hue---my favorite color--it takes on deep greens and a tinge of blue! It's loaded with varying colors of pink-to-red strings on the crosses (horizontal strings) and mains (vertical strings)- and is topped off with a a pink over-grip! 

In this image I paired my NEW RACKET with our Viper Vantage wristband set due to the obvious color zen between racket and accessory. See how it takes on a purple color here?Custom painted Tennis Racket Shared by Wristpect Sport

And here, the same set of wristbands is paired...look how the green POPS off the racket when held at yet a slightly different angle! 

Custom Painted Tennis Racket shared by Wristpect Sport

Hitting with this racket is super special.

I feel like my friend Daniella (I affectionately refer to her as 'DDW' due to her initials) has provided me with a noble sword with which I can go to battle within those lined-boxes we call tennis courts! And this paint job is NOT of the novice kind. No! This paint job was done by a professional custom paint company in her Scottsdale Arizona area. But more importantly it was the local tennis store she frequents, All About Tennis, where the staff aided her in picking the racket, having it strung and facilitated the custom paint job!

Here's a picture the staff at All About Tennis took and posted on their Instagram (look how purple it is in their shot!):

All About Tennis Instagram image of Custom Painted Tennis Racket


What's the BLING-EST Tennis Item You've Received?

Comment below👇🏼OR on our Wristpect Sport Facebook page within the post related to this blog story and you could WIN a wristband pack of your choice! The BLING-EST story and item description will WIN (feel free to include a picture of your item if you like). 

And now, I leave you with an Ode to my tennis lovin' friend AND new racket:

I have a friend who 
knows who I am.
She sends me purple festive things
This time this one had strings!
It was unexpected and a joy
And it is truly the best kind of toy!
Thank you, thank you, thank you I say
My dear tennis friend has made my day!

 😍 🎾  

CPR AED do you know what they mean?

Recently I renewed my CPR AED certification. The two, CPR and AED are commonly used together to save the lives of victims of cardiac arrest. I think it would be amazing if everyone took a CPR AED class. I will admit that I might not have taken the class if my work did not require it but I am very glad I did take the class. No one ever wants to have to use this knowledge but if ever in such a situation arises; imagine how much better you would feel if you had training.

CPR AED American Heart Association card

I think everyone is familiar with CPR—Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. It is an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions often with artificial ventilation in an effort to restore spontaneous blood circulation in a person who is in cardiac arrest. It has been around for as long as I can remember. It is at the heart (pun intended) of first aid and emergency care. The American Heart Association estimates that 92,000 lives are saved because of CPR. 

You may be less familiar with what an AED – Automated External Defibrillator is. It is a device that is used to shock the heart of someone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. These devices are commonly found in many company professional offices, country clubs, government buildings, and park and recreational facilities. They make CPR more successful and honestly easier to do because once you open it up and turn it on a voice command leads you through life saving while supplying the patient with much needed electrical stimulation. 

Here’s why an AED works:

Cardiac arrest is not the same thing as a heart attack.

Heart attack is a circulation problem where blood flow to the heart is blocked due to a problem in the circulatory system.

Cardiac arrest is an electrical problem that occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly due to the electrical system. 

AED locator app

Are you wondering if your tennis facility or work has an AED on site? Find out by downloading an app to your phone from the app store. Then click on the app and it will tell you where the nearest registered AED is located. If there is not one at your tennis facility or work, you might take the lead in advocating for one. Yours just might be the life you save with it!

SAVE Money on Your Tennis Team Accessories with Wristpect Sport

USTA 55+ 3.5 Team - Florida shared by Wristpect Sport

How to Qualify for 30% SAVINGS!

Did you know your tennis team can become sponsored to receive our accessories at a discount? We call this program, Team Tailoring.

We incorporate our knowledge of the game into each of our functional and fashionable wristbands to bring you and your teammates not only a unique look but motivation and humor as well! You'll find wristbands with:

  • Doubles partners themes
  • Motivational words
  • AND tons of fun patterns and colors
So spice up you uniform, stand united and SAVE!

To qualify for sponsorship:

  • Email us at and request team sponsorship
  • Like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram
  • Buy 8 wristband packs or more (any style) to receive a 30% Team Tailoring discount
  • Take team photo and post it to Wristpect Sport! Wristbands Unleashed on Facebook OR Wristpect Sport on Instagram  (you may also request that we post the photo for you).

We enjoy saving you money and ask little in return via the social media and/or team photo request above: it's merely our way of wanting to share in the collective journey of tennis!

Ready to serve up some savings for your team?

Email us at: and title your email 'Team Tailoring'

USTA 55+ 3.5 Team- Florida shared by Wristpect Sport

[USTA 55+ 3.5 League- Florida -shown wearing Arctic Tigris single wristband here and above. Thank you ladies and thank you Sue Berry (2nd from right wearing our wristband AND Cross Court Coral hat!)]

Our story today was a chance to celebrate the Team Tailoring program with the above group of ladies---you can always find the details of this program on Wristpect Sport by navigating here:

Team Tailoring Navigation by Wristpect sport

(Yours! Mine! wristband set shown here)




Why I buy Penn Tennis Balls for My Dog

Skidboot The Blue Heeler Penn Tennis Ball Lover

"Dogs don't gossip. Dog's don't backstab. Dogs don't do mean."-

Nick Trout- author- The Wonder of Lost Causes

Growing up playing junior tennis I always gravitated towards Penn tennis balls.

Some think all tennis balls are all the same and at first blush even I may honestly not know exactly why I like Penn. But actually, I do! I know I liked (and continue to like) the feel, the bounce and the sound. Though I love any tennis ball, Penn seems to stand out for me.

Now, after years of creative learning by way of studying Advertising and Marketing in college, ten years with a fashion watch company and having started Wristpect Sport with my business partner I also realize another reason I like's the font (or letter type) they use for the word, 'Penn.' All of these details matter to a brand. Like take for instance the name 'Wristpect Sport' --our team is so glad we named ourself something unique. I still chuckle thinking about the day I called my business partner to share the name that began to flood my mind as we contemplated monikers for our sport accessory company. I said the name, then had to spell it, slowly...W-R-I-S-T-P-E-C-T then the word S-P-O-R-T (singular NOT plural...that was on purpose). We almost had an LOL moment when she initially responded with, silence. Then, it hit a big spark for both of us. And we embrace it with a lot of tennis LOVE!

I know for sure I'm NOT alone in pampering my pet/s! If you're the mama (or daddy) of any kind of four-legged baby (or two or three) of any kind you know this:

We're NUTS about our Pets!

So, today I'm confessing I buy my dog a CASE of Penn tennis balls on a regular basis.

And he tears through them, RAPIDLY! I have an Australian Cattle Dog (AKA Blue Heeler) and he loves Penn as much as I do. Honestly you can throw a Penn tennis ball vs. another brand and he will sniff out the PENN!! But my other confession today is, honestly he is happy with any tennis ball---such is the life of us tennis hounds.

Skidboot The Blue Heeler Loving Penn Tennis Balls AND Cans

Below, Skidboot shows his equal love for tennis ball cans in this short video: 


Care to tell us what tennis ball you like best AND/OR share images of your pet/s on our social media sites? Share away on our Facebook page:

OR, email us at and we will share your pets image for you. 🐶 

A Big Thank You and a Super Cute Tennis Unboxing Video with Bethanie Mattek-Sands

In case you missed this on our Wristpect Sport social media pages...

The most appropriate thing we can say here to Bethanie Mattek-Sands is:


Now, watch and enjoy her free spirited, fun loving and creative ways!

Find more on Bethanie --and her products of choice-- here:





Lucky in Love:

Primally Pure Skin Care:

Kimosabe Mezcal:

(Spoiler alert: some of the styles shown in this video are not yet available. So you'll just have to swing back by at to get the one's Bethanie will be sporting!)