How is it that a tennis professional thinks a foot fault should not be called?

Last night I watched the last of the Women’s Quarterfinal matches from the Australian Open. It was the headline match of Karolina Pliskova versus Serena Williams. The color commentary for this match was Mary Joe Fernandez and Cliff Drysdale along with Pam Shriver. It turned out to be an epic match with momentum swings as huge as the serves or groundies delivered by both players!

Mary Joe Fernandez

The first set of the match went to Pliskova in a closely contested 6-4 set. The second set was equally close going to Serena 6-4. Then came the third set with Serena on a roll and up 5-1. Pliskova was just not as sharp and Serena was doing what she’s known to do—close out a match. But then while serving for the match and on match point, she is called for a foot fault. Much to my surprise the first words from Mary Joe were something like—I can’t believe they would call a foot fault on match point. She continued her commentary with how she couldn’t believe that this was the first foot fault of the match and that somehow it was the linesman’s choice to call it or to not call it. REALLY? Are foot faults commonly not called? (I mean yes they are not called in my matches but that’s because we don’t have a line judge let alone an umpire!) But a rule is a rule is a rule and one would think that it would be called on every infraction. Yes?


serena williamskarolina pliskova

All I really want to say here is this: rules are rules.

Do not blame the line judge for making a fair call just because it is match point. In fact the line judge should be rewarded for having the courage to do their job and do it without regard to the weight of any one point! Because the truth is that the rule doesn’t change as the score changes!

And if you somehow don't already know, Karolina saved that match point and several others to win the set and the match! She won it with her big serves, great returns, and amazing groundstrokes-not because of any one call.

Shame on all of the commentators who forget the first rule, the rules don't change because of who is playing or what the score is!

Is it YOURS or is it MINE?

Yours or Mine wristband set

When Wristpect Sport first launched a product line we drew inspiration from the camaraderie and friendship we had experienced on the court. This led us to create a line of designs that is designed with tennis partnership in mind. We call it Partner Accessories & Best Friends.

This line is traditionally a line that appeals to a lot of ladies and sells out quickly. It is traditionally two coordinating colors and a play on partnering words like, Best/Friends, Dynamic Duo, Forehand/Backhand.

We are not sure what makes them so popular. You tell us, is it the play on words? Is it the fun colors? Is it that these designs appear to be more of a solid color rather than a multi colored design or pattern? Is it that everyone wants a little love in their wristband and these designs whether boldly or subtly highlight a heart?

Maybe it is ALL OF THE ABOVE.

Honestly we don’t allow ourselves to obsess about the why and instead we just fancy ourselves lucky for their popularity! This way we get to think up new and creative ways to incorporate friendship and camaraderie into our wristbands.

In keeping with our tradition this season we are unveiling the newest member of our Partner Accessories & Best Friends, aptly named Yours & Mine. While we are not yet ready to show and tell all, we’ve given you the name and that tells you a lot!

This set is inspired by two words you often hear or say while playing. Admittedly I say one of these words way more than the other, I think my body language makes it quite clear when I want to take a ball without me ever saying mine, or so I've been told!

In case you are wondering, we are 100% open to your ideas of friendship, camaraderie, and tennis accessorizing. Do you know of a fun play on words that you think will appeal to the tennis lover? Feel free to let us know what you would like to see in the future!

2019 is Fashion Forward with Wristpect Sport Tennis Accessories

2019 Fashion Forward theme by Wristpect Sport

We're full steam ahead and looking--fashion--forward to 2019!

Though we look forward in all things, sometimes ya gotta pause and look back to see how far you've come to keep your wits about ya as you stay riveted on your creative vision!

In the past few years, our wristband company has seen multiple turns of styles, growth across the country (and world) and the addition of point of purchase display units in some of the most prestigious tennis facilities in the United States! All of our wristband styles SELL OUT! Sure some sell quicker than others but regardless, they all sell out and that is a wonderful feat to achieve in the world of fashion! We have YOU to thank!

What can you look forward to with Wristpect Sport in 2019?

We can't spill all the buttons and we haven't lost our heads BUT mannequin's, fabrics, drawings and patterns have all been flying about as we watch our ideas come to life! Hint: remember the phrase/s, 'fashion forward' as you keep your 'inner peace' in this new year. And, naturally always strive to play 'Wristpectfully!'

Wristpect Sport wristbands on mannequin

SERVE UP ACE'S in 2019!

~ Your Sweat Management Engineers  

A Crate Full of Tennis Gifts- Holiday ideas 2018

 

Court Crate Tennis Accessories Box

It's a busy time of year! So, like a fast paced ace for match point, we're keeping it simple by sharing other holiday gift ideas for your tennis lovin' peeps--while ya still got time to give some cheer!

What if you could GIVE a Wristpect Sport wristband along with...

...a whole CRATE full of other essential, relevant, functional tennis accessories?

BOOM! Now you can with Court Crate!

Court Crate Logo shared by Wristpect Sport

Court Crate is developed by tennis players for tennis players AND "It's the first and only tennis gift box for a good cause" (Emily's Place).

Inside each box you get a Wristpect Sport double or single wristband pack AND 6-8 other essentials ranging from strings, grips, socks, hydration potions that you can lap up to keep you chasing that yellow ball AND other new discoveries. 

Court Crate whats inside

Court Crate's BIG SERVE is:

  • A GOOD CAUSE
  • NO CONTRACTS
  • FREE SHIPPING
  • GREAT TENNIS ESSENTIALS

We subscribe to this creative idea and now you can subscribe here for a one-time crate purchase, OR for on-going monthly crates full of tennis goodies!

HO! HO! HO! Santa's got a new bag AND a crate full of tennis goodies!

 

 

Tennis Hostess Gifts for Holiday or Any Tennis Occasion

CHEERS to the Holiday Season!

Looking for some tennis team party gifts? Maybe something for your team captain?

Wristpect Sport wristband pack used as wine bottle adornment for tennis hostess gift

(Bottle of Erath Pinot Noir paired with Wristpect Sport Wristbands)

Check out this WONDERFUL holiday hostess gift idea from our friends at the City of Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center! 

A Bottle of Wine with a Pack of Wristpect Sport Wristbands tied with rafia ribbon and a cute little red ornament!

Now that's being creative and festive! Think of the functionality you will be gifting: the function of a 2-ply wristband that both wicks AND absorbs sweat AND a good red (or white) wine that your hostess could pop open on the spot or pair with a forthcoming meal she is planning for holidays!

The double wristband pack pops nicely off the bottle and is offset colorfully by the rafia tie. Now, take a look at our impromptu version of our SINGLE wristband pack tied to one of our favorites, Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Pinot Noir:
Tennis Holiday Gift Ideas by Wristpect Sport & Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Ctr
 
It's the little things, the simple things and those done with graceful ease that make an impact during the holidays!