LEGG MASON TENNIS CLASSIC
If you saw last weeks post then you noticed that Markette interviewed Washington Kastles owner Mark Ein at the celebrity-studded Kastle tennis matches. Washington, DC is a premiere destination for tennis lovers and players.
DC on HEELS loves tennis! Markette has a killer forehand,was the captain of her high school team and plays on a league here in DC. I have been playing the sport since I was 8- years -old! I played at USTA tennis tournaments for the state of Texas and held a Super Championship ranking playing matches all over the country. I played in high school for a Doubles State Championship with my twin sister ,and went on to play for a scholarship at a D1 university.
Every year I get so inspired by these amazing tennis events and tournaments going on. Yesterday I attended the qualifiers matches at the annual Legg Mason Tennis Classic. I saw some great matches being played and I always get so nostalgic when I see the names blazoned on banners of the great tennis legends I watched growing up--Arthur Ashe, Stefan Edberg, and my all time favorite Andre Agassi.
I just finished reading Open: An Autobiography by Andre Kirk Agassi. This was truly a beautiful haunting biography that led you into the life of a tennis legend. I highly recommend this read for any of you tennis lovers. And remember: "Love means nothing to a tennis player, right?" Haha thats one of my favorite tennis quotes. Anyhow, I was fascinated to learn about the life of my tennis icon and hero Agassi, from his painful childhood to the love hate relationship he had with tennis. So get inspired and get out there now while you can to all of these amazing tennis events! The Legg Mason Tennis Classic will be running through August 8th.
Me and '90s Agassi
Vanessa with the boys--Roddick, Del Potro, and Blake to name a few
Players warming up
I beat the rain and was able to watch some great matches before they halted play. Can't wait to watch the finals!
So I usually have my "Heel of the week" segment where I showcase the hottest heel-- I mean we are DC on HEELS. But since I have been so inspired with all of this great tennis going on and you can't play tennis in any sort of a heel, I decided to showcase the best tennis shoe on the planet right now.
TENNIS SHOE PICK OF THE WEEK:
Here are my picks: For the boys: These are Rafael Nadal's shoe of choice, the Air Maz Courtballistec 2.3.
A new DragOnX upper breathes better, keeping feet cooler and dryer while offering good support and protection. Without sacrificing support and stability, the Courtbalistic 2.3. improves mobility with a light and flexible upper. A fast feeling shoe and an ideal choice for the serious player seeking the ultimate in performance and durability.
For the girls:
Serena Williams shoe of choice the Lunarlite Speed 2.
These shoes maintain the feather weight speed feel of the first model while loosening up the fit. The the toe box is more generous in this second generation Lunarlite Speed, the shoe maintains a glove-like feel so competitive players will feel connected to the court and their feet. The upper material is also softer and more forgiving for a comfortable ride.
Both of these shoes are available at The Tennis Warehouse along with a more in-depth review and pricing from their Website. Ok think I'm going to go hit the courts now.
Ok ciao for now!!!