Category Archives: Racquet Sports

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Getting a Handle on Grip

    The warm days and sunshine have brought players out onto courts all over the city, some of them bringing rackets out of storage for the first time in months. Behind the racket desk we’re getting lots of questions … Read more

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What’s In Keith’s Tennis Bag?

R&R staffer and avid tennis player, Keith, let’s us into his bag to see what gear is essential for him to carry to the court. A. The Bag: A Babolat Aero Pro Holder 12 Tennis Bag – It comes complete … Read more

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#ThisIsMyYear to Take up Tennis

I didn’t grow up with a tennis racket in my hand. I had played competitive soccer from an early age and when I gave that up I spent a year away from sports in general, but the need for activity … Read more

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#ThisIsMyYear to Pick up Pickleball

If this is the year you’re going to take up pickleball, here’s some insight from someone who recently has: Over the years I’ve dabbled in sports like tennis and racket ball, but walking and hiking have traditionally been the basis … Read more

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Top Picks for the Tennis Player

From shoes to string, we’ve reviewed a few top picks for the tennis player on your gift list. Newly released and rated by the experts at Rackets & Runners. New 2015 HEAD rackets and shoes just came in, and there … Read more

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Eye Protection is Important

A hard hit to the head is ideally, altogether avoided. So is a sharp poke in the eye. But when we play the sports we love, that just can’t be guaranteed. In this last week alone we had 2 squash … Read more

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Jericho Beach Park

Throughout the Summer Rackets & Runners will be profiling public tennis courts around Metro Vancouver. To find a court near you, check out the Vancouver Park Board’s listing of public tennis courts. Read about public court rules & etiquette. ______________________ Description: Brand new … Read more

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Heather Park

Throughout the Spring and Summer Rackets & Runners will be profiling public tennis courts around Metro Vancouver. To find a court near you, check out the Vancouver Park Board’s listing of public tennis courts. Read about public court rules & etiquette. ______________________ … Read more

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Queen Elizabeth Park

Throughout the Spring and Summer Rackets & Runners will be profiling public tennis courts around Metro Vancouver. To find a court near you, check out the Vancouver Park Board’s listing of public tennis courts. Read about public court rules & … Read more

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JJ’s Tennis Tip – Return of Serve

 JJ Mahony, Tennis Director at the UBC Tennis Centre joins us as a guest contributor with tips and advice on how to improve your tennis game. Adult Tennis Programs start May 13th at the Tennis Centre. ___________________________________________________ A lot of players … Read more

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