December 16, 2006 - 9:13am

Welcome to Upabreak's Tennis Gift Guide!

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We've searched high and low for just the right gifts to give that tennis fanatic in your life. Check out our picks below!

December 15, 2006 - 10:38pm

GiFT GUIDE: Dynaflex Powerball

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This might be the absolute best gift you could get a tennis nut right now. The Dynaflex Power Ball is the single most purchased item from the site. It's a gyroscopic wrist-exerciser with blue LEDs that glow the more you spin it. It gives you a high-intensity workout for your wrists and forearm. This is also great rehab tool for tennis wrist and arm injuries, and I even use it to warm up a bit if I'm pressed for time before a match.

December 6, 2006 - 9:00am

GiFT GUIDE: Penn 1 Championship Tennis Balls Case

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Here's a gift for the Twelve Days of Tennis: a case of good quality tennis balls. The Penn 1 Championship Tennis Balls are a great choice, and the convenience of just dipping into your private case of balls for the next match will be unmatched.

December 4, 2006 - 1:34am

GIFT GUIDE: "Tennis Anyone?" Movie DVD

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What a great surprise this movie is! The Fanatic lent this to me, and since tennis movies in general have a bit of a bad reputation, my expectations were low for Tennis Anyone?. But this independent, small budget film was co-written and stars tennis devotees Donal Logue and Kirk Fox (Logue directs, as well) and it shows. A kind of Sideways set in the world of celebrity tennis tournaments, this is a funny and meaningful flick, and any tennis fan would enjoy a copy as a gift.

December 4, 2006 - 1:24am

GIFT GUIDE: Under Armour 3" Wristbands

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Every tennis player can use extra wristbands. The Under Armour 3" Wristbands provide wicking action that really soaks up the perspiration. And the extra long size gives you enough surface area to wipe the sweat out of your eyes.

November 26, 2006 - 12:59am

GIFT GUIDE: The Inner Game of Tennis

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Easily the most famous tennis book ever published, for many players this is the Bible of Tennis. W. Tomothy Gallwey started a true sensation with the 1972 publication of The Inner Game of Tennis, where he ignored technical analysis and self-criticism and encouraged just "letting it happen". This is the antidote to chocking, and it's helped thousands of players let go of their fear and self-doubt. Get this book for someone just starting the game. Get this book for someone struggling to improve their tennis game. Get this book for yourself.

November 26, 2006 - 12:42am

GIFT GUIDE: Stanley LeverLock Tennis Tape Measure

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Great stocking stuffer: every Honest Abe hacker like me needs to be sure that the net height at center is a crisp 36". The Stanley LeverLock Tape Measure is a small, light tape that fits in any bag and will give years of accurate net measurement. Now, it's only 12' long, but once you start measuring court length, that's a whole other thing and you really need an intervention instead.

November 25, 2006 - 9:59pm

GIFT GUIDE: Wilson Tennis Ball Coasters

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You know your tennis playing friend: if there's one thing they're more fantacially about than tennis, it's keeping their furniture free of water stains. Give them these Wilson US Open Ball Coasters so they can serve up their cocktails and sports drinks with confidence.

November 23, 2006 - 1:58am

GIFT GUIDE: Tennis Posters

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Tennis fans love beautiful action shots of the pros they admire, so framed posters and prints are always a big hit. Check out the tennis collecton at for an amazing selection. One of my favorites is this classic shot of Chrissie.

November 22, 2006 - 11:17pm

GIFT GUIDE: Tennis Player Ornament

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You are a tennis player. People need to know this. Just because it's Christmas doesn't mean you can hide who you really are. So, hang this Tennis Player Ornament on your tree. Go ahead, it's okay. Now, have another sip of eggnog. Don't you feel better?