Sunday, May 18, 2014

Tennis Life: Washington Tennis & Education Foundation Tennis Ball

GlamSpinTennis had the honor of attending the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF) Annual Tennis Ball on May 9, 2014.  

WTEF raised over $1 million to provide academic and kids in the District of Columbia!



WTEF is an amazing organization that uses tennis and education to serve kids in Washington, DC.  WTEF reaches low-income children across the District and offers them an opportunity to learn life skills from the great game of tennis. 

This year's Tennis Ball honored recently retired tennis pro and former top-ranked American, James Blake, as well as former top-ranked junior, Taylor Townsend






















Taylor attended the Tennis Ball wearing a glam tennis racket shaped necklace. 



Taylor recently secured a wildcard into the main draw of the 2014 Roland Garros tournament.  She told GlamSpinTennis, "I love clay. I really love it," and expressed her excitement about heading over to Europe for the clay court season. 

GlamSpinTennis also spoke to Jeff Newman, the Tournament Director of Washington DC's Citi Open. 

WTEF is a Citi Open beneficiary and according to Jeff, "It's always good to see a tennis community come together for a good cause."

Jeff also promised to announce player commitments to the Citi Open very soon over the next few weeks, "...before Roland Garros."

In addition to WTEF and the Citi Open, the District of Columbia also plays host to the Washington Kastles, the city's World Team Tennis (WTT) franchise. 

According to Jeff, "We support their [WTT's] efforts. The more people we can get to be interested in tennis the better."

Overall, the Tennis Ball was a fantastic event and showcased the strong values, such as leadership, planning, strategy, and patience, that tennis can impart on kids.  

Kudos to WTEF

Congratulations & Thank You! Giveaway Prize Winner

Congrats, Remi! You won the giveaway from L'Etoile Sport.

Enjoy your Tank and Visor!

Thank you all for participating in the giveaway.

Hopefully we'll be able to run another giveaway soon!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Roland Garros 2014: Style Preview - Nike

After spending the month in the USA our favorite tennis pros are heading back to the clay courts of Europe. 

Here's a peek at what the defending champions may be wearing à Paris at Roland Garros.

Serena Williams




















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Rafael Nadal





















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Don't forget to enter GlamSpinTennis's Giveaway - here.


Tell us what you think about the designs, below!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GlamSpinTennis Giveaway: L'Etoile Sport

GlamSpinTennis is super excited to announce that we will be giving away some glam, luxury merchandise from L'Etoile Sport. 

Enter below to win a L'Etoile Sport Tank Top & Visor - the perfect combo to wear on or off the tennis courts this Spring. 



Enter to win below. Good Luck!

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One winner will be chosen in April 2014. The winner will be contacted via email and will need to send their mailing address to L'Etoile Sport to receive the prize.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

GlamBiz: L'Etoile Sport

The tennis season is finally back in full swing with the pros migrating to the sunny shores of Miami for the Sony Open.

Thankfully for fans, bloggers, and spectators alike, there is non-stop tennis from now through the US Open in September.

The scent of Spring is finally in the air and the prospect of outdoor tennis is tantalizingly close for us tennis amateurs who have been locked inside since the temperatures began to dip in October. 

For the amateurs wondering what to wear this Spring, GlamSpinTennis had the pleasure of checking out the Park Avenue showroom of L'Etoile Sport to preview the luxury brand's Spring 2014 collection.




L'Etoile Sport is a new-ish competitor in the tennis and golf worlds. The line debuted in 2012 and was created by Yesim Philip, a former professional athlete and a New Yorker by way of Turkey. 

Yesim saw a void in the tennis apparel marketplace and sought create designs that are functional, feminine, and fashion-forward. 

The luxury label uses textured fabrics sourced from Brazil and yarn from Italy to offer wearers elegant tennis sportswear that can be worn on and off the court. 

In L'Etoile Sport's designs, "there is a nod to tennis's background and tradition," said Yesim. 

L'Etoile Sport's aesthetics are inspired by modern looks from Alaïa as well as from vintage, lace-trimmed designs sported by Chris Evert during her heyday. 

Although every style also comes in white, the Spring 2014 season is all about pink, which is on trend with what the pros were wearing in Australia. 

This season, L'Etoile Sport is featuring everything from tank tops, to dresses, shorts and skirts, and even cashmere sweaters. 



One thing to know is that the dresses and skirts in every collection measure between 14 and 16 inches, which is slightly longer than your average tennis skirt. 

Yesim designed the longer skirt intentionally for women so that her customers can comfortably transition between their on-court and off-court activities. 

L'Etoile Sport is currently available online and in select pro shops and luxury boutiques around the world. 


See more behind the scenes photos on Instagram instagram.com/glamspintennis

Friday, January 31, 2014

Australian Open 2014 - Worst Looks

The best dressed men and women have already been crowned.

Naturally, it's time to reflect on the looks and fashions that failed to inspire. Across the board, most of the players looked great at the 2014 Australian Open

However, there were definitely a couple head-scratching looks on display down under. 

These players earned a Fashion Fault in Melbourne:

 1. Novak Djokovic's Shirt



Novak's semi-ying-yang shirt in drab gray and black did not suit up well on the blue Melbourne court. 

2. Milos Raonic's Shirt

The young Canadian's strange orange shirt with patterns looked somewhat Charlie Brown-esque. 

3. Caroline Wozniacki's Dress



Stella McCartney's designs for Adidas tennis have been missing the mark for the past couple tournaments. 

Also note the clumsy racer back design, featured on the back of the dress in the picture below. 



4. Serena Williams' Jacket



Serena showed up on court during the 100+ degree Fahrenheit heat of the first days of the tournament wearing a jacket!  Why bother in such hot temperatures?

5.  Feliciano Lopez's Haircut 



Feliciano's Wilson kit is admittedly nicely designed. However, his unfortunate haircut has propelled him on to this list. It'll grow out soon, right? 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Australian Open 2014: Best Dressed Men

A number of men looked splendid at this year's 2014 Australian Open

Here's a look at the top 5 outfits that the men were rocking. 

1. Roger Federer


Roger Federer made a much-heralded return to form (tennis and fashion) in Melbourne. Here's hoping that his Nike kits and tennis look as good for the rest of the 2014 season. 

2. David Ferrer






















David exhibited some bad behavior down under. However, his grey Lotto shirt, accented with lime green piping and wristbands, was eye-catching against the blue tennis courts. 

3. Sam Querrey 

Sam Querrey looked sporty and fresh in his new Fila duds. 

4. Tommy Haas

Tommy thankfully signed a deal with Ellesse. Hopefully this means no more mismatched kits and black socks

5. Stan Wawrinka 

Who would have predicted Wawrinka would be in the winner's circle at the end of the Australian Open fortnight? He looked fantastic and ecstatic in his red and white Yonex kit.