Wilson Tennis Racquets

Wilson Pro Staff 6.1 26 BLX:

The Wilson Pro Staff 6.1 26 BLX is an ideal racquet for juniors who are looking for serious game play. The Pro Staff series has been used by some of the best players to have picked up a tennis racquet such as Sampras, Federer and Edberg. This racquet is light in weight thus making it easy to handle and manoeuvre. Since it is made up of graphite, the racquet enables beginners as well as juniors to get a better feel and control while they make those fast consistent shots. Made up of a flat beam adding more stability and makes each shot more effective and accurate. The stand out feature of this racquet is that the frame shares the appearance of Roger Federer’s personal frame.

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Wilson Steam 99S:

This racquet is suitable for intermediate and advanced players looking for more spin. As the racquet utilizes Wilson’s Spin Effect Technology, it uses a super open 16×15 string pattern to enable the main strings to slide out of position and then snapback with maximum force to add new levels of spin to the ball. Wilson claims Spin Effect technology is like lowering the net by 2 inches and making the court 1 foot longer, giving you a much larger “effective” court to hit into. In addition to extreme spin, Wilson cleans up some of the excess vibrations with its Amplifeel 360 technology.

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Wilson BLX Khamsin-Five:

The Khamsin Five tennis racket combines aggressive over sized power with a uniquely comfortable feel. The racquet features the new BLX technology, which combines three features in this model. The important Basalt fibers added into the graphite matrix enhance the feel at contact by reducing frame vibration. The BLX Khamsin-Five features a head heavy balance for stability and power from the baseline. The frame also features the classic Triad technology, which separates the head and throat of the racquet, connecting them using an Isozorb material between the two. This greatly reduces the shock that reaches the players arm. This racquet also features the new Articulated Grommet Technology, which increases the freedom of movement in the stringbed, resulting in an increased sweetspot and greater comfort.

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Wilson K Slam Hybrid:

The Wilson K Slam Hybrid is ideal for seniors and is suited for an advanced playing level. The racquet’s outer frame is made from top-quality graphite alloy allowing for great control while you take a swing. Provided with the cushion air perforated grip it ensures that it keeps your hands free from sweat and offers a good grip even after playing long hours on the court. The K Slam Unstrung Tennis Racquet offers a medium swing speed. It strikes an excellent balance between power and light weight thanks to hybrid technology. The Karophite construction adds strength and stability to the racquet while the midplus head delivers power and control as you swing.

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Check out the wide range of Wilson tennis racquets at www.sports365.in which are available at discounts of up to 35% off! We also offer tennis racquets from all the other top brands such as Artengo, Babolat, Vector, Tecnifibre, Prince, Prokennex and Yonex.
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How Does Chocolate Milk Stack Up As A Sports Drink?

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To all the whey protein fanatics out there, do you know what is being crowned as the new drink of the athletes? It’s none other then the drink most of us have grown up drinking – chocolate milk. Or at least that’s what the dairy industry would have us all believe.

A new campaign launched by the National Dairy Council, “Got Chocolate Milk?” features worked out drenched athletes gulping down bottles of chocolate milk and it is being referred to as “nature’s sports drink” by the dairy industry. It is stated that the drink can beat even the best energy supplement in the market.

This is all based on the argument that after a workout, the body needs hydration, protein to repair muscle breakdown and replenishment of sugar levels. A 250g serving of chocolate milk contains 24g sugar and 9g protein in addition to calcium, vitamin B12 and D. Though these figures may seem impressive, let’s have a look at how chocolate milk stacks up against its competition.

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In a study, conducted at the University of Texas, a group of athletes were made to drink chocolate milk and another group was made to drink carbohydrate-based drinks post workout. The athletes on chocolate drink were found to have more muscle mass and less fat. They had better times while working out and were found to be in a better overall state of physical health as compared to the group who were given carbohydrates based drinks.

In another study, conducted in the University of Indiana, male cyclists we made to perform two workouts in three different days. One group of cyclists were given chocolate milk after their workout. Other groups were given carbohydrate replacement drinks. It was observed that the group of cyclists who were given chocolate milk outperformed those who were given carbohydrate replacement drinks.

There have also been studies, which have shown less sensational results. A study at the American College Sports Medicine observed a group of soccer players, half of whom were given chocolate milk post workout. The other half were made to have carbohydrate based drinks. After a week of training, all athletes showed improved times, irrespective of the drink they were on. None of them showed improvements in muscle soreness, physical fatigue or performance. Overtime though, athletes on chocolate milk showed lower levels of creatine kinase, which is used to gauge muscle damage.

But is chocolate milk as beneficial a sports drink as the dairy industry is trying to hype it up to be? Worlds leading dieticians and nutritionists say that athletes require proper hydration and replenishment of electrolytes, sugar levels and top quality protein. According to them, chocolate milk does not contain enough proteins and carbohydrates to suit the need of all athletes.

Someone who works out moderately requires about half a gram of carbohydrates per pound of body weight whereas an athlete who trains for 2-3 hours typically requires about 3 to 5 grams of carbohydrates per pound body weight. Though chocolate milk may aid better when it comes to muscle recovery, a meal with more complex carbs is more suited for athletes who are into hard-core training.

REPUBLIC DAY: 26 JANUARY

Indian Republic Day is an event that commemorates the date, 26 January 1950 on which the “Constitution of India” came to existence by replacing Government of India Act 1935. This day is very significant in Indian history as on this day India became republic from the ‘British Dominion’.

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A salute of 21 guns and the unfurling of the Indian National Flag by Dr. Rajendra Prasad heralded the historic birth of the Indian Republic on that day. Thereafter 26th of January was decreed a national holiday and was recognised as the Republic Day of India.

India became independent of the United Kingdom on August 15, 1947. India did not have a permanent constitution at this time. The drafting committee presented the constitution’s first draft to the national assembly on November 4, 1947. The national assembly signed the final English and Hindi language versions of the constitution on January 24, 1950. Today, the Indian Constitution is the longest in the world. The national holiday is celebrated with festivities and patriotic fervour across the whole nation.

Since 1950, India has been hosting head of state or government of another country as the state guest of honour for Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi. During 1950-1954, Republic Day celebrations were organized at different venues (like Irwin Stadium, Kingsway, Red Fort and Ramlila Grounds. It was only starting 1955 when the parade in its present form was organized at Rajpath. The guest country is chosen after a deliberation of strategic, economic and political interests.

This year will see Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe as the Chief Guest at the Republic Day Parade this year, the first ever Japanese dignitary to grace the occasion. The visiting dignitary will also call on President Pranab Mukherjee , and witness the Republic Day Parade on 26 January.

India celebrates its Republic Day in colourful and exciting ways. To mark Republic Day in a memorable and significant way, every year in New Delhi, capital of India, a grand parade is held that starts from the Raisina Hill in the neighbourhood of the majestic Rashtrapati Bhawan and passes along the Rajpath thus ending at India Gate. The President, Prime Minister and other high rank officials of India on this occasion make their presence at Rajpath to celebrate the occasion. The President unfolds the National flag as soon as the National Anthem is played and also addresses the nation with Republic Day speech. Furthermore, the Republic Day parade also includes lively displays and exhibits India’s rich and colourful culture and also brings the entire nation together. The parade concludes with the flypast by Indian Air Force jets. Not only in New Delhi, but other states also celebrate Republic Day with great enthusiasm and in numerous innovative ways.

Some of the themes which will feature on tableaux for the Republic Day function this Sunday are:

The construction of the Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel in Kashmir to a tribute to Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika, and from the story of the valiant Tipu Sultan to an evocation of the confluence of nomadic tribes in Jammu and Kashmir.

As part of the Republic Day celebrations this year, Sports365 is holding a 3 day TRI COLOUR SALE on 24, 25 and 26 January. Enjoy an additional 10% off on the entire store of products by using the discount code: RDAY10.

Join in the grand celebrations at: www.sports365.in

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SOCCER IN THE WORLD’S MOST VIOLENT CITY

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Have you ever wondered where Satan has parked himself on this violent Earth to perform his duty by his warped doctrines? Why, in the most violent country and in the most violent city, of course. At least, that is what a local mortician declares about his city, San Pedro Sula.

High on Murder:

Honduras saw some 20 murders a day taking place in the last year. This is not an idle figure.  It is the datum given by Violence Observatory at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (NAUH). This works out to be 85.5 percent per 100,000 citizens. When you compare this figure with 1.2 in the UK, 56 in Venezuela and 4.78 in the US, you start realizing the start reality prevalent in the country.

San Pedro Sula is Miles Ahead:

Even this alarming rate of killing incidents pales into something less alarming when you learn that the rate for San Pedro Sula is 173. Except for war zones, this is the highest around the world. It is not as if there is no worthwhile activity for the residents of the city. This is where the New Balance T-shirts and Fruit of the Loom shorts are manufactured. You would, in the event, expect it to be a bustling city but you cannot see many people moving about but you can feel tension in the air. Headlines in the newsstands loudly announce the murders of the previous day. And, do not be surprised to see cars sans number plates but invariably sporting black-tinted windows.

Crime without Punishment:

What about policing? Therein lies a sad but cruel story. The corruption-ridden police force is more feared than emanate a sense of security. What else can you expect when the gangrene has reached the very top? Gang wars, land disputes, drug trafficking and political upheavals all take their toll with the police conveniently looking the other way.

World Cup? In San Pedro Sula?

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So, why have this World Cup thing in this place?  Figures iterate that many people across the globe visit the country for business, tourism, volunteer work and studies which could be taken as an encouragement to visit but it warns in the same breath that the country is very prone to crime and violence. So, take your pick and be wiser for it.

Weather conditions:

The weather turns out to be almost perfect for holding soccer matches, which affirms the city’s readiness to hold the World Cup. The average temperature is mostly going to be around 29 degree celsius during the time of the events. ALso since the venues will be pretty near to the place, it all comes down to favoring the gameplay in the city. If we do keep the scare aside, the place has always been famous for some of the most beautiful beaches.

Happy playing, and happy viewing, fellas!

Writer:

Bella Henry is sport lover and like to play sports in her free time. She also know the importance of safe sports energy drinks and keep sports drink with her when she go outside. She is a big fan of basketball and volleyball.

Spalding Basketballs

Spalding is an American sporting goods company founded by Albert Spalding in Chicago, Illinois, in 1876 and now headquartered in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The company specializes in the production of balls for many sports, but is most-known for its basketballs. Spalding also makes a range of products for baseball, soccer, softball, volleyball, and American football.

Spalding developed its first basketball in 1894 and is currently a leading producer. Since 1983, it has been the Official ball supplier to the NBA. The company also provides the official ball of the Arena Football League, an indoor American football league. The company was also one of the first to use high profile athletes to endorse its products when tennis player Pancho Gonzales was signed to an exclusive endorsement contract in 1951.

The Spalding NEVERFLATBasketball is the first ever ball with Pressure Retention Technologies and is the only ball guaranteed to stay fully inflated for at least 1 year – 10x longer than any traditional basketball.

Spalding entered into partnership with InfoMotion Sports Technologies to develop the 94Fifty basketball. This technology automatically counts and analyzes a player’s ability to repeat shooting and ball-handling skills at game speed, providing in-depth analysis of the player’s muscle memory. Featured and tested on ESPN’s “Sport Science”.

Spalding produced Rookie Gear, a sporting goods line of youth-sized basketballs, footballs and soccer balls that weigh 25 percent less than standard youth products. Specifically engineered for the 40+ million kids aged 8 and under, Spalding Rookie Gear’s authentic, innovative product line is designed so kids can shoot, rebound, kick and throw more easily and successfully, and with better form.

  • Spalding is the world’s largest basketball equipment supplier.
  • Spalding is the official backboard of the NBA and the NCAA, including the NCAA Final Four.

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Spalding has sponsorship agreements with the following:

National Basketball League (NBL)

Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL)

National Basketball Association (NBA)

Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA)

American Basketball Association (ABA)

Liga Nacional de Basketball (LNB)

Euroleague

Belgium national basketball team

Slovenia national basketball team

Macedonian national basketball team

Spalding basketballs are available at www.sports365.in at an amazing FLAT 20% discount! We also have available basketballs and training equipment from all the top brands such as Nivia, Cosco, Mikasa and Kipsta.