The right apparel and equipment can make a big difference on the court. Different players have different needs – for their body type, style of play and skill level. The best manufacturers take these needs to heart, and so do we at the Pro Shop at Olde Providence. Following is a sampling of the merchandise we offer.
Many apparel makers segment their lines – for example designing some items for younger players and others for older buyers. We enable Pro Shop patrons to take advantage of varied options by carrying many different lines for men, women and children, including Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Tail, Bolle, IBkul, Lumiton, Tasc, Fila, Sofibella and Lucky in Love.
Tennis players may be more demanding of their footwear than anything else they wear into a match. They want fit, durability, lightness, performance and a great look. Our selection includes Babolat, New Balance, K-Swiss, Wilson , Asics, Mizuno and Nike.
Like apparel and shoes, tennis bags continue to evolve. They have gone from simply being carry-alls to offering insulated compartments, separate storage areas for footwear, and versatility to take players to and from the court and through busy lives around town. We carry racquet matching brands such as Babolat. Wilson, Yonex, Head and ProKennex as well as Anne & Lulu, Maggie Mather and Cinda B.
Our knowledgeable Pro Shop staff and teaching pros are eager to help you select the best racquet for your particular style of play whether it be tennis or platform. Still, we know that it's hard to be confident about a choice without trying different racquets on the court. Our demo program allows you to do just that. Give the racquet that seems best a try. If it passes your test, you may apply the demo fee to the purchase price. The tennis racquet brands we carry include Babolat, Diadem, Head, ProKennex, Yonex and Wilson. Platform Tennis paddles include Viking, Tenon and Wilson. We have a selection of Pickleball paddles as well.
A set of strings should suit both the player’s racquet and the way he or she plays. Different strings have different selling points, offering advantages in power, control, touch, spin, comfort or durability. Our expert stringers can outfit your racquet with your choice of strings and have it ready for you within 24 hours. We offer brands that include Wilson, Babolat, Head, Pacific, Solinco, Yonex, ProKennex, Diadem and Gamma.
Grips are an integral part of the racquet that must meet a player’s specific needs to provide optimal performance. Some players like a cushy grip while others want a firm feel. Some prefer ridges while others favor perforations. The differences may seem subtle, but they can matter a great deal. Our brands include Wilson, Yonex, Tournagrip and Babolat.