The 2015 Australian Open has been defined by both the creation and rewriting of history. Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova gave us a contest worth talking about. Even if the outcome was a familiar one – a 16th consecutive victory for Williams, 6-3 7-6 – this was a final of high tension and high thrills.
With his victory over Murray, it is worth considering Djokovic’s place within history. A sparkling record of five titles at Melbourne Park from five finals moves him into second place behind six-time winner Roy Emerson on the all-time list of Australian Open winners. It’s his eighth major championship, drawing him level with legends Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Ken Rosewall and Fred Perry.
Do you love watching the pros dominate the tennis court? Have you always wanted to build a tennis court, but have been unsure of the equipment needed?
With such a large range on the market, it can often be confusing when you first start investigating tennis equipment.
What type of tennis net should I get?
First of all – what type of competition will it be used for?
If you just want to have a hit of the tennis ball at home with your friends every now and again – you probably won’t need anything super heavy duty. A standard net with single mesh netting and medium sized head-bands (the vinyl along the top) should do the job – so we would probably recommend something like our championship tennis net (TN3).
Need a net that will get pummeled with tennis balls more regularly? You will definitely need something a lot stronger to withstand the extra stress. It would be best to get a double-layered vinyl headband to withstand extra wear and tear (particularly if you are from a school, tennis club or council).
Don’t forget, you have the choice to upgrade to a double mesh net. This means there is an extra layer of mesh along the first 5 rows of the net. Because this area is hit by the ball most often – it helps extend the life of the net.
Whats sort of winder should I get?
If you are wanting an Australian Open standard tennis post winder system, we would recommend an internal winder. What’s the difference between an internal and external winder? The easiest way to see the difference is to check out the following images…
So as you can see – these are basically two different ways to attaching and tension the tennis net.
An external winding system means the cable and winder remains outside the post. Whereas, an internal winder means the tennis net cable is fed into the top of the post and the winder operates from inside.
Most people prefer the internal winding system as it looks a lot neater and professional. However, if you are on a tighter budget – the external winding system works just as well. The handle can also be removed and stored elsewhere as a security measure.
Install a tennis court and increase the value of your home!
Besides offering exceptional fitness opportunities, installing a tennis court significantly increases the value of your home or property. Court builder and Grand Slam customer David Jones (Sports Construction Group) recently completed a tennis court for a luxurious home in Tabragalba.
Why choose Grand Slam for your tennis equipment?
Grand Slam Sports Equipment is Australia’s original tennis post manufacturer with a proven track record and over 25 years’ experience.
Grand Slam Sports Equipment is engineered for strength and reliability. The outdoor equipment is designed for even the most extreme conditions, and can be supplied for wind areas rating from W33 to W50. The indoor equipment is also designed and built to meet the most rigorous safety and quality standards. Wherever possible, they manufacture their products from long-lasting, highly durable galvanized steel, which is (where stated) powder-coated in high grade polyester to give years of maintenance-free use. These products can also be powder-coated or painted if desired to suit your needs.
Grand Slam has supplied sports equipment for countless high profile events and facilities, including:
- Sydney Olympics
- Melbourne Commonwealth Games
- South Pacific Games (Fiji)
- Waitekere Sports Complex (NZ)
- Suncorp Stadium rugby goals
- Sydney Roosters rugby goals
- Natalie Cook’s Olympic beach volleyball equipment
Grand Slam’s equipment can be installed by qualified personnel, but they recommend that their experienced fitters either oversee or install their equipment to ensure that the correct operation and safety standards are met. Their installation service is available across Australia and overseas.
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