DS Player Testimonials
Blackburne DS Player Testimonials
I played Junior College tennis in 1991 at the age of 30 and have played USTA tournaments since 1971.
I switched to the Blackburne DS racquet in July of 2012. I switched racquets due to the severe injuries I received from a car accident in October of 2011. I was knocked unconscious and got a concussion. The 4th vertebrae in my neck was ruptured, pinching the nerve to my left arm. I had constant pain in the shoulder, numbness down the arm and tingling of the fingers. I was unable to lift a 3lb weight with my left arm. I was to have surgery in October 2012. I couldn't get any depth on my ground strokes. It took me about 20 sets to get used to the Blackburne DS racquet. The racquet has the power and gave me the depth I had lost on my groud strokes. My game is more dominant now than it was prior to my careet threatening injury.
With my new Blackburne DS racquet, I finished the 2012 USTA Tennis Tournament season winning every MENS 35 SINGLES and MENS 45 SINGLES USTA Tournament I entered, without losing a single set. I am now entering the 2013 USTA Tournament season ranked #1 in MENS 35 SINGLES and #1 in MENS 45 SINGLES in the MID WEST SECTION / MID-SOUTH ILLINOIS DISTRICT. In 2012, I was also able to win the GOLD MEDAL in the MENS 50-54 yr old Singles, without losing a set. I also won the SILVER MEDAL in the MENS 50-54 yr old DOUBLES. The SENIOR OLYMPICS was held in Springfield, Illinois. I qualified for the 2013 SENIOR NATIONALS to be held in Cleveland, Ohio in July.
"I purchased this racquet for my daughter. When she took it to practice for the first time everyone surrounded her in amazement. The coach was just as excited. He said he had heard about the racquet but never saw one in person. He recommended a Pure previously. After going thru the internet I thought I'd order the Blackburne. My daughter was a little upset. A week or so later I told her I'd buy her what she wanted. She told me to forget it and that she is playing a better game with the Blackburne. She did say it was a little heavier than her old racquet. So she bought a special weight set used for strengthening her wrists etc.and said it was well worth it and needed one anyway."
"Without question the best racquet I have ever used and I have tried them all."
Peter A. Maresco - Ph.D.
"For the past year I have been hampered by shoulder and rotator problems. Ever since I started using the Blackburne Double Strung Racquet four months ago, the problem has gradually disappeared."
Anand Amritaj - Member of ATP Professional Tour US Open Semi Finalist, Wimbledon Doubles Semi Finalist, Winner of 27 ATP and WCT Doubles Titles
"Whether you are a rank beginner or a pro-caliber player, this new racquet promises to improve virtually every aspect of your game. Over twenty years in development, it can give you more topspin, more slice on your serve, error-free topspin lobs, perfect smashes, and clean volleys."
The Sharper Image
...It is certainly different in many respects. Going back to my ordinary, formerly excellent racquet, was like trying to swing a wooden log or an iron bar!
Marten Lindstahl - Stockholm, Sweden
The racquet has improved my serves, lobs, and drop shots by 50%
Bev Raws - Director of Tennis, Boston Athletic Club
"...My game has become a lot more consistent and with more spin (both top spin and backspin). The racquet has also given me a lot more confidence to go for winners.
Megan Tocknell - Victoria, Australia
"the Blackburne Double Strung racquet...years in the making...designed to solve long-standing problems in racquet science."
...I've never played with a racquet so unique, and so lethal, as the Blackburne Double Strung.
Lee Herrington - The Enthusiasts Catalog
...I had more kick [with the Blackburne racquet] in my serve and more accuracy at the net and I was able to beat someone who has consistently beaten me. It's the most innovative racquet that I have ever played with!
Mark Tedeschi - 5.0 player, Massachusetts
"It's not the easiest racquet to string, but it's very straightforward and can be strung by any Certified Racquet Technician (CRT) and most professional stringers.
Don Hightower - Technical Director, USTSA, Del Mar, California
"I picked up the Blackburne Double Strung and I just couldn't put it down. Playing with it, I won the USPTR 65 National Doubles Championship and was runner up in the Singles Championships. I like the racquet. The only problem with the racquet is getting people to change. It's much harder than you think."
Jim Ridgley - USPTA, USPTR, Senior Player and Teaching Professional, Washington, D.C.
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