"This is stuff we can use," was the reaction from one of the pro am players at the 2017 Tennis With the Stars event, held on March 7, 2017, at the Omni Ranch Las Palmas Resort and Spa, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. This is a lead in event to the ATP World Tour's and WTA Tour's BNP Paribas Open each March.
Tennis With the Stars give amateur tennis players a chance to trade volleys and test their skills with some of the best tennis players in the world.
Each year, the participants are given a gift bag of tennis-related goodies to take home. This year, the theme was apparently "tech."
As you reached into your bag, out first comes the current issue of Cliff Drysdale Tennis' magazine, Experience. Loaded with feature articles, instructional tips and the latest on Cliff Drysdale Tennis managed tennis facilities around the country, this is a must-read for tennis enthusiasts of all levels.
Next up is the HEAD/Penn drawstring bag. Made of 100% Polyester and with drawstrings that close tight and stay closed, this is the perfect bag to pack for traveling and serves a purpose in that it can store dirty laundry, along with sweaty or wet articles of clothing.
A black HEAD sports cap again is made of durable 100% Polyester that repels sweat and keeps the head cool in warm temperatures.
The Penn water bottle is made of single-wall aluminum and is a winner for cold drinks and a great alternative to disposable bottles, The screw-on lid with metal carabiner clip makes this imprinted bottle portable in a variety of settings. And it's color is tennis ball yellow.
Keep your devices charged with the Penn power bank. Slightly resembling a can of tennis balls, this power charger will say "tennis" as your pull it out to charge your smartphone.
Genie Bouchard now resides on the back of your iPhone cover now, thanks to Flightn9ne. The "Genie" is a clear TPU Rubber Matte phone case. 90% transparent with high quality design molded into the phone case. Genie and tennis fans will love the case that adds no bulk or weight to your phone.
Everyone needs a new key chain. This HEAD key holder will also serve as a bottle opener.
Missed Tennis With the Stars this year? It will be back and bigger in 2018. Don't miss your chance!