The intersection of art, tennis, and philanthropy is fully on display at the inaugural Kings County Tennis League Benefit Auction. Featuring artwork by Eddie Martinez, Daniel Gordon, Mairikke Dau, Ryan Travis Christian, and 14 others, the tennis-themed auction supports the Kings County Tennis League, a program that “combines tennis and education to spark the potential of children living in and around public housing, in Brooklyn, NY.” Coinciding with the US Open in Flushing, Queens, the auction closes bidding on September 12th, 2022.
Ichiro shows off his arm and throwing accuracy in this series of commercials for a Japanese Energy Tonic.
Without a doubt the oldest sport in North America, the roots of Lacrosse go back to at least the 17th century—and probably way beyond that. Originally a tribal game that would last from sun up to sun down, it was referred to as the “little brother of war.” This sleepy documentary explores the Native American origins of Lacrosse.
Appealing to design nostalgists, Wilson has reissued its 1984 classic Pro Staff 6.0 85 tennis racquet. A solid black racquet with yellow and red racing stripes, it was used back in the day by pros like Pete Sampras and Chris Evert. In the modern age, the Pro Staff 85 is too small for competitive play, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun with it on the court and challenge yourself. Regardless of what you do, it’s a great rare piece for the ages.
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If watching golf is your life and you have no problem moving to Illinois, this 6 bedroom 3 bathroom house should be on your viewing list. It’s not really the house you’re buying though, it’s the perfect backyard replica of the “Island Green”, the famed 17th hole at the TPC Sawgrass. Take in the view with your morning coffee or evening beverage, and perfect your approach over the moat any time you feel like it. ($560,000)
As the summer tennis season hits full swing, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite pieces from recent brand releases.
In 1979, Charles M. Schulz—an avid tennis player, himself—published the book SNOOPY ON TENNIS. Included in the compilation of SNOOPY comic strips was a series of color panels featuring SNOOPY AT WIMBLEDON. No stranger to the game, SNOOPY’s trip also came to life in animation during the 1980 film, Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown.
3 new sunglass collaborations that enhance the sport of fashion.
Over the weekend, WeedSport won 1st Place at The Emerald Cup for our new WeedSport CBD Muscle Stick. In its 18th year, the prestigious award show took place at the famous Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, CA and featured over 400 brands. It is a huge honor to have the judges and OG heads give us a blessing like this, and it feels great to get acknowledged for our work with the cannabis plant. Thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way and look out for more plant magic in the years to come.