Where, what, and when?

You can find me at the Waialae Iki 5 Tennis Center at 1959 Laukahi Street in East Honolulu.

I’m generally at the courts on weekdays from 12:00-7:00.

  • If I miss you, you can drop off your racquet 24/7 in my lock box located outside my office door. Call or text (554-3878) me to get the lock combination.
  • I actively coach and play on the weekends at various locations on Oahu. Depending on the location, I can sometimes coordinate meeting up with you to grab or deliver your racquet.
  • Stringing turnaround time is based on my workload, but usually 24 hours. If you call me in advance, I can schedule an appointment to string your racquet while you wait.

 

I’m interested in purchasing a Prince racquet but don’t know which one? 

If you are currently playing with an older model Prince racquet and want to switch to something current, just contact me and I can steer you in the right direction.

If you are currently playing with a (B,H,W,Y) brand racquet and considering switching to a Prince racquet, just contact me and I can check the frame specifications to match you up with a comparable frame.

If you are totally open to trying something new that could compliment your playing style and improve your game, just contact me and I’ll consult with you and figure out your first move.

See: Free Demo Program 

To check available racquet inventory see: Tennis Warehouse

My hand is sweaty, and my grip always gets slippery, which makes my racquet slip or twist. What should I do? 

There are two possible scenarios here:

  • Your hand is not typically sweaty, but sweat is running down from your into the palm of your hand.
    • SOLUTION – Wear a wrist band on your wrist. This will block the sweat before it reaches your hand.
  • Your hand is clammy and normally sweaty.
    • SOLUTION – Use a drier (less tacky) overgrip, like Tourna Grip. Most tacky overgrips work great when dry, but are less effective when wet. You can also use a grip enhancer product, like Tourna Grip Rx Max. When applied to your hand, it absorbs moisture and dries to dry powdery film.

 

Does a vibration dampener help reduce arm injuries? 

No. One thing that could cause arm injuries is hitting the ball with the frame, causing shock vibrations to travel up your arm.

Vibration dampeners just lessen string vibration.

Pros – A vibration dampener mutes the sound of your strings when you hit the ball, whether you hit on- or off-center.

Cons – Since the sound at impact is the same no matter where the ball hits the strings, it’s difficult to tell if you hit the ball squarely . . . and your winners, unfortunately, sound less impressive! 

Keep in mind . . . for league/tournament play, the rule states that vibration dampening devices must be placed outside the pattern of the crossed strings.  See page 6.

http://activesupport.force.com/usta/articles/en_US/Article/Rules-of-Tennis-Friend-at-Court

 

Is there anything I should know about taking care of my racquet?

See: Basic Racquet Care

 

What is your recommendation regarding equipment for junior players?

See: Recommended Guidelines for Junior Players