Located in the heart of Suwanee, GA at 333 Main Street, tennis players will find a friendly family-run tennis business with a passion for providing local tennis players the absolute best in racquet services. When our shoppe opened in fall 2011, it served as showroom for our online tennis gift products and a friendly stringing boutique for our local customer base of 400+ strong who we have served for 8 years in a non-retail setting. The location has been good to us providing many blessings. As a result, this May we are expanding and will be moving into a larger space where we will be able to feature additional products.
For many years we have been assisting local customers who are experiencing arm pain. When the root of the pain is equipment related we are able to help our customers find relief either through a change in strings/stringing, modification of the frame or even by recommending a new frame.
We found the rewards of helping our local customers to be fulfilling so we took the information we used to a larger audience via our blog. Our blog entries on the subject led to telephone calls and many pleasant conversations about racquets and equipment. We noted that people were always asking for specific frame recommendations. We decided to put together a blog entry where we listed arm-friendly frames based on specifications and what we have observed in our local setting. Since we did not sell frames our advice was completely without bias toward any particular frame or company. Judging from the web site traffic, we soon found this to be among our most popular blog entries and decided to make it an annual review.
When we decided to expand the size of our local shoppe we made the decision to bring in tennis racquets. Our vision is not to carry the hottest-selling or most popular frames on the market, rather we will only stock/carry frames that have what we consider to be arm-friendly specifications or exceptional dampening properties. We want to be a resource for our community where customers can come and purchase any frame we offer and be confident in knowing that it is a healthy frame. If they find it on our shelves, it definitely meets or surpasses the high standards we have set in regard to being arm friendly.
Toward that end we are delighted to announce that we are now partners with Donnay. We find the dual core technology and Xenecore used in their frames to be extremely effective at dampening shock. We are proud to offer several great playing and arm-friendly Donnay frames which are now in stock. We are currently play testing frames from other companies as well and hope to be adding more frames in the near future.
Guts and Glory Tennis, both the local shoppe and online store, will focus on being a resource for tennis players concerned about preventing arm and elbow issues. While we will no longer publish an annual listing of arm-friendly racquet frames, we will make the frames we carry available to both our local and online customers. We are hoping the many players we have assisted over the years in terms of making frame suggestions will turn to us when it is time to purchase a new arm-friendly frame.
Locally we are currently in the process of developing a demo program where the frames we carry will be available for extended play testing. Demos will be available for $5.00 per racquet for a 3 day period or customers who want to playtest multiple frames for an extended period of time can pay $25.00 for a full month of unlimited playtesting. All demo fees collected will be applied to the purchase of a new frame from us.