Nadal and Babolat – an incredible journey over 20 years


Pure Aero Rafa a celebration of more than 20 years of Rafael Nadal, Babolat, and everyone who knows Rafa’s ethos extends far beyond the tennis court.

Babolat, working with Nadal, integrated into the racket’s design warm and bold colours that were significant for him: red for the Spanish flag to go with the Aero’s basic yellow, orange to denote the clay, and purple as he feels the colour stands for honesty and integrity. It means the racket he plays with is distinctively his, but plenty of other players benefit from the same technology and innovations.



Rafael Nadal - 20 Years with Babolat


Smash-IT! March 2019 Badminton Tournament by Zenith Badminton Academy

Smash-IT! March 2019 Badminton Tournament

Zenith Badminton Academy hold their Annual Smash-IT! March Badminton Tournament this year on 23rd March 2019 at Singapore Badminton Hall, Geylang.  Categories for Boys and Girls singles U13 & 15, Open Doubles for Women, Men and Mixed Double.  There are total 181 participants from Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Japan.

Winner prizes by BABOLAT and PRINCE, Official Ball by CHAOPAI all under the sponsorship of SPORTSMATCH MARKETING SINGAPORE.

Below are the winners of each category. Congratulations to all the winners!!

U13 Boy’s Singles Event
1st Placing: Poh Yong Feng Kieran
2nd Placing: Chai Min Jin
3rd Placing: Tee Kai Ze

U13 Girl’s Singles Event
1st Placing: Tan En Qi Vyon
2nd Placing: Chayuda Poolsiri
3rd Placing: Minori Goto

U15 Boy’s Singles Event
1st Placing: Amirul Imran Bin Azuan
2nd Placing: Gavin Ng Jing Yi
3rd Placing: Pratyush Madhaik

U15 Girl’s Singles Event
1st Placing: Tania Nair
2nd Placing: Nichole Lim Sze Tong
3rd Placing: Arin Kesuma Herbert

Men’s Doubles Event
1st Placing: Andrew Ng Jia Jun & Kwek Yee Jian
2nd Placing: Chng Jun Xian & Ng Wei Khai
3rd Placing: Eric Goh Dong Lun & Lim Kar Leong

Women’s Doubles Event
1st Placing: Amanda Chng & Ng Soo Mui
2nd Placing: Mikako Miyazaki & Yumi Taniguchi
3rd Placing: Faith Cheong Hui Min & Wu Ts Wei

Mixed Doubles Event
1st Placing: Ong Huck Lee & Tang Jia Miin
2nd Placing: Ng Choon Kang & Ng Soo Mui
3rd Placing: Lim Kar Leong & Lee Huay Ling



You do not know which grip size will suit you best? Just put your hand on the sheet, making sure the palm of your hand is on the doted line. Your middle finger will determine your grip size. If you are between two sizes, we advice you to choose the smallest grip and add overgrips to your order.



L0 L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
US 4″ 4″1/8 4″1/4 4″3/8 4″1/2


If this document is not printed properly, you might pick the wrong grip size. Use a rubber to measure the scale below. If the measures do not correspond check the parameters of your printer. Pull back the margins to 0 cm, uncheck the options like adapt the image, check the A4 format (21 x 29.7 cm)


The right grip size makes a huge difference in how a racquet performs. If you’re not sure of your grip size, here are another two simple ways to measure:


Holding an eastern forehand grip (the palm is placed against the same bevel as the string face), you should be able to fit the index finger of your non-hitting hand in the space between your ring finger and palm.  If there isn’t enough room for your index finger, the grip is too small. If there is space between your finger and palm, the grip is too big.

A too-small grip requires more muscle strength to keep the racquet from twisting in your hand. Prolonged use of a grip that’s too small can contribute to tennis elbow problems. A grip that’s too large inhibits wrist snap on serves, makes changing grips more difficult and also requires more muscle strength. Prolonged use of a grip that’s too big can also contribute to tennis elbow problems.






If you don’t have a racquet handy, you can also measure your grip size using a ruler. With your hand open and fingers extended close together, align the ruler with the bottom lateral crease of your palm and measure to the tip of your ring finger.





Keep in mind, it’s easier to increase handle size on most racquets. In fact, the majority of today’s lightweight racquets’ handles cannot be reduced in size. If you’re between grip sizes, go with the smaller size and add an overgrip to arrive at the ideal fit.

A typical overgrip will increase a grip by 1/16 inch. You can also increase grip size using a heat-shrink sleeve. One heat shrink sleeve will increase grip size by 1/8 inch. Both methods will increase overall racquet weight slightly (7-16 grams) but the benefits of a correct grip size far “outweigh” the disadvantages of this added mass.

We also recommend you replace your grip regularly. A fresh, properly wrapped grip provides you with better racquet control and increased confidence.


Over the years SPORTSMATCH has been involved in nearly every aspect of the wholesale distributor of sporting goods to the Tennis, Badminton and Squash industry in Singapore and Indonesia through our network of Pro Racquet Specialty Dealers, Sports Chain Stores, Social Clubs, General Sports Shops and Coaches.

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