April 2022 USTA Kick-Off Avanti Sports Tennis To-Go ( See Below, Scroll Down)

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As of Governor Inslee’s most recent update regarding the COVID-19 Crisis, We are now able to serve customers with in-store retail service with safety protocols: masks required for entry, limit 4 Customers at a time and 6-foot distancing between customers.
We are offering standard hours:
Mon-Fri: 11AM to 7PM
Sat: 11AM to 6PM
Sun: 11AM to 5PM
In addition, we will be continuing our Tennis To-Go service so that customers may continue to order products for Curbside Pick-Up and Delivery.

How does it work?

We post our menu here under the Avanti Take-Out Menu tab on the Avanti website, which will feature all of our newest arrivals and best sales. Rest assured, our menu is merely a fraction of the products we have available at Avanti; customers can request any item, and if we have it in stock, we’ll get it to you. Otherwise, we may be able to arrange a special order.

Ordering Items

To request an item, please fill out the form located below this titled “ORDER HERE” with your name, phone number, email, preferred method of service (info below), the products you’d like, and your preferred store location. This form is a direct contact to Roger (our owner), and you can expect a response within 24 hours of submission. If you have not received a confirmation after 24 hours, please re-submit your order.

Service Options

(Free) Curbside Pick-Up: We will maintain our social distancing by bringing the items out to you at your car. There is no need for customers to even leave the drivers’ seat. Example: You pull up to the curb outside Avanti, call us to indicate that you have arrived, pop your trunk, and we place the order in. Touchless!

(Fees vary) We can deliver your order to you under the following fee structure:
Within 5mi of Avanti Sports Seattle OR Mill Creek Tennis Club: $5
Within 6-15mi of Avanti Sports Seattle OR Mill Creek Tennis Club: $10
Within 16-25mi of Avanti Sports Seattle OR Mill Creek Tennis Club: $25
If you live farther than 25 miles from Avanti Sports Seattle OR Mill Creek Tennis Club, we will ship your order to you. This will vary based on the size of your order.


When we confirm your order, we will contact you to collect payment over the phone via Credit or Debit card (Visa or MasterCard only).



2022 Head Instinct TEAM L, MP, Power 115 $129.95-169.95

The New 2022 Head Instinct comes with a new cosmetic update along with the same technologies as previous Graphene 360+. This signature technology allows for a balance of stability and power with every shot. At an affordable price, the Head Instinct is perfect for player looking to take their game to the next level without breaking the bank.

Instinct Team L: 23/26/23mm beam, 107 sq inch head, 10 oz strung weight. Great for Beginner-Intermediate High School Players on a budget.
Instinct MP: 23/26/23mm beam, 100 sq inch head, 11.2 oz strung weight. Great for Advanced High School Players on a budget.
Instinct Power: 28/29/29mm beam, 115 sq inch head, 8.7 oz strung weight. Great for Seniors and Players looking to add more Power on a budget.

Team L:




Endorsed by Jannek Sinner, (ITA)

The New 2022 Head Speed is built for speed, and a fast swing, the SPEED PRO now has even more sensational feel with the introduction of the new Auxetic construction. Part of the SPEED series, this racquet is engineered for advanced tournament players who are looking for optimal control for their fast-paced games. The refresh includes a new elegant and asymmetric design with a matte and glossy finish and chrome details.

Speed Pro: 23mm/23mm/23mm beam, 18 x 20 string pattern, 100sq inch head, 11.5 oz strung weight.
Speed MP: 23mm/ 23mm/23mm beam. 16 x 19 string pattern, 100 sq inch head 11.1 oz strung weight.
Speed Pro:
Speed MP:

2022 NEW WILSON CLASH v2 98, 100, 100 Pro, 100L & 108

The hero model of the groundbreaking and immensely popular Clash line revises the recipe for more consistency, more sustainability and a more killer design. An immediate appeal for its blend of flexibility and stability for a feeling unlike any other, this racket elevates playability thanks to a revised construction at the tip of the hoop that significantly enlarges the sweet spot. Agiplast plant-based bumper, grommets and end cap incorporate sustainable components for a reduced footprint on the environment. An embossed Clash logo on the throat completes a racket that pairs dynamic looks with even more dynamic performance.

Clash 98: 16 x 20 string pattern, 98sq inch head, 11.5 oz strung weight.
Clash 100: 16 x 19 string pattern, 100 sq inch head 10.9 oz strung weight.
Clash 100 Pro: 16 x 20 string pattern, 100 sq inch head, 11.5 oz strung weight.
Clash 100L: 16 x 19 string pattern, 100 sq inch head, 10.4 oz strung weight.
Clash 108: 16 x 19 string pattern, 108 sq inch head, 10.5 oz strung weight.
Clash 98:
Clash 100:$269.95
Clash 100 Pro: $269.95
Clash 100L: $269.95

Clash 108: $269.95


2022 Head Boom MP & Pro (See In Store Special)
Endorsed by Coco Gauff, (USA)

The new 2022 Head Boom has state-of-the-art Auxetic construction in the yoke piece, giving you optimal impact feel and super accurate feedback. Other innovations include the unique Morph Beam frame construction, which merges an elongated box beam shaft with a powerful head for the perfect blend of feel and ease on court. Another technology that has been developed specifically for the series is the Uni Pattern, a uniform string pattern which allows for a consistent ball trajectory on every shot for reliable and forgiving play.

Boom Pro : 22.5mm/22.5mm/22mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 99 sq in head, 11.6 oz strung weight. – Price $259.95
Boom MP: 23.5mm/24.5mm/23.5mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 100 sq in head, 11.1 oz strung weight. – Price $249.95
Strung PPS 16/17

2022 Yonex Ezone 98 & 100
Endorsed by Naomi Osaka
, (JPN)

New for 2022, the 7th Generation Ezone Franchise features a thicker Shaft design, giving the player a more powerful and penetrative shot with better stability. Developed over 30 years ago, the ISOMETRIC™ design increases the sweet spot by 7%*. Compared to a conventional round frame, a square-shaped ISOMETRIC™ racquet generates a larger sweet spot by optimizing the intersection of the main and cross strings.
ISOMETRIC™ technology delivers greater control without sacrificing power.
All racquet specifications are the same as the first listed unless otherwise specified.
Ezone 98: 23.5mm/24.5mm/19.5mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 98 sq inch head, 10.8 oz strung weight.
Ezone 100: 23.8mm/ 26.5mm/22.5mm beam. 16 x 19 string pattern, 100 sq inch head 10.6 oz strung weight.
Ezone 98:
Ezone 100:

2022 Yonex VCore Pro 97, 97H – $254.95 97D – 259.95
Endorsed by Francis Tiafoe, (USA)

The 2022 iteration of the Yonex VCore Pro series features enhanced spin, control, and feel. Using a new flexible type of graphite in the redesigned beam of the racquet, the VCorePro offers better feel and flexibility upon ball impact.

VCore Pro 97: 21mm/21mm/21mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 97 sq in head, 11.5 oz strung weight. – Price $254.95
VCore Pro 97H: 21mm/21mm/21mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 97 sq in head, 12.3 oz strung weight. – Price $254.95
VCore Pro 97D: 21mm/21mm/21mm beam, 18 x 20 string pattern, 97 sq in head, 12 oz strung weight. – Price $259.95
Strung PPS 16/17


2022 Babolat Pure Aero Rafa – Standard, Team, Lite and Boost
Endorsed by Rafa Nadal, (ESP)

The 2022 Rafa Pure Aero comes in a new cosmetic showcasing the vibrant colors of Spain. This latest incarnation utilizes the latest racket technology combining FSI Spin, Aeromodular 3, and the Cortex Pure Feel. With these advancements in place, the Babolat Pure Aero is the perfect racket to enhance a player’s spin and optimize a balance between power and feel.
All racquet specifications are the same as the first listed unless otherwise specified.
Standard: 23mm/26mm/23mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 100 sq inch head, 11.2 oz strung weight.
Team: 10.6 oz strung weight.
Lite: 10.1 oz strung weight.
Boost RAFA: 23mm/26mm/23mm beam, 16×19 string pattern, 102 sq. inch head, 9.8oz strung weight
Team, Lite:
Boost RAFA: $109.95

The Babolat Rafa bag comes in 3 sizes, 12 pack, 6 pack, and long backpack. Both the 12 and 6 packs come with a durable insulated compartments to keep your rackets safe from a wide range of temperatures. They both include separate vented shoe pouches along with a bottle opener zipper. The Long Backpack covers your racquet handles and it includes a separate shoe pouch.
12 Pack:
6 Pack:

2022 Wilson Blade v8 98 16×19, 18×20 & 100L
Endorsed by Stefanos Tsitsipas, (GR)

The New V8 Wilson Blade is equipped with a captivating new design along with modern racket technology to elevate a players game. This racket features Braided Graphite, an elastic and reactive material allowing for more contact with the ball, resulting in greater control and feel. Another enhancement added is the FORTYFIVE°, this is a patent protected frame layout, which allows for flexibility and stability with the ball, pairing well with the modern vertical swing path.

Blade 98 16×19: 21mm beam, 16 x 19 String pattern, 98 sq inch head, 11.3 oz strung weight – $229.95

Blade 98 18×20: 21mm beam, 16×19 string pattern, 98 sq. inch head, 11.4 oz strung weight-$229.95

Blade 100L: 22.5 beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 100 sq inch head, 10.6 oz strung weight-$219.95

Strung with PPS 16/17

2022 Head Prestige MP, Pro, Tour
Endorsed by Aslan Karatsev (RUS)

The 2022 Head Prestige line-up offers a new innovative touch on a Head classic. It is equipped with a high distinctive carbon element which gives the player extra control and precision . This racket is perfect for advanced players who are looking to up their game with a racket with sensational feel and control.

Prestige Pro: 20mm/20mm/20mm beam, 18 x 20 string pattern, 98 sq in head, 11.9 oz strung weight – PRICE: $259.95
Prestige Tour: 22mm/22mm/22mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 95 sq in head, 11.8 oz strung weight – PRICE: $259.95

Iconic Racquets Currently In Stock

Good luck in your retirement Ashleigh!!!
Head Graphene 360+ Gravity MP/Pro
Endorsed by Ashe Barty, (AUS)

Head’s new Gravity line comes equipped with their new Graphene 360+ technology for a clean, flexible, and comfortable impact on your tightly-controlled shots. The Gravity Frames have an elliptical head giving them huge sweet spots
(All specifications are consistent with the top listed type unless listed otherwise)
Gravity MP 360+: $249.95
22/22/22mm beam, 16×20 string pattern, 100 sq. inch head, 11oz strung
Gravity Pro 360+: $259.95
20/20/20mm beam, 18×20 string pattern, 100 sq inch head, 11.7oz
Gravity Lite 360+ : $219.95
24/24/24mm beam, 16×18 string pattern, 104 sq inch head, 10.1oz

Wilson Pro Staff 97v13
Endorsed by Roger Federer, (SUI)

Available NOW, Seattle & Mill Creek

The 13th-generation Pro Staff features a design that summons the heritage of the iconic Pro Staff franchise from years past, the all-new Pro Staff series enhances precision while maintaining the classic feel beloved by its users worldwide. The key ingredient: double braided fibers arranged at 45-degree angles that net incredible ball pocketing feel and stability. Avanti Sports will stock 3 versions of this iconic frame:

Pro Staff RF97 v13: 21.5 mm/21.5 mm/21.5 mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 97 sq in head, 12.6 oz strung weight.
PRICE $279

Pro Staff 97 v13: 21.5mm/21.5mm/21.5mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 97 sq in head, 11.7 oz strung weight.
PRICE: $279

Pro Staff 97L v13: 23.5mm/23.5mm/23.5mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 97 sq in head, 10.8 oz strung weight
PRICE: $279

Head Radical 360+ MP, Pro, S
Endorsed by Taylor Fritz, (USA)

The 2021 iteration of Head’s Radical series features new Graphene 360+ technology, providing more optimal flexibility and a cleaner feel.
(All specifications are consistent with the top listed type unless listed otherwise)
Radical MP: 20/23/21mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 98 sq inch head, 11.2 oz strung weight.
Radical Pro: 20/21.5/21mm beam, 98 sq inch head, 11.7 oz strung weight.
Radical S: 22/25/23mm beam, 102 sq inch head, 10.4 oz strung weight.
Pro: $239.95


Nike Air Zoom Vapor Pro M’s & W’s

The NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor Pro takes everything you love about the NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor X and makes it lighter and more supportive. The 3-layer design puts breathability, stability and durability where they’re needed most, all while keeping weight at a minimum.
PRICE: $120

Head Revolt Pro 4.0 M’s (6 Month guarantee)

Built for aggressive baseliners who are as tough on footwear as they are on opponents, this new men’s performance tennis shoe takes durability to the extreme.
(recommended half size up)
PRICE: $129

Babolat M’s ( wide) & W’s Jet Mach 3 All Court

Lightweight, comfortable, and built for speed. The all-new Jet Mach 3 is packed with the latest technology. Every detail is designed to increase player confidence and speed on court. The Jet Mach 3 is the ultimate weapon to get you faster to the ball.
PRICE: $140

Adidas Men’s SoleCourt/ Women’s Stella Court

(L) Stafanos Tsitsipas shoe of choice, the SoleCourt has an extended Boost Cushioning system from the Heel to the Mid-foot. It has an Anti-Roll Bar for Stability and a Wide Toe Box.
PRICE: $160
(R) Danelle Collins shoe of choice, the Stella Court uses the boost cushioning system and a wide toe box. (Seattle store only)
PRICE: $150

Adidas Men’s and Women’s Barricades

An iconic franchise. Two decades of expertise. Loyal to its legendary DNA yet filled with innovation, the crown jewel of adidas tennis has been reimagined to give athletes the confidence to persevere through extremes and conquer the court. The new Barricade is lighter and more streamlined than previous versions while maintaining it’s legendary stability and durability.
Men’s (Left) Blue Women’s (Right)
PRICE: $140

Adidas Barricades $140

Men’s (L) Women’s (R)

Adidas Men’s and Women’s Ubersonic 4

Time is your greatest weapon on the tennis court. Earn it in these lightweight adidas Adizero Ubersonic 4 shoes. Their stretch-woven upper keeps you comfortably locked in as you give it your all. Underneath, low-profile Lightstrike cushioning ensures you’re always ready to respond.
Men’s (Left), Women’s (Right)
PRICE: $130

Women’s Nike Osaka Air Court Zoom GP Turbo: $150

This version of Naomi Osaka’s shoe combines a responsive Zoom Air unit with zones of durability, so you can stay fresh longer.
PRICE: $150

Women’s Nike Vapor Pro HC: $120

Men’s Nike Vapor Pro HC:

The NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor Pro takes everything you love about the NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor X and makes it lighter and more supportive. The 3-layer design puts breathability, stability and durability where they’re needed most, all while keeping weight at a minimum.
PRICE: $120

Nike Women’s React NXT HC: $160

Nike Men’s React NXT HC: $160

The NikeCourt React Vapor NXT brings top-notch traction and an innovative cushioning system so you can play at your best during your fastest and fiercest matches. Built to withstand the force of sliding, the generative design uses data to integrate durable rubber and tough plastic in high-wear areas—like the medial side of the forefoot.
PRICE: $160

M’s Nike Cage 4 RAFA

Rafael Nadal (ESP)’s shoe of choice, the NikeCourt Zoom Cage 4 is made for the player seeking strength and speed on the hardcourt. The shoe’s unique cage design provides maximum durability and cushioning, and is also lighter than ever.
PRICE: $150 Black and White
Outsole durability is guaranteed by Nike for up to 6 months after the initial purchase.

K-Swiss Hypercourt Express 2 M’s

K-Swiss best-selling shoe, the Hypercourt Express 2, is light, comfortable, breathable, and has a generous fit, making it the ideal choice for a variety of playing styles and levels. Durawrap Flex, gives the shoe support with no break-in period, while Surgelite midsole technology provides all day comfort.
PRICE: $115

K-Swiss Hypercourt Express LTR Men’s, Men’s & Women’s

The return of an Iconic classic, the Hyper Court Express LTR has double gel cushion in the heel, good lateral support and wider than normal toes box.
PRICE: $110 Men’s (Left) Women’s (Right)


Tecnifibre Air Endurance Rackpack Gear bags

The Tecnifibre Air Endurance Rackpack Gear bag has adjustable compartments or racks. Using Velcro dividers you can hold 4-8-12 Racquets. You can array the racks to feature 1 big compartment, or 3, 4, 5, 6 racks. It has a separate shoe compartment, 2 separate mesh compartments for grips, strings, wristbands, and an end compartment for keys, wallet and smartphone. Comes with backpack straps with a chest strap, sling handgrips, and end handgrips. If you are a Tournament Player this is the ultimate travel bag. If fits into the overhead bins on most commercial jets. This is the bag of choice for Coach Roger Mark.
HIGH SCHOOL SALE: $49.95 REG: $99.95


Nike Long Sleeve Apparel

Nike Court M’s / W’s Warm-ups- $155
W’s Red Jacket is paired with navy blue pants / White Jacket paired with black pants



Yonex Tour Super 850

The Yonex Tour Super 850 is a multifilament engineered with high elasticity allowing for easy power and spin generation. This nylon helps maintain string tension and optimizes playability.
SALE: $34.95
REG: $39.95

Head Lynx Tour

The Head Lynx Tour has a unique 6-edge design of this co-polyester providing the ultimate blend of control and spin.
SALE: $34.95
REG: $39.95

Coach’s Tip: Approach Shot
Coach Ian Purganan, Tennis Professional, Mill Creek Tennis Club

Contact Coach Ian at florian.purganan@gmail.com or
call (206) 383-0720 to schedule a private lesson.
Rates: $65 members, $85 non-members.

Approach Shot

By now, the 40+ league season and playoffs have just ended, and the start of the 18+ league season is about to begin. Whether you play league tennis, tournaments, or just recreationally, improving how effectively you play in the front of the court is typically what it takes to take your game to the next level. What I mean by front court tennis is the transition from the baseline to the net. And being able to finish at the net will allow you to end points quicker, conserve energy, and add another dimension to your game to strike fear in your opponents.  
The vast majority of club players spend over 80% of the time hitting from behind the baseline. Most players move brilliantly side to side, but struggle moving north to south. Once you are inside the baseline, keep in mind that the distance to the baseline on the other side of the net is much shorter, and hence, the amount of power and spin you need must be adjusted accordingly. Here are some tips to help you improve your approach shots:
As soon as you’ve identified that a ball hit to you will be short, turn your body quickly (meaning get your racquet back) and move laterally to the ball. Don’t sprint straight
toward it.

· Try not to jump when you hit the ball.

· Your body should be moving towards the target you are aiming for.

· When you hit the ball on an approach shot, focus on depth, don’t focus on power.

· Since the ball will typically be low, use extra topspin in order for the ball to get over the net but drop inside the baseline. Increase your racquet head speed in order to generate extra topspin, and follow through lower than you would normally finish.

· An approach shot is not meant to be a winner, but rather a setup shot to allow you to get to the net. So, don’t try to go for an outright winner on approach shots.

· Lastly, rule of thumb should be to approach down the line or middle of the court, and then following the path of your ball to the net.

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