Upgrade your game by picking up a Babolat Pure Drive Roddick Plus 2012 ($160). The same model being used by Andy Roddick to storm this month's US Open, the Pure Drive Plus features embedded graphite and tungsten for a crisp response and added stability, the Woofer system to cushion ball impact on your strings, Active Cortex vibration dampening technology, and 100 square-inch head that provides an ample sweet spot.
Keep your game in shape long after the course has closed for the season with the Rukk Net ($180). This portable sport net pops-up in seconds and stows away nearly as quickly, and also offers high-quality nylon netting, a tough steel frame, a proprietary ball return system, and a weight of only 14 pounds, which means you can carry it anywhere you need to get in a few swings/kicks/throws.
You may or may not be old enough to have played with one when you were a kid, but if you did, you'll remember it immediately. The Itza Soft Football ($20) is the ultimate backyard football, made from soft, sticky and squishy rubber that you inflate yourself to the desired hardness — but no matter how much you pump it up, it flies high and soft, making you look like Joe Montana Tom Brady even if you never played a down of Pop Warner.
Wax is an essential part of the surfing experience — but finding a place to keep it, not to mention the tools you need to spread it, can be a hassle. The Indoek Surf Wax Kit ($105) takes care of this problem by integrating a container well into a stylish teak hardwood box that doubles as both a comb and scraper, the latter by way of the removable, magnetically-attached lid. All you need now is a board and some waves.
For all of Ping's drivers — and they do make some great ones — there's been a noticeable hole in their lineup: an adjustable model. The Ping Anser Adjustable Driver ($440) fills this gap, offering a low-spin, 460cc head crafted from Ti 8-1-1 — a light, low-density alloy with a matte black finish — and the ability to add or subtract half a degree of loft using the adjustable hosel. Available with your choice of four high-performance shafts.