Archives for March 2012

Managing the Financial Side of a Relocation

You’ve just been offered your dream job in a city far from your current home. Now the panic sets in. How are you going to manage the move without it costing an arm and a leg? To be sure, you’ll have a long list of to-do’s associated with managing your transition to a new community. [see more]

The Poly-Parent Dilema

I recently had a call from a coach concerned about one of his top players because they were having arm problems. The player in question is a girl approximately 17 years old and in her last year of high school. She’s using a Wilson K Pro Open with a 16×19 pattern and up until September [see more]

Five Reasons for Investors to be Encouraged

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the constant stream of negative news about the state of our country and the world. This feeling also makes it difficult to be confident as an investor. At times likes these, a little perspective might be in order. A good place to start is to remember that smart investing is [see more]

Managing Finances Following the Death of a Spouse

In the midst of grief and sorrow, a newly bereaved spouse has decisions to make and responsibilities to manage. Here’s a short list of financial considerations for widows and widowers. Get organized  As the surviving spouse, you’ll need a number of documents in order to finalize your partner’s financial affairs. When you receive your spouse’s [see more]

Babolat Aero Pro Team 12′ Review

Any time you see the word “Team” on a Babolat racquet it means that particular model is lighter than the non “Team” version.  But, don’t let the “Team” keep you from trying, or recommending, this racquet because it still carries a weight of 295 grams (10.41 ounces).  If the word “Team” doesn’t identify this racquet [see more]

Oh the Pain of it All!

Sometimes I think I’m a glutton for punishment. While the IART site is focused on racquet technicians that work in the tennis industry, I’m sure some of you, like me, get the happy experience of following Alice down the rabbit hole now and then when we string a racquetball racquet. For the record………I HATE STRINGING [see more]

Dividends – An Opportunity in Today’s Markets

The U.S. economy is slowly improving and investors are once again looking for places to put their money to work. But while the slow pace of economic growth has stymied some investors, it has also created opportunity for others who know where to look. Higher-quality, larger-cap stocks may be a good place to start. In the [see more]

Starting Procedure Part Deux

I posted a short video of a starting procedure using only the machine clamps.  Tim had posted the Yusuki method of starting but I wanted to try something that did not require a starting clamp on the outside of the racquet. I do not use this starting procedure, typically, but I wanted to determine if [see more]

Racquet Numbers

Every racquet done at Racquet Quest has that racquet’s number on a label that is affixed to the racquet. I know most of you have a similar label/numbering method. Racquet Quest racquet numbers are assigned by RacquetRecord™ and are part of that clients permanent record. Here is the situation and I want to hear your [see more]

Yusuki starting method modification

Anytime a technician can save time and end up with the same result I think it’s a win-win situation. The Yusuki starting method was first introduced to my by the creator, Toru Yusuki while we were working together at the U.S. Open and it’s a very fast and easy way to start a string job. [see more]