Archives for October 2012

USTA/Richmond MiniSymposium

As you know Tim and I did a MiniSymposium in Richmond, Va. on Sunday and Monday for a great group of committed racquet technicians.  I thank them for their level of participation. Just to participate in this symposium required a decision to attend in spite of the impending storm, Sandy. One attendee from Boston had [see more]

Prince Extends Partnership with David Ferrer

            PRINCE EXTENDS MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PARTNERSHIP WITH WORLD’S #5 RANKED PLAYER DAVID FERRER Leading Global Tennis Equipment Brand Continues Commitment to Top Athletes in Tennis BORDENTOWN, New Jersey, October 23, 2012 – Prince Global Sports, a leading tennis equipment and footwear company, announced today it has renewed a partnership with the second-highest [see more]

Customizing with Replacement Grips

Customizing grip size can be done in several different ways. Pallets can be remolded, heat shrink sleeves can be added, or, if you’re energetic and have a steady hand, you can get out your trusty old sanding block and on some pallets you can sand away until you reach the desired size. I like to [see more]

Ashaway Announces new Alliance program

IART is pleased to announce a new relationship with Ashaway Racquet Strings. Steve Crandall, vice president of the company, is our newest addition to the Alliance consultants group and he was also a first time contributor at the 2012 IART symposium. Steve and Ashaway have recently implemented a discount program for U.S. based IART members [see more]

Polyketones and the Generation of Dynamic Spin

My group discussion at the Florida Symposium was most enjoyable. One of the topics that generated the most interest was spin. In tennis these days—much like politics—spin is all the rage. Everybody wants to improve their “up and down” game, and play like the top pros with “heavy balls” that drop like stones just inside [see more]

A Clear Message

Greetings fellow racquet technicians. I was brain storming recently and realized that my business needed it’s own customer service team. Some times I just think you have to be very clear about how you operate and state your policies so people really understand where you’re coming from. In keeping with that idea, I recently hired [see more]

Prince Announces New Sponsorship

PRINCE NAMED THE OFFICIAL RACKET OF THE POWERSHARES SERIES TOUR MULTI-YEAR DEAL BEGINS WITH THIS WEEKS TOUR LAUNCH BORDENTOWN, New Jersey, October 10, 2012 – Prince Global Sports, a leading tennis equipment and footwear company, announced today it has signed a multi-year deal to become the official racket of the PowerShares Series. Formerly known as the [see more]

Shanked String

All of us have experienced a racquet that has a string broken due to a mis-hit, or shank.  This is difficult to explain to the customer if they ask the “why did the string break so quickly” question! I have added a couple of pictures of a “mis-hit” failure.  In these images it is easy [see more]

Luxilon 4G…some information

G, I am getting organized after the best IART Symposium yet! The “G” is the latest version of Luxilon string so I would like to submit a little data that I have generated in the last eight (8) days.  This information is from the 130 gauge.  The reason it takes a while to get this [see more]

Preparing for the Long-Term Future of a Business

Here’s an important question for busy business owners – what’s next for your company? Not just tomorrow or even in the months ahead, but when the time comes that you or one of your key employees retires or leaves the organization unexpectedly? At a time when many baby boomers are thinking about retirement, those who own [see more]