Archives for May 2014

Into the 3rd Round of the French Open Despite “Health” Controversy?

Could Taylor Townsend be the next Serena Williams? First things first: This 18-year-old from Chicago must continue to employ everything she learned about conditioning. Townsend is a surprise at the French Open following her victory over Alize Cornet. That victory, no small thing against a veteran French player in what amounts to her home court, [see more]

BAIARDO adapter

Recently one of our members, Daniel Lopez, submitted a question about issues he was having in mounting racquetball racquets and other frames like the Head TiS6 & TiS7. The BAIARDO machine comes with an adapter that works just fine for these types of racquets and I’ve posted some photos below to show how this adapter [see more]

Novak and Andy’s Ultimate Match from HEAD

In HEAD’s latest online campaign, Andy and Novak find themselves in a tricky situation…at a little girl’s birthday, with a strange guy and facing an extraordinary challenge: To Play the ULTIMATE MATCH. Find out more about Andy and Novak’s biggest challenge so far:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqMQh75yD7w . Fans can also take a behind the scenes photos and enter a [see more]

Lockout vs Constant Pull

For much of my career in this business it’s been said that there is a 10% difference in the final measured tension between a lockout and a constant pull stringing machine. So I thought I would put this to the test to see what the actual results were. I strung a Babolat Pure Drive with [see more]

Ashaway Named Official String of Women’s Squash Association

Ashaway, RI – Ashaway, RI – Ashaway Racket Strings has renewed its partnership program with the Women’s Squash Association, becoming once again “The Official String of WSA.” Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “We’re very happy to renew our longstanding relationship with the WSA and their new management team,” said Steve Crandall, Vice President [see more]

Symposium Tennis

For the last 3 years the IART symposium has been held at the beautiful Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Florida. From Texas in the beginning, to Orlando and Disneyworld and finally to Tampa, the IART now has the perfect fit for our annual training conference. Saddlebrook is an ATP/WTA training facility and when there, our people [see more]

2014 IART Symposium Wilson/Luxilon Speed Stringing

  Wilson has announced new changes to the speed stringing contest held at the annual IART symposium. Most noticeably, Luxilon has been added to the mix and since Luxilon strings will be used for the competition, it’s a logical move for the name change. It’s been no secret that those who compete typically have a [see more]

Mantis Sport Greece & Cyprus

We are glad to present you with our Brand-New MANTIS Sport Greece & Cyprus site. Featuring innovative services powered by world renowned RacketSpecialist.com custom stringing workshop, the site compliments the outstanding quality British brand not only within Greece & Cyprus but also worldwide. Our MANTIS Club members (with certain country limitations) will benefit from a world of [see more]

Acelon Wildfire Hex 16

I received two new strings from Victory/Acelon Racquet Sports recently so I wanted to pass on some preliminary information. These strings have been added to the String Characteristic Data table where you can see more. The two (2) strings are Acelon Wildfire Hex 16 and Acelon Wildfire Hex 17.  As you probably guessed these are [see more]