Archives for June 2014

Ashaway to Sponsor 2014-15 U.S. Junior National Racquetball Team

— Team Members To Receive Reels Of Popular Ashaway Racquetball Strings Ashaway, RI – Ashaway Racket Strings has announced it will sponsor the 2014-15 U.S. Junior National Racquetball Team sanctioned by USA Racquetball. Team members were announced on June 28th at the Awards Dinner for the 2014 Junior Olympic Championships in Denver, CO. The Championship [see more]

Babolat Pure Strike 18×20

The Pure Strike line of racquets, introduced in 2014, is a new direction for Babolat. Focusing on a frame line concentrating on response and power, one cannot help but draw similarities with the new Strike line to be Babolat’s answer to the Wilson Blade frames. The 18×20 Strike is reminiscent of a traditional “players” frame [see more]

Join the IART!

We are the International Alliance of Racquet Technicians, a global organization bringing racquet technicians, sports retailers, pro shops and teaching professionals together within the racquet sports industry. Our primary focus is on racquet sports, with a heavy emphasis on tennis. Our interactive website provides a platform for members to communicate and share ideas with one [see more]

Tell me about Kirschbaum…please.

Many, many years ago when I was stringing a lot of tournaments PolyStar was the polyester of choice, maybe because it was the only one!  This string was used, mostly, by European players at that time. Shortly thereafter Kirschbaum was the polyester of choice.  Kirschbaum seemed to have a pretty good run until Luxilon showed [see more]

2013 Wilson Speed Stringing Contest

There are few paths available to aspiring tour stringers and the IART symposium is definitely one of them. Hosted by Wilson & Luxilon, entering the speed stringing contest at the symposium is without a doubt, one of the best, if not THE best ways to get yourself seen by the right people. In 2014, the [see more]

Gary Machholz named Promotions Manager for Volkl US

Volkl to grow grass-roots support Solana Beach, CA, June 2, 2014: Volkl Tennis announced today that Gary Machholz will be taking on an expanded role within the company. Machholz, who joined the company in May of 2013 as a Territory Manager for the Rocky Mountain Region and VIP ambassador will now manage a growing list [see more]

IART Announces New Speakers and Sponsors for 2014 Symposium

The IART symposium has picked up several new sponsorships for the 2014 event with Head and Tecnifibre being the most recent to join the event. “Tecnifibre USA is proud to partner with the 8th Annual 2014 IART training symposium. (Dave Dorsey, National Sales Manager)  “Tecnifibre believes this is one of the premier training events for [see more]

Special Customizing Class at 2014 Symposium

For all who have attended the symposium and gone through the racquet customization class with John Gugel, you already know what a great class it is. There are a lot of people out there who can string a racquet but there are not that many who are really good when it comes to knowing all [see more]

Nadal Wins 9th French Open

Rafa Nadal leaves no doubt as to who is king on the clay, beating Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 to take his 9th French Open and 14th major, tying him with Pete Sampras and leaving him 3 shy of tying Federer. Nadal dropped the first set but came back strong to win 3 in [see more]

Sharapova wins French Open

Maria Sharapova has emerged victorious, 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 over Simona Halep in the 2014 French Open final. This was the first women’s final to go 3 sets since 2001 and without a doubt, one of the most exciting women’s finals in years. Sharapova, even when she appeared down, showed the will of a true champion by [see more]