Archives for July 2014

Rate this Racquet

While we are on the subject of stringing lets start a little learning exercise. Following are images of a racquet, specifically the stringing, that we will start with.  Without being hyper critical let’s “Rate this Racquet”. Take a look and make your comments about the images.  This racquet was not strung by one of us [see more]

A Primer on Tennis Elbow

For many of us, our tennis season is shorter due to inclimate weather as the Winter months set in. Our playing time is reduced and we get somewhat complacent on taking care of ourselves. Then along comes the Spring and all we can think about is getting outside and playing tennis. Unfortunately, this is also the [see more]

Good Knots or Not?

A racquet came in recently presenting with a number of issues but this one almost put me over the edge! Take a look at these knots!  Does anyone think this is acceptable? The customer apparently didn’t care about the knots but was not at all happy with the performance of the racquet as it was [see more]

Prince Announces Relocation to Atlanta, Georgia

Important Notice: The Warehouse will be closed July 21 – July 25.New Prince Atlanta Office address: Global Corporate Office Terminus 100 3280 Peachtree Road Suite #2000 Atlanta, Georgia 30305 Dear Valued Customer,Prince Business Update As advised in my communication to you in February, the Prince Global Sports office in Bordentown, New Jersey has relocated to our [see more]

Tecnifibre Strings Added

Five (5) new strings from Tecnifibre have been added to the String Characteristic Data.  Typical of Tecnifibre strings most of these are multi-filament with polyurethane (not polyester) binders.  The Razor Code is a polyester based string and the power potential indicates that. The ATP World Tour 17 came in a discrete plain brown wrapper so [see more]

My Time with the Alpha Accuswing2

I have been using the Alpha Accuswing2 every day for well over a year so it is about time to evaluate the performance of this device. The Alpha Accuswing2 does one thing and does it well.  The Accuswing2 does “swing weight” period!  That is a good thing since it can be sold for a reasonable [see more]

Wilson Pro Staff 95S

As with all the new Wilson racquets the “S” stands for SPIN!  As such, if you can handle the “gravitas” of this racquet, you can generate as much spin as you want.  The player style and the open string pattern can generate significant revenue if you are a racquet technician because the string is going [see more]

Ashaway Offers MonoGut ZX and MonoGut ZX Pro Tennis String in Bulk

Ashaway, RI – Ashaway Racket Strings has made its popular MonoGut® ZX brand tennis strings — 16L gauge (1.27 mm) MonoGut ZX and 17 gauge (1.22 mm) MonoGut ZX Pro — available in bulk reels for more efficient hybrid stringing. Of the two, MonoGut ZX Pro is a thinner lighter string, designed to provide even [see more]

America’s Sputtering Tennis Factory

An insightful article from the Wall Street Journal……. After years of watching American tennis sink into the shadows, the U.S. Tennis Association decided in 2008 to make a bold move: It would open its first-ever full-time training academy for top juniors. Under the program, the country’s best prospects would be invited to Boca Raton, Fla., [see more]

Wimbledon Recap

Check out this You Tube link for a nice recap video from the 2014 Wimbledon Championships https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtUSDJuONu8&list=TL8U1MWfD6shvuikpEeCX63CNoD-He6a9W