Archives for September 2014

IART Symposium 8!

The 8th annual IART Symposium wrapped up last night and it was the best so far! They just keep getting better! It was really great to see all the “regulars” but I really missed seeing Larry Hackney! There will be much more posted here soon so be sure to read what other attendees have to [see more]

#8 and Still Going Strong

Saturday September 20th, 2014 marks the beginning of number 8 in the continuing evolution of the IART annual training symposium. As we move closer and closer to #10, a milestone I personally look forward to organizing, I think back to the beginning. There were naysayers. Those who openly suggested that this was an effort in [see more]

Ashaway SuperNick® XL Micro Squash String Now Available in Black and White

Ashaway, RI – Ashaway Racket Strings has added new flare to its popular 18 gauge SuperNick® XL Micro squash string by introducing a new black and white pattern. The distinctive new design adds variety and choice to what has become Ashaway’s fastest growing squash string category. Ashaway’s other 1.15 mm squash strings include UltraNick® 18 [see more]

Speaker Profile – J.C. Carpentier – 2014 IART Symposium

J.C. Carpentier joined the IART symposium as a seminar leader in 2009 as a co-presenter in the Machine Repair & Maintenance seminar with Mark Gonzalez. J.C. is a partner at Tennis Machines located in Valley Park Missouri. They sell Alpha, Babolat, Ektelon, Gamma, Prince, and Winn stringing machines and they are the official service center for [see more]

Speaker Profile – Charmagne Fraser – 2014 IART Symposium

Charmagne Fraser is the owner and operator of the pro shop at Princess Anne Country Club in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Princess Anne is one of the most successful pro shops in the United States, averaging $20,000 in gross revenue per month. Charmagne has been perfecting her skills in the pro shop management business for the past [see more]

Speaker Profile – Vasiliy Guryanov – 2014 IART Symposium

Vasiliy Guryanov is a USRSA Master Racquet Technician (MRT), who currently works at the Midtown Tennis Club in Chicago, Illinois. His responsibilities include being a Junior Competitive coach, Director of the Stringing Department, and an advisor to the Tennis Opportunity Program. Midtown Tennis Club has one of the largest 10U programs in the nation – with [see more]

Speaker Profile – Lucien Nogues – 2014 IART Symposium

Lucien Nogues, a name synonymous with not only Babolat, but with professional racquet stringing within the racquet sports industry for over 30 years. Lucien will be traveling all the way from Lyon, France to be a part of the 2014 IART symposium and we are very pleased to have him join the speaking staff this year. He has [see more]

Speaker Profile – Ben Porter – 2014 IART Symposium

Ben Porter, currently works for Viking Athletics as the General Manager. Ben previously held the position of Brand Manager for New York and New Jersey for Prince Global Sports. Ben is a graduate of the Professional Tennis Management (PTM) program at Methodist University, and worked for the PTM program from 2008 to 2011 as the Assistant [see more]

Sponsor Prizes at 2014 Symposium

We’re doing something different at the 2014 IART symposium during our time on Saturday with the sponsors from 2-5 p.m. Sponsors will be having drawings for gift packages at specific times but with one caveat–the winners must be present at the time of the drawing to win. The way this is shaping up it appears [see more]