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US Clay Courts RECAP

US Mens Clay Courts RECAP I was quite busy stringing racquets until late almost every night so I did not blog. Sleep was a necessity. Jack Sock beat Sam Querrey in two tiebreakers in the finals. Great to see 2 AMERICANS in the finals. A lot of upsets in the early rounds. Isner and the [see more]

Data is Data is Data is Data…

Data is our friend. The more data points we have the better we understand things! Great, of course, but what if the data is a product of various data “collectors”? As racquet technicians we have several different pieces of equipment to collect data and we rely on these for our business. However, it is not [see more]

Babolat M7 String

Babolat recently introduced the new M7 string.  I like the name “M7”! Are you prepared for this?  This string material is polyamide!  Yes!  That is the correct spelling of N-Y-L-O-N!  The word “Nylon” has gotten a bad rap in my opinion but I think it is still the most widely used material for tennis string. [see more]

Dothan Pro Classic 4

This blog is not so much about the tournament but bringing up a few contrasts and comparisons from tournament to tournament. In Dothan at one point I had in my string box. 14 reels of Babolat RPM Blast 2 reels of Luxilon Alu Power 125 1 reel of Head Sonic Pro 1 reel of Luxilon [see more]

Dothan Live Feed

One of the cool features of this tournament is they have a live feed. This year they added Ken Thomas from radio tennis.com to give commentary. http://www.wtvy.com/live

Dotahn Pro Classic 4

This blog is not so much about the tournament but bringing up a few contrasts and comparisons from tournament to tournament. In Dothan at one point I had in my string box. 14 reels of Babolat RPM Blast 2 reels of Luxilon Alu Power 125 1 reel of Head Sonic Pro 1 reel of Luxilon [see more]

Will This String Make a Comeback?

Many, many years ago in a galaxy far, far awa…oh, sorry!  I got carried away trying to go back so far in the history of tennis string! Years ago there were only a handful of tennis string manufacturers and one of the largest and most reputable was Toa of Japan.  The most recognized string made [see more]

Dothan Pro Classic update 3

Be careful of what you hope for! Yesterday, April 21 I strung 15 throughout the day. Easy day!. I took in 15 more between 6pm and 7pm. This stringing was finished around 12:30 am. I had to get the “hard rock” going. Jimi Hendrix “Retrospective” made it a great evening. “All along the watchtower” was [see more]

Dothan Classic – Part 2

Still raining in Dothan! Nothing happening before 4. Moving 16 matches to 5 courts. Strung 4 racquets. Getting text updates about the Aggies vs Bulldogs. Waiting ……. see part 1 HERE