Written by Tim Strawn

Executive Director, IART

Toalson strings to be added to IART data base

I am happy to announce that we have received quite a few strings to test from a company that many people may not be too familiar with. Toalson has been around since 1956 when they first appeared under the name of Toa Co, Ltd. My personal experience with Toa came when I began playing tennis [see more]

Wilson Ultra Tour V2.0

The current Wilson line offers 6 models of their newly redesigned Ultra series frames with the Tour model definitely geared for advanced players. It starts with an 18×20 string pattern coupled with a nice narrow 21mm beam width. Our model tested out with a 6.90 HL balance and weighed a hefty 11.29 oz strung. Let’s [see more]

Parents & Junior Racquet Transitions

If you’re a parent with an aspiring junior player you have a lot on your plate and this post is particularly important if you’re starting your kids off at a very early age. Making sure your player has the right equipment for every stage of their development is important but often times, those decisions are [see more]

Update on Wilson racquet reviews

Not long ago I placed a post here indicating that I had several Wilson racquets on the way to test and review. Unfortunately, that parcel never arrived and we’re still trying to get UPS to track it down. The good news however, is that the rep was in yesterday and hand delivered 19 new Wilson [see more]

How do you respond?

I was recently pointed to an Instagram post where a guy was stringing a Yonex racquet and complaining about the racquet being strung with two pieces of string. Not only was he complaining, but he was commenting that anyone who doesn’t use an ATW pattern was an idiot. So I wonder, what’s your instinctive reaction [see more]

New Polyurethane Resin Technology from Ashaway

— Proprietary Nylon/PU matrix adds toughness, durability and grip, maintains soft nylon feel Ashaway, RI – Ashaway has introduced another technical innovation to its line of squash strings: a polyurethane (PU) based, multifilament nylon string designed to add toughness and durability for players who like to really cut and spin the ball. Ashaway’s first string [see more]

Know before you buy

At some point every tennis player is faced with having to find a new racquet and for the most part, it’s not a process that evokes joy from the player. However, it doesn’t have to be that way especially if you can find a competent technician to guide you through the process. Here are a [see more]

Ashaway Develops Textured Surface Coating for Line of ZyMax® Badminton Strings

— New textured coating an evolution of ZyMax technology to stiffen feel, add control Ashaway, RI – Ashaway Racket Strings has developed a proprietary textured surface coating for their ZyMax® line of badminton strings. New coated strings will be dubbed “ZyMax TX,” and like their ZyMax Fire siblings, will utilize Ashaway’s proprietary BETA polymer fibers and [see more]

Sergetti Stringing

I have been waiting for quite some time to test a different method of stringing called the Sergetti Method. The Sergetti Method is different in that it provides a spec sheet based on the frame and string used plus your desired reference tension. The Sergetti calculation based on your information will then provide  you a [see more]

Box of strings for sale

Greetings everyone I have a box of misc strings for sale. There’s a variety of strings from Babolat, Dunlop, Prince, Solinco & Tecnifibre. Box will be sold complete, no individual sets please.