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New Ytex discounts for IART members

Hey IART members Ytex and IART have a new sponsorship update that should be of interest to all. Go HERE and drill down to the Ytex listing for details. If you’ve been buying Ytex strings you now have increased discounts on all purchases. Thanks Ivor Savage for your continued support of the IART and members, please [see more]

Come on, REALLY?

When can we expect string manufacturers to stop making impossible claims? “String X will give you more topspin” “String Y is the string for you if you’re looking for more spin” Some simply brush these claims aside as if not important while others see it as a real problem. To those selling the string I [see more]

SuperNick® ZX Family Rounds Out Ashaway Squash String Line

SuperNick ZX strings combine nylon multifilament cores with special wear layers of Zyex® filaments to provide precise touch, maintain tension, and maximize spin   Ashaway, RI – Ashaway’s family of SuperNick® ZX squash strings offers a new set of playing characteristics that rounds out the company’s diverse line of squash string capabilities. Combining nylon multifilament [see more]

Ivor Savage – Ytex

We take a different approach with our member profile this time and interview a manufacturer representative from Ytex, Ivor Savage. Ytex is an emerging string company in the tennis world that is gaining popularity among all playing levels. If you’ve ever been around Ivor Savage you undoubtedly know that his enthusiasm for tennis is infectious. [see more]

Mis·con·cep·tion

a view or opinion that is incorrect because it is based on faulty thinking or understanding. As in Prince synthetic gut at 60 lbs? This request was long standing within our industry for the simple reason that players lacked an understanding of what they were asking for. Everyone else was using the same string at [see more]

The Complete Package for the Recreational Player – Part 5 – When to Re-String

One of the most common questions we get as racquet technicians is “How often should I string my racquet?” The old adage is to re-string your racquet as many times in one year as you play each week. For example, if you play twice a week then you should restring every six months. The reasoning [see more]

Ashaway Adds Four Professional Racquetball Players To Its 2017 Sponsorship Team

Ashaway, RI – Ashaway has added four new players to its 2017 Professional Sponsorship Team for racquetball. They include Felipe Camacho, Alejandro Herrera, Daniel Rojas, and Gabriela Martinez. The Ashaway Sponsorship Team is designed to support rising professional players in the sport of racquetball. The member package includes the player’s choice of Ashaway Racquetball String, as [see more]

Konta moves to #7 after Miami win

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Johanna Konta lofted a lob off the baseline for a winner on championship point, waited for instant replay to confirm the call and even then hesitated to celebrate the biggest title of her 11-year career. It took Johanna a while to get where she is, but the British player can now call herself [see more]

Who’s the G.O.A.T?

From Greg Garber, ESPN Coming into 2017, Roger Federer had lost 23 of 34 matches to Rafael Nadal. In the sometimes heated discussion regarding the greatest men’s tennis player of all time, it was the only serious asterisk. And now, three months into this young season, Federer has taken some positive steps toward erasing that qualifier. Three big, [see more]

Federer Surges Past del Potro In Miami

Swiss will face Bautista Agut in Miami fourth round Roger Federer added another big win to his nearly invincible 2017 on Monday, fighting off Argentine Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the fourth round of the Miami Open presented by Itau. Federer, a two-time Miami champion (2005-06), never lost his serve against the powerful right-hander, [see more]