Written by Tim Strawn

Owner, IART

Let’s talk about re-stringing …..Part 1

What is it, this age old mystery about when to re-string a tennis racquet and just why is it such a complex subject?  No one within the industry seems to be able to agree on the subject except they obviously all agree that you re-string when the string breaks. Aside from that we actually have [see more]

49-Year Old Yuko Kawasaki Makes it to the Badminton World Championships with Ashaway ZyMax® 66 Fire String

Ashaway, RI – An improbable story, a quest, a dream come true: however you want to style it, Yuko Kawasaki’s journey to this year’s World Badminton Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, makes for an epic tale of grit, determination, and not a little talent. As an amateur and, at 49, the oldest female competitor, Yuko and [see more]

Wilson Pro Staff 97L Countervail

The Pro Staff 97L Countervail looks just like the one Federer uses, complete with the same cosmetics, laser engraving and chrome touches. However, this one is much lighter and more suited for the “mortal” user as opposed to the “super human” type like Federer. The Countervail version offers a material technology designed to reduce impact vibrations and muscle [see more]

Arm injuries and how to address them

It’s a tennis players worst nightmare. That nagging pain in your elbow, shoulder or wrist that just won’t go away. Where did it come from and what could have caused such discomfort in the first place? This happens to be a very serious problem with racquet sports and unfortunately, it’s one of the most misunderstood [see more]

Thanksgiving greetings

Happy Thanksgiving to all fo my American peeps. What are you most thankful for today?

What is it today? Racquet 1 or Racquet 2

How many of you carry two or more racquets in your bag? Are they the same make and model or are you carrying two different racquets and consider one your back-up and the other your “go to” racquet? For competitive players the first scenario is more the norm if you’re level of play is higher [see more]

Review on buying tennis shoes

Not all reviews on tennis products fall within the mainstream publications of our sport. I was recently pointed to an article on tennis shoes and thought it might be of interest for our readers. You can go HERE to read the article Thanks to Zoey Miller from “The Babble Out” blog for contacting us and [see more]

Security Center — Part #2 – Online Security

Continuing on with the 2 part series on personal security from Ameriprise Financial, here are some helpful hints about protecting your online information. While this information is primarily targeted towards Ameriprise clients, it’s still relevant to anyone with online accounts with your personal financial institution. Take these steps to help ensure your online security ✔Review [see more]

Security Center – Part #1 Common types of fraud

Here’s part 1 of a 2 part series courtesy of our business consultant Stewart Barnes of Ameriprise Financial. Given all that’s been going on lately with scams and hacks of major corporations, the potential for the loss of personal information and worse yet, having your personal identity compromised, I feel there is a lot of [see more]

Bow Brand natural gut

I’ve received some questions lately from those wanting to know the status of Bow Brand natural gut strings so I sent an inquiry to Carolyn Clarke, the Director of Bow Brand. The following is her reply: Unfortunately we have not been able to produce our natural gut tennis strings for the past two years as [see more]