Written by Tim Strawn

Owner, IART

New video on starting clamp added

Hi everyone As you know I’ve been working for the past several monthss adding as much video as time permits and there are now quite a few videos posted in our “Media” section. While not complete, this at least gives you some good material that should answer some of the questions that many have had [see more]

Federer defeats Nadal in straight sets for Shanghai victory

Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal for fifth straight time, wins Shanghai Masters title  Courtesy ESPN SHANGHAI — Roger Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadalthis year to four matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. The 19-time Grand Slam winner, who still trails Nadal 23-15 in [see more]

Friends popping up everywhere!

Familiar faces seem to pop up everywhere within our industry. During the Laver Cup I was watching a FaceBook live event from the stringing room in Prague and there, next to Ron Rocchi from Wilson and on the Wilson BAIARDO stringing machine, was my long time friend Lucian Costea stringing one of Roger Federer’s racquets. [see more]

New Products

If you’re one of those players who uses overwraps there’s a new one on the market that you should know about. Luxilon’s Elite Dry is a revolutionary wrap that’s well worth a try. Here’s how the company describes this overwrap: “Revolutionary Soft-Touch fabric and Moisture-Tack technology deliver comfortable feel and increased tackiness as you sweat. [see more]

Laver Cup 2017: Team Europe 15 – Team World 9 in inaugural competition

Team Europe contained five of the world’s top 10 players Courtesy BBC Sports Team Europe beats Team World 15-9 to win the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague. Europe began the final day with a 9-3 lead, but, after a win apiece in the opening two matches on Sunday, John Isner beat Rafael Nadal 7-5 7-6 [see more]

Ashaway Sponsors Rising Squash Sensation Diego Elias

— Ranked #17 in the world, 20-year old Elias is the first Peruvian to ever to win a PSA World Tour title   Ashaway, RI – Ashaway Racket Strings has just signed a sponsorship agreement with young Peruvian squash sensation Diego Elias. Twenty-year old Elias, who is currently ranked #17, joined the PSA tour in [see more]

Stringing the Double Sided Blackburn Tennis Racquet

Occasionally you’re going to run into stringing situations that are going to present unusual challenges. The Blackburn racquet with it’s two separate string beds is a perfect example. I personally have never strung one of these frames so I did a bit of research and I’m providing this post in an effort to help as [see more]

How to choose a string

For many recreational tennis players choosing a string can be a real challenge.  That’s why it’s important to find a qualified racquet technician to help you navigate through the maze of strings available. Breaking it down into the types of strings and how they work in a racquet is really the best way to help [see more]

Consumer content

Here’s a heads up for our consumer members. When you receive your weekly email newsletter the articles contained there should all be accessible to you. If you click on any article to read the entire content you should also be able to scroll down and comment or ask questions. The way you can tell if [see more]

The Edge Power Trainer

I was recently contacted by the folks at The Edge Power Trainer and sent a sample of their product. This is a simple device that you attach to a racquet to enhance your strength, speed and stamina by isolating the muscles a player uses while playing tennis. While their website describes this product as “innovative” [see more]