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 … [Continue reading]

Why Two (2) Piece Stringing

The IART position is that a two (2) piece stringing is the preferred format.  Some racquet companies require two (2) piece with tie off's at the top and the first cross string starting at the top. Following is a brief explanation of this … [Continue reading]

TOURNA Stringing machines – Discounted for GSS Alliance Members

  To all of the GSS Alliance members we have a special deal on the TOURNA stringing machines. I bet some of you thought that TOURNA only manufactured Tourna Grip … [Continue reading]

Where do You Buy Your Racquet and Why?

I wrote this post a long time ago but I recently saw where a tennis store was closing after many years of service to the community.  I have NO idea if what I am writing about had anything to do with the closing but here it is: Making a tennis … [Continue reading]

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 18x20 string pattern coupled with a nice narrow 21mm beam width. Our model tested out … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

What Do You Expect?

I see a lot of tennis racquets that come from any number of shops, online outlets, home stringers and others and I need to know what you, the customer, expect from the person you use for stringing and/or buy your racquets from. I see racquets that … [Continue reading]

Will Poor Stringing Save the Life of Polyester?

OK, here's the deal.  I have written about this several times and each time I decided that it was a waste of time, so it goes back into a file somewhere! The time is now that we really need to understand more about stringing as a consumer and what … [Continue reading]

Where to Tie Off

Stringing a tennis racquet using a hybrid format will require four (4) tie offs.  So where are are they going to be? When using a hybrid format, two different strings are involved, and one of those may be natural gut.  We are going to concentrate … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]