A super hybrid

I often get questions from people who've read something online about hybrid stringing and for whatever reason, want to give it a try. With so many strings on the market it's easy to see why there's a multitude of combinations that you could put … [Continue reading]

A quick primer for buying a racquet

Over my many years of being in this business the thing that irritates me the most is to see someone come to me for help just after they've bought a new racquet. I have no problem helping them mind you. That's not the point. The point is often they've … [Continue reading]

Overgrip Overload!

A new client came in today wanting to discuss using natural gut, specifically Babolat VS Team.  The racquet is a very light model sporting a 14 x 16 string pattern.  When asked "why the interest in the natural gut?"  Well, I hit with a team members … [Continue reading]

Attention Members

Greetings I am in the process of emailing the new IART membership documents each time our members renewals process successfully. Please check your spam and junk mail folders because these emails contain two attachments. Be advised that these … [Continue reading]

The Ink Corral

If you are like me and have way too many bottles of stencil ink you may want to take a look at some peg-board and these plastic bins from U-Line. Each bin holds six (6) standard ink bottles and they are not expensive! Corral your … [Continue reading]

Can we agree Roger is the GOAT?

Having just taken out Marin Cilic in the final of the 2018 Australian Open, Roger Federer laid claim to his 20th major title. Beginning in 2003 with his first title at Wimbledon, Federer has stood the test of time and defied all the odds at age 36. … [Continue reading]

You can improve your download speeds like I did

How many of you test your ISP's service from time to time? I use Cox with a Netgear AC1900/C6300BD Router/Modem combo and according to my ISP plan, I'm supposed to get 150 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload. Well, I was not getting even half of the … [Continue reading]

String breaks. Do you know the difference?

There are a lot of misconceptions about strings and stringing and that comes primarily from "Internet land". There's just a lot of bad information out there and for the most part, the average player who has no real knowledge of string or stringing … [Continue reading]

New Wilson racquet reviews coming soon

Just a heads up that I'm due to receive several of the newer Wilson frames for review real soon. Apologies from here as I've lagged behind in doing racquet reviews and hope to do some catching up this year. As a side note, be aware that it's not … [Continue reading]

Attention players: Try to avoid this

Often times I see racquets coming to me for service that have a very common problem. Looking at the top of the racquet with reference to a clock face, at the 11 & 1 areas and moving in towards the center to almost 12 o'clock straight up the … [Continue reading]