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]

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]

The Complete Package for the Recreational Player – Part 4 – Strings 101

A deeper dive into strings. Part Three identified the five (5) leading string materials as: Nylon Natural Gut Kevlar® Polyester PEEK Not necessarily in order of usage, which would probably be: Nylon Polyester Natural Gut PEEK Kevlar® Let’s start with Nylon™ (polyamide) Nylon is very good material! It is relatively inexpensive, has good physical, properties, [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]

The Complete Package for the Recreational Player – Part 3 – String Basics

Let’s talk about strings….. In part 1 of this series I talked about finding a qualified racquet technician to work with and in part two I gave a brief overview of what to look for when selecting a racquet. Part 3 in this series deals with a basic understanding of string and suggestions for what [see more]

Juan Martin del Potro on the Move

Credit Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer   He finds himself in line at the Miami Open to play Roger Federer, the hottest man in tennis. Unfair, perhaps, but Juan Martin del Potro might be the most grateful man in tennis. He just passed the 13-month mark of a comeback marked by so many years and spilled tears that [see more]

Federer moving up!

from Greg Garber – ESPN He raced into position to hit his serves, bouncing the ball in rapid-fire fashion — and then played the points even faster. Roger Federer, moving with startling speed from side to side, baseline to net, stunned Stan Wawrinka on Sunday with an up-tempo game in the California desert. The score in the [see more]

The Complete Package for the Recreational Player – Part 2 – Racquet Basics

RACQUETS Now that you’ve found your personal racquet technician to work with let’s talk a little bit about choosing a racquet. Understand the difference between racquet styles Racquets are like cars; there’s a model to fit every person. Just as a 20 year old might be better suited for a sports car, a 40 year [see more]