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]

Ashaway’s Micro Gauge Squash String Scores Big in Blind Playtest

– 18-Gauge Ashaway SuperNick® ZX Micro gains high marks for playability, power, comfort, feel and control in recent Pro Stringer String Test  — SNZX string uses nylon multifilament core in special wear layer of Zyex® filaments to enhance touch, maintain tension, and maximize control   Ashaway, RI – In a recent blind string test conducted [see more]

Ashaway’s Updated Badminton Line Offers a String for Every Style and Level of Play

Ashaway, RI — After a number of consolidations and introductions, Ashaway’s updated line of badminton strings is now structured to provide a string for every style and frequency of play, from weekend shuttlers to the world’s top professionals. The complete line now includes two string families: the ZyMax® Fire family of competition strings, which are [see more]

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]