Thanksgiving greetings

Happy Thanksgiving to all fo my American peeps. What are you most thankful for today?

What is it today? Racquet 1 or Racquet 2

How many of you carry two or more racquets in your bag? Are they the same make and model or are you carrying two different racquets and consider one your back-up and the other your “go to” racquet? For competitive players the first scenario is more the norm if you’re level of play is higher [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]

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]

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]