Friends popping up everywhere!

Familiar faces seem to pop up everywhere within our industry. During the Laver Cup I was watching a FaceBook live event from the stringing room in Prague and there, next to Ron Rocchi from Wilson and on the Wilson BAIARDO stringing machine, was my long time friend Lucian Costea stringing one of Roger Federer’s racquets. [see more]

Stringing the Double Sided Blackburn Tennis Racquet

Occasionally you’re going to run into stringing situations that are going to present unusual challenges. The Blackburn racquet with it’s two separate string beds is a perfect example. I personally have never strung one of these frames so I did a bit of research and I’m providing this post in an effort to help as [see more]

Video library update

Recently I posted about the new IART video project and now here’s an update. I mentioned that this was something that I had wanted to include for members for a very long time and since I have a little extra time this year I’m able to delve into this project. Needless to say, our videos [see more]

Member posts

Greetings all I’ve noticed in the past that some of you have started posts that were never finished so I’m wondering….are you running into difficulty posting on the IART site? If you have questions about contributing posts please don’t hesitate to PM me and I’ll be happy to help in any way I can.

Come on, REALLY?

When can we expect string manufacturers to stop making impossible claims? “String X will give you more topspin” “String Y is the string for you if you’re looking for more spin” Some simply brush these claims aside as if not important while others see it as a real problem. To those selling the string I [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]

Mis·con·cep·tion

a view or opinion that is incorrect because it is based on faulty thinking or understanding. As in Prince synthetic gut at 60 lbs? This request was long standing within our industry for the simple reason that players lacked an understanding of what they were asking for. Everyone else was using the same string at [see more]

IART video project

At the beginning of the year I placed a post HERE about a new video project that I’ve wanted to undertake for quite some time. For those of you who have been asking and some who have signed on knowing that this is coming, please be patient with me as I am dependent on a few [see more]

WWTPSD?

WWTSD – What would the professional stringer do? You’re sitting in one of the local clubs because you’ve been invited to come watch one of your clients kids play in a tournament. He’s down 1 set and in a tough tiebreak in the second and his opponent breaks a string. He hands it to mom [see more]

Take a bite out of your “Apple”!

Or in this case, add a few bites! I’ve been at this website business for quite a few years now and I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a computer expert. So, just how do those of us who aren’t as savvy as others with a computer survive and keep our computers free [see more]