Babolat RPM Blast Rough

Babolat has entered the “rough” polyester string market in a brilliant way! The colors I mean!  There are several bright strings on the market but these two standout!  Of course, color does not make a string good or bad, but the appearance is an important part of string selection for many players.  It seems “natural” [see more]

New products from RS Tennis introduced at 2016 IART symposium

One of our special guests at this year’s IART symposium was Robin Soderling who’s new company, RS Tennis, offers tennis balls, strings and overgrips. We all enjoyed some time on court with Robin on Saturday as he fired his patented “power” serve at everyone who was brave enough to take a shot at returning it. [see more]

Head Graphene XT Prestige Pro

All of the new Head Graphene XT Prestige models will hit the shelves, or hooks, this week!  I have been working with these models for several weeks and will post reviews this week. As you know the reviews here are based on “numbers”, not necessarily on hitters feed-back. The reason for this is to “simply” [see more]

Head Graphene XT Prestige Rev Pro

All of the new Head Graphene XT Prestige models will hit the shelves, or hooks, this week!  I have been working with these models for several weeks and will post reviews this week. As you know the reviews here are based on “numbers”, not necessarily on hitters feed-back. The reason for this is to “simply” [see more]

Head Graphene XT Prestige MP

All of the new Head Graphene XT Prestige models will hit the shelves, or hooks, this week!  I have been working with these models for several weeks and will post reviews this week. As you know the reviews here are based on “numbers”, not necessarily on hitters feed-back. The reason for this is to “simply” [see more]

Gugel Offset Tube

Simplicity is what best describes this little device created by John Gugel. Consider all the chatter about starting clamps. Whether you approve or disapprove of their use it seems as though everyone has an opinion. However, consider the argument that this tool addresses. That long standing argument is that the pressure applied to the string [see more]

Head Velocity MLT

Head has introduced a new string, and, by doing so has joined a group of brands that are still investing in string R&D!  Contrary to some thinking polyester string is not the best string for every player so congratulations to the brands that are contributing. Anyway, the Velocity MLT is a polyamide (nylon) string of [see more]

ERECA Balance System

I have had a look at the new ERECA Balance System!  The new device has been made more accurate (!) and more fun to use! The new system retains the robust construction that makes it possible to take the  ERECA Balance System wherever you go and the system has increased the stability of racquet location [see more]

Babolat M7 String

Babolat recently introduced the new M7 string.  I like the name “M7”! Are you prepared for this?  This string material is polyamide!  Yes!  That is the correct spelling of N-Y-L-O-N!  The word “Nylon” has gotten a bad rap in my opinion but I think it is still the most widely used material for tennis string. [see more]

YTEX Strings

IART members! If you don’t string with the No. 1 rated string by the RSI, allow us to introduce you to YTEX. As the newest company in the string market, YTEX offers exceptional quality in every product. The proof of concept is simple: as of February of 2012 we have the second-best rated string ever [see more]