Security Center – Part #1 Common types of fraud

Here’s part 1 of a 2 part series courtesy of our business consultant Stewart Barnes of Ameriprise Financial. Given all that’s been going on lately with scams and hacks of major corporations, the potential for the loss of personal information and worse yet, having your personal identity compromised, I feel there is a lot of [see more]

Gosen GM One…this is not a string!

I have been evaluating the Gosen GM One Diagnostic Device for a few days, and, if you are in the market for a really good swing weight and scale device you need to take a look at this offering from Gosen! The Gosen GM One has increased the “precision” to .5 units for swing weight [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]

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]

Strings Added to String Characteristic Database

Several strings have been added to the database and when looking at these, and others, take a look at the “test date”. This is important due to possible “inline,” or “running” change to the product. Gamma Moto Soft 17 Gamma Ocho TNT Rx 16 Gamma Professional 16 Gosen G-Tour 3 17 Gosen G-Tour 3 18 [see more]

Ask The Right Questions

All of my clients have more than one racquet. That is not unusual. They may have multiple racquets of different models. So what? Getting it right is “so what”! What questions should we be asking every time? Here is a brief client/technician conversation: Technician: Hi, client! What’s up? Client: I need this racquet strung, please. Technician: [see more]

Hybrid…What is it and What Does it Mean?

When the discussion is about stiff polyester string, it will always include the word “hybrid”!  Typically this word is used to convince players that by putting a “soft” multi-filament string in the cross position the string bed will be easier on the wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Intuitively this makes sense, but in reality, the reverse could [see more]

Video & Photo Project Update

At the beginning of the year I placed a post HERE about a new video/photo 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, I thank you for your patience.  I had a vision of how [see more]

String Bed Stiffness

String Bed Stiffness (SBS) is rarely included when players talk about the string and tension they are using. This is a problem, in my opinion! Recently I received three (3) racquets that needed to be matched and a little custom work applied. I was stunned at the really poor stringing, which had contributed to racquet [see more]

Racquet Technicians Wanted!

If you are interested in stringing in the Melbourne Florida area in February and April the premier club in that area is looking for you! These tournaments will be men’s in February and women’s in April I believe. Two technicians are required for each tournament so if you are interested and qualified contact Gary Knowlton [see more]