String Shape Considerations

Monofilament string can be easily produced in almost any shape.  Round, square, triangular, hexagonal, octagonal etc.  So, on the surface that seems like a good thing.  Who wouldn’t want the sharp edges digging into the ball creating even more spin! But, there may be a side to the shape that needs considering and that is tension as [see more]

String Redux

It is not uncommon for manufacturers to make “in-line” changes to a product, so, every so often it is a good idea to look at the latest products and re-evaluate them. There have been three (3) Ytex strings tested recently and they are sorted into the proper Power Potential range.  To see which is the [see more]

Stop unwanted calls on your cell phone

While this is not a tennis oriented post I felt that it was worthwhile to alert the IART membership to what I had discovered. When you see something worth passing on then IMHO, you should pass it on. Several months ago I discovered an app that has been so effective at eliminating annoying robo calls [see more]

StringWeaver

Several days ago I received a “set” of StringWeavers to use and review.  Two points I want to make at the beginning: 1. I use a string spreader system for every racquet and have for years. 2. I did not “string” a racquet using the StringWeaver device. I tried to string a racquet using the [see more]

Diabolo grooves

How many of you have had an issue with various strings wearing a deep groove in your diabolo? I’ve had some comments from various folks who have had this problem and they attribute it to stiff textured poly strings. For the record, you are not obligated to use the diabolo on your machine if you [see more]

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all the very best during the holiday season and a wonderful New Year I’ll see you all back here in 2018!

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]