Average of What?

Many racquet buyers rely on the information found online or even on the racquet itself.  These data can be a little “off” so I prefer the actual specifications. But how about the “Average Weight” as a way to know what you are getting.  We know at first glance what is meant because we know what racquets weigh. [see more]

String Selection – juniors & polyester

No 100% polyester string bed for anyone under sixteen (16) years of age and at a tension setting of no more that forty (40) pounds (18.1Kg). This position is associated with racquet head size and player stature. Most junior players cannot benefit from polyester based strings due to increased speed required to “activate” the string [see more]

Swing Weight

The IART recommendation for ideal swing weights for men and women are: 1) Swing weight (inertia) for men should be at least 315 based on available diagnostic equipment 2) Swing weight (inertia) for women should be at least 300 based on available diagnostic equipment NOTE: Diagnostic equipment uses units as Kg/cm2. One of the most important [see more]

SuperNick® ZX Family Rounds Out Ashaway Squash String Line

SuperNick ZX strings combine nylon multifilament cores with special wear layers of Zyex® filaments to provide precise touch, maintain tension, and maximize spin   Ashaway, RI – Ashaway’s family of SuperNick® ZX squash strings offers a new set of playing characteristics that rounds out the company’s diverse line of squash string capabilities. Combining nylon multifilament [see more]

Uber It!

I just received my first delivery of racquets via Uber! If you have clients too busy to get by your shop you may suggest they try Uber!  This driver had good record keeping skills which prove I received the racquets. John

Creepers

OK, stringers…I need help. When I put a new replacement grip on a racquet, after a few hours, it creeps up from the bottom. I use double stick tape around the bottom, I staple the grip as well. I don’t know if I tighten the grip around the bottom too much. Help me out. What [see more]

New layout of IART navigation links

Hi everyone In case you haven’t noticed, I recently changed the navigation links on the IART website. Previously, we had a link for “Member Directories” that had three different directories; bumper/grommets, business listings and tournament stringers. Each of those 3 directories had a sub directory where the public could then search each database. I thought [see more]

New USTA 64 acre complex – Lake Nona, Florida

American tennis has not produced a men’s Grand Slam champion since Any Roddick in 2003. Let that soak in a minute. That’s nearly 14 years ago! Serena has held up the women’s side just fine but what’s on the horizon for American tennis? Will a $60 million dollar investment in Orlando pull American men’s tennis [see more]

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]

Yonex String Added!

I don’t know about you but the Yonex string “line” sort of gets overlooked, and it is no wonder with so many string brands available now. However, the Yonex line represents a very broad offering of materials, shapes, textures, and gauges, most of which are manufactured in Japan. Yonex “Rexis” is a new entry and represents a very [see more]