Gosen G Tour 3 Added to String Characteristics

Gosen has added a new, very thin, G Tour 3 to the line of G Tour polyester strings.  The concept according to Gosen is “in pursuit of a good feeling at impact to secure victory”. Gosen adds “Gosen has further developed polyester composed of high-quality polymer to realize a good feeling of ball catching and [see more]

Roland Garros Stringing Service

Nice article and video HERE about the stringing services at the French Open. For those of you who have attended past IART symposiums you’ll recognize Eric Ferrazzi of ERECA who is now the manager of the stringing team for Babolat. In the forefront of the photo is Josh Newton, an employee of Babolat and someone [see more]

Racquet Stringers Should Advise More, Consent Less, Says Ashaway’s Steve Crandall

 While the risks of polyester strings are well known, advising clients on the proper string alternatives can be good for business Ashaway, RI – In a recent column on the risks of polyester string, Ashaway’s Steve Crandall said that it is the job of a racquet technician to advise his or her clients on proper [see more]

Head MXG 1

Head is introducing two (2) new racquets to the MXG Series, and this is an excellent thing in my opinion!  It is not that we need a bunch of new racquets, but this signals a commitment to the MXG concept. In case you don’t know, the MXG Series racquets incorporate a “string suspension system” (my words) [see more]

TOURNA Stringing machines – Discounted for GSS Alliance Members

  To all of the GSS Alliance members we have a special deal on the TOURNA stringing machines. I bet some of you thought that TOURNA only manufactured Tourna Grip but the company Unique Sports offer so much more. Hundreds of tennis and sport accessories and now top of the line TOURNA stringing machines. The [see more]

Update on Wilson racquet reviews

Not long ago I placed a post here indicating that I had several Wilson racquets on the way to test and review. Unfortunately, that parcel never arrived and we’re still trying to get UPS to track it down. The good news however, is that the rep was in yesterday and hand delivered 19 new Wilson [see more]

Box of strings for sale

Greetings everyone I have a box of misc strings for sale. There’s a variety of strings from Babolat, Dunlop, Prince, Solinco & Tecnifibre. Box will be sold complete, no individual sets please.  

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]