Federer defeats Nadal in straight sets for Shanghai victory

Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal for fifth straight time, wins Shanghai Masters title  Courtesy ESPN SHANGHAI — Roger Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadalthis year to four matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. The 19-time Grand Slam winner, who still trails Nadal 23-15 in [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]

Laver Cup 2017: Team Europe 15 – Team World 9 in inaugural competition

Team Europe contained five of the world’s top 10 players Courtesy BBC Sports Team Europe beats Team World 15-9 to win the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague. Europe began the final day with a 9-3 lead, but, after a win apiece in the opening two matches on Sunday, John Isner beat Rafael Nadal 7-5 7-6 [see more]

Ashaway Sponsors Rising Squash Sensation Diego Elias

— Ranked #17 in the world, 20-year old Elias is the first Peruvian to ever to win a PSA World Tour title   Ashaway, RI – Ashaway Racket Strings has just signed a sponsorship agreement with young Peruvian squash sensation Diego Elias. Twenty-year old Elias, who is currently ranked #17, joined the PSA tour in [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]

Consumer content

Here’s a heads up for our consumer members. When you receive your weekly email newsletter the articles contained there should all be accessible to you. If you click on any article to read the entire content you should also be able to scroll down and comment or ask questions. The way you can tell if [see more]

The Edge Power Trainer

I was recently contacted by the folks at The Edge Power Trainer and sent a sample of their product. This is a simple device that you attach to a racquet to enhance your strength, speed and stamina by isolating the muscles a player uses while playing tennis. While their website describes this product as “innovative” [see more]

Ashaway’s Micro Gauge Squash String Scores Big in Blind Playtest

– 18-Gauge Ashaway SuperNick® ZX Micro gains high marks for playability, power, comfort, feel and control in recent Pro Stringer String Test  — SNZX string uses nylon multifilament core in special wear layer of Zyex® filaments to enhance touch, maintain tension, and maximize control   Ashaway, RI – In a recent blind string test conducted [see more]

Boris Becker’s Fall

Modal Trigger Boris BeckerGetty Images Boris Becker had it all — six grand-slam tennis titles, models hanging off his arm and luxury houses all over the world. At the height of his career, the German ace had amassed a reported $63 million in prize money and sponsorships, but now the man once known as “Boom [see more]

Mantis 315 Performance Series

Mantis is a racquet brand that is better known in Europe and Asia than in the US. However, there has been some activity, and I received racquets to review. Please note that the logo on the strings is the Racquet Quest Demo logo…not the Mantis Logo. Mantis Site These, according to the US source, are new [see more]