2014 IART Symposium-Wilson/Luxilon Speed Stringing

The 2014 IART speed stringing contest saw new rules and prizes introduced by the sponsor, Wilson/Luxilon. Shoes, a reel of Luxilon string and a one-on-one evaluation for both the winner and runner-up from Wilson stringing team leader Ron Rocchi were a part of the prize package plus IART provided a 3-piece Xuron tool kit for [see more]

#8 and Still Going Strong

Saturday September 20th, 2014 marks the beginning of number 8 in the continuing evolution of the IART annual training symposium. As we move closer and closer to #10, a milestone I personally look forward to organizing, I think back to the beginning. There were naysayers. Those who openly suggested that this was an effort in [see more]

Speaker Profile – J.C. Carpentier – 2014 IART Symposium

J.C. Carpentier joined the IART symposium as a seminar leader in 2009 as a co-presenter in the Machine Repair & Maintenance seminar with Mark Gonzalez. J.C. is a partner at Tennis Machines located in Valley Park Missouri. They sell Alpha, Babolat, Ektelon, Gamma, Prince, and Winn stringing machines and they are the official service center for [see more]

Speaker Profile – Charmagne Fraser – 2014 IART Symposium

Charmagne Fraser is the owner and operator of the pro shop at Princess Anne Country Club in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Princess Anne is one of the most successful pro shops in the United States, averaging $20,000 in gross revenue per month. Charmagne has been perfecting her skills in the pro shop management business for the past [see more]

Speaker Profile – Vasiliy Guryanov – 2014 IART Symposium

Vasiliy Guryanov is a USRSA Master Racquet Technician (MRT), who currently works at the Midtown Tennis Club in Chicago, Illinois. His responsibilities include being a Junior Competitive coach, Director of the Stringing Department, and an advisor to the Tennis Opportunity Program. Midtown Tennis Club has one of the largest 10U programs in the nation – with [see more]

Speaker Profile – Lucien Nogues – 2014 IART Symposium

Lucien Nogues, a name synonymous with not only Babolat, but with professional racquet stringing within the racquet sports industry for over 30 years. Lucien will be traveling all the way from Lyon, France to be a part of the 2014 IART symposium and we are very pleased to have him join the speaking staff this year. He has [see more]

Speaker Profile – Ben Porter – 2014 IART Symposium

Ben Porter, currently works for Viking Athletics as the General Manager. Ben previously held the position of Brand Manager for New York and New Jersey for Prince Global Sports. Ben is a graduate of the Professional Tennis Management (PTM) program at Methodist University, and worked for the PTM program from 2008 to 2011 as the Assistant [see more]

Sponsor Prizes at 2014 Symposium

We’re doing something different at the 2014 IART symposium during our time on Saturday with the sponsors from 2-5 p.m. Sponsors will be having drawings for gift packages at specific times but with one caveat–the winners must be present at the time of the drawing to win. The way this is shaping up it appears [see more]

Speaker Profile – Dr. Rich Zarda – 2014 IART Symposium

Dr Richard Zarda joined the IART leaders lineup in 2011. Dr. Zarda received his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Columbia University in 1974 in the area of bioengineering and biomechanics (he was Columbia’s School of Engineering 1971 class salutatorian).  He was an Assistant Professor in Engineering Science at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. from 1974 through [see more]

Speaker Profile – Lance Andersen – 2014 IART Symposium

Lance Andersen has been offering up his expertise on Social Media for the last few years at the IART symposium and has also taken part in several on-court activities at the event. He’s a PTR National Tester and Clinician 4A, a member of the National Cardio Tennis Speaker Team, USPTA Certified, an Etcheberry ceritified coach, a [see more]