Stringing at the U.S. Open

The following is an article published by Jane McManus, Reporter & Columnist at It chronicles a bit of the life of stringing at the Open. Dustin Tankersley came to the very first IART symposium (then called the GSS symposium) in New Braunfels, Texas with the goal of becoming a tour level stringer. He now works [see more]

Saisai Zheng and the case of the curious Rogers Cup stringing machine

How about some thoughts on this from IART members The Chinese player was the victim of a bad string job Tuesday night for her first-round match against Françoise Abanda of Montreal. (Stephanie Myles/ MONTREAL – For 22-year-old Saisai Zheng of China, Tuesday evening’s marquee match at the Rogers Cup against homegirl Françoise Abanda turned out [see more]

So you want to be a tournament stringer!

Post #2 in series Ron Rocchi, Wilson Team Leader – shares his tips on being a pro tour stringer on the Wilson team. The Wilson stringing team has refined many aspects of tournament stringing, and there are some practices that can be applied to any type of home or retail stringing. Our constant focus while [see more]

How hard can this be?

#1 in series Before I started working with the Wilson/Luxilon Stringing Team, it seemed a simple thing: Have some stringers show up at the tournament so they can string racquets for the players. How difficult could it really be? Over the last few years, my perspective has changed greatly. The Wilson/Luxilon Stringing Team got its [see more]

Australian Open 2016

BREAKING NEWS The 2016 Australian Open stringing team will be YONEX More news to follow as details are released    

NCAA Stringing

I’m still trying to figure out what the heck just happened.  Did I really just string 152 racquets in 10 days?  I didn’t even do that many during the two-week period that included the ACC Championships.  My mind has been drained beyond what it can handle.  My fingers have more calluses than ever before.  Although, [see more]

Dotahn Pro Classic 4

This blog is not so much about the tournament but bringing up a few contrasts and comparisons from tournament to tournament. In Dothan at one point I had in my string box. 14 reels of Babolat RPM Blast 2 reels of Luxilon Alu Power 125 1 reel of Head Sonic Pro 1 reel of Luxilon [see more]

Memphis Update 3

Absolutely crazy day “at the office”. Todd was stringing for Kei Nishikori. He leaves 2 racquets that he knows are going to be “on court” racquets. He got down quickly in the first set and he kicks back 2 from the court. We went up a pound. He kicks back 2 more and goes down [see more]

B 432 C

This was the hottest string on the market a few years ago. A lot of the players from the Australian Open brought it to Memphis. It appeared again with Justin Gimelstob being the owner this year. If I am not mistaken this was the predecessor to RPM Blast. It was great catching up with old friends, [see more]

Update on Memphis

My bad. The 2nd seed is Kevin Anderson The 1st photo was me in Tulsa representing Gamma at the All American this past October. I fully support Tim in his efforts in educating consumers and racquet techs in racquet stringing and the IART. I cannot comprehend how many man hours he has put his into [see more]