The International Alliance of Racquet Technicians (IART) is a global organization dedicated specifically to the racquet service side of the tennis industry. Our primary focus is to unite racquet technicians from around the world who have a true passion, love, and dedication for the craft of racquet service. Our purpose is to continually look for the best possible resources that will enable the technician to refine, update and improve their skills and to present that information in such a way that it has true value and meaning.
Join our Community of Racquet Technicians Today!
Not a racquet technician? You can join our free consumers community.
Membership is $49 for one year and will renew automatically at the end of your membership term.
This membership gives you access to everything on the site including but not limited to the following:
- Immediate Access to Exclusive Member-Only Content
- String Characteristics Data Base
Our string characteristics chart provides you with a quick reference for determining what string to use for your clients. Numeric figures are provided for elongation (higher numbers=softer string) and tensile strength (how durable is it). Easy sort functions allow you to sort by 6 different string types; Nylon, Multifilament, Natural gut, Polyester, Kevlar & PEEK. You can also sort specific manufacturer strings (what’s the softest Wilson string we tested), or select "All" to sort the entire list (what’s the softest string we tested among ALL manufacturers).
- Tournament Stringers Directory
Our stringers directory is one of the most unique member features offered anywhere within the industry. If your interest is tournament stringing or you would like to make yourself available for special events you have the option to submit your profile to be listed in this data base. We will then promote this list to tournament directors and special events coordinators.
- Business Directory
List your business profile here and we’ll make it available to the public via the main navigation link "Tennis Shops in Your Area". Listing your business profile here will give you International visibility to attract new clients.
- Bumper/Grommet Data Base
Locating that “hard to find” B/G set can be a real challenge. As an IART member, you can list your available B/G sets here and sell them to the public. Only members can list their B/G sets and then the list is accessible to the public by going to the link at "Buy Bumper/Grommet Sets.
- Machine Reviews
We offer a very unique format of stringing machine reviews that provide data to help you make the right choice the first time when buying a stringing machine or a piece of diagnostic equipment. Example: Mounting systems are rated to clearly show how well a specific machine holds the racquet in place during the stringing process.
- Racquet Reviews
Our racquet reviews are unlike any within the industry. We provide dynamic and static data that is designed to assist the technician when finding a new racquet for their clients. This information can also be used as a quick comparison guide between racquets.
- Professional Consultants
The Alliance consultants are a diverse group designed to provide professional advice to members in the following areas:
- Technical Consultants
- Industry consultants
- Financial consultants
- Social Media consultants
- Consumer advocate consultants
- Video Training
We will be constantly adding instructional videos offering advice to the beginning stringer all the way up to the tour stringer and
- Consumer Interaction
At IART we believe that direct interaction with the consumer is a key element that’s been missing from our profession for a very long time. To that end, IART offers the consumer the opportunity to get involved with our members benefitting all involved.
Consumers can register for free access to consumer-related blog posts and forum.
- Constant updates directly to members about the IART symposium
- Free Classified Ads allow you to sell your used equipment or demo racquets through our International Message Boards
- Resource Links including
- Important industry and manufacturer contacts
- Racquet sports definitions list
- Tennis related links
- Links to all 4 Grand Slam web sites
- Interactive Forums
Open discussions on all topics related to racquet sports.
- Community Updates
Think of this as your personal FaceBook-style news feed within the IART site.
- Industry News updates
Industry insider news as it happens and when it happens
- Free Technical Support
Any questions? Please contact us.