Our Ethos

If you know the way, light it for others

We strive to continually help and support the global community of racquet technicians. To that end, our website is strategically designed to give every racquet technician the tools they need to become the very best he/she can be.

KAIZEN

No one has written the handbook on racquet service and that means there’s always room to improve, to lean on one another and to grow together. One approach to continuous, incremental improvement is called kaizen. It originated in Japan and the word translates to mean change (kai) for the good (zen).

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International Alliance of Racquet Technicians

Check out the video to see who we are and what we have to offer and then think about joining us. We look forward to having you as a part of our organization!

OUR BLOG

Stay up to date with industry news, read current reviews on racquets, strings and stringing machines and get the latest on other important tennis news. Premium members can submit their own blog posts and interact directly with the entire IART community.

Q/A DISCUSSION

You have questions? We have answers. The IART Q&A feature is the quickest way to get answers to all of your questions.

The Basic Member Q&A is provided to assist members with basic questions. For answers to technical questions you must become a premium member of the IART.

Tournament Results

Get instant scores and match updates for all 4 Grand Slams or go directly to the ATP & WTA for player profiles and other tournament results

Australian Open
French Open
Wimbledon
The U.S. Open
WTA
ATP Tour
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About Us

TIM STRAWN

Owner & Executive Director, IART

Tim is a professional racquet technician with over 30 years of experience. He has a background as a teaching professional with both the USPTA & PTR and from 2000 to 2008 he worked as a professional racquet technician on the official stringing teams at various ATP/WTA events including Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

Our Happy Clients

IART has been helping people all over the world for many years to become better racquet technicians as well as taking care of local players in our immediate area. Take a look at what they have to say about their experience with us!

IART Ambassadors Team

Our global ambassadors are ready to share their years of experience with those who are passionate about racquet service.


WHY BECOME A PREMIUM MEMBER

When you become a premium member you gain access to all of the following features

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 string characteristics data base provides you with a quick reference for determining what string to use for your clients. Numeric figures from actual bench tests are provided for elongation (higher numbers=softer string) and tensile strength (how durable is it). Easy sort functions allow you to sort 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).

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.

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. Think of this as a 21st century yellow pages

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 but the list is accessible to the public.

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.

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.

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Our Packages

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!

BASIC REGISTRATION$Free

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  • Basic level industry news access
  • Free Q&A-Questions about Racquets, string & tension answered here.
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PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP$49

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  • Immediate Access to Exclusive Member-Only Content
  • String Characteristics Data Base
  • Tournament Stringers Directory
  • Bumper/Grommet Data Base
  • Professional Consultants
  • Video Training
  • Interactive Blog
  • Community/Industry Updates
  • Q&A-Quick answers to all your stringing question’s
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Join our Community of Racquet Technicians Today!

Membership is $49 for one year and will renew automatically at the end of your membership term.