Archives for July 2010

Racquet Construction Materials

One of the most difficult tasks of a tennis player is finding the perfect racquet. If you ask 10 people to give a recommendation, you’re likely to get 10 different answers. The IART believes there’s far too much confusion in the marketplace today in terms of racquets. With that in mind, we’re going to start [see more]

Tension-Reference Versus What’s Actually in the Racquet

In the world of racquet stringing there are a multitude of debatable subjects that always stir more interest than others. One such subject is that of string tension. A player may know what he wants in the racquet based on what was done last time, but what happens when that player takes his racquet somewhere [see more]

Stringing Tips When Working With Natural Gut

Stringing natural gut can be a challenge for any stringer no matter what level but in reality, it’s not as tough as you might think. One reason for hesitation when stringing natural gut is simply due to the aura that surrounds it. It’s also quite costly and this adds another dimension whereby the stringer may [see more]

String Bed Measurements

One of the most important things a racquet technician can do is to keep good baseline measurements on the work he/she does. Some of the best technicians in the world will be the first to tell you that consistency in your work is extremely important but with no baseline records to compare, it becomes very [see more]

The 15 Minute String Job

Is a 15 Minute Quality String Job Possible? I recently read a post wherein the author was quite disenchanted with “pro” stringers because they felt that the quality of the string job was sacrificed in the name of speed. Therefore their advice was to buy an inexpensive stringing machine and string your own racquets. It’s [see more]

The String Breakers Dilema

What’s the perfect solution for the string breaker? The truth is, there isn’t one, unless you’re the type of player who could care less about the “feel” of the racquet and stiff strings have no physical effect on you. To understand this issue a little better, let’s look at some different types of string breakers. [see more]

Top 10 Premature String Breaks

There are so many reasons why strings break prematurely and as the racquet technician, you always have to be on your toes so you can avoid potential problems. Let’s take a look at some of the more common reasons for premature string breaks.  Is the player using the right racquet for their style and level of play? [see more]

Buying a Racquet

Buying a racquet can be a difficult process to say the least. IART believs the following information will be helpful. The very best way to buy a racquet is to narrow down the choices by working with a knowledgeable person who can analyze your game, and then to demo as many racquets as possible that [see more]