Archives for April 2015

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Data is Data is Data is Data…

Data is our friend. The more data points we have the better we understand things! Great, of course, but what if the data is a product of various data “collectors”? As racquet technicians we have several different pieces of equipment to collect data and we rely on these for our business. However, it is not [see more]

Babolat M7 String

Babolat recently introduced the new M7 string.  I like the name “M7”! Are you prepared for this?  This string material is polyamide!  Yes!  That is the correct spelling of N-Y-L-O-N!  The word “Nylon” has gotten a bad rap in my opinion but I think it is still the most widely used material for tennis string. [see more]

Will This String Make a Comeback?

Many, many years ago in a galaxy far, far awa…oh, sorry!  I got carried away trying to go back so far in the history of tennis string! Years ago there were only a handful of tennis string manufacturers and one of the largest and most reputable was Toa of Japan.  The most recognized string made [see more]

Family Circle Cup – 2015 #2

The singles final is set here in Charleston, with Madison Keys facing Angelique Kerber. In doubles, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis are in awaiting the winners of the rain delayed semi between Petkovic/Erakovic and Dellaqua/Jurak. Hard to believe that Hingis was the Family Circle Cup singles and doubles champion (with Mary Joe Fernandez) way back [see more]

Family Circle Cup – 2015

Greetings from Charleston, SC and the Family Circle Cup. The weather is wonderful and we have a great field headed by Madison Keys, Genie Bouchard, Sloane Stephens, Jelena Jankovic and defending champ Andrea Petkovic. The top doubles seeds are Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza. I had planned to post earlier in the week, but we [see more]

Registration Now Open for the 2015 IART Symposium

The registration for this year’s IART symposium is now open. The dates are Friday September 18th thru Tuesday September 22nd and the location is Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Florida. You can register by clicking on the link in the upper right hand corner of the IART website’s homepage. We’ve really changed things up this year [see more]

Ashaway Signs Rising Scottish Badminton Star Paul Van Rietvelde

Ashaway, RI – Ashaway has announced the signing of rising Scottish International Badminton player Paul Van Rietvelde as a sponsored player. Paul is a men’s doubles specialist from Longniddry in Scotland and has achieved a highest world ranking of 32. He plays with Ashaway ZyMax® 66 Fire. “We’re delighted to sign such a talented and [see more]