Archives for February 2020

Andy Murray may miss Wimbledon and Olympics as hip issue lingers

Andy Murray admits his career is still hanging by a thread, as he contemplates either returning to the Tour in Miami next month or having another operation to clear up worrying complications around his repaired right hip. Surgery, however minor, could rule him out of Wimbledon and the Olympics, and might even convince him to retire [see more]

Maria says goodbye to tennis

I remember this as if it were yesterday. She had a fantastic tournament and defeated Serena Williams in the final. She was just 17 years old and on top of the tennis world. Maria Sharapova has announced that she is retiring from tennis with immediate effect. The 32-year-old Russian enjoyed a glittering career that saw [see more]

Ashaway Introduces Oblivion®, the First Hybrid String Set for Squash

Ashaway, RI – Adding to its long list of technical string innovations, Ashaway has introduced the first hybrid string set for Squash. Incorporating Ashaway’s PowerNick® 18 red for the mains and Powerfusion™ white for the cross strings, Oblivion® hybrid strings offer a high power, low shock combination for amateur and professional players seeking a lively [see more]

Is your Babolat RDC calibrated correctly?

I always try to post relevant content on equipment and equipment maintenance for the IART group. Back in 2013 I posted a step-by-step process for calibrating the Babolat RDC and that link appears below: Please keep in mind it’s not always about calibration as you’ll see in the notes that follow. To calibrate your [see more]

Head Radical Bumper/Grommet system

I don’t know if there are any racquetball stringers out there. I have a big issue with the design of the bumper guard for the Head Radical series racquetball racquet.(#285044)  It’s a poor design, as the guard breaks constantly before the strings break, and I’m getting players frustrated and mad at me. I contacted my [see more]


I thought this article would be of interest to IART members. When I worked on this team I remember we had 10 stringers plus two from RPNY (they primarily did their own clients racquets) Now the team has increased which IMHO, was needed due to the increased work load over the years. The volume has [see more]

Something that would be REALLY helpful

Stop and think a minute. For as long as you’ve been servicing racquets, what’s the one thing that always seems to be the task you dread the most? Typically, our job, the actual labor part of it, consists of stringing racquets, installing replacement grips and perhaps we might finish with our player’s favorite overwrap. But, [see more]

GOAT – Who’s Your Pick?

Let’s talk GOAT. You know, who’s the greatest of all time in the men’s game and how, just how do you measure that? For many people it’s down to how many Grand Slam titles you hold and surely there’s an argument for that. Some might think it’s the person that’s won the true Grand Slam, [see more]