About our Courses

International Alliance of Racquet Technicians

Welcome to IART courses! Whether you’re eager to master racquet stringing or enhance your business skills, you’ve come to the right place. Our program is tailored to empower you on your journey toward excellence. We understand the importance of your aspirations and have designed our courses with meticulous care to help you achieve them. We’ve all been beginners, facing similar uncertainties: “Where do I start?” “What are the right methods?” “Who can mentor me?” “How do I manage this business?” We know these questions can be overwhelming, but fear not – we’re here to offer the guidance and solutions you need.

Is this the final destination in your quest?

Tim Strawn Wimbledon stringing team
Executive Director Tim Strawn at Wimbledon

Look to the International Alliance of Racquet Technicians (IART) for reliable guidance in mastering racquet stringing and running a tennis business. We understand the overwhelming task of sorting through online resources, which is why we’re here to offer reassurance. Our alliance encompasses a diverse pool of talent, including members with experience on Grand Slam stringing teams and running successful tennis enterprises. With some members boasting over four decades in the industry, we’re deeply committed to sharing our expertise at all levels, including crafting our online courses. Your trust is paramount to us. For over twenty years, IART has been a leading educator in racquet service and business operations, notably through our hands-on training symposium, which flourished from 2007 to 2016. Now, we’re embarking on a new venture with online training, and we invite you to join us on this journey.

It’s up to you to decide!

Our course structure is designed to be flexible, enabling you to pursue your goals to the fullest extent. For those seeking to grasp the basics of stringing, our Basic Stringing 101 course is the perfect fit and is included free for premium subscribers. Conversely, if you aim to elevate your skills from basic to advanced levels, our Advanced Stringing 201 course will align with your aspirations. Following the advanced course, we have plans to introduce additional offerings such as Tournament Stringing and Tennis Business 101, currently in development.

NOTE: While it is not required, we highly recommend taking the Basic Stringing 101 course prior to tackling the Advanced Stringing 201 course.


Obtaining a certificate of completion for a training course as a racquet stringer can be highly beneficial for several reasons:

1. Credibility: A certificate demonstrates that you have undergone specialized training and have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel as a racquet stringer. This adds credibility to your profile, especially when applying for jobs or positions on tour-stringing teams where expertise is highly valued.

2. Competitive Advantage: In a competitive job market, having a certificate can set you apart from other applicants. It showcases your commitment to professional development and signals to potential employers that you are serious about your career as a racquet stringer.

3. Skill Validation: Employers often seek assurance that candidates possess the necessary skills to perform the job effectively. A certificate serves as tangible evidence of your competency in racquet stringing, providing employers with peace of mind regarding your abilities.

4. Tour Stringing Teams: Openings for a position on a tour-stringing team typically require some form of confirmation of your skills. A certificate not only validates your expertise but also demonstrates your commitment to excellence, which can be particularly appealing to tour organizers and tournament directors.

In summary, a certificate of completion from an advanced training course like the Advanced Stringing 201 course from IART not only validates your skills and knowledge as a racquet stringer but also provides a competitive edge when seeking employment opportunities or positions on prestigious tour stringing teams. As a premium member of the IART, you have the option to add your name to the “Find Tournament Stringers” database. This list is actively put forth to various stringing team leaders at tour events.

Why not become a part of our community?


Access to our courses is exclusive to members via our membership platform. To kickstart your journey, our Basic Stringing 101 course is available at no cost to all premium subscribers. This foundational course provides essential knowledge and skills for stringing a tennis racquet proficiently, and as mentioned above, we’re actively developing other courses. The next progression in our curriculum, Advanced Stringing 201, is designed to set you apart as a true advanced racquet stringer.

REMEMBER: You must be a premium member of the IART to access all of our courses. If you’re ready to join us, please select the sign-up link, and you’ll be on your way!



If you have any inquiries regarding our training courses, feel free to reach out to Tim Strawn, the Executive Director of IART, via the “Contact Us” form. HERE

If you are already a premium member of the IART, please go HERE to sign up for our courses.

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