The International Alliance of Racquet Technicians™ (IART) is a global, independent organization dedicated to supporting individuals passionate about the art of racquet service, with a primary emphasis on tennis.

At the heart of IART is a commitment to its members, encapsulated in the question: “How can we help?” This isn’t merely a slogan; it’s the fundamental ethos guiding the organization. We are devoted to uplifting our members as they strive to achieve their utmost potential. Community engagement is paramount, and we actively encourage all members to participate.

Our endorsed methods have been refined over time by some of the industry’s most seasoned professionals, making them both effective and accessible. With a website designed for the 21st century, we foster interaction among our members, facilitating a cohesive community of like-minded individuals. Our network includes knowledgeable figures within the racquet sports industry, providing invaluable resources to our members.

If you’re seeking a supportive community of racquet technicians to learn from and exchange ideas with, look no further—this is the ideal place for you. Why not give us a try? You can join us today. HERE 


Owner & Executive Director, IART

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Tim Strawn, Executive Director, IART

With over three decades of experience, Tim is a seasoned professional in the field of racquet technology. He brings a wealth of expertise from his background as a teaching professional accredited by both the USPTA and PTR. From 2000 to 2008, Tim served as a professional racquet technician on the official stringing teams at prestigious ATP/WTA events such as Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. He was an original member of the inaugural Wilson Tour Services stringing team, the official stringing team of the U.S. Open, where he contributed from 2006 to 2008.

In 2002, Tim launched the renowned website www.grandslamstringers.com, which has since evolved into the International Alliance of Racquet Technicians™ (IART). He is the visionary behind the IART Racquet Stringers Symposium (formerly the GSS symposium), a professional training event catering to racquet technicians of all proficiency levels, which enjoyed successful runs from 2007 to 2016. Today, Tim remains dedicated to providing relevant content and valuable tools for the members of IART and the global stringing community.


Join our Community of Racquet Technicians Today!

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