The International Alliance of Racquet Technicians™ is an independent global organization that seeks to support those with an interest and passion in the art of racquet service, with a primary focus on tennis.
The IART is dedicated to its members and so we ask the question; How can we help? That’s not just a slogan. It’s the core value of what the organization represents. We strive to support and lift up our members in their endeavor to be the very best they can be. Community involvement is key and we encourage all members to get involved.
The methods we endorse are tried and tested over a long period of time by some of the most experienced professionals in the industry and they’re easy to learn and apply. Our website is 21st century and beautifully designed to encourage our members to interact with one another as a cohesive community of like-minded individuals. Our relationships with knowledgeable people within the racquet sports industry is a huge benefit to our members. If you’re looking for a community of racquet technicians to learn from and share ideas this is the place for you so why not give us a try? You can join HERE
Owner & Executive Director, IART
Tim is a professional racquet technician with over 30 years of experience. He has a background as a teaching professional with both the USPTA & PTR and from 2000 to 2008 he worked as a professional racquet technician on the official stringing teams at various ATP/WTA events including Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. He is an original member of the Wilson Tour Services stringing team, the official stringing team of the U.S. Open, serving on that team at the U.S. Open from 2006-2008.
In 2002 Tim introduced the popular website www.grandslamstringers.com which has since evolved to become the International Alliance of Racquet Technicians™ (IART). He is the creator and owner of the IART Racquet Stringers Symposium (formerly the GSS symposium), a professional training event for racquet technicians of all levels that was successfully held from 2007-2016. Present-day he continues with his efforts to provide relevant content and useful tools for the members of the IART and the global stringing community.