Mission Statement

Our goal is to offer a comprehensive website for those in the service side of the racquet sports industry.  To that end, our website is designed to help make every racquet technician the very best he/she can be.

How can we help?

This is the mantra of the IART? We exist to continually help and support the global community of racquet technicians.

If you know the way, light it for others

DEDICATION 

Our prime purpose is to help others, in part because we are connected by shared experiences and we can all learn from one another. IART is dedicated to the racquet technician who is on the front lines servicing racquets for players of all ages and levels of play. Our goal is to provide consistent and accurate information to help you, the stringer, to enable you to be the very best you can be. You’re on a path and we’re there with you, providing the tools and valuable resources you can use on an everyday basis.

Our methods are straight forward, user friendly and our website is beautifully designed to challenge our members to interact as a community of like-minded people. You’ll see us challenge the status quo from time to time because we believe in thinking outside the box. It also helps that we just happen to have some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry in our corner so why not join us?

INTERNATIONAL FOCUS

When it comes to racquet technicians the primary goal is unification with an International focus. The IART is “all-inclusive” without confusing geographical borders and thus, the “International” designation. Prior to the IART, all other organizations involved in racquet stringing and racquet customization were (and still are) identified by the term “Association”. In recent years, some have copied the IART by simply attaching the term “International” to their existing name but make no mistake about it, the IART was the first organization to erase confusing geographical boundaries for these types of organizations and we continue our unique approach in the 21st Century.

We are always looking for the best possible resources that will enable the racquet stringer to refine, update and improve their skills and to present that information in such a way that it has true value and meaning. While our primary focus is tennis, we strive to provide assistance with other racquet sports whenever possible. We encourage feedback and input from our members and invite them to play an active role in the development and implementation of the Alliance web site. At IART we realize that the racquet stringer is at the very core of what we’re all about and the organization pledges its support and dedication to our members.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

Community-a word often used to refer to a group that is organized around common goals and values. This is precisely the intent and purpose of the IART. Our focus is on the International tennis community and our goal is to provide an atmosphere within that community whereby the racquet technician is given the priority and attention they deserve. The focus for our community is education as it relates to:

  • Training the racquet stringer to be the very best they can be
  • Assisting parents and juniors in navigating the difficult process of racquet selection, string selection and tension to ensure maximum performance at any level of play
  • To advise and assist players in an ongoing effort to minimize injury and to insure the players’ longevity in the game of tennis. Too many injuries are occurring due to misinformation and bad advice for racquets, string & tension and IART believes that by providing the proper education and advice for all involved our members can help will prevent potential injury to our customers

We seek to build, grow, and nurture a community that shares a common goal of strength through member participation. A global tennis community coming together in a unified effort to share information, network and grow as a community, and learn from one another. That is at the heart of our very core. Through that effort, we can truly seek meaningful change in our sport as it relates to educating our clients.