Written by Tim Strawn

Executive Director, IART

Know your sources

I am constantly amazed at some of the information I find online these days which begs the question of just who you trust when it comes to the products you use for your clients. To that end, I’ve picked one source that I found when I did a generic google search to find what people [see more]

Djokovic Advances In Madrid; Cilic Out With Food Poisoning

Novak Djokovic advanced to the Mutua Madrid Open semi-finals for a sixth time on Friday without hitting a ball after Marin Cilic withdrew ahead of their match at the Caja Magica. The 30-year-old Cilic announced his withdrawal – ahead of their 20th FedEx ATP Head2Head meeting – via Twitter, admitting he had food poisoning. Marin [see more]

Diadem news

The Diadem Tour 12 pack and backpack are now in stock in two vibrant colorways.  Get your Nova complimenting black and chrome or Elevate matching Diadem Teal and navy. If you are on Team Diadem these bags are included in the racket packages! Order Now! Join Team Diadem Today For Access To Racket and String [see more]

Kvitova on Madrid challenge: ‘It’s almost like a Grand Slam

MADRID, Spain – In a season marked by the success of the younger generation of WTA stars, 29-year-old World No.2 Petra Kvitova has been holding it down for the veterans. In a season that has already seen three teenage champions, as well as the tour’s biggest titles won by players aged 22-and-under, Kvitova is doing [see more]

Qualifier Teichmann wins Prague Open

PRAGUE (AP) — Swiss qualifier Jil Teichmann rallied in the decisive set to defeat Karolina Muchova 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4 in the Prague Open final on Saturday for her first WTA title. The 21-year-old Teichmann was 2-0 down, and broken again by her 22-year-old Czech opponent for 3-2, but came back once more before converting [see more]


Alexander Zverev’s early-season struggles continued on Friday as the No. 1 seed lost a dramatic three-setter to Cristian Garin in the quarterfinals of the BMW Open in Munich, 6-4, 5-7, 7-5. With the loss, Zverev will lose his No. 3 ranking on Monday to Roger Federer. Zverev, who was the two-time defending champion in Munich, and was looking [see more]

Nadal To Face NextGen ATP Test In Madrid

Five-time Mutua Madrid Open champion Rafael Nadal will face a blockbuster opening-match against Denis Shapovalov or Felix Auger-Aliassime at La Caja Magica this year. Aiming to clinch his 50th tournament victory in the Spanish capital (49-11), the 80-time tour-level titlist will meet the winner of the all-Canadian #NextGenATP clash for a place in the third [see more]


Between them, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer have won every major title since 2016. But it’s a slightly different story at the Masters 1000 and 500 levels, where the results have been less certain, and other players have challenged the rule of the Big 3. This year, a couple of them have even [see more]

PEEK-Based, “Zero Poly” Monofilament Tennis Strings Gain Market Share Among Performance Players

— String manufacturer claims “slip, not shock” generates spin, that players can reduce injuries and improve performance using non-polyester alternatives. Ashaway, RI – Likening his ongoing battle against high-impact polyester strings to a “tortoise versus the hare race,” string manufacturer Ashaway’s Steve Crandall says the company’s non-polyester, PEEK-based monofilament strings continue to gain market share [see more]

When Should You Restring Your Racquet – IART Position Statement

For decades the racquet sports industry has been trying to answer the question of when a player should restring their racquet. What follows is the IART position statement on this topic establishing guidelines for the frequency of stringing a racquet. We subscribe to the theory that no two players are alike and therefore, there cannot [see more]