Written by Tim Strawn

Executive Director, IART

Wilson Blade 98 18×20 V6.0

The V6.0 Blade 98 18×20 offers a few changes to the original models. This one has the same silky matte finish and minimalist elegance found in the Pro Staff line and the base specs remain extremely close to the original model. So where’s the real difference? To start with, the stringing pattern tightens up to [see more]

Roger Federer – What makes him so good?

All tennis fans know who Roger Federer is but how many truly understand why so many proclaim he is the GOAT (Greatest of All Time)? One way to assess this is to look at some statistics. As Federer is inching closer and closer to that point that all Federer fans fear (retirement) I thought it [see more]

Wilson Blade 98 V2.0

The Blade 98 16×19 has become somewhat of a staple and survivor in the Wilson line. So what’s changed with this version of the Blade? While the base model still boasts a 16×19 stringing pattern, Wilson has added Countervail technology, which, according to the company, “uses a special carbon layer to enhance the already impressive dampening [see more]

Ashaway Sponsors Three Rising Professional Squash Association Tour Players: Amanda Sobhy, Leo Au, and Yathreb Adel

Ashaway, RI – Ashaway and its affiliates have recently signed string sponsorship agreements with three rising PSA players: Amanda Sobhy, Leo Au, and Yathreb Adel. The addition of these three players to its sponsorship roster continues Ashaway’s longstanding commitment to professional squash and to squash players worldwide. Currently ranked US #1 and PSA #18, and [see more]

Wilson Burn 100LS V2.0

The newest V2.0 Burn 100 LS is ideal for players looking to add some spin to their game. Our model weighed in at 10.37 ounces strung, a very nice weight that is well in line with the intent of getting that extra spin you’re looking for. This updated version has a lower swingweight and is [see more]

He’s Baaaack

Andy Murray tests his hip at the Citi Open Andy Murray has had somewhat of a long comeback trail to the ATP after having hip surgery in Melbourne. The former world #1 and two time Wimbledon champion now holds a ranking of 823, a far cry from his high of number 1. However, no one [see more]

Confused about buying a racquet?

Buying a racquet can be a difficult process to say the least so I’m offering the following information can help you through the process. The very best way to buy a racquet is to narrow down the choices by working with a knowledgeable person who can analyze your game, and then demo as many racquets [see more]

Tip to IART members for selling your B/G sets

As an IART member are you taking advantage of the B/G selling feature? If you’ve already listed your B/G sets I’ve included some details below as to how I promote and sell my B/G sets on FaceBook. If you haven’t already listed your B/G sets for sale it’s easy. Just go to the link title [see more]

Hey Consumers…..did you know?

IART has a section specifically dedicated to the consumer and it’s easy to sign up. All you have to do is go HERE and follow the prompts. For those of you who are already in our consumer group I’d like to pass on some information that perhaps many of you are not aware of. Did [see more]

A Matter of Accuracy & Trust

For those of us in the profession of racquet service, we are often asked about strings, a tension for that string or advice on buying a racquet. This has become an even more complex set of questions in the 21st century with the plethora of information available online because consumers like to surf the Internet [see more]