Recreational players & string choice – Part 2 – the racquet makes a difference

The racquet makes a difference In part 1 I talked about string, particularly polyester. However, it’s important to understand that the racquet you’re using has a huge impact on the string you choose. The racquet should be compatible with your playing style and level of play. Once that’s determined then it’s time to choose the [see more]

String choice – Part 1 – You are different than your favorite tour player

PART 1 For many recreational tennis players choosing a string can be a real challenge. It’s not that there aren’t enough strings out there to choose from. In fact, it’s the exact opposite and that’s one of the things that complicates the process. Selecting a string involves looking at the big picture and assessing each [see more]

New Ashaway MultiNick® 18 Squash String is Designed to Cut and Spin

— Proprietary Nylon/PU matrix adds toughness, durability and grip, maintains soft nylon feel Ashaway, RI – Ashaway’s latest innovation is a squash string specifically designed for players who like to cut and spin the ball. New MultiNick® 18 combines a high tenacity multifilament nylon sheath with a specially formulated polyurethane resin (PU) that bonds the [see more]

Brittany Tagliareni…a Winner!

In all the years I have been involved in tennis racquets I have worked with players of all levels, from top-ranked to no ranking at all!  The one thing that remains constant is that every player received the same attention to a goal. Typically that goal is to win! As I reflect on the high [see more]

Head Radical OS Limited Edition

If you have been making tennis racquets as long as Head you certainly have a few Twenty-Five Year Anniversary models just waiting to make a splash! Well, the latest Limited Edition Radical is the Radical OS Ltd.  This is a re-make of the Andre Agassi racquet and it appears to be true to the original [see more]

Great sale on 3-piece Xuron tool kit

IART is currently having a Fall sale and everything is reduced by 15% BUT, I’ve recently added a very special item, a 3 piece Xuron tool kit that includes the nice Xuron nylon pouch. This set would normally sell for $70 but by purchasing now you start off with a price of $54. However, when [see more]

Bother us!

I was discussing websites and blogs with a client this morning and asked why he didn’t respond to any of the posts even though, according to him, he reads all of them? “Well, I don’t want to bother you”, he answered! I can’t speak for everyone that posts but I want to be bothered! If [see more]

Turn the Head Radical Pro into a Beast!

I am very happy to see players of every age returning to, or buying for the first time, racquets that have some weight!  Weight is your friend!  Any racquet can be “customized” to suit the needs of the player, of course. But what do you do if you already own a Head Radical Pro?  You simply add [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]