The Corona Virus poses a real threat so what are you doing to protect yourself?

Recently I posted about the corona virus HERE and how it was affecting pro tennis tournaments and shortly after that post, we learned that the BNP Paribas at Indian Wells was canceled. I suspect this is only the tip of the iceberg for tournament cancelations and with the clay court season coming soon, including the [see more]

Racquet Technicians vs Coaches

Coaches, we need your help!  My strokes are beyond help so what I am talking about is communication between you, the coaches, us, the racquet technicians, and the player! Professional racquet technicians try hard to maximize the equipment the player presents us with.  In some cases, we will have input into which racquet the player uses but [see more]

How Much Influence Do You Have?

Steve Crandall of Ashaway Strings recently posted about “Advise and Consent.”  I believe he said we should “advise more and consent less”!  I agree with Steve! Let’s expand the subject a bit and think about the “realities” of racquet work. Racquet Quest, LLC, and I suspect many others, are in a position that allows us to “advise but [see more]

Time For a Change?

I propose a service charge for “removal of one-year-old overgrips” as a way to convince players these overgrips are intended to be changed, oh, maybe every month or so! Good grief!  These things should be changed before every match at least! Every racquet that leaves our shop has a new overgrip.  You would think this would be [see more]

Fix My Tennis Elbow….Please – Part 2

We’re talking about tennis elbow in this series and in part 1, we received a lot of comments from IART members and gained some good insight on how to address this issue. Some key points to take away from part 1 are: Technicians are well advised to recognize their role. Don’t play “doctor” unless you’re [see more]

A Primer on Tennis Elbow

For many of us, our tennis season is shorter due to inclimate weather as the Winter months set in. Our playing time is reduced and we get somewhat complacent on taking care of ourselves. Then along comes the Spring and all we can think about is getting outside and playing tennis. Unfortunately, this is also the [see more]