Starting clamps – yes or no

There have always been a lot of questions surrounding the use of a starting clamp. Addressing the use of this tool as it applies to the cross string starting process only, the correct technique would be to use a tool such as the Gugel Offset Tube. Since this tool has a variety of uses, the [see more]

Videos back on line

I had a member report recently that the videos weren’t rendering properly. After over a week of research and digging into the problem, I finally got it resolved so for anyone who’s been trying to look at the video library or any new members who have wondered what was going on, you can rest easy–it’s fixed.

You are important!

For as long as I can remember, tennis has had a fair share of misconceptions when it comes to racquets, string & tension that have been rather difficult to expose and correct. For example, when you need a new racquet who do you talk to? Once you’ve chosen your racquet who do you trust to recommend [see more]

Lapse in getting Wilson racquet reviews posted

Hi all Due to a few things out of my control, it’s taken me much longer to get the 2018 Wilson racquet reviews posted. Yep, the year is almost over but IMHO, better late than never so I’m going to try and get a few of those reviews done over the Christmas break.  

Ashaway Introduces New MultiKill® 17 Polyurethane-Based Racquetball String

Developed in response to market demand, string is designed for power players to cut and spin the ball Ashaway, RI – Ashaway Racket Strings has introduced a new polyurethane (PU) based, multifilament nylon string for racquetball. Utilizing proprietary new polyurethane technology, MultiKill® 17 is designed to add toughness and durability for players who like to [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]

Give It a Rest!

“Hey, John. Two of the racquets at XXXXXX for you to restring. Let’s eliminate polyester for a little while and give my elbow a rest.” This request is becoming much more frequent but what makes this one a little unusual is that it is already a hybrid format!  A nice multifilament in the main strings and [see more]

IART Member Benefit Highlights

When I first approached the concept of the IART I wanted to provide something practical and useful for racquet technicians from around the world. Something that wouldn’t stress the budget yet be useful on a daily basis while operating their tennis business. The idea was to take an already existing website, the original GSS site [see more]

How do you respond?

I was recently pointed to an Instagram post where a guy was stringing a Yonex racquet and complaining about the racquet being strung with two pieces of string. Not only was he complaining, but he was commenting that anyone who doesn’t use an ATW pattern was an idiot. So I wonder, what’s your instinctive reaction [see more]

Attention Members

Greetings I am in the process of emailing the new IART membership documents each time our members renewals process successfully. Please check your spam and junk mail folders because these emails contain two attachments. Be advised that these are being emailed as renewals are processed beginning on January 1st, 2018 so not everyone will receive [see more]