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]

You can improve your download speeds like I did

How many of you test your ISP’s service from time to time? I use Cox with a Netgear AC1900/C6300BD Router/Modem combo and according to my ISP plan, I’m supposed to get 150 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload. Well, I was not getting even half of the download speed so I did some checking and [see more]

Bow Brand natural gut

I’ve received some questions lately from those wanting to know the status of Bow Brand natural gut strings so I sent an inquiry to Carolyn Clarke, the Director of Bow Brand. The following is her reply: Unfortunately we have not been able to produce our natural gut tennis strings for the past two years as [see more]

Friends popping up everywhere!

Familiar faces seem to pop up everywhere within our industry. During the Laver Cup I was watching a FaceBook live event from the stringing room in Prague and there, next to Ron Rocchi from Wilson and on the Wilson BAIARDO stringing machine, was my long time friend Lucian Costea stringing one of Roger Federer’s racquets. [see more]

Stringing the Double Sided Blackburn Tennis Racquet

Occasionally you’re going to run into stringing situations that are going to present unusual challenges. The Blackburn racquet with it’s two separate string beds is a perfect example. I personally have never strung one of these frames so I did a bit of research and I’m providing this post in an effort to help as [see more]

Video library update

Recently I posted about the new IART video project and now here’s an update. I mentioned that this was something that I had wanted to include for members for a very long time and since I have a little extra time this year I’m able to delve into this project. Needless to say, our videos [see more]