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]

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]