Ashaway Introduces ZyMax® 64 TX Micro Gauge Badminton String for Superior Performance

— BETA Polymer ZyWeaVe™ core minimizes tension loss– Textured coating adds stiffness to string bed, enhances spin and control Ashaway, RI – Ashaway Racket Strings has introduced ZyMax® 64 TX, a new badminton string with a proprietary textured surface coating to enhance feel and control of the shuttle. Like its ZyMax 68 TX sibling, ZyMax [see more]

Recreational players & string choice – Part 3 – Why change?

Can we agree on one thing? Far too many players rely on the person stringing the racquet to choose the string and tension and that’s ok IF that person has been properly trained. Unfortunately, from my experience of 10 years presenting the IART symposiums, I found that the majority of those people have no real [see more]

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]

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]

Roger Federer – What makes him so good?

All tennis fans know who Roger Federer is but how many truly understand why so many proclaim he is the GOAT (Greatest of All Time)? One way to assess this is to look at some statistics. As Federer is inching closer and closer to that point that all Federer fans fear (retirement) I thought it [see more]

Ashaway Sponsors Three Rising Professional Squash Association Tour Players: Amanda Sobhy, Leo Au, and Yathreb Adel

Ashaway, RI – Ashaway and its affiliates have recently signed string sponsorship agreements with three rising PSA players: Amanda Sobhy, Leo Au, and Yathreb Adel. The addition of these three players to its sponsorship roster continues Ashaway’s longstanding commitment to professional squash and to squash players worldwide. Currently ranked US #1 and PSA #18, and [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]