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]

He’s Baaaack

Andy Murray tests his hip at the Citi Open Andy Murray has had somewhat of a long comeback trail to the ATP after having hip surgery in Melbourne. The former world #1 and two time Wimbledon champion now holds a ranking of 823, a far cry from his high of number 1. However, no one [see more]

Confused about buying a racquet?

Buying a racquet can be a difficult process to say the least so I’m offering the following information can help you through the process. The very best way to buy a racquet is to narrow down the choices by working with a knowledgeable person who can analyze your game, and then demo as many racquets [see more]

Hey Consumers…..did you know?

IART has a section specifically dedicated to the consumer and it’s easy to sign up. All you have to do is go HERE and follow the prompts. For those of you who are already in our consumer group I’d like to pass on some information that perhaps many of you are not aware of. Did [see more]

A Matter of Accuracy & Trust

For those of us in the profession of racquet service, we are often asked about strings, a tension for that string or advice on buying a racquet. This has become an even more complex set of questions in the 21st century with the plethora of information available online because consumers like to surf the Internet [see more]

Coaches…Help!

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]

The path and payoff to pro sports stardom

I recently learned where Federer has signed on with clothing sponsor Uniqlo for a reported $300 million dollars. Nike was given the opportunity to match and they declined. I think when the average fan sees these kinds of things they immediately have the wrong impression that maybe they missed their calling–they mistakenly think they might [see more]

Roland Garros Stringing Service

Nice article and video HERE about the stringing services at the French Open. For those of you who have attended past IART symposiums you’ll recognize Eric Ferrazzi of ERECA who is now the manager of the stringing team for Babolat. In the forefront of the photo is Josh Newton, an employee of Babolat and someone [see more]