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The International Alliance of Racquet Technicians (IART) is a global organization dedicated specifically to the racquet service side of the tennis industry. Our primary focus is to unite racquet technicians from around the world who have a true passion, love, and dedication for the craft of racquet service. Our purpose is to continually look for the best possible resources that will enable the technician to refine, update and improve their skills and to present that information in such a way that it has true value and meaning.

Join our Community of Racquet Technicians Today!

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Membership is $49 for one year and will renew automatically at the end of your membership term.

This membership gives you access to everything on the site including but not limited to the following:

Member Benefits


  • Immediate Access to Exclusive Member-Only Content
  • Monthly newsletter highlighting recent posts – sent directly to your inbox
  • String Characteristics Data Base
    Our string characteristics data base provides you with a quick reference for determining what string to use for your clients. Numeric figures are provided for elongation (higher numbers=softer string) and tensile strength (how durable is it). Easy sort functions allow you to sort 6 different string types; Nylon, Multifilament, Natural gut, Polyester, Kevlar & PEEK. You can also sort specific manufacturer strings (what’s the softest Wilson string we tested), or select “All” to sort the entire list (what’s the softest string we tested among ALL manufacturers).
  • tournamentTournament Stringers Directory
    Our stringers directory is one of the most unique member features offered anywhere within the industry. If your interest is tournament stringing or you would like to make yourself available for special events you have the option to submit your profile to be listed in this data base. We will then promote this list to tournament directors and special events coordinators.
  • businessBusiness Directory
    List your business profile here and we’ll make it available to the public via the main navigation link “Tennis Shops in Your Area”. Listing your business profile here will give you International visibility to attract new clients. Think of this as a 21st century yellow pages
  • bgsetsBumper/Grommet Data Base
    Locating that “hard to find” B/G set can be a real challenge. As an IART member, you can list your available B/G sets here and sell them to the public. Only members can list their B/G sets but the list is accessible to the public.
  • Machine Reviews
    We offer a very unique format of stringing machine reviews that provide data to help you make the right choice the first time when buying a stringing machine or a piece of diagnostic equipment. Example: Mounting systems are rated to clearly show how well a specific machine holds the racquet in place during the stringing process.
  • Racquet Reviews
    Our racquet reviews are unlike any within the industry. We provide dynamic and static data that is designed to assist the technician when finding a new racquet for their clients. This information can also be used as a quick comparison guide between racquets.
  • Professional Consultants
    The Alliance consultants are a diverse group designed to provide professional advice to members in the following areas:
  1. Technical Consultants
  2. Industry consultants
  3. Financial consultants
  4. Social Media consultants
  5. Consumer advocate consultants
  • Video Training
    We are constantly adding instructional videos offering advice to the beginning stringer all the way up to the tour stringer and more! There are currently over 40 videos in 10 different categories
  • Member interaction with the community – any subscriber can post to the IART group
  • Free Classified Ads allow you to sell your used equipment or demo racquets through our International Message Boards
  • Resource Links including:
    1. Important industry and manufacturer contacts
    2. Racquet sports definitions list
    3. Tennis related links
    4. Links to all 4 Grand Slam web sites
  • forumsInteractive Forums
    Open discussions on all topics related to racquet sports.
  • Community Updates
    Think of this as your personal FaceBook-style news feed within the IART site.
  • Industry News
    Industry insider news as it happens and when it happens
  • Stringing Instructions give you access to string patterns for popular racquets

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