Tennis Industry magazine



September 2017

Become a Racquet Guru

Add frame fitting, string fitting and racquet customization to your menu of services to elevate your business and reputation. (Click here to read more...)

August 2017

Customer Service: Above and Beyond

Racquet technicians are on the front lines of this industry and play a key role in keeping players on the courts. (Click here to read more...)

July 2017

Racquet Tech: Looking Good

Your racquets are a reflection of your business, and only top-notch craftsmanship will suffice. (Click here to read more...)

June 2017

Racquet Tech: Reliable Results

When it comes to consistent racquet service for your players, make sure you’re using your “best practice” techniques. (Click here to read more...)

May 2017

Racquet Tech: Practice Makes Perfect

Efficiently weaving the cross strings takes time, but it all begins with solid technique. (Click here to read more...)

April 2017

Racquet Tech: Stringing Blind

On the off chance that you can’t find a pattern in the USRSA’s Stringer’s Digest, you still have the tools to figure out how to string the frame. (Click here to read more...)

February 2017

RacquetTech: Proper Grip Installation

Consistency is key when it comes to customizing the player’s point of contact with the racquet. (Click here to read more...)

September 2016

Racquet Tech: Use Care When Sharing

All stringers have to deal with shared-hole string patterns. Here are some tips to help. (Click here to read more...)

August 2016

Racquet Tech: The Latest and Greatest

The annual MRT test benefits stringers, manufacturers and customers. (Click here to read more...)

June 2016

Racquet Tech: Following Directions

More new racquets require cross strings be installed in a certain direction, which requires attention to detail and a bit of planning. (Click here to read more...)

May 2016

Racquet Tech: Mastering the Weave

Whether you weave your crosses with a push, a pull or a combination of both, these tips should make the job easier and more efficient. (Click here to read more...)

Racquet Stringing: Skill Set

Don’t just be an ‘order taker’; employ your customer-service skills to help your players select the right string. (Click here to read more...)

April 2016

Racquet Tech: Are Starting Knots a Thing of the Past?

In our “Ask the Experts” section of the March 2016 issue, Associate Editor Greg Raven addressed a question from a reader that we field often here at the USRSA: “Are starting knots a thing of the past?” Greg answers... (Click here to read more...)

February 2016

Racquet Tech: Stringing 101 — Knots

For new stringers, tying knots can be intimidating. But a good knot is vital to a good job, since it holds everything in place. (Click here to read more...)

January 2016

Racquet Stringing: Finding the Perfect Pair

Like a sommelier matching the right wine to your meal, you should be helping your customers pair the perfect strings in a hybrid set-up. (Click here to read more...)

September 2015

Racquet Tech: For Easy Grommet Installation, It’s About Finesse, Not Force

Grommets and bumper guards wear out. It is what they are designed to do. They protect the frame and the string, but in doing so, they will wear out and need to be replaced. Just like stringing racquets, some... (Click here to read more...)

July 2015

Racquet Tech: ATW and Box Patterns

Commonly used by advanced stringers, Around the World or Box Patterns call for careful planning. (Click here to read more...)

June 2015

Racquet Tech: One Tool, Many Uses

Whether you are a novice stringer or a seasoned veteran, one tool that is second only to the stringing machine itself is the starting clamp. Obviously, it is a great tool to start the stringing process, but it has... (Click here to read more...)

April 2015

RacquetTech: Weave Your Way to Consistency

For many stringers, utilizing the “one-ahead” technique can save stringing time and reduce friction on the string, but it also has other benefits. (Click here to read more...)

Racquet Service: It’s Time for A Tune-Up

Enhance your equipment service, and keep players playing their best, by promoting racquet tune-up packages. (Click here to read more...)

March 2015

RacquetTech: Two-Piece Stringing without a Starting Knot

While using a starting knot is a perfectly acceptable method for installing cross strings on a two-piece string job, they do sometimes present problems. With stiffer poly strings, starting knots can be hard to cinch up and the larger... (Click here to read more...)

July 2014

Racquet Stringing: String Checklist

To make sure your string selection covers all of your customers’ needs, use our checklist, and tools at (Click here to read more...)

March 2014

Stringing for Indoor Racquet Sports

Boost your business by stringing for badminton, racquetball and squash players. (Click here to read more...)

April 2013

Racquet Stringing: Is Two Better than One?

A Master Racquet Technician considers the advantages of using two-piece stringing. (Click here to read more...)

August 2012

Racquet Wizard

For top pros and recreational players alike, racquet customizer Roman Prokes is the unseen champion. (Click here to read more...)

July 2012

Stringing: Taking Stock

How should you select and manage your string inventory? A longtime MRT offers his advice to help you boost your business. (Click here to read more...)

The Stringer’s File: Lucien Nogues

One of Babolat’s top stringing experts and racquet technician trainers talks with RSI about the business of strings. (Click here to read more...)

June 2012

GSS Symposium Celebrates 6th Year

The GSS Symposium debuted in 2007, aimed at those who work in the racquet service side of the business. The event was created by USRSA member and Master Racquet Technician Tim Strawn, who asked himself a simple question: Why... (Click here to read more...)

Stringing: Expecting Miracles

Are your customers asking to try polyester strings? A Master Racquet Technician lays out the case for managing, and adjusting, their expectations. (Click here to read more...)

February 2012

The complete stringer: From Stringer to ‘Racquet Tuner’

When you focus on the player’s preferences, type of play and personal characteristics, you’ll step up your business. (Click here to read more...)

September 2011

Stringing ‘Red Flags’

Amid the pressures of tournament stringing, the Wilson team has identified — and come up with solutions for — potential problem areas. (Click here to read more...)

July 2011

Building the Team

With little time to pull together the first Wilson stringing team, the goal was to create a comprehensive training program that would yield ultra consistency. (Click here to read more...)

June 2011

Changes Offered At 5th Annual GSS Symposium

The Grand Slam Stringers Symposium will celebrate its fifth anniversary in September. This year, the Symposium — with educational and hands-on seminars and presentations for racquet stringers, customizers and technicians — will move to Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Fla.,... (Click here to read more...)

May 2011

Standard Practices

Whether stringing for the pros or for recreational players, you need to establish standard operating procedures. (Click here to read more...)

Handling Your Players

Often overlooked by players, the grip and handle are crucial to a racquet’s performance. Educate your customers on how important this area is to their game. (Click here to read more...)

April 2011

Tournament Stringing: Pulling Together

The man behind the innovative Wilson/Luxilon Stringing Team shares what he’s learned in the world of tournament stringing. Television and the internet have profoundly changed the way fans follow tennis. Multiple channels and live video feeds, along with massive... (Click here to read more...)

‘How hard can this be?’

By Ron Rocchi Before I started working with the Wilson/Luxilon Stringing Team, it seemed a simple thing: Have some stringers show up at the tournament so they can string racquets for the players. How difficult could it really be? Over... (Click here to read more...)

August 2010

The Stringer’s Edge: Tour Stringing for Everyone

Whether you aspire to string for top pro players or enjoy servicing your local customers, you can learn from what tour stringers experience. (Click here to read more...)

June 2009

First-String Service

Stringing provides your best margins. Here’s how to get the most out of this vital area. (Click here to read more...)

June 2007

HEAD’s New Please String Responsibly Campaign Offers Stringers Plastic Racquet Bags

HEAD Penn's new "Please String Responsibly" campaign is hitting pro shops around the country. The goal, says a Head spokesperson, is to drive awareness for Head string, such as the FXP, FXP Power, FXP Blend, Sonic Pro and the... (Click here to read more...)

September 2006

Stringing for the Modern Game

A longtime stringer shares his observations after stringing for the pros at Wimbledon. (Click here to read more...)

August 2006

First-String Players

Our tips and exclusive guide will help you generate more revenue from your stringing business. (Click here to read more...)

March 2006

Don't Bust a Gut!

Worried about your first natural gut string job? Two stringing experts take the mystery out of it for you. (Click here to read more...)

August 2005

Passing the Test

Display your expertise, and help your business, by becoming a Certified Stringer or MRT. (Click here to read more...)

String of Successes

Our exclusive guide will help you generate more revenue from your stringing business. (Click here to read more...)



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