December 1, 2023

Tennis Express Re-Acquired by Founder Brad Blume

Tennis Express announced that Brad Blume, Founder of Tennis Express, has re-acquired full ownership in the retail and online business. (Full story …)

August 4, 2023

PTR, Global Racket Stringers Assn. Announce International Partnership

The Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and the Global Racket Stringers Association (GRSA International) announce a new strategic partnership aimed at enhancing the skills and resources available to tennis coaches and racket stringers worldwide. (Full story …)

February 3, 2022

Tourna Launches New 850-ES Stringing Machine

Tourna recently launched the new 850-ES stringing machine, with its patented (and exclusive to Tourna) “down-press” clamps. To view a video of the 850-ES in action, click here. For more information, visit or contact 800-554-3707 or (Full story …)

December 10, 2021

Racquet Sports Industry Magazine Names 2021 ‘Champions of Tennis’

Toni Wiley of Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center is Racquet Sports Industry magazine’s “Person of the Year” and USTA Southern Executive Director John Callen receives RSI’s inaugural “Lifetime Achievement Award,” while individuals and organizations from across the country are recognized in 24 additional categories. (Full story …)

December 16, 2020

Racquet Sports Industry Names 2020 ‘Champions of Tennis’

Michael Dowse, the CEO and executive director of the U.S. Tennis Association, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2020 by Racquet Sports Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2021 issue. Dowse led off the magazine’s 20th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honor people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

February 17, 2020

Ashaway Named Official String of USA Racquetball for 2020

Ashaway has once again been named the Official String of USA Racquetball, an honor the company has earned for more than fifteen years. Known for its many technical innovations as well as the quality of its strings, Ashaway has long been a strong supporter of racquetball, sponsoring a great many amateur and professional players and promoting the sport through numerous activities. (Full story …)

January 14, 2020

New Tourna 700-ES Features ‘Press Down Clamps’ to Lock Base

The new Tourna 700-ES features new time-saving “Press Down Clamps.” These new clamps just press down and lock to the base, which is a faster and easier way to secure the clamp to the base. (Full story …)

November 11, 2019

Ashaway Crossfire Family of Tennis Strings Offers Range of Hybrid Options

Ashaway's Crossfire family includes six different material and string gauge combinations to suit even the most discerning player's taste. The earlier models — Crossfire II, 17, and 18 — utilize aramid (Kevlar) mains and synthetic gut crosses to provide varying degrees of toughness and durability while enhancing playability. (Full story …)

October 29, 2019

Ashaway MultiKill® 17 Cruises Through US Open Racquetball Stringing Competition

While the main competition for this year’s US Open Racquetball Championships played out in the fabulous “made-for-TV” portable racquetball court at the Target Center’s LIFE TIME facility in downtown Minneapolis, more action was underway at the Lawler Sports booth where racket technician Ian Titus was hard at work stringing rackets and tallying statistics. (Full story …)

October 28, 2019

Applications Due Nov. 30 for Racquet & Paddle Sports Innovation Challenge

Do you have a new, innovative sports product or service? Enter it into the [Racquet & Paddle Sports Innovation Challenge](, which showcases new products and services designed to grow the sport and business of racquet sports with players, consumers and fans. (Full story …)

September 25, 2019

Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Schedule Announced for Jan. 21-24 in Orlando

The 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show schedule of events was announced for the global racquet sport industry event taking place, Jan. 21-24, in Orlando. (Full story …)

August 18, 2019

Complimentary Registration Opens for Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

Racquet sports professionals and others in the racquet/paddle sports industry can now register, free of charge, for the 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 21-24, in Orlando, Fla., at []( (Full story …)

June 30, 2019

Pre-Register for 2020 TOM Conference & Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

The TIA’s Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference will take place Jan. 22-24th at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. This will mark the second year that the TOM Conference will be part of the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show. (Full story …)

June 5, 2019

Dunlop Introduces Next Generation Stringing Machine

Dunlop introduced a trio of new products designed for racket technicians: the Dunlop Stringing Machine 2.0, the Dunlop Swingweight Machine and the Dunlop Balance Board. (Full story …)

May 27, 2019

Save the Date: 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Jan. 21-24

The 2nd Annual Racquet & Paddle Sports Show will be Jan. 21-24 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., featuring product, demos, exhibits, education and more. (Full story …)

Top Tennis Stars Offer Advice to Players In New 'Up Your Game' Campaign

A new industry campaign designed to help consumers get the most out of their equipment has enlisted the help of some of the game’s biggest stars—including Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal. The tennis stars offer their advice on videos produced by and airing on Tennis Channel and social media channels, and in print ads in Tennis Magazine. (Full story …)

May 21, 2019

Ashaway ZyMax® TX Badminton Strings Offer Proprietary Features

Ashaway’s ZyMax® TX family of badminton strings combines a trio of proprietary features to provide both amateur and professional players a new level of playability and performance. The TX family currently includes two strings, 68 TX and 64 TX. Both include a proprietary textured surface coating to enhance feel and control of the shuttle. (Full story …)

March 15, 2019

Vulcan Introduces New Max Tacky Overgrip

Vulcan Sporting Goods Co. is introducing the new Max Tacky tennis racket overgrips. Company product engineers have innovated a new advanced polymer material and a unique manufacturing process that delivers extremely high tack plus a soft-cushion feel. With the overgrips now launching for Spring 2019 - they are calling it “the tackiest overgrip in tennis!” (Full story …)

January 31, 2019

Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference Brings Industry Together in Orlando

The 2019 Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference, Jan. 23-25, attracted more than 1,000 racquet sports professionals, industry leaders, and representatives of emerging and bellwether brands to the inaugural event last week, in Orlando, Fla. (Full story …)

November 1, 2018

Ashaway Introduces MultiKill Poly Racquetball String

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 really cut and spin the ball. (Full story …)

October 18, 2018

Ashaway Introduces ZyMax 68 TX Badminton String

Ashaway Racket Strings has introduced ZyMax® 68 TX, a new badminton string with a proprietary textured surface coating to enhance feel and control of the shuttle. Like its ZyMax Fire siblings, ZyMax 68 TX utilizes Ashaway's proprietary BETA polymer fibers and is constructed using the company's special ZyWeaVe(tm) string core technology. The new string offers sensational elasticity and dynamic stiffness for maximum shuttle speed and explosive repulsion, as well as optimum power and durability, incredible knot and shear strength, and exceptional tension holding ability for consistent, reliable performance. (Full story …)

October 17, 2018

'Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge' Attracts Influential Panel of Judges

A high-powered panel of judges will consider the entries in the fourth “Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge,” which promises to showcase some of the most brilliant new and innovative sports products and services designed to grow the sport and business of tennis and racquet sports with players, consumers and fans. Presented by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), this unique competition will take place on Jan. 24, 2019, during the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference ([]( (Full story …)

September 27, 2018

Dunlop Launches New CX Series Racquet Range

Dunlop has unveiled its new super premium CX Series tennis racket range, its most technologically advanced to date. Powered by Srixon technology, the CX Series has been developed over the past 18 months to provide players with increased power, comfort and control. (Full story …)

September 20, 2018

Inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference Jan. 23-25 in Orlando

The inaugural [Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference]( will be held Jan. 23-25, 2019, and co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla. The multi-faceted tennis, racquet and paddle sports industry event will feature a hands-on product demo experience and opening welcome party at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona; and a curated ONE2ONE buying summit, Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference and an exhibit pavilion of racquet, paddle and tennis vendors and organizations at the Orange County Convention Center. (Full story …)

April 4, 2018

ITA, Tennis Warehouse Continue Partnership

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association and Tennis Warehouse announce a continuation of their alliance with Tennis Warehouse, which is recognized as the Official Online Tennis Retailer of the ITA. (Full story …)

March 26, 2018

Top Speakers and Experts to Present At TOM Conference

Dozens of top speakers and experts will present at the fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference, which will focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development. The conference runs from April 9 to 11, with optional specialty courses on Sunday, April 8. Visit []( for information and to register (day session registration available). (Full story …)

December 18, 2017

Tennis Industry Magazine Names 2017 'Champions of Tennis'

Ajay Pant, the national tennis director for Life Time, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2017 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2018 issue. Pant led off the magazine’s 17th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

November 2, 2017

Vulcan Introduces 'Custom Logo' Overgrips

Vulcan Grip Co.’s new line of tennis racket grips is now being expanded to include overgrips with custom logos. (Full story …)

November 1, 2017

Top Speakers to Present at 5th Annual TOM Conference

Top experts and consultants both inside and outside of the tennis industry are signing up to share their expertise and knowledge at the fifth annual [TOM Conference](, which will be April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C. Presented by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), the TOM Conference targets tennis owners, managers and industry decision-makers with a focus on innovation, growth and business leadership. (Full story …)

October 27, 2017

Ashaway Releases Stringing Tips Video Featuring MRT John Gugel

A new stringing how-to video featuring Master Racquet Technician John Gugel has been released by Ashaway Racket Strings. The video details step-by-step stringing procedures to get the best performance from Ashaway MonoGut® ZX and MonoGut ZX Pro tennis strings. It is available on and via this link on YouTube. (Full story …)

October 6, 2016

Fromuth seeks stringers for USTA National Campus

Fromuth Tennis is looking for stringers to join the stringing team at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. In addition to being able to string racquets, responsibilities include educating customers on the different strings offered and guiding them to... (Full story …)

July 19, 2016

Tecnifibre: Official stringer of the Citi Open

Washington D.C. - Tecnifibre engages with the ATP World Tour in the United States for the first time, taking over as the Official Stringer of the ATP 500/WTA International Tier Citi Open Tournament in Washington, D.C. A top team of... (Full story …)

June 8, 2016

IART symposium celebrates 10th anniversary

The 10th anniversary edition of the IART training symposium for racquet technicians will be held at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois September 23rd through September 27th. The event has many new speakers and topics this year... (Full story …)

September 6, 2015

Vigeant is new USRSA Tester in Canada

Yan Vigeant, owner of the store Le Coin Badminton in Canada, is the newest USRSA Tester. Vigeant, a USRSA Master Racquet Technician, has been in the racquet sports industry for almost 10 years and went from being a competitive badminton... (Full story …)

August 25, 2015

PGA TOUR Superstore announces 14 MRTs

ATLANTA, GA - PGA TOUR Superstore, the fastest growing golf and tennis retailer in the U.S., today announced 14 of its tennis associates have received the highest certification a racquet sports retailer can receive, earning recognition as Master Racquet Technicians... (Full story …)

June 10, 2014

Prince stringing at the Gerry Webber Open

BORDENTOWN, NEW JERSEY — Prince (, a leading manufacturer and distributor of performance racquet sports equipment, footwear and apparel, is proud to announce today that it will be the official stringing service at the prestigious ATP 250 Gerry Weber Open... (Full story …)

September 30, 2013

Biscayne Tennis to train all stringers

Biscayne Tennis, a North Miami and Aventura tennis specialty store, is now certifying all in-store stringing technicians on USRSA compatible standards. (Full story …)

March 14, 2013

Luxilon returns as Official Stringer of Sony Open

Luxilon 4G String of Choice for WTA No. 1 Serena Williams Since 2012 Launch (Full story …)

March 8, 2012

Babolat conducts inaugural String Academy

Top Stringers Named to Babolat VS String Team; Two Chosen to String at French Open (Full story …)

March 4, 2011

RSI’s Raven strings at BNP Paribas Open

Racquet Sports Industry Associate Editor Greg Raven, a Master Racquet Technician, has been asked to string at the 2011 BNP Paribas Open, March 7-20, as a member of the Star Stringing team. Raven, who writes and edits many of the... (Full story …)

March 15, 2010

'Customer Service' & 'Natural Gut' Seminar

Presented by Tim Strawn of Grand Slam Stringers. (Full story …)

February 10, 2010

Luxilon Continues Strong 2010 Start

Thomaz Bellucci earned his first title of the 2010 season on Sunday at the Movistar Star Open in Santiago, Chile. He used his new Six.One 95 BLX strung with Luxilon ALU Power 125 string. Coming out ahead in three sets... (Full story …)

June 22, 2009

Unique Sports Products, Inc., Acquires Stringmeter

Stringmeter™ is the “original” patented racquet string tension measuring tool. It’s engineered and calibrated with precision to accurately measure string bed stiffness and monitor string tension loss. “Stringmeter™ is manufactured in the USA to very precise specifications, its the only... (Full story …)

March 10, 2009

Speed stringing, revisited

Casey Maus, a member of the Star Stringing team handling the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, today restrung four player racquets in only 52 minutes, according to David Mindell of Star Stringing. Each of the four... (Full story …)


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