Welcome! For those who are new to the IART web site we welcome you. For those who have been with us for a while you’ll notice we’ve redesigned the format and we welcome your comments and feedback. If you demand more you can check out our new sister site at www.gssalliance.com This is a subscription based organization that allows members to interact through many features on the web site including instant chats and a message forum. IART offers a “Stringers Directory” where businesses can list their information and tournament stringers can add their profile. Membership for GSS Alliance is $49 per year. To join please go HERE to sign up! We welcome racquet technicians and serious tennis players from around the world and invite you to enjoy our newest web site.
2013 IART Symposium
NEWS FLASH!!! ………..WIN….WIN….WIN
Think about it. Maybe you’ve never attended an IART training symposium but you’ve been thinking about it and telling yourself that maybe, just maybe, one day you’re going to make it to the symposium. Well there’s no better time than now because one of our sponsors has really raised the bar. Wilson, a sponsor of the symposium since it started, has stepped up big this year. How would you like to WIN A WILSON BAIARDO stringing machine? If you register to attend the IART symposium before July 1st you’ll get 3 tickets for the drawing; if by July 8th you’ll get 2 tickets and if by July 15th you’ll get 1 ticket. One lucky attendee is going to walk away from our event with the hottest stringing machine on the market; the same machine that’s used at the U.S. Open, the Australian Open, the Sony Ericcson, plus many other tour events but that’s not all. Read below to see what else our attendees receive. Nobody….NOBODY takes care of you like the IART.
The registration for the 2013 GSS symposium at Saddlebrook Resort is now open. The dates are September 21st through September 25th and we already have several great sponsors on board for this year’s event. Alpha, Babolat, Bolt, Dunlop, Gamma, Mantis, Prince, Wilson and Yonex will team up to make this the biggest and best symposium yet! This year we’ll be offering many new classes including private one hour stringing lessons with some of our seminar leaders. PRINCE is sponsoring a full day on Saturday for our new and improved meet & greet session starting at 12 noon. Several cardio activities, a round robin, plus time to DEMO all the new Prince racquets is on the schedule. Later in the evening the meet & greet continues with a PRINCE trivia quiz with fantastic PRINCE prizes plus, we’ll be handing out the now famous symposium gift bags. There are two gift bags, both with a combined retail value of well over $600, more than enough to offset your cost to register. Each attendee will receive a thermal tennis bag, 12 sets of premium string, and one premium racquet from one of the 8 companies listed above PLUS, we have another gift bag full of goodies like free string, replacement grips, over grips, hats, t-shirts and much much more.
If you join the International Alliance of Racquet Technicians before you register for the IART symposium you’ll get 10% off of your registration fee. This is equivalent to getting your first year of membership absolutely free! Go HERE now to join!
For complete information on the symposium please check out the links below:
Go HERE for a complete overview of the symposium, seminar information, and a list of seminar leaders
Go HERE to view the schedule.
Go HERE for videos and testimonials
To go directly to the registration page to sign up for this year’s symposium please go HERE
What’s on the Subscription Site
The subscription site at www.gssalliance.com offers members a variety of features for an annual fee of just $49. This project is designed to be a global network of racquet technicians who have an interest in the craft of racquet service and a desire to help one another with various issues they encounter on a daily basis. Features include (but are not limited to):
- Access to a resource panel of professional consultants within the racquet sports industry ranging from technical advisors to manufacturer reps
- A stringers directory that allows technicians from around the world to list their business profiles
- A string characteristics table that allows technician to compare various strings with regards to tensile strength and elongation
- An interactive message forum that allows members to list “For Sale” and “Wanted” items as well as a host of other unique forum boards
- An interactive blogging format where members can start their own blog posts and solicit feedback from other members
- Direct links to stringing patterns for leading manufacturers
- A comprehensive listing of stringing machine manuals including technical videos on the Babolat Star III & 4 and the RDC
- A complete listing of contact information for all major manufacturers and distributors within the racquet sports industry
- Direct member to member interaction through a “Facebook” style format
- Unique racquet reviews that offer a comprehensive list of static and dynamic data
- Stringing machine & equipment reviews that help you compare valuable information when you’re in the market for a new machine
- A member discount to the annual IART training symposium that completely offsets the cost of joining (if you attend the conference
If you would like to experience what our reviews are like on the subscription site at www.gssalliance.com we’ve posted up a couple of freebies. Just go to the top navigation menu and under “Articles” click on “Free Articles“. There you’ll find a “Reviews” category with one machine and one racquet review. Enjoy!
IART Online Store
Check out our online store where you’ll find some of the best professional stringing tools anywhere, some of which are exclusive to IART like professional Kimony awls, considered to be the very best in the world! We sell 2 models of Xuron cutters and bent needle nose pliers with serrated tips that every stringer will appreciate. You’ll also find scales, calibrators, and other unique miscellaneous stringing accessories like power pad leather, lead tape, machine and awl lubricants, replacement felt tips for your stencil ink bottles and much more!
Best guarantee anywhere! IART GUARANTEES OUR PRODUCTS 100% against manufacturers defects. If you find defects in anything you buy from GSS we will replace it, no questions asked! To visit our online store please go HERE
We welcome your comments and suggestions and encourage you to submit your requests using the form below.