JANUARY 2020 SALE

As part of our JANUARY Sale we are reducing the prices of various strings from YTEX, Still in Black and Diadem. Many will be added in the coming few days.

If you want a string or rackets that has yet to be reduced email: – david@racketsportservices.co.uk and tell us what you are looking to purchase and we will give you the best discounted price we can during the month.

Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA51)

Alison and Snauwaert together again for a fantastic debut at AO! Mestre, Italy, January 11, 2019   Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 51)  rejoins #weservetennis team, simply because our GRINTA 100 feels and plays better to her than any other tennis racquet she has ever tested!   SNAUWAERT is proud to welcome and serve Alison again, she has been part of our glorious brand relaunch since 2016. And what a fantastic start! The opening match against defending champion Caroline Wozniacki (WTA 3) in the first round of the Australian Open! Make sure you check the order of play!   The Snauwaert community will be cheering and supporting her from around the world. Alison plays with the GRINTA 100 (the exact same racquet anyone can buy!), as she did last year when she reached the Wimbledon final round of 16. The full Snauwaert product line can be found at www.snauwaert.com   For more information, images or interview requests, please contact: media@snauwaert.com   About Snauwaert:  Snauwaert Srl, based in Mestre, Italy, is a direct-to-consumer racquet sports manufacturer dedicated to serving the sport of tennis and its players. Snauwaert Srl. manages operations in Europe and overseas sales and promotions in two additional subsidiaries, Snauwaert Japan Inc., and Snauwaert Inc. USA. Founded in 1928, and active in Japan and Belgium since 2016, the brand announced its full re-launch in 2018. Throughout its history, Snauwaert has delivered some of tennis’ most game-changing products, resulting in 66 grand slam titles.   SNAUWAERT…#WESERVETENNIS  


Snauwaert comes to the UK

Legendary Snauwaert Brand Strengthens UK Tennis Market

Lodi, Italy, November 1, 2018 – Legendary tennis racquet brand Snauwaert, known for ground breaking racquet design and elite craftsmanship since1928, announces that it has now a presence in the UK market with immediate effect.

David Hall has accepted the position of Market Leader for Snauwaert in the UK and Ireland. He has played tennis from being a teenager and has been involved in racket stringing since the mid-1980’s. He has a vast experience across all racket sports and owns a successful sports and stringing shop at Frinton Lawn Tennis Club in Essex, UK which hosts several LTA Tournaments each year. David is a USRSA Master Racket Technician and one of only a few USRSA Specialist Tournament Stringers in the world. He is at the forefront of UK Racquet Stringing Association (UKRSA) developments being a UKRSA tutor and is always keen to ensure that we offer the best possible technical support to all UKRSA members and to all tournament players and coaches. Finally, he has experience of tournament stringing at local, regional, national and international level.

David will lead Snauwaert’s effort in the UK market, reporting directly to Roberto Gazzara, CEO of Snauwaert.
“David will directly lead the UK team. I am confident in David’s experience, his relationships, his integrity, communications skills, and his style and approach. With David’s leadership, Snauwaert will achieve our goal of once again becoming one of the industry’s top tennis brands,” said Gazzara. “Our number one goal is to provide unparalleled support and service to our customers at every level, and this exciting new re-organization will ensure we achieve this goal.”
Gazzara continued, “Our UK business will be perfectly complemented by David’s involvement, he has both the experience and knowledge of all facets of the business, With David’s strategic awareness, passion, and forward thinking approach, Snauwaert is well positioned for success in this key market.”

The full Snauwaert product line can be found at: www.snauwaert.com

For more information, images or interview requests, please contact: media@snauwaert.com

About Snauwaert: Snauwaert Srl, based in Lodi, Italy, is a direct-to-consumer racquet sports manufacturer dedicated to serving the sport of tennis and its players. Snauwaert Srl. manages operations in Europe and oversees sales and promotions in two additional subsidiaries, Snauwaert Japan Inc., and Snauwaert Inc. USA. Founded in 1928, and active in Japan and Belgium since 2016, the brand announced its full re-launch in 2018. Throughout its history, Snauwaert has delivered some of tennis’ most game-changing products, resulting in 66 grand slam titles.

LOROW SiZ-UP

SiZ-UP

   

For the first time this innovative, technical product is now available directly in the UK. 

This patented product responds to a need specific to tennis players. The SiZ-UP allows you to change the size of your tennis racquet handle from one to four sizes based on your needs. It is very easy to use and is compatible with all racquet models. It will not change the feel of play.

  1. Remove the grip.
  2. Position the SiZ-UP on the racquet handle.
  3. Cut the top of the SiZ-UP according to the racquet handle length.
  4. Put back the grip in place on the SiZ-UP.

New USRSA Tester

 
New USRSA Certification Tester – David Hall
 
I am pleased to announce that I am now one of only two USRSA testers in the UK. The follow bio is an extract from the latest USRSA ‘Stringers’ Assistant’ e-newsletter.
 
‘David Hall has played tennis from being a teenager and has been involved in Racket Stringing since the mid 1980’s, and is a home, and tournament stringer. He has a vast experience across all racket sports and owns a successful sports and stringing shop at Frinton Lawn Tennis Club in Essex, UK which hosts several LTA Tournaments each year.
 
David is a USRSA Master Racket Technician and one of only 5 USRSA Specialist Tournament Stringers.
 
David is at the forefront of UK Racquet Stringing Association (UKRSA) developments being a UKRSA tutor and is always keen to ensure that we offer the best possible technical support to all UKRSA members and to all tournament players and coaches.
 
David either individually or in association with the UK Racquet Stringing Association has provided a tournament stringing service for local, regional, national or international tournaments.
 
He was an attendee at the first USRSA World Conference in 2017 and before that was a regular attendee at IART Symposiums.’

Rough or Smooth?

Rough or Smooth, why do we ask that question at the start of every tennis match??

The history of this great method of determining who serves first:-

For those tennis players ‘mature’ enough to remember the ‘good old days’ of warped wooden racquets… Cast your mind back and you’ll perhaps remember how racquets used to be strung. With an extra piece or two of coloured thread at the top or/and bottom of the strings.

This thread – ‘trimming silk’ – was looped over and around each string horizontally. This process was called trebling.

Quoting www.jimstennis.com‘Trebling was originally in a thinner guage gut but was replaced by coloured strings, twines, silks and later nylons. The purpose was to prevent string movement, by having 3 or more rows of strings (hence trebling) at the top of the string pattern and at the throat end wound around the mains. This produced a rough and smooth side to the stringing of the trebling.

Hence rough or smooth, your serve or mine!’

Well that’s the history!

The trebling faded out as metal racquets and new stringing technology came in. Us tennis players were left to come up with our own solutions to traditional method of starting a match!

Nowadays some spin their racquet having spend minutes explaining which side is ‘up’ or ‘down’ on the manufacturers logo on the butt of the racquet.

Others use the knot method, fine of your stringer consistantly left all the knot tails the same way.

The future

Racket Sport Services can now supply the solution, with the Rough and Smooth vibration dampner!

rough & smooth dampner

These dampners not only provide a way to determine who starts the match. But provide coaches with a aid to teaching children to keep their eye on the ball. Available both singlely or in packs of ten by clicking HERE

 

 

UKRSA Professional Stringer Course

Update

Congratulations to Ruth Laws who attended and successfully completed the above course and has been awarded the UKRSA Professional Stringer award.

Racket Sport Services will be holding a UKRSA Professional Stringer course on Sunday 25th February at Frinton Lawn Tennis Club, Essex. Please see the Stringing Tuition tab for further details of the course content and contact Racket Sport Services to book your place.