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patrick m posted a status
"Although the past 20 years I have mostly used professional Babolat stringing equipment, I will be using a drop-weight machine for this class"
Dec 30, 2013
Michael Tucci commented on patrick m's blog post 'String your racket more often for better performance.'
"I agree wholeheartedly......it also gives you a chance to try the many different strings available on the market today as well as experiment with tensions and how they effect each of your rackets playability. In a perfect…"
May 1, 2012
Sandra commented on patrick m's blog post 'String your racket more often for better performance.'
"I can't imagine using that "rule of thumb" My kids string theirs about every two to three weeks.  Okay, he's a little nuts.  With three kids and and nine racquets between them we found it cheaper to buy a stringer…"
Mar 19, 2012
Tim Prapong commented on patrick m's blog post 'read all your tennis news online at Tennis15-30 digital tennis magazine.'
"Guess the only reason would be for archiving purposes. On a reg website, if the website disappears, the content disappears if it hasn't been placed elsewhere, is that right?"
Feb 17, 2012
Mark / The Mayor commented on patrick m's blog post 'read all your tennis news online at Tennis15-30 digital tennis magazine.'
"Let me ask the obvious question.  Why is a .pdf tennis magazine necessary at all with all of the dynamic tennis websites out there?  What is the advantage of the magazine format?"
Feb 17, 2012
patrick m posted an article

String your racket more often for better performance.

A quick note regarding racket stringing and the frequency of which you should be restringing.  While searching through various websites and blogs today I ran across a Prince Tennis blog titled "PrinceNextblog" and I was reminded about the phrase "string as often per year as you play in a week".  I never really spent much time analyzing this statement but found myself replaying the phrase over and over…See More
Feb 17, 2012
patrick m replied to tennisbum's discussion 'Anyone going to Miami for Sony Ericsson Open this year?'
"unfortunately not, but its a great venue to watch and be at, but bring a jacket, it can get cool this time of year. It has more of a small town feel, not so overwelming like the grandslams."
Feb 17, 2012
Tim Prapong commented on patrick m's blog post 'read all your tennis news online at Tennis15-30 digital tennis magazine.'
"10 year span? I'm not sure if it will last one year."
Feb 15, 2012
CoachV - William Vazquez commented on patrick m's blog post 'read all your tennis news online at Tennis15-30 digital tennis magazine.'
"ok the market on a 10 year span will grow for sure...but will it be captivating."
Feb 15, 2012
Tim Prapong commented on patrick m's blog post 'read all your tennis news online at Tennis15-30 digital tennis magazine.'
"Not a bad little issue, that first one."
Feb 15, 2012
patrick m commented on patrick m's blog post 'read all your tennis news online at Tennis15-30 digital tennis magazine.'
"Yup, I agree it does look to be disguised by the USTA, about 8 years ago Intenn was launched by a group of individuals that had a goal of a video tennis magazine that was to come out on disc like a quarterly, I don't think it really took off so…"
Feb 15, 2012
Mark / The Mayor commented on patrick m's blog post 'read all your tennis news online at Tennis15-30 digital tennis magazine.'
"Thanks for sharing this.  I was actually surprised at how few advertisements there are.  I think I counted 3 or 4 total.  The magazine is short, but they do have Peter Bodo and USTA on board.  This may actually be a USTA project…"
Feb 15, 2012
patrick m posted an article

read all your tennis news online at Tennis15-30 digital tennis magazine.

I wrote a brief post at my website, for convenience I posted it here as well.  check out the new magazine online.Tennis Media Company Launches Dynamic Digital Magazine Tennis 15-30 - Racquet Sports Industry NewsDigital media is shaping the way we receive and interprete information. The amount of data we have access to on a daily basis is overwelming and the time to read static…See More
Feb 15, 2012
patrick m commented on Mark / The Mayor's video
Feb 15, 2012
patrick m posted a status
"170 days till london 2012, you can follow along and stay up to speed on whats happening with olympic tennis at http://ning.it/xyru6M"
Feb 7, 2012
patrick m posted an article

like tennis? want to start a stringing business, I spell out the basics and how to get going for $500.

The idea of stringing tennis rackets for a living does not appeal to everyone but if you are a tennis player and want to explore the idea of starting a stringing business than read on because I am going to spell out the steps in a simple systematic way so that you can follow the plan and be up and running in 30 days or less with your own racket stringing business! Seriously...this…See More
Jan 19, 2012

Profile Information

I am a:
Racquet Stringer
Neighborhood or other helpful location info:
kihei, Maui
Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
In the Tennis industry for over 20 years as a tennis shop owner, racket manufacterers rep, stringer and fan. Became a MRT certified racket technician back in 1995.
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
Jelena Jankovic, Roger Federer, Andre Agassi, Stefan Edberg, STeffi Graf and Elena Dementiava
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
Getting there.
On the court, I am a:
singles player
My favorite local courts:
Kalama Park
Relationship status:
Married
Favorite website:
http://www.racketstringingtips.com

Patrick m's Articles

Learn to string your own rackets-New beginning Racket Stringing Course Starting in January 2014

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 1:45pm 0 Comments

Is it finally time to learn to string?  Did you know that for under $200 dollars you can actually string your own rackets, with a little know how, a basic drop-weight stringing machine and the racket stringing 101 course that I am offering free through my site.  Go to racketstringingtips.com for more information.

String your racket more often for better performance.

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 12:38am 2 Comments

A quick note regarding racket stringing and the frequency of which you should be restringing.  While searching through various websites and blogs today I ran across a Prince Tennis blog titled "PrinceNextblog" and I was reminded about the phrase "string as often per year as you play in a week".  I never really spent much time analyzing this statement but found myself replaying the phrase…

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read all your tennis news online at Tennis15-30 digital tennis magazine.

Posted on February 15, 2012 at 3:46am 7 Comments

I wrote a brief post at my website, for convenience I posted it here as well.  check out the new magazine online.

Tennis Media Company Launches Dynamic Digital Magazine Tennis 15-30 - Racquet Sports Industry News

Digital media is shaping the way we receive and interprete information. The amount of data we have access to on a daily basis is…

Continue

like tennis? want to start a stringing business, I spell out the basics and how to get going for $500.

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 2:15am 0 Comments

The idea of stringing tennis rackets for a living does not appeal to everyone but if you are a tennis player and want to explore the idea of starting a stringing business than read on because I am going to spell out the steps in a simple systematic way so…

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Its a new year and the tennis is already starting, get your stringing business started this year.

Posted on January 6, 2012 at 2:59am 0 Comments

Great tennis action already starting in the first week of the new year.  Check out the new things at my site www.racketstringingtips.com and learn about new tennis products, gear and get your stringing business started.

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At 10:52am on December 16, 2010, Mark / The Mayor said…

Hey Patrick - are you getting jazzed up for the Aussie yet?

At 10:13pm on March 10, 2009, bigdaddyKahuna said…
I can't make it @ 1pm tomorrow but next week should be good for me...I will let you know my schedule by this weekend. If you can make it to Alta Vista tomorrow night we will be on courts #3 & #4 from 6pm-10pm.
my email: is bigdaddykahunaono@yahoo.com
At 11:27am on March 10, 2009, bigdaddyKahuna said…
by the way Patrick, we play dubs most Wed. nights @ Alta Vista and your are welcome to join us...we reserve a couple courts and play dubs from 6pm-10pm. we get anywhere from 8-12 players(NTRP 4.0-5.0) on any given night.
just pitch in a few bucks for court fees & balls=)
At 12:36pm on February 20, 2009, Peter said…
Patrick,
Nice blog. Looking forward to more of your stringing tips.
I'm missing Australia now, cuz it's freezing here in Chicago.
Well, now I'm going to string some racquets.
All the best.
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