Course curriculum

  • 1

    INTRODUCTION

    • 1. Introduction

    • ABOUT ERSA INTERNATIONAL

    • CV Mark Maslowski

    • CV Richard Parnell

  • 2

    Machines and Tools (Richard Parnell)

    • Machines

    • Tools

  • 3

    Getting Ready to String (Mark Maslowski)

    • Cleaning and Calibrating the machine

    • Adjusting the clamps, adjusting machine height, mounting the frame

    • Setting the tension, pre-stretch, knot tension, pulling speed

  • 4

    Stinging Tutorial 4 knots (MAIN STRINGS)

    • Introduction

    • Measuring String

    • Deciding Tension Options

    • Starting Method (Inc. threading of centre mains)

    • Stringing Technique (Equalising deformation, clamp replacement, holding grommets, knot tension)

    • Knots - Pro Knot & Parnell

  • 5

    Stringing Tutorial 4 knots (CROSS STRINGS)

    • Starting Method Choice (Including pros and cons of each)

    • Starting Knot

    • Straightening Strings

    • One ahead

    • Finishing touches

  • 6

    Stringing 2 knots (Mark Masklowski)

    • Advantages and disadvantages of 2 knots vs. 4 knots

    • Measuring String - short side

    • Tension options with 2 knots

    • Which side of the short side

    • Starting Method - 2 options

    • Installing the mains

    • Stringing Technique (Equalising deformation, clamp placement, holding grommets)

    • Top cross with the short side

    • Weaving Options - Pushing, Pulling and Japanese method

    • Straightening the Strings

    • Tie-off the knots, final straightening, label, stencil

  • 7

    Racquet Repair (Mark Maslowski)

    • Changing the replacement grip and overgrip

    • Changing grommets and bumper guard

    • Repairing single grommets with single grommets or tubing

  • 8

    String Technology (Richard Parnell)

    • Introduction

    • String Constructions

    • String Materials

    • Gauges (US/EUR/UK)

    • Advantages - Disadvantages & Recommendations for player type/level for string type

    • Technical terms - explanation

  • 9

    Racquet Technology & Tuning

    • Racquet parameters (explanation of weight, bp, sw, head size, beam width, stiffness, string pattern, grip size)

    • Racquet types depending on playing style/level & age

    • Tuning 101 - Basics of customising and its effect - tools & supplies needed

  • 10

    Starting a Business (Mark Maslowski)

    • Stringing Service or Shop

    • Setting Up

    • Inventory

    • Define customers

    • Strings

    • Replacement and Overgrip grips, tubing, etc..

    • Other Accessories - stencils, ink, vibration dampeners, lead tape, etc..

    • Racquets

  • 11

    Marketing and Promotion (Mark Maslowski)

    • Local Promotion in your area, clubs, tournaments, coaches, academies

    • Social Media - Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and others

    • Paid Advertising

  • 12

    ERSA INTERNATION & PROMOTION (Mark Maslowski & Richard Parnell)

    • The gateway to professional stringing

    • Workshops and Testing in your area

    • Connect with other stringers around the world

    • International Symposiums in your region

  • 13

    Study Guide and Test (Mark Maslowski & Richard Parnell)

    • Test overview

    • Study materials

    • Continuing education

Watch Intro Video

Introduction

Mark Maslowski & Richard Parnell