ERSA Pro Stringer Issue 5 - 2018 prostringer5-18 web - Page 20 ERSA ATW FIRST ERSA MPS LEVEL 1 SQUASH Nick Down, ERSA Squash Manager gave the first new ERSA Master Professional Squash test this month. “Jon Sharpe, aka the String doctor, from the Uk. Jon’s been stringing for a while, is a Squash coach and at least one of his children is an international squash player. Yesterday Jon passed the newly formed, ERSA Master Professional Squash Stringer level 1 test, which has replaced the previ- ous Ersa MRT (Squash) test. Whilst there are other Holders of the various Squash certifications, I think Jon is the first to hold this particular award anywhere in the world.” Thanks to Nick for all the work writing the new tests. Nick is also running a workshop in the Netherlands in July set up be Dimitir Kaijser, ERSA Pro Tour Stringer, which will include the new tests which he has re-written for squash to match the tennis and badminton tests. ERSA UK Set up at the National Tennis Centre, Roehampton, at the LTA National Coaches Conference, hoping to attract new members. Thanks to Nick Down, Paul Skipp and Huw Phillips for the great work they are doing. We are looking forward to them, along with Mark Goodman to help organize the best Symposium we have run whick will include much more squash and tennis next year. Sergiy Konovalenko, ERSA Ukraine manager is organizing a series of workshops for Intersport in the Ukraine, teaching the tennis department employees how to string rackets, change grips and repair rackets. 20 ERSA PRO STRINGER // ISSUE 5-2018