ERSA Pro Stringer Issue 5 - 2018 prostringer5-18 web - Page 4 PRO STRINGER MAGAZINE European Racquet Stringers Association ERSA Australia - Noel Dodds ERSA Benelux Timo van Driel, Rob Maessen ERSA Brazil - ERSA Int. Headquarters ERSA China - Roger Luo ERSA Czech Republic & Slovakia Vaclav Smat ERSA Germany, Austria, Switzerland Mark Maslowski ERSA Indochina - Danny Deng ERSA Italy - Marco Rossani ERSA Ireland - Rob Leahy ERSA Korea - Taikki Lee ERSA Serbia - Dr. Alexander Ducic ERSA Spain / France- Richard Parnell ERSA Taiwan - Bernie Chen ERSA UK Paul Skipp, Huw Phillips ERSA Ukraine - Sergey Konovolenko FOUNDING MEMBERS Ashaway Babolat Head Isospeed Kirschbaum Luxilon Pacific Wilson CORPORATE MEMBERS Ashaway Head Prince Isospeed Gosen Tecnifibre Babolat Yonex STRING SUPLIER MEMBERS Apollo Leisure MSV String Kong Krischbaum Signum Pro Pro-T-One Stringlab Sergetti Stringing ASOCIATION MEMBER PTR Europe TIA UK Tennis Europe TECHNICAL CONSULTANTS Rod Cross - Australia - Physics Gabe Jarmillo - Pro Tennis European Racquet Stringers Association My Serve Dear Members, Welcome to Issue 5 of Pro Tour Stringer. Not much going on with workkshops and certification this month. Most of the managers and testers are stringing at tounaments around the world. Staff changes in the ERSA this summer. 1. Welcome to Rob Leahy as the new manager for Ireland. Rob is now teaching in the middle east and will be moving back to Ireland in the near future. He is an experienced player, coach and stringer with great plans for Ireland. 2. Brazil will be managed from the ERSA main office with three Teacher/Testers in Brazil. We are trying this out because of the size of Brazil and distance between the cities. The three teachers will be Ricardo Dipold, Priscilla Mendes and Marcelo Ferreira. This will give more options to our members with dates and cities to partake in workshops and certification. The 2019 ERSA Symposium will take place in the UK next April, 2019. We will update everyone as soon as the venue and room prices are fixed. We have already a large number of members signed up so please send your name into us as a pre-registration in case we are overbooked. We just had enough places and rooms in Milan this year with every room in the hotel booked. The next issue of Pro Stringer will include a tennis playtest. We are looking for more playtesters in tennis, badminton and squash. If interested, please send your name, sport and mail address into our office. You will receive unmarked sets of strings to string and test over a five week period, at which time you will fill out a questionaire on stringing and playing. Best regards, Mark Maslowski Lenaustr. 38 40470 Düsseldorf, Germany Phone/Fax: +49 (0)211 688 14151 4 ERSA PRO STRINGER // ISSUE 4-2018