Pro Stringer Issue 8 - 2017 ProStringer_0817 final - Page 4 PRO STRINGER MAGAZINE European Racquet Stringers Association ERSA Australia - Noel Dodds My Serve ERSA Benelux Timo van Driel, Rob Maessen ERSA Czech Republic & Slovakia Vaclav Smat ERSA Germany, Austria, Switzerland Mike Emenako, Mark Maslowski ERSA Greece - George Pahiakos ERSA Italy - Marco Rossani ERSA Ireland - Roger Henry ERSA Korea - Taikki Lee ERSA Latin America Ricardo Dipold ERSA Serbia - Dr. Alexander Ducic ERSA Spain / France- Richard Parnell ERSA Taiwan - Bernie Chen ERSA UK Paul Skipp, Huw Phillips, Dr. Jamie Pethick 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 ASOCIATION MEMBER PTR Europe TIA UK Tennis Europe TECHNICAL CONSULTANTS Rod Cross - Australia - Physics Gabe Jarmillo - Pro Tennis I am just back from my Asia tour in China, Taiwan and Korea. See the articles on the workshops that were very well organized in every country. We have also launched ERSA China in Shanghai with a 2 day workshop and certification testing for tournament stringers in tennis. We would like to welcome Roger Luo as our ERSA China manager. Roger is an investment banker and has lots of ideas to promote ERSA in China and also a super tennis fan. We are now discussing a ERSA Asia Symposium in 2018 in Shanghai. The new ERSA Pro Stringer Guide (formerly Stringers Digest) will be published this month. On top of hundreds of new Badminton, Squash and Tennis stringing instructions, this issue will have a new updated Technique Section in it including the ERSA Stringing Method from start to finish explained. We have Symposium sign-ups from all over the world already coming in including China, Taiwan, Korea and Brazil on top of many from Europe. We have a capacity of maximum 120 people so please sign-up early. It is also a great time to get super prices on flights. Plan on staying a couple of days extra to enjoy some of the best food in the world and great shopping. We also have a new graphic designer to take care of our layout, advertising, social media, etc. He also is re-designing our shop website and looks great. If you need any help on logos, web design or layout contact me and I can put you in contact with him. We are going to launch ERSA Turkey this winter with a workshop in Istanbul planned and also in Johannesburg, South Africa. Best regards, Mark Maslowski European Racquet Stringers Association Lenaustr. 38 40470 Düsseldorf, Germany Phone/Fax: +49 (0)211 688 14151 4 ERSA PRO STRINGER // ISSUE 1-2018