RacquetTech Issue 2 - 2017 April 5, 2017 - Page 16

WOW ! I cannot thank all the presenters and participants for making this the best Symposium ever . A record 60 people attended , even though some could not stay all 4 days . We had some of the best presentations and workshops we have had over the last 5 years . Thanks to the new sponsors and presenters this year including Dunlop , Hesacore , GAMMA , RS Tennis , along with our sponsors who have been with us over the last 5 years including , Beers Technic , Head Yonex and Kimony . Also thanks to all the companies providing test strings and grips including Kirschbaum and String Kong .
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Symposium 2017

WOW ! I cannot thank all the presenters and participants for making this the best Symposium ever . A record 60 people attended , even though some could not stay all 4 days . We had some of the best presentations and workshops we have had over the last 5 years . Thanks to the new sponsors and presenters this year including Dunlop , Hesacore , GAMMA , RS Tennis , along with our sponsors who have been with us over the last 5 years including , Beers Technic , Head Yonex and Kimony . Also thanks to all the companies providing test strings and grips including Kirschbaum and String Kong .

People from 4 continents and 14 countries took part in this year ’ Symposium . Another year and another record !
We were sorry to have Steve Crandal from Ashaway cancel , one of the world ’ s top authorities on strings and string manufacturing . ERSA wishes him a quick recovery from his hip operation .
Head and Yonex provided strings , rackets and bags for our raffel , in addition to the “ Goodie Bags ” full of strings and grips , along with a sample bag from RS-Tennis by Robin Soderling .
The Symposium offered more workshops than ever before , including racket tuning , grip moulding , squash intensive course , badminton intensive course and a free private lesson in tennis , badminton or squash . We had so many people wanting private lessons we could not accommedate them . I gave privates after the Symposium at my shop in Düsseldorf , and still have 2 to give in the next two weeks . Next year we will finish the presentations earlier and offer more time for private lessons .
Already planned for next year is an intensive course in grip moulding because of all the interest . Thanks to Ricardo Dipold for bringing all the equipment over from Brazil .
Thanks also to Rochusclub for letting us do the testing and workshops there in there beautiful club , and to TC Blau-Schwarz for letting us use the courts in their hall to test new rackets from Head , Yonex and the Hesacore grip pallets .
Plan ahead for next year ! We will be doing the Symposium in Milano , Italy in Spring 2018 and in England in Spring 2019 .
The planning is already underway for courts , meeting rooms , hotels and extra activities in Milano . ERSA Italy is expecting well over 50 Italian members next year so we will have around 100 stringers , shop owners and manufacturers attending next year . There may be a first time cut-off so plan to register early .
The information will be coming out in the next weeks and will be in our next issue of RacquetTech .
Mark Maslowski