RacquetTech Issue 2 - 2017 April 5, 2017 - Page 4

4 My Serve RACQUETTECH EUROPE European Racquet Stringers Association ERSA Australia Anthony Aley - Noel Dodds ERSA Benelux Timo van Driel, Rob Maessen ERSA Czech Republic & Slovakia Vaclav Smat ERSA Germany, Austria, Switzerland Mike Emenako, Mark Maslowski ERSA Greece Manager George Pahiakos ERSA Italy Manager - 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 UKAINE - Sergey Konovolenko FOUNDING MEMBERS Ashaway Babolat Head Isospeed Kirschbaum Luxilon Pacific Wilson CORPORATE MEMBERS Ashaway Head Babolat Prince Isospeed Yonex GOSEN Tecnifibre STRING SUPPLIER MEMBERS Apollo Leisure MSV Kirschbaum Signum Pro ASSOCIATION MEMBERS PTR Europe TIA UK TENNIS EUROPE TECHNICAL CONSULTANTS Rod Cross - Australia - Physics Gabe Jarmillo - Pro Tennis European Racquet Stringers Association Lenaustr. 38 40470 Düsseldorf DE Germany Phone / Fax +49(0)211-68814151 www.ersa-stringers.com My Serve We have had a busy month setting up the 2017 AGM & Symposium. With a total of 60 people attending over the four days and over 40 each of the days. A lot of changes were voted on at the AGM the first day of the Symposium. 1. We decided to launch ERSA Chiina and ERSA North America this month. Plans are now being drawn up. 2. We will change the name of the Magazine in the next printed issue, along with the Stringers Digest next winter. This, along with the certification names we have already changed was done to take any confusion out of our organzation and names and that of other stringing organizations. 3. The website is almost finished with it being totally compatable with all mobile phones and tablets. We are just waiting on the Online Digest to be set up correctly. There is already a translator built into the site which can translate the text into any language. We realize these are not perfect, but will enable everyone to navigate around the site. 4. Nick Down and Mark Goodman have made the certification in badminton and squash parallel to that of tennis with the same levels. The next Symposium will be in Milano, Italy and we are ex- pecting 100 people because of the interest of the Italian shops and stringers. We have hired someone to professionally organize everything, from meeting rooms, courts, hotel rooms, extra activities. We are also hiring an extra person here to mange the ERSA Office. Last, thanks to Huw Phillips for offering to take over the Forum, and Social Media sites of the ERSA. This will be a great help to us. Please send Huw any news you have that is interesting for our members. Have a great summer season! Mark Maslowski