SaddleBrooke, Arizona, resident Steve Leane has passed the examination and satisfied the experience requirements to be named a Master Racquet Technician (MRT) by the United States Racquet Stringers Association (USRSA) in Atlanta, Georgia. The MRT designation is the highest certification a racquet sports professional can receive. Steve becomes only the eighth MRT currently certified in the State of Arizona and has strung over 5,000 racquets since 1998.
To be eligible for the MRT designation, he had to pass an exhaustive examination that tests knowledge of all facets of racquet service. “The exam measures understanding of how to install strings, how to select the optimum racquet for every player and how to re-size handles, re-grip racquets and customize weight and balance,” says David Bone, USRSA executive director. “An MRT must also demonstrate advanced knowledge of current frame and string technology and how that technology translates to player satisfaction.”
“The MRT offers consumers the best assurance of superior racquet service and this certification provides a competitive advantage for a retailer who wants to attract knowledgeable, quality conscious consumers. In other words, the MRT benefits both the professionals who earn the designation and those they serve.”
The United States Racquet Stringers Association is a professional organization of over 7,000 racquet service technicians. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the organization has been in business for over 35 years.