PGA TOUR Superstore announces 14 MRTs
August 25, 2015
ATLANTA, GA – PGA TOUR Superstore, the fastest growing golf and tennis retailer in the U.S., today announced 14 of its tennis associates have received the highest certification a racquet sports retailer can receive, earning recognition as Master Racquet Technicians (MRT) by the United States Racquet Stringers Association.
“We’re excited to see the continued growth of tennis and thrilled to have so many newly-minted Master Racquet Technicians at our stores to ensure consumers receive the best service in retail,” said Dick Sullivan, President and CEO of PGA TOUR Superstore. “Our technicians passed a comprehensive exam that tests their knowledge of all facets of racquet service so our customers can receive the best in class service and get fit with the racquet, string and tension that best suits their tennis game.”
The MRTs at PGA TOUR Superstore have proven their expertise, maintaining their MRT status by keeping their USRSA membership up to date and by passing an annual test on manufacturers’ technologies. PGA TOUR Superstore offers a wide selection of tennis merchandise, tennis racquet stringing and repair services.
“The exam measures understanding of how to install string, how to select the optimum racquet for every player and how to re-size handles, regrip racquets and customize weight and balance,” said 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,” Bone noted. “And this certification provides a competitive advantage for a retailer that 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 following PGA TOUR Superstore tennis associates have passed the examination and satisfied the experience requirements to earn MRT status:
About PGA TOUR Superstore
PGA TOUR Superstore is headquartered in Roswell, Ga. and carries all the latest tennis racquets and equipment from the top names in tennis including Prince, Babolat, Head, Wilson, and more. We also carry a wide selection of tennis apparel and footwear from leading brands such as adidas, NIKE, Fila, Asics, K-Swiss and Under Armour.
PGA TOUR Superstore is the PGA TOUR’s exclusive off-course/off-airport retail partner, and also provides customers with access to the same technology and expertise in golf. All stores are staffed with teaching professionals and have multiple state-of-the-art swing simulators, practice hitting bays, and large putting greens. There is also an in-house club making and repair facility. Along with equipment and accessories, PGA TOUR Superstore has an unmatched selection of men’s, women’s and juniors’ apparel and footwear. For more information, visit pgatoursuperstore.com.
About the USRSA
The United States Racquet Stringers Association is a worldwide organization of more than 7,000 racquet service technicians, teaching professionals, racquet sports retailers, manufacturers and sales organizations, and tennis, racquetball, squash, and badminton enthusiasts. Our mission is to educate all our constituencies to better understand, service, perform with, and enjoy the technological wonders known as racquets, strings, balls, courts, shoes, and stringing machines.