2016 Big Time Tennis Year in Review
It’s hard to believe that 2016 was the 9th year in business for this hobby-gone-mad, and between racket stringing and customization our busiest year ever.
Thanks largely to our work for the Wake Forest men’s tennis team and professional tournament stringing, we crossed the 2,000 racket threshold for the second time and for the first time since 2013:
- 2016: 2,095
- 2015: 1,974
- 2014: 1,759
- 2013: 2,149
- 2012: 1,467
- 2011: 1,265
- 2010: 1,171
- 2009: 750
- 2008: 251
All told, we’ve strung nearly 13,000 rackets since 2008, in our spare time, which is hard to fathom.
Highlights of the year begin and end with the Wake Forest men winning their first Atlantic Coast Conference championship. So much hard work by so many people went into that championship and we are so proud to have played a part.
We also did the stringing again for the ITF Pro Circuit Futures of Winston-Salem, which was upgraded to a $25K event for 2016.
And the ATP World Tour/WTA Tour Citi Open in Washington DC.
Last, we always enjoy working as the part of the MOZI Tennis stringing team at our hometown ATP World Tour Winston-Salem Open. 2016 was special because we were given the responsibility of managing the stringing service.
We learned recently that the Winston-Salem Open was voted by ATP Tour players as 250 Tournament of the Year!
In my 2015 Year in Review, I concluded by saying it was hard to imagine 2016 being as great as 2015, but I do believe we were able to exceed our own expectations. I won’t make any predictions or promises for 2017, but just say CHEERS! to a great year.