The European Racquet Stringers Association (ERSA) was founded in the Summer of 2001 as a partner corporation of the United States Racquet Stringers Association. After one and one-half years, we decided to become an association instead of a corporation and separated from the USRSA. We have now changed and expanded the tests we were using with the USRSA. The new tests are updated with relevant questions, and offering more certifications including tennis, badminton, and squash with more levels up to Pro Tour Stringer.
We now have over 3,000 members in over 30 countries including leaders of the racquet sports industry, racquet specialists, teaching professionals, sporting goods retailers, manufacturers, sales organizations and racquet sports enthusiasts. Our PRO STRINGER magazine is published in English; and our ERSA Pro Stringer Guide, Study Guides and Tests are now available in French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Dutch, and Czech.
Our mission at the ERSA is to educate our members and consumers to better understand, service, perform with and enjoy all the technological wonders of racquets, strings, balls, courts, shoes and stringing machines. The ERSA accomplishes these goals through information technology products, PRO STRINGER magazine, The ERSA PRO STRINGER GUIDE, http://www.ersa-stringers.com, ERSA e-Newsletter, workshops, certification, and product testing.