Purchasing machine from pro tourney...

Tar Heel Tennis

Professional
has anyone here done this? What is the procedure for making the purchase? Anyone know if the machines used at Winston-Salem Open next week will be available for purchase? Where can I find this info?
TIA
 

loosegroove

Hall of Fame
My local club purchased one of the high-end Dunlop machines from the New York Open last year. The machine was absolutely mint and only used for the tourney. But one of the pros at my club had an in, so that was their connection. Otherwise, I have no idea how you would go about doing it. However, it seems to be worth it if you can find a way.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
In Atlanta they list them on Facebook (May be other locations too) a couple weeks before the tourney. They are usually spoken for before the tourney. You could join the IART they have a list of those who run tournaments (USRSA may have a list also) you could contact them.
 

MAX PLY

Hall of Fame
Actually I think the answer depends a little on who is doing the tournament stringing but Irwin is more right than wrong here in the US. I know that’s how it currently works at the BBT Open in Atlanta and the WS open in Winston-Salem. I’ve also seen stringing sponsored by local shops where they bring their own machines. You just need to check. The best way to snag one is to find out who’s doing the stringing in advance, contact them, and see if they’ll agree in advance to sell it to you. If you wait until the tournament, the machines will likely be spoken for.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
I’ve also seen stringing sponsored by local shops where they bring their own machines
If I ‘member right @drakulie worked at a Florida tourney where a local shop ran the tournament using Prince machines. He even created a forum thread showing a bunch of rackets pics and answered a lot of Qs. I’ll see if I can find the thread.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
Actually I think the answer depends a little on who is doing the tournament stringing but Irwin is more right than wrong here in the US. I know that’s how it currently works at the BBT Open in Atlanta and the WS open in Winston-Salem. I’ve also seen stringing sponsored by local shops where they bring their own machines. You just need to check. The best way to snag one is to find out who’s doing the stringing in advance, contact them, and see if they’ll agree in advance to sell it to you. If you wait until the tournament, the machines will likely be spoken for.
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1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Actually I think the answer depends a little on who is doing the tournament stringing but Irwin is more right than wrong here in the US. I know that’s how it currently works at the BBT Open in Atlanta and the WS open in Winston-Salem. I’ve also seen stringing sponsored by local shops where they bring their own machines. You just need to check. The best way to snag one is to find out who’s doing the stringing in advance, contact them, and see if they’ll agree in advance to sell it to you. If you wait until the tournament, the machines will likely be spoken for.
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(im getting annoyed at having to post "LIKE"!!),, wtf when wrong with this site????
 

esgee48

Legend
Yesirree, Bob! The old forum users are being sarcastic by using the Word 'LIKE' since the button had been temporarily removed. All their cajoling/whining to TW Staff did the rest. :unsure:
 
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