YTEX Strings is growing rapidly every day and I want to make sure you know who is behind the products that will help you get to the next level! I aim to share with you my story, who am I and how I started working with YTEX.
So strap yourself in and let's begin!
A couple of years back (well, actually quite a few years...) in Pretoria, South Africa, the beautiful town and place where I grew up is where it all started.
My name is Ivor Savage but most of my friends call me "Savage" :)
I began playing tennis at 9 yrs of age and like most kids at the time, I played multiple sports like rugby and cricket but I had an obsession from the start with tennis!
I was blessed to play on the courts at Sunnyside & Belgrave Tennis Clubs where tennis was booming every day. With my obsession, I quickly jumped in the South African rankings and climbed as high as #30 in the nation.
But... It wasn't all only about coaching.
At the time, away from the courts, my company, IHS Enterprises, LLC was launched in the mid-2000's and 'Tourna' was the first brand we obtained the exclusive rights to distribute in South Africa and a few other international countries. We are also the official distributor for Tourna for all US College and school teams.
As you may be aware, TOURNA is known for the world-famous Tourna Grip and hundreds of tennis accessories and top of the line stringing machines so if you are looking for either, shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
From there up to now, It has been a long journey and I have loved every second of it.
And I'm sure you're asking yourself, "Ivor, but, how and at what point of your career did you start your journey with YTEX?"
So continuing my story, there I was, following my journey as a Pro Tennis Coach until one day in 2012, I was headed to Orlando, FL, for one of the PTR Tennis Conferences and as a tech junky, the Trade Show was a given to attend.
I was also supposed to meet with a Mr. Andres Yidi who at that time was the owner of YTEX, to get some string samples for one of my friends back in Savannah. As I walked up to the YTEX booth, I was greeted with the biggest and sincerest smiles I have ever seen and yes, it was Andres :)
He lived in Key Biscayne, FL and at the time, he had brought his beautiful family along with him to help run the booth. (see picture below)
The decision to buy the company was a easy one since I strongly believe in the string line and its high quality which myself and many others feel is the best on the market.
And you can check out the reviews from our customers here. We have over 400 customer reviews with 95%+ giving YTEX strings 5/5 stars. We let them speak for us!
This will show you the love everyone has for our string line, something that makes the team happy to read every time we receive a new product review.
We read them all!
Andres and his family, Claudia Natalia and Andres Jr know how much I praise them for starting such a phenomenal string brand.
YTEX was their "baby" and my team and I are very honored to take YTEX into its teenage years.
I also want to highlight someone very special to me and this is our marketing guru, Sergio...
With his vision and lead, we have grown and jumped way ahead of the competition in many areas, and we keep on growing every month.
Sergio's enthusiasm is contagious and it's such a blessing to have someone part of our family who seeks to improve and excel daily.
This attitude is what keeps our company growing and with the help of our YTEX'ers (fans, customers but more importantly, Family)...we'll become the leading string brand on the market soon!
People may compare strings here and there, but no other string can compete with the quality YTEX delivers, and it's not all talk.
Our flagship string, the Quadro Twist, was rated #1 for spin by the USRSA (United States Racquet Stringers Association) and #2 overall out of 200 strings they play tested. The only string to perform higher was natural gut.
And I'm sharing this with you so you are aware of the quality of the product you will use on your racquet is top-notch.
By the way...
We have a Facebook group with Hundreds of YTEX family members where we discuss current and new ideas to bring for all of you.
If you're not part of it already, click here to join now.
And let me tell you, I enjoyed writing all of this and sharing my tennis / YTEX journey with you.
YTEX is very special for me and I will do everything that Is in my power to make sure you have the best experience and results when buying and using our products.
Thanks again for reading our story.
Remember you are now part of it, and we'll grow together, bigger and stronger!
My sincerest thanks,