20/03/2018

Information about master | Richard Parnell


Currently residing in Málaga, Spain, Richard originally hails from the United Kingdom. He learned the art of stringing from none other than his father at the young age of 9 years old.

In 1989, he embarked upon his career as a full-fledged stringer. His experience is storied, with experience stringing on the ATP and WTA tours, as well as for the Davis Cup. He strings at Wimbledon every year, and has been doing so for the past 15 years. 2016 marks his first year stringing at the Australian Open.

Richard is most well-known for a revolutionary stringing knot of his invention—the Parnell Knot. Regarded for its sublime simplicity, it is the most-used knot on the tour. The knot was first filmed at Wimbledon 2003, where it would gradually gain great recognition across the world.

is a USRSA MRT (Master Racquet Technician), ERSA Master Pro Tour Stringer (one of a select group of 10 stringers), a certification tester for the ERSA and manager of the ERSA in Spain. Richard is one of the original seminar leaders who attended the inaugural symposium in Texas in 2007, Orlando in 2008 and again in Tampa in 2011. Richard is a professional stringer based in Fuengirola, Spain, where he has his successful tennis boutique which specialises in racquet sports, customisation and stringing. Richard has worked with the major stringing teams (Babolat, Prince/Apollo, Tecnifibre and Wilson) as either team leader or team member for all levels of ATP/WTA events. Richard has worked extensively with various Davis Cup teams, at Roland Garros and has been a member of the Wimbledon stringing team for the last decade. Richard has been stringing for the last 34 years with 20 of those at the highest competition level.

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