Custom stringing means your racquet is set up in a way that allows to maximize your ability on court.
With many racquets strung to date, proper racquet custom stringing is a crucial part of our service. Too often people spend money on a racquet but then have it strung incorrectly.
Choosing the best string and tension for your racquet and style of play is essential. If you don’t already know what set up works best for you, we can help you decide.
We’ll discuss it with you and provide recommendations. It will take a little trial and error to find what works best, but once you find the right combination, it will be worth the effort.
Once the ideal string and tension have been discovered, you can be absolutely certain that our high standards of excellence will enable us to offer the same results every time you give us your racquet to be restrung.
You can rest assured knowing that we use 3 state-of-the-art, fully calibrated stringing machines: Yonex Protech 8 as used at the Australian Open, and many ATP tournaments.
When it comes to restringing, the basic rule of thumb still applies: a player should restring as many times each year as the hours he or she plays each week.
You don’t have to wait until your strings break to restring. Over time, your strings lose tension and their ability to stretch (elasticity) and their ability to recoil (resiliency).
It would be best to control the tension of the strings regularly and restring each time the racquet loses about 20 percent of its fresh strung value. If not, it can seriously affect your game or create problems with your elbow, wrist or shoulder.
We take note of the method we use to string your racquet very carefully, and use the same technique in subsequent jobs… free of charge!
SOME USEFUL HINTS ON TENNIS STRINGS
- Establish a relationship with your stringer and seek advice on finding the best custom stringing, string and tension for your game.
- When changing strings, only change one variable at a time. For instance, string at the same tension. Keeping the tension the same will give you a reference point to work from.
- Keep a court log of the hours of good playability from a string. Note the conditions and how long the string lasts before playability starts to drop-off. If you are using a synthetic string and find playability is best right before the string breaks, then you are probably stringing too tight.
- As long as you don’t break strings too often, use a thin string gauge for added playability.
- Try natural gut strings, even if it comprises only half of a hybrid string job. You might love the extra feel you get from gut.
- Play with the loosest string tension you can still control. The more power the better.