Broken a string? Or looking to give an older racquet a new lease of life?
The Helen Rice Tennis School is now offering a quick and affordable restringing service.
Simply get in touch via Text 0428988873 or Email [email protected] (or Enquire through our Contact Us page) and we will navigate you through a simple drop off and pick up procedure at either Denman or Netherby TC. We aim for a quick 1-2 day turn around whenever possible.
Wilson Sensation – $30
Wilson or Luxilon Premium/Coloured Strings – $35
Supply your own strings – $20
BEST CLUES TO LOOK FOR WHEN DECIDING TO RESTRING YOUR TENNIS RACQUET
We’ve included some info taken from the Tennis Quick Tips Podcast to help you decide when to restring your racquet (apart from the obvious broken string)
Here are the clues that I look for, and that you should pay attention to, to know when to restring a tennis racquet:
- The appearance of the strings – The easiest way to know when it’s time to restring is by noticing how your strings look. If your strings are fraying or look shaggy, the strings are starting to come apart and you’re not going to get as much spin or power when you hit the ball. When your strings get ratty-looking, it’s definitely time to restring.
- The sound when you hit the ball – If you notice that the sound is not normal or what you’re used to when you hit the ball, it may be time to restring. When your strings get worn, they will not be as springy and you may first notice this just in a change of sound on your strokes.
- The feel when you hit the ball – Because your worn strings are losing or have lost their springiness, you may notice a dull or dead feeling when you hit the ball. The ball just doesn’t pop off your racquet the way you’re used to, especially on your groundstrokes. You might feel like you have to hit the ball harder just to make it go the same distance it used to.
- The length of time since you last restrung – A general rule of thumb can be to restring as often in a year as times you play a week. Although this may not apply with a racquet that you haven’t played with in quite a while the strings on an unused racquet may look fine, you’ll get so much benefit out of new springy strings that it could be worth the pretty reasonable expense.
Below is a general guide of racquet tensions:
50lbs The lowest we will string usually
54-55lbs The tension to get if you don’t know as a junior
56-57lbs The tension to get if you don’t know
65lbs The maximum we will string a racquet