Racquet Re Stringing

We offer fast turnaround on racquet re-stringing for Tennis, Squash, Badminton and Racquetball. You will have the peace of mind that your racquet is being professionally strung by a fully qualified ERSA stringer with over 25 year’s experience.

We offer a wide variety of strings and can string to any realistic tension. We currently only offer this service in-store, so if you need a re-string please bring in your racquet and we will aim to have it back in 2-3 working days; however if you need a racquet strung faster than this we can sometimes have them turned around within a day, if you let us know.

If you have your own string and would simply like us to re-string, we are more than happy to help with this.

Why Re-string a Racquet?

The most obvious reason for a racquet re-string is a broken string! However many players believe that this is the only reason for re-stringing a racquet; this is simply not the case. As a general rule of thumb you will need to have your racquet restrung as many times a year as you play a week. Below is a list of reasons why players, seeking an advantage, don’t just re-string their racquets when the strings have broken.

 

Loss of tension

How to identify:

Either you’ll say to yourself “I’m sure that should have cleared the net!” or “I’m sure my serve used to be more powerful than that!”

Resulting in:

A loss of power and bad shots are accentuated into terrible shots.

Reason:

As strings are used they stretch, or creep as it is also known, this is due to the fact that almost all strings are made from a variety of technical plastics, and by nature plastics can stretch irreversibly. For example; a racquet freshly strung to 24lbs of tension will normally drop to 22 lbs within a day without being used!

Also the repetitive action of the ball or shuttle striking the strings at high speed will cause the strings to elongate and then spring back, but considering the number of times this occurs in an average match the ability for a string to “spring-back” will deteriorate with use to the point where the strings become lax and unresponsive within a few months of regular play.

 

Poor quality strings

How to identify:

You have just bought a racquet from a giant sporting goods retailer in the belief that you have just bagged a “bargain” and/or your strings are made of a solid white un-textured plastic.

Resulting in:

Poor control and playability as well as poor shock attenuation and power; on the bright side these basic strings are very durable.

Reason:

Your racquet has come pre-strung with a very cheap mono-filament string, a little bit like fitting a nice new car with the cheapest tyres you can buy. Monofilament strings are very cheap and offer no attractive qualities to a player other than the fact that they are very durable, this is normally fine if you are a very occasional recreational player, but if you play with any level of competitiveness or regularity then you will be at a disadvantage.

 

Worn/abraded strings

How to identify:

Your strings may look a quite fluffy or dirty, coloured strings can start to fade and the strings may start to fray slightly; in some cases you may be able to visibly notice the difference between the thickness of the strings at the centre of the string-bed to the edges.

Resulting in:

A loss of control; as the strings thin they will move across each other more resulting in unpredictable ball/shuttle movement as well as a change in the “feel” of your strokes due to an uneven wearing of the surface texture of the strings.

Reason:

As strings deal with constant friction from repetitive contact with balls or shuttles they can become unevenly abraded (a bit like the heels of your shoes) so they start to thin and their surface properties change.

 

Need for a change

How to identify:

You are improving considerably and think that you need a new racquet, despite having only bought one recently. Your coach has recommended a specific string or tension set-up for you.

Resulting in:

Blaming your racquet for every bad shot and/or regular frustration!

Reason:

As your game has improved, so have your needs as a player, you can now feel that your racquet isn’t performing and you require more spin or power or control; a new stringing set-up can help you with this.

 

Tennis:

Brand String Price
ASHAWAY ZYEX MONOGUT   £35.00
ASHAWAY DYNAMITE 16 TOUGH  £28.00
ASHAWAY DYNAMITE 17 SOFT  £28.00
ASHAWAY CROSSFIRE PLUS   £29.00
ASHAWAY CROSSFIRE 17   £27.00
ASHAWAY CROSSFIRE 2   £27.00
PRINCE PRO BLEND   £29.00
PRINCE PREMIER 16   £29.00
PRINCE BEAST    £27.00
PRINCE LIGHTNING XX   £25.00
PRINCE TOPSPIN 15L   £23.00
PRINCE SYN GUT DF 16 £19.00
PRINCE SYN GUT DF 15L £19.00
BABOLAT VS TOUCH   £50.00
BABOLAT VS TEAM   £50.00
BABOLAT TONIC AND BALL FEEL £45.00
BABOLAT RPM BLAST VS  £35.00
BABOLAT PRO HURRICANE TOUR VS £35.00
BABOLAT XCEL POWER   £33.00
BABOLAT XCEL    £30.00
BABOLAT RPM BLAST   £28.00
BABOLAT POWERGY    £27.00
BABOLAT ADDICTION    £20.00
BABOLAT NVY    £18.00


Squash:

Brand String Price
ASHAWAY SUPERNICK XL PRO £23.00
ASHAWAY SUPERNICK MICRO  £23.00
ASHAWAY SUPERNICK XL  £23.00
ASHAWAY SUPERNICK Ti  £25.00
ASHAWAY POWERNICK 18  £29.00
ASHAWAY POWERNICK 19  £29.00
ASHAWAY ULTRANICK 17  £30.00
ASHAWAY ULTRANICK 18  £30.00
TECHNIFIBRE 305 GREEN  £31.00
TECHNIFIBRE X ONE BIPHASE £31.00
PRINCE LIGHTNING XX  £20.00
PRINCE SUPER SYNTHETIC GUT £18.00


Badminton:

Brand String Price
YONEX BG55   £15.00
YONEX BG65   £16.00
YONEX BG65 Ti  £17.00
YONEX BG68 Ti  £17.00
YONEX BG66UM   £19.00
YONEX BG80   £22.00
YONEX BG95   £19.00
YONEX BG98   £20.00
ASHAWAY RALLY 21 MICRO £16.00
ASHAWAY RALLY 21Ti  £16.00
ASHAWAY RALLY 21  £16.00
ASHAWAY ZYMAX 62,65,67,70MM  £22.00
ASHAWAY FLEX 21  £19.00
ASHAWAY FLEX 21 MICRO £19.00
ASHAWAY MICRO LEGEND XL £19.00

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