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Has your Badminton, Squash or Tennis racquet got broken strings, or has it just gone soggy.
We’ll restring you racquet and get it back up to concert pitch!
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If you’ve questions please peruse our FAQ, where you’ll find plenty of information.
A Penta Premium 3600 stringing machine with the legendary Wise 2086 electronic tensioning head is used for all of our work – a very superior machine that enables high quality re-stringing to be accomplished, and to a high tension accuracy. We use a 10% Pre-stretch setting to minimise loss of tension over time.
Racquets are first inspected for cracks and defects that may cause failure when re-strung back to the original or higher tension. Badminton racquets, in particular, with their delicate frame, can become warped. This places high, unbalanced stresses on the racquet that can result in the frame collapsing. Such racquets are rejected.
Grommets that are cracked or worn are replaced, as the string, though strong in tension, will quickly fail if it abrades repeatedly on a rough surface during play.
Importantly, we take great care during stringing not to damage the string, as this will leave an inherent weakness and shorten the service life of the racquet.
Each racquet is photographed to guarantee that we replicate exactly the original stringing. And great care is taken to ensure there are no errors in the string weave.
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Strings and Tension
Unless requested otherwise, we’ll re-string as follows:
- Badminton Racquets: 25lb – Yonex ‘Hard Feel’ BG65 0.7mm string.
- Squash Racquets: 25lb – Signum Pro Fibre Power 1.2mm string.
- Tennis racquets: 55lb – Signum Pro Ultra Power SF 1.33mm string.
What String & Tension is best for you?
Badminton Racquet stringing generally incorporates the widest variation of string tensions and string choices to cater for players’ skill levels, personal dynamics and game tactics. We use Yonex strings exclusively unless players specify otherwise. If you’re unsure what to ask for, we’d establish your level of play and also whether you like a high degree of control, or whether you like to smash the shuttle at every opportunity. From there we can suggest a suitable string and tension combination.
Typically we would string within the range 20lbs – 26lbs. Higher tensions are fine, but only for seasoned players who can accurately connect the shuttle with the reduced ‘sweet spot’ area on the racquet, and who are sufficiently fit as to not get shoulder and elbow injuries from the harder impact. And remember, at higher tensions and smaller sweets-spots it’s imperative to connect with the middle of the string bed or miss-hits will occur along with a high likelihood of string breakage. Higher string tensions don’t automatically equate to a higher standard of play.
Strings come in many varieties, and with all manner of manufacturers’ claims. However, they can be distilled into gauge sizes – 0.7mm, 0.69mm and 0.68mm. In addition they will be smooth or rough depending on whether players are into power shots or seek a high level of control.
The only way for a player a player to find out what works for them is to start off with a practical string and tension combination and adjust this until they find the formula that gives the best results. Remember, you can ascribe a reasonable amount of importance to strings and tension, but what will influence your game more than anything else is …. YOU!
Tennis and Squash racquets are a little more straight forward. Yes, there’re plenty of string options and tension variances. However, unless asked otherwise we’ll string Tennis racquets at 55lbs using Signum Pro Ultra Power SF 1.33mm, and Squash racquets at 25lbs using Signum Pro Fibre Power 1.2mm. Experience has shown that most recreational players find these combinations very acceptable.
My badminton racquet is a little distorted - does it matter?
We won’t restring any racquet that is not in good mechanical order, or has any distortion. Firstly, it could fail whilst we’re restringing it, and secondly it’s a waste of money because the racquet may fail in play and the distortion will affect it’s play characteristics.
Some of my grommets are broken - does this matter?
Grommets are used specifically to prevent the string abrading the frame and breaking and we will never leave a faulty grommet in situ. For badminton racquets we’ll replace a reasonable number of unserviceable grommets, 10 at the very most. But if all of the grommets are in a bad way we charge £10 for total replacement.
Squash and tennis racquets have integrated grommets that have to be purchased as a set, so that one failed grommet will necessitate a complete set, and the price of these varies.
What happens if my racquet breaks during re-stringing?
I want my racquet strung at a very high tension. Is this possible?
My racquet strings are a little slack – can they be tightened?
What is the turn-round time on getting a racquet strung?
Do I get a discount for several racquets?
Can I bring in multiple racquets for other people to be restrung?
Can I provide my own string?