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!
Put a Twang in your Game
Amaze your friends and team-mates!
We’re a racquet stringing service in Slough, Berkshire, and cater for Badminton, Squash and Tennis racquets. Stringing is performed carefully and thoroughly using branded strings and a tension that’s appropriate to your skill level and racquet construction. By default, we use in-house string preferences and tensions that we feel appropriate to the user. Alternatively, we’ll happily apply customer string and tension preferences. Our aim is a 48 hour turn-round – less, if workloads allow.
We guarantee our racquet re-stringing will make you a
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.
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 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.
Badminton racquets: £11 – Tennis Racquets: £12 – Squash Racquets: £12. This inlcudes up to 5 grommet replacements. Additional grommets are charged at 20p each. Handle re-taping is £2. Bespoke re-stringing using customer string preferences is between £11 and £18 depending on the cost of the string.
Collection and Delivery
Strings and Tension
Unless requested otherwise, we’ll re-string as follows:
- Badminton Racquets: 25lb – Yonex ‘Hard Feel’ BG65 0.7mm string.
- Squash Racquets: 28lb – Signum Pro Fibre Power 1.2mm string.
- Tennis racquets: 55lb – Signum Pro Ultra Power SF 1.33mm string.
What’s your ideal Racquet Tension?
Racqueteer Re-Stringing offers a unique service for badminton players who need a practical means of establishing the most appropriate tension for their racquet.
We’ll meet you at your sports centre and provide you with a set of five racquets strung at 20lb, 22lb, 24lb, 26lb and 28lb respectively.
Using these racquets for a few minutes each, you’ll quickly home in on the tension that suits you best. We just make a nominal £2 charge to cover our travel.
What tension is best for my racquet?
String tension is a much debated subject with all manner of rhetoric, myths, theories and counter-theories, ideologies and pure rubbish wound in. And to confuse things further, manufacturers have produced a whole spectrum of strings, all claiming to be the best thing since sliced bread.
In simple terms, low tensions give a large ‘Sweet Spot’ or playable area of the racquet head, whilst high tensions reduce the Sweet Spot and demand greater accuracy when hitting the shuttle or ball to ensure it connects centrally with the racquet. Higher tensions also give better control.
Low tensions benefit novice players as they need less accuracy when hitting the shuttlecock or ball, but the ability to make powerful smashes is reduced. High tensions enable powerful smashes but can shorten the service life of the strings and also cause arm and shoulder injuries to players who lack sufficient fitness.
In general, low tensions are for the novice and high tensions are for the hot-shots. If you want to achieve powerful smashes and can hit the shuttle or ball accurately, go for a higher tension. If you want a gentle tactical game, a lower tension will do.
However, don’t forget, the biggest factor in this is YOU and how you play.
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?
We aim for a 48 hour turn-round, although we try to respond to shorter timescales. Call us and we can let you know what our current workload is like.
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?