How To String A Tennis Raquet
Learning how to string a tennis racquet may sound like a difficult task, but by following a few steps and having the proper tools at hand, it can be a simple process that can not only prolong the life of your racquet, but also strengthen your swing. One may want to restring a tennis racquet for all sorts of reasons, including when the strings break, when the strings lose tension, when your string bed moves further than one inch or when you just want to replace the string. No matter why the tennis racquet needs new string, just gather your supplies and follow the steps to get back on the court.
For learning to string a tennis racquet, you will need:
- Tennis racquet needing to be strung
- Stringing machine
- String you wish to use
- The first step to getting the string onto that racquet is to get the racquet secured into the stringer. Make sure to ensure that all clamps are tightly screwed into place so the racquet won't have any wiggle room.
- Next, you want to adjust your tension. This will vary from player to player, so you may need to play with this a bit if it's your first time. The only thing you want to do is to make sure you don't go beyond the weight of the frame.
- Now, count out 36' to 40' of string. The main holes will be done first and are done on a vertical stringing method. Divide your string into about 12 feet sections, starting up at the top of the first hole and moving down to the base of the racquet and back up. Once the mains are strung, you will clamp down the string so it does not lose tension and need to be strung again. Once it's strung, take what is left, tie a knot and then unclamp. The knot will make sure the string does not loosen.
- Now the fun of stringing the crosses begins. You will start at one hole and with the end of the string, weave the string in and out of the mains, making a weave pattern. Make sure that at every end, you clamp down the end of the string to hold the tension. When the last cross has been strung, take the end and string it through one of the mains and tie a double knot to hold it in place. You can then let go of the clamps and let the tension distribute through the racquet.
- You then want to go around and trip the excess string from the knots on every hole. You have just taken the time to string your tennis racquet. Get out on the court and enjoy.