Racket Stringing Service
Titan Tennis UK have now been stringing since April 2014. Using the latest equipment, our professional stringing service offers quality restringing that is done to your preference.
We have a wide range of strings in stock, and we can also order in any specific strings that you prefer to further meet your satisfaction.
Rackets can be dropped into us at the Red Lodge Sports Club or given to coaches during our sessions at any clubs.
We are dedicated to customer service, so if you need a string job done ASAP we will do our upmost to meet your requirements and get the racket done.
Does your racket need a re-string?
- Your tennis strings begin to lose their tension very quickly after you string. In the first 24 hours after stringing strings can lose roughly 10% of their tension and this reduction in tension continues as time goes by and you get out on the court and start hitting.
- The worst thing that can happen to a player is they begin to adjust their technique or are told to adjust their technique to compensate for a loss in tension with their strings.
- Since the tension of your strings can have a big impact on the power and control you generate when hitting it’s worth replacing your tennis strings on a consistent basis to make sure you can perform your best.
A good rule of thumb is that you should replace your strings as many times per year as you play per week. If you played three times per week then you should restring your racquet three times per year. However, there are more points to consider:
- Frequency & Length of Play – take the number of times you play per week and double that number to find out roughly how many times per year you should string
- Style of Play – If you hit soft with an eastern grip and you come to the net a lot then you might not have to string your racquet all that often. If you’re a hard hitting baseliner with a semi-western or western grip then you might need to string your racquet more frequently since the friction and therefore wear of your strings will be significantly greater.
- Level of Competition
Look out for these tell tale sign that your strings are on the way out:
- Loss in control: as you’re strings wear and lose tension it can become more difficult to control the ball. You may find yourself hitting just long, hitting more unforced errors or having difficulty placing the ball then it might be time for you to restring.
- Difficulty generating spin: as your strings lose their tension the ball will sit on the strings for a fraction of a second longer, which can negatively impact the trajectory of the ball. As this happens players will sometimes feel like it’s harder to generate spin.
- Lack of pop: when you’re strings are fresh they’re also resilient, i.e. they snap back into place quickly. This gives you a great response or nice pop when hitting and typically comes along with a familiar “ping” sound. As time goes on your strings will lose their resilience and tension, which tends to be followed by more of a “thud” sound. At this point it may be time for a restring.
It’s not all about the strings!
- It’s not just your strings that you need to keep an eye on. Your racket needs love too. The health of your frame is very important and you must take good care of it.
- How often do you need to change your racket? Is a good question and it depends on the type of player you are. It’s important that younger players adapt their racket to according to their progression and developed abilities – a good rule is to reevaluate your racket every 1 – 2 years.
- If your game has fully been developed and won’t change, you should stick to what works for you as long as possible. Playing with different rackets will only hinder your game. Keep an eye out for cracks and hairline fractures, if you see these then your racket needs replacing.
- If you have been playing tennis for a while and your game still is undergoing changes/improvements, you should concentrate on what changes you want to achieve and buy rackets according to that.
- All players who are competing should have at least two rackets, some players may have more depending on the type of surface they are competing on.