Strings on Hand:

  • Alpha Gut 2000  16g
  • Babolat RPM Blast  17g
  • Babolat VS Touch (Gut) 16g
  • Diadem Solstice 16g
  • Eagnas Spin 16g
  • Gamma Live Wire 17g
  • Gamma TNT2 16g
  • Gamma Syn Gut 16g
  • Luxilon Alu Power 17g
  • Luxilon Alu Power Flouro 17g
  • Prince Lightning XX Spin 16g
  • Prince Pro Blend (Hybrid) 16g
  • Prince Syn Gut 16g
  • Technifibre NRG2 17g
  • Technifibre Red Code 17g
  • Volkl Cyclone 17g
  • Volkl VStar 16g
  • Weiss Cannon Dual Reality (Hybrid) 16/17g
  • Weiss Cannon Scorpion 17g
  • Weiss Cannon Turbo Twist 16g

About Strings

  • ​Lower string tensions generate more power (providing string movement does not occur).
  • Higher string tensions generate more ball control (for experienced players).
  • A longer string (or string plane area) produces more power.
  • Decreased string density (fewer strings) generates more power.
  • Thinner string generates more power.*
  • More elastic strings generate more power. (Generally, what will produce more power will also absorb more shock load at impact.)
  • Softer strings, or strings with a softer coating, tend to vibrate less.
  • Thinner strings tend to produce more spin.
  • Increased string density (more strings) generates more control.
  • The more elastic the string, the more tension loss in the racquet after the string job.**

* Although Wilson's research for their Sweetspot string disputes this statement.

**Pre-stretching aligns (stretches) the polymer chains in the string and "sets" the string, which reduces tension loss, albeit slightly. Generally, the more pre-stretching (prior to stringing) the less tension loss after stringing.

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About Racquets/Frames

  • A heavier frame generates more power.
  • A heavier frame vibrates less.
  • A heavier frame has a larger sweetspot.
  • A stiffer frame generates more power.
  • A stiffer frame has a larger sweetspot.
  • A stiffer frame transmits more of the shock load to the arm than a more flexible frame.
  • A stiffer frame provides a more uniform ball response across the entire string plane.
  • A larger frame generates more power.
  • A larger frame is more resistant to twisting.
  • A larger frame has a larger sweetspot.
  • A longer frame generates more velocity and therefore more power.
  • The string bed in a longer frame generates more spin due to increased velocity.

Reference from Tennis Warehouse Learning Center

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Strings and string comparisons

Racquets: comparisons, sweet spots, power grids




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Racquet Stringing and Racquet services:

 Full consultation for choosing racquets, strings, string tension, use of string dampeners, and types of racquet grips/overgrips. Considerations and options discussed  will include what you like, how you play, results of your play, and string options/possibilities.  If you have more than one racquet, string both racquets at same time!    Also, replace strings no longer than every 6 months.

  • United States Racquet Stringers Association (USRSA) Member:  12 years.
  • Stringing Labor:  $20 per racquet.
  • Stringing machine:  Eagnas, electronic constant parallel pull.

  • Cost of strings: 
    • Depends upon string chosen.  I do not ‘mark up’ strings.  I only pass through actual cost from provider (Tennis Warehouse, Midwest Sports, ATS, Tennis Express, PTR, etc).
    • If you provide your own strings:  Only Stinging labor charged, no other string charges.

  • Hybrid stringing:  Some sets are automatically hybrids, other string combinations may entail using half sets.  If I break full sets and use half, there is an additional charge of $5.00 (unless I am stringing two racquets at the same time).

  • Balancing and weighting of racquets:  $25.

  • Grip Replacement:  $2 labor plus cost of grip.

  • Overgrip Replacement: $4 (includes cost of overgrip:  Choice of Yonex, Gamma, or Tourna grip)


  • Bumper Guard Replacement: $10 plus cost of new Guard.


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