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Racquet Restringing 101

Getting your racket restrung can be somewhat overwhelming when you don’t know who can do it for you or just when you should be getting them restrung. That's why we are breaking down how to get those racquets restrung and when is the best time to do it.

Why players get their racquets re-strung?

People restring their racquets because either they break or the string has lost its tension. Therefore, by the loss of tension your shots just don’t flow how they are supposed to. That is why it is vital to get your racket restrung

What tension should I get my racquet re-strung?

Every tennis racquet has a specific range of tension that you should be using. That is very simple and your stringer can explain that to you as well. Once you try different tensions then you can decide which one is the best for you. Our advice is to start with the tension that your stringer suggests and then start trying until you feel the tension that works best. If you are lucky you might stick to your initial tension. Regardless, of the tension, the goal is for you to feel comfortable. # When to get your racquet restrung?

For the casual or beginner player (plays once a month or less)

To a beginner tennis player that is playing once or twice a month. We would recommend getting their rackets restrung every three months. While you might not be breaking strings during that time, the tension of your string (how tight or loose they are) will change during that time. Your strings begin losing tension the moment your racket is taken off the stringing machine. Re-stringing every three months will allow the tension of your strings to stay as consistent as possible.

For the moderate player (plays three to four hours a month)

This is a player who has been playing for a few years now and is starting to take tennis more seriously. We would recommend this player to re-string their racket once a month. Whether you are competing or just practicing. It is important to maintain your string tension for consistent performance.

For the frequent player (plays four to seven hours a week)

This is a player who is either training full time for match play (junior tournaments, college tennis, adult leagues, etc) or it can be a player who frequently practices. The best rule of thumb for those who play consistently is to re-string when you break. We have noticed that most advanced players if they play frequently will tend to break a string every week or two. So there is no need to re-string until you break unless you have an important tournament coming up. In that case, it is very important to have fresh strings.

How to figure out what strings are right for you?

The easiest way to know what string is for you is by trying it. A very common string to start is polyester or synthetic gut because of how affordable it is. If you purchase the full reel or the individual packets of strings it is still a good deal. Once you start trying different things then you can decide. If you are a beginner this is the best choice for you and if you are intermediate or advanced then it just depends on the strings you have tried because it depends on the feel you had with the strings.

How to get your racquet restrung with Break the Love

The First Step: Send a request to our concierge by filling out this quick request form HERE.

The Second Step: Our concierge will email you to provide you options for scheduling with our community of stringers locally in your area! You can also tell us if you would like your racquets to be picked up or if you can deliver them. The specifics of what tension you would like and if you don’t know, do not worry because we will help you get the right tension. Depending on what you like.

The Third Step: Enjoy your re-strung rackets and go place some tennis!

Need your racquet restrung? Get started HERE. Have a question? Reach out to

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