This is a guide to tennis racket stringing and stringing machines consisting of everything you wanted to know about how to go about this business.
Whether you are a first-time racket stringer or looking to understand the nuances of making that purchase.
Whether you want to understand the different types and models and their differences, or want to ensure proper maintenance of its parts.
Or if you want to look for these stringing machine accessories including string types and gauges and delve deeper into the string tension, patterns and stringing techniques, we have all of that covered here.
For starters, if you aren’t sure about owning a racket stringing machine or using the services of a local stringer, you could take a look at the factors you need to consider if you are buying a racket stringing machine?
There are certain circumstances under which you could opt not to buy a machine including but not restricted to you not having the time to DIY the racket stringing.
Some of the factors going against buying your own stringing machine include:
- Cost Constraint
- Abhorrence of the Stringing Process
- Time Issues
So then why should one buy a racket stringing machine?
- Higher Stringing Frequency
- No Budgetary Issues
- Solid Stringing Experience and so on.
This is explained in detail here.
If you decide to go ahead with buying the racket stringing machines, one of the most important factor to consider what type of a gadget would you like to buy. There are three types of stringing machines and there are pros and cons associated with each of them.
And if you have question-marks around the factors to consider regarding the your stringing strategy, like the tension needed, material used, the string gauge among other things, you might want to formulate a strategy before buying your machine.
Some of these factors include:
- String Tension
- String Gauge
- String Material
- Playing Surface
- String Pattern and so on.
Read more on that here.
Now that you know whether or not you should be buying a tennis racket stringing machine and the different types of these machines available in the market, we look at our best picks for racket stringing machines.
It’s a list of our current favorite stringing machines with two of our best picks based on the kind of budget you have.
Here’s some excellent video content around racket stringing machines:
This will give you an overview how to use a racket stringing machine but it must be quickly added that different models could have minor differences in the way they are used.
And if you are a regular user of these machines but want to now understand how to maintain and repair your racket stringing machine, you can check our piece here.
Other than this, if you wish to understand why tennis players adjust their racket strings during the match, here’s more.