Racquet Stringing Tips by Gamma Sports
1. Plays per week = Strings per year
A simple rule of thumb is to restring your racquet as many times a year as you play, on average, in a week. For example, if you play 2X per week, your racquet should be restrung 2X per year.
2. Listen to Your Racquet
When you tap a strung frame against your hand, fresh strings produce a resonant “ping” sound. While dead strings will produce a deep “thud” sound. If you don’t hear a ping, it’s time to restring your racquet.
3. You Haven’t Played At All
Even if you don’t hit one shot, your racquet will lose tension. If you haven’t played for a few months, you should restring. Even the perfect racquet won’t perform if your strings have lost tension.
4. No Control
When your strings lose tension, you have less control. Missing a cross-court shot by four feet doesn’t really mean you are playing worse than you were last week. It could simply mean your racquet needs new strings.