Supplying Strings and Restringing for Racket Sports Professionals & Enthusiasts

Some frequently asked questions

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Can you get strings and accessories not listed on your web site?

Probably - we are constantly adding strings and accessories to the web site, but if you want a specific item, let us know and we will do our best to source it for you.

String Rating

Many manufacturers are now quoting values for various characteristics of their strings. These characteristics cannot be taken in isolation as any particular restring should take into account several different factors. The most common characteristics are:

  • Comfort - how comfortable (touch, feel) are the strings to play with?
  • Durability - how long can you expect the string to last before breaking?
  • Spin - is the string designed to help with spin production?
  • Power - how powerful is the string?

More information can be found on our strings overview page.

Where the manufacturer doesn't quote figures for these characteristics, we have inserted our own, based on our experience and comparing with other similar strings.

Please note that as these ratings are manufacturer based, they may not represent an accurate comparison between brands.

Each set of ratings refers to only one gauge of the particular string as the rating will be different per gauge. This is indicated by the text "(Ratings refer to xx variant)" after the ratings.

USRSA Rating

The USRSA (United States Racket Stringers Association) publishes each year a comprehensive set of values for each string they and their play testers have 'blind' tested. As these figures are manufacturer independent, they provide a more reliable and scientific comparison.

Each set of values refers to only one gauge of the particular string - this is indicated by the test "(Ratings refer to xx variant)" after the ratings.