Presentation on theme: "String a Tennis Racquet"— Presentation transcript:
1 String a Tennis Racquet How to…String a Tennis Racquet
2 Racquet stringing is one of those tedious tasks that many tennis players dread. Some may decide to take their racquets to a country club to be strung, while others decide to buy their own stringing machine and do it themselves. Before you go out and buy a top model machine, you should know how to string.This presentation will show you the main steps in racquet stringing. Remember that not all racquets are designed the same. The stringing pattern on one racquet may be completely different than another. Be sure to check with your racquet manufacturer for the correct stringing pattern.
3 Prepping the Racquet Cut the strings out of the racquet Check the racquet to determine appropriate tensionMount the racquet on the stringing machineSet the tension
4 Main Strings Insert the strings at the center point in racquet frame Clamp one stringPull the tension on the other stringClamp the string to hold the tension
5 Main String TipsContinue with the main strings pulling the tension on each stringTo keep tension evenly distributed on frame, keep alternating to the left and right of centerTie knots
6 Cross Strings Make initial tie off at the top of the racquet Weave strings over and under the mainsBe sure to alternate the patternPull tension and clamp closest to tension
7 Cross String Tips Always string one row ahead of what you pull Use one hand over and the other under the racquet to weavePull string loose while weavingTie end knot by increasing tensionClick below to view movie
8 Finishing Touches Tie off last knot Clip excess strings Check for accuracyRemove the racquet from the stringing machineEnjoy your match
9 CreditsBackground image and tennis racquet clipart is part of the Microsoft Office clipart suiteAll graphics and video were taken by Kristen Samuelson using a Minolta DiMage Z2 digital cameraRacquet is a 6.1 Hyper ProStaff by WilsonStringing machine is the Revo model by Alpha
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