Racquet Restringing

CF tennis uses a state of the art stringing machine, imported from Roland-Garros.

We use one of the best stringing machines in SA. It is used on the ATP world tour to string international players racquets.

CF Tennis offers the most efficient and professional stringing service, we accommodate all racquet shapes and sizes.

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When to Restring

  • This is dependent on your level of play.
  • Strings lose elasticity with time.
  • Old “brittle” strings has a negative effect on the playing ability of your racquet, and is the most common cause of tennis elbow.
  • You shouldn’t play a string longer than 2 to 3 months.  An intermediate/club player needs to restring 4 to 6 times per year.
  • If your racquet has lost tension and performance then it’s time to cut out the strings and restring your racquet.

What Thickness (Guage) of Strings

  • Thicker strings generate more power, and are more durable, but give less spin, feel and comfort.
  • Thinner strings have more elasticity, less durability, producing more spin, feel and comfort.

What Kind of Strings

Softer playing (feel) strings are multi-filament or multi-core synthetics which give more feel. These often suit 18 main string patterns, and or players that use less topspin.

Crisp playing (power) strings are usually solid-core with a single outer wrap.

A blend of soft and crisp is achieved with solid core strings with multi-filament outer warp.

Durable strings will be either polyester mono-filament or hybrids. Mono-filament strings resist abrasion, but are stiff. Hybrids usually have Kevlar as the main strings and a softer nylon as the cross strings.

Textured (control) strings ‘bite’ into the ball and generate more spin and control.

What Tension

The choice of the right tension is about as important as the choice of the racquet frame.

As a general rule: the harder you string the less power you get and the more control you have. With lower tension you gain more power but also lose control. You should try different tensions; if you play better – awesome, and if you don’t, just go back to the old tension the next time.

Softer tension   -more power, less control, more durability, more feel and more comfort

Tighter tension less power more control, less durability, less feel and less comfort

To increase the durability of your strings you should not expose your racquet to extreme heat, cold or humidity.

Therefore you should always keep your racquet in its bag.