As a general rule you should re-string each year as often as you play per week. If you play twice per week, you should restring your racket twice per year. All strings gradually stretch and lose their resiliency or go dead, even if you play infrequently.
Similarly one may ask, how do you know if your tennis racket needs to be restrung?
The appearance of the strings – The easiest way to know when it’s time to restring is by noticing how your strings look. If your strings are fraying or look shaggy, the strings are starting to come apart and you’re not going to get as much spin or power when you hit the ball.
Beside this, how often should you restring tennis?
Before you get back on the court, you should replace your strings. If you take your game seriously, restring your racket regularly every 10 to 15 hours of play if you use polyester. You can add a couple more hours if you use nylon or multi-fibre string.
Do tennis racquets go dead?
Yes, for a club match, a racket may endure for several years, but it will only wear out for a full-time player in a short time. … When the rackets are worn out, they may need to be replaced. It’s important to have two to four rackets in play, so if they are broken, you must replace them.
The average cost to restring a tennis racket is $40, but it can range from $15 to $75. Costs are split between labor ($10-25 per racket) and strings ($2-50 per set). Players should string their racket as many times per year as they play per week. Stringers can be found at your local club, sports shops, or online.
The results show that on the men’s ATP Tour, 58% of the top pros do use dampeners, while 42% do not. And on the women’s WTA Tour, a staggering 76% do use vibration dampeners, while only 24% do not.
Lightweight racquets (240-265grams) provide greater control and maneuverability but won’t generate as much power as heavier ones. … Lighter racquets are typically easier to swing and maneuver and offer up effortless power but tend to provide less overall stability and control when hitting.
When it comes to the actual tension, most manufacturers recommend stringing elastic materials like nylon or natural gut around 50-60 lbs. If using a stiffer string like polyester, drop the tension to avoid arm injuries.
Tight strings will give more control, while looser strings offer more power. Thinner strings will give more feel (but will break more often) while strings with a thicker gauge will last longer but won’t give the same feel. Strings that produce more power will also absorb more shock load at impact.
Final Thoughts. The bottom line is tennis strings do go bad over time. They become dead and lose their pop, so it is important to know when it’s time to replace them. … You will benefit from using fresher strings.
All tennis strings will lose tension over time. They begin to lose tension as soon as they leave the stringing machine. Depending on the type of string, in the first 24 hours after stringing, strings can lose roughly 10 per cent of their tension, and this continues when you play with the racquet.