Assuming you’re willing to spend some money on your equipment, we’d recommend this player re-string their racket once a month. Whether you’re playing in leagues or starting to enter a tournament or two, it’s important to maintain your strings’ tension for consistent performance as you start to compete.
In this way, how often should you get your tennis racquet restring?
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.
In this regard, how do I know if my tennis racket needs restringing?
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.
How long do tennis rackets last?
For a big hitter, training regularly and playing tournaments, rackets last about 1 year and tend to lose stiffness after that. A club player who does not hit the ball particularly hard and looks after their rackets can have rackets last for 10 years or perhaps more without problems.
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.
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.