Squash racket Restringing Pickup & Delivery Service
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With the focused aim of quaity & speed, Racket & String’s restrining team target to restring all rackets within 72 hours before returning them via a 72 hour courier service. Experienced in restringing rackets, we carry an extensive range of string and accessories in stock.
Every racket comes with a recommended string tension which is often listed on the racket throat. There is a common misconception when choosing squash racket strings that a higher string tension gives greater power. In fact the reverse is true. A higher or tighter string tension provides less power but increases control. This is because the string works like a trampoline. When the ball hits the racket it ‘catches’ then shoots the ball back out again with greater power (also known as ‘rebound’).
The recommended tension when restringing squash rackets is 20-35lbs. In general larger racket heads will require higher tension than smaller ones in order to achieve comparable playability levels. There is always an element of personal preference and it may take some trial and error to find a string tension to suit your game. If you are unsure what tension you require, 27-28lbs is usually a good starting point.
Remember that racket strings will lose tension over time, even if they are not in constant use. Even if you are playing less frequently, you should ideally restring your racket twice per year as the strings will still deteriorate over time. Many players neglect their strings, even though proper stringing can make a huge difference to the way a racket performs.
How do I know if my racket needs restringing ?
Check whether any of the strings have frayed. A frayed string will be close to breaking.
A loss in string tension is another reason to consider restringing. A loss in tension will reduce the amount of control and power you are able to generate which will affect the performance of the racket.
Signs your strings have lost tension :
… Your racket is beginning to feel ‘dead’ or lifeless
… You are having to swing harder to get the ball to go deeper
… You make good contact with the ball but aren’t getting as many solid contacts
… The sound has changed when making contact with the ball
What if a string breaks during the first time I use my racket after it has been restrung ?
Strings do not last forever but some will last longer than others.
Racket and String cannot be held accountable for a string that breaks on first use as this is something that unfortunately may occur from time to time.
What if my racket breaks whilst being restrung ?
Before a racket goes into the workshop for restringing we will carry out a full inspection of the frame to check for any previous damage and make sure it can support the requested tension. If we believe the racket will not cope with the desired tension we will advise you straight away before carrying out the restring. On the extremely rare occasion that a frame does break whilst being restrung we do not accept any responsibility for the damage. Rackets are restrung at the clients own risk.
More Power — Less tension (25lbs)
More Spin — Higher tension (30lbs)
Both power & Spin — 28lbs