A tennis racquet in good condition can make a big difference in your game. One of the most important things to keep in mind when it comes to maintaining your racquet, is how often you should restring it. The experts at Tennis String Theory have put together four signs to look out for to know if your racquet needs restringing. If you notice fraying or shaggy strings, diminished power, or a strange sound and dull feeling when you hit the ball, then it is time to take it to a professional to be restrung.
How To Tell That Your Racquet Needs Restringing
Racquet Stringing is Frayed or Shaggy
Frayed strings can be caused by overuse or exposure to the elements, and can be a lot less noticeable than broken strings. When frayed or broken strings are left untreated, they can cause damage to the racquet and also affect its playability.
Diminished Power or Spin When You Hit the Ball
A racquet that needs restringing can result in a loss of power. Worn-out strings can't transfer as much energy to the ball, resulting in weaker shots.
Strange Sound or Dull Feeling When You Hit the Ball
Worn-out strings lose tension, so instead of the satisfying ping sound, your shots may sound more like a thud. Over time, the elasticity and playability of the strings will decrease. The result of less elasticity and less tension both heavily affect how well you can hit the ball, as well as your depth and accuracy.
Well-maintained tennis racquet stringing is essential for optimal performance. By keeping an eye out for these signs, you can ensure that your racquet is always in top condition. Drop your racquet off with the tennis stringing experts at Tennis String Theory (or mail it to us) and we can get you restrung and playing your best in no time.
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