Tennis Racquet Restringing
Get your tennis racquet restrung by a tennis professional. Our team has over 40 years experience restringing for Australia's best junior and senior players. LifeTime Tennis is Australia's leading academy and offers a range of off court services for players including quality and affordable restrings. 24 hour turn around our team will get your racquet strung quickly, professionally and for a great price.
Tennis Racquet Restringing Location
Ambiwerra Tennis Centre offers racquet stringing 6 days a week. Drop your racquet off at Ambiwerra Tennis Centre, Corinda between 2 - 8 p.m Monday - Friday or 8am - 5pm Saturday. If you would like to get your racquet restrung but have a question. (Opening hours may vary during school holidays & public holidays, please phone or email ahead to avoid disappointment)
Have a question on contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3716 0077 if you have any questions or wish to check on available times.
Benefits of getting a racquet strung by our team:
Great membership prices Experienced and Professional Stringing Wilson Baiardo machine ensures the best possible restring Great range of strings on hand - ask for advice! Loyalty points so you can earn points each time you get racquets strung to redeem on equipment or more restrings Drop your racquet into Ambiwerra Tennis Centre, Corinda Monday - Saturday.
Common questions our tennis pro's receive.
Choosing a tennis string can be really difficult for players, particularly beginners. There are hundreds of different choices of strings including colours, materials, brands and price. Our team can help you make your choice based on your playing experience, age, current racquet and budget.Here are a few things you should consider:
- What benefits can choosing the right string provide?
- What are the choices of materials
- How much will they cost
Strings can be a massive factor in the way your racquet feels and plays. Strings can give you more power, control, feel and spin. Strings can also have an impact on tennis elbow and other arm and shoulder injuries, so if you have any arm injuries talk to your tennis pro to make a suggestion.Power:
Power strings are best for players just learning the game who haven’t yet learned how to generate their own power, as well as for junior players whose muscles have not fully developed.
Power strings are typically made of either natural gut or nylon.
The strings we’d recommend in this category are Tecnifibre Triax, Head Synthetic Gut PPS and Babolat Xcel
Control strings are best for experienced players who can produce their own power and want to rely on their strings to help them control where the ball goes, making it easier to hit their spots. Control strings are typically made of polyester, and in some cases nylon. Some strings we’d recommend in this category are Head Rip Control, Tecnifibre Ice Code and Tecnifibre Triax
With strings this comes from the strings ability to lessen shock/vibration you feel in your arm at contact.
Comfort strings are best for senior players who are more prone to arm injuries such as tennis elbow, or for those that have experienced arm issues in the past.
Comfort strings are made of flexible materials such as natural gut or nylon. Some of the strings we’d recommend in this category are Wilson Sensation, Babolat Spiraltek and Head Sonic Pro.
Spin strings are best for competitive players looking to use spin to create a “heavy ball”, or a ball that bounces up high, making it difficult for opponents to attack.
Spin strings are made of polyester and commonly feature different shapes and textures designed to enhance spin. Some great choices are Babolat RPM Blast, Dunlop Black Widow and Tecnifibre Razor Code
Players that find themselves breaking a lot of strings might want to consider a more durable string.
Poly strings are made of tougher material than synthetic guts, this greatly increases the how long the strings will last.
Some great choices are Dunlop Explosive Red, Tecnifibre Black Code and Babolat RPM Hurricane
WHAT STRING MATERIAL ARE YOU USING?
Are you using nylon/gut string, polyester string, or a hybrid of half and half? In general, beginners should play with nylon strings (or natural gut if you don’t mind spending the money), intermediate players can start to blend with hybrids, and advanced players can take the court with a full bed of polyester.
When it comes to tension, the general rule is to string elastic materials like nylon or natural gut around 50-60lbs, which we’ll use as our base recommended tension. If using a stiffer string material like polyester, we’d recommend stringing looser to avoid arm injuries. Here are the tension ranges we’d aim for the first time you get your racket strung:
- Nylon/Gut: 50-60lbs (22.5-27kg)
- Hybrid: 46-56lbs (21-25.5kg) *Because polyester is a stiffer material, string 2lbs (1kg) looser than nylon
- Example: Poly at 51lbs (23kg), Nylon at 53lbs (24kg)
- Polyester: 44-54lbs (20-24.5kg)
WHAT BENEFIT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
Do you want your strings to provide more power or more control? Typically, beginner players with slower racket-head speeds want their strings to add more power to their shots while advanced players with faster racket-head speeds want their strings to provide more control over their shots. The higher your string tension, the more control you’ll have while the looser your string tension, the more power. Here are the above tension ranges again, but adjusted for power or control:Nylon/Gut: 50-60lbs (22.5-27kg)
- Power: 50-55lbs (22.5-25kg)
- Control: 56-60lbs (25.5-27kg)
- Power: 46-51lbs (21-23kg)
- Control: 52-56lbs (23.5-25.5kg)
- Power: 44-49lbs (20-22kg)
- Control: 50-54lbs (22.5-24.5kg)
ARE YOU A BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE OR ADVANCED PLAYER?
Your skill level on court is the final question that needs to be addressed in order to nail down your ideal string tensions. Here are those tension ranges again, narrowed down even further for each playing level.
Nylon/Gut: 50-60lbs (22.5-27kg)Power: 50-55lbs (22.5-25kg)
- Beginner: 54-55lbs (24.5-25kg)
- Intermediate: 52-53lbs (23.5-24kg)
- Advanced: 50-51lbs (22.5-23kg)
- Beginner: 59-60lbs (26.75-27.25kg)
- Intermediate: 57-58lbs (26-26.5kg)
- Advanced: 55-56lbs (25-25.5kg)
Hybrid: 46-56lbs (21-25.5kg)
*Because polyester is a stiffer material, string 2lbs (1kg) looser than nylonPower: 46-51lbs (21-23kg)
- Beginner: 50-51lbs (22.5-23kg)
- Intermediate: 48-49lbs (21.75-22kg)
- Advanced: 46-47lbs (21-21.5kg)
- Beginner: 55-56lbs (25-25.5kg)
- Intermediate: 53-54lbs (24-24.5kg)
- Advanced: 52lbs (23.5kg)
Polyester: 44-54lbs (20-24.5kg)Power: 44-49lbs (20-22kg)
- Beginner: 44-45lbs (20-20.5kg)
- Intermediate: 46-47lbs (21-21.5kg)
- Advanced: 48-49lbs (21.75-22kg)
- Beginner: 50lbs (22.5kg)
- Intermediate: 51-52lbs (23-23.5kg)
- Advanced: 53-54lbs (24-24.5kg)
The general advice is you should get your racquet restrung per year at least the same number of times you play per week.
For example, if you play three times a week, you should get your racquet restrung three times a year.
Over time, tennis strings will lose tension and elasticity which results in the feeling of dead strings. While the strings may look fine, the playability has been greatly reduced.Signs that you may need to replace your strings:
- Strings feel dead
- Loss of power
- Loss of control
- Fraying of strings - some gut and multifilament strings fray as they get close to breaking
- Notching strings - as strings wear into each other, this creates a notch on the main string bed, if you notice deep notches on your strings, it may be time for a restring as they are getting close to breaking
String gauges are an important aspect in choosing a string, the thinner the gauge the better it will feel however the less durable it will be. Its about finding the right balance for your needs. We suggest for most players arond the 1.25mm is a good starting point. If strings are breaking every few days then we would suggest 1.28 - 1.3mm
What are the choices of materials
Tennis strings come in three main categories
- Synthetic Gut | Multifiliament
- Natural Gut
In general Synthetic Gut will give players a good amount of power and be comforatable to play with, we recommend younger players, beginners and players with arm issues use this type of string.
Polester has a wide range of variations and quality. Generally it will give players more durability, control and spin. Polyester will be a little harder on players arms and suited more to intermediate to advanced players
Natural Gut gives players the most amount of comfort and also a great amount of feel. The most expensive strings and will oftern break quickly compared with other options - listed above.
Tennis Racquet Strings Available
LifeTime Tennis stocks one of Australia's largest variety of strings including all the top brands. We offer advice on which string will suit your game. We also have an online pro shop with Brisbane's best tennis gear prices - go there now