Stringing Labor Only (Bring your own string) $18
Bumper Guard Installation (Bring your own guard) $10
Grip Build Up (plus materials charge) $10
Rush / Same Day (when available) $10
Overgrip Installation (with purchase of our grips) Free
Replacement Grip (with purchase of our grips) Free
Universal Syn Gut
Wilson Synthetic Gut Power
Wilson Revolve Spin
Luxilon Alu Power
Luxilon Alu Power Rough
Hyper G Soft
Tour Bite Soft
Q: What services are offered at the PATC Racquet Bar?
A: At the PATC Racquet bar, we offer the following services (pricing varies so check with racquet technician):
Tennis Racquet Stringing
Over Grip Application
Bumper Guard/Grommet Replacement
Q: What is the general turnaround time for getting a racquet strung?
A: The typical turnaround time for a racquet stringing is 1-2 business days.
Q: How often should I re-string my racquet?
A: At a minimum, the number of times a week a player plays would be the number of times per year they should get their racquet strung (a player who regularly plays twice a week should string their racquet at least twice a year). For players who are more competitive, restringing more often than that would be important to keep the string tension more consistent when playing, even when they are not breaking strings.
Q: Why do strings break?
A: Strings will break mainly due to the friction caused by the strings rubbing against each other during play. The more a player hits with spin, the more friction there is when hitting the ball and the more the strings will move while hitting. This can cause more wear and tear on the strings compared to players who hit flatter (like Coach Nelson). Playing against players who use lots of spin can also create more friction on your strings when returning their shots. Over time, this friction along with repetitive impact can cause the string to snap due and break.
Q: I have elbow and shoulder pain, is there a way to string the racquet to reduce the pain?
A: Yes! Many players can experience pain while playing tennis due to the impact going from the strings to the frame, and frame to the arm. Some of this impact can be absorbed by stringing with multi-filament strings which can spread out the impact from hitting the ball throughout the string bed and therefore “soften” the impact felt by the arm into the elbow and shoulder. We have several different multi-filament strings offered by the different brands we carry.
Q: I break strings often, is there a durable string that can keep me on the court longer between stringing?
A: Yes! One of the biggest advancements in tennis has been in string technology. Not only are strings softer, but there are also more durable strings. Polyester (poly) strings have become a very common part of the modern game of tennis due to the amount of spin players hit. These strings are generally more durable than their synthetic gut counterparts due to the solid core. Many poly strings also come shaped to help hitters create more topspin. Poly strings are generally a little stiffer than multi-filament and synthetic gut string so players should start at a lower tension to get used to the string. Most poly strings are designed to be strung at a lower tension to allow for better ball pocketing which will help players generate more power when hitting.