ReStringing my racquet

So this past weekend, for the first time in my life I restrung my own tennis racquet. Last Thursday, during my tennis lesson, I broke both of my tennis racquet strings. So it usually cost me around $40 per racquet to restring at the shop, for both racquet would cost me around $80 plus it would take me around 4-5 days. Oh and also COVID, closed most stringing places… so I thought maybe I should restring myself. How hard could it be? My friend has a stringing machine (KlipperMate). He was kind enough to let me borrow it. So I gave it a try.

Boy… I have very mix feelings about my stringing experience.

  1. it is not as hard as I thought
  2. it took alot longer than the 30 minutes that I saw on the video. it took me around 2 – 3 hours per racquet
  3. it sucks when you make a mistake on your string length. Because it means you have to re pull!!
  4. the finish product is good enough to play, but the string is probably not the tension that you think it is.
  5. string type makes a huge difference in play

So after finishing restringing my racquets, I went hitting with my friend. It was not too bad. I don’t think I can notice too many differences than the pro stringing jobs, however, there are some string slippage and I always wonder if my strings are at the right tension. I don’t think it really matters, but as I talk to my friend about it, the more I think about it.

All in all, for the amount of time it took me this past weekend, around ~5 hours, I don’t really know if it is worth it or not? I think it is great that I learn to do something new, but boy… my feet are tired.