Racket Restringing

To get your tennis racket restrung please call Nancey Taylor, one of the club's coaches, on 07817 242105 or email her at She will be happy to advise you on the best string and tension to use.

Available Types of String:

Synthetic Gut (Volkl)

A good string for club players of all levels. Nancey and Cara use this string and it’s also the string that’s used most often for players at our club.


Comfort: [images/bar7] Bar-7 7.0
Durability: [images/bar6] Bar-6 6.0
Spin: [images/bar5] Bar-5 5.0
Power: [images/bar7] Bar-7 7.0

Restring Price: £20

Polyester (Kirschbaum)

A harder wearing string for regular string breakers, but you shouldn’t use this is if you have any elbow or shoulder problems. Ross uses this string.


Comfort: [images/bar7] Bar-7 7.0
Durability: [images/bar8] Bar-8 8.0
Spin: [images/bar8] Bar-8 8.0
Power: [images/bar8] Bar-8 8.0

Restring Price: £20

Polyester (Babolat RPM Blast)

A high density co-polyester string with cross-linked silicone and a hexagonal cross section. This gives better grip, better sliding between strings for more spin and a combination of power and feel.

Comfort: [images/bar6] Bar-6 6.0
Durability: [images/bar9] Bar-9 9.0
Spin: [images/bar8] Bar-8 8.0
Power: [images/bar8] Bar-8 8.0

Restring Price: £25


This uses both a harder wearing polyester string and the softer synthetic gut string strung together in the racket. The polyester goes in the mains (strings going up and down) and the synthetic gut goes in the crosses (strings going across). Nancey uses a combination of the Kirschbaum and the Volkl in one of her rackets, as does Martin. It offers a bit more power and durability than using just the synthetic gut string on its own. If you break strings more often than you’d like, but don’t want to use the harder wearing polyester on its own, this is a good option.

Restring Price: £20

Own String:

If you have your own string which you would like to use in your racket, Nancey can use it.

Restring Price: £10


If there is a particular string that you’ve heard of or read about and you’d like to give it a go Nancey can usually get hold of different strings within 48 hours and will let you know the price before she buys it. There are a couple of strings on the market that try to cater for players suffering from tennis elbow, such as Wilson Sensation. She doesn’t stock this but can get hold of it quickly. These “speciality” strings are usually more expensive, around £25 to £30




Your racket hand-grip can be replaced using Babolat Uptake grips.
Replacement Grip Price: £5

Drop off and Collection:

You can drop off your racket with Nancey at the club. Depending on how many rackets she's working on, she can usually get it back to you within 48 hours, often quicker if necessary. Then collect it from Nancey, again at the club.
Nancey is at the club most days, typically:
Tuesday: 4.00 to 6.00 pm
Wednesday: 4.00 to 7.00 pm
Thursday 9.30 to 11.00 am
Friday 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and 4.00 to 6.00 pm
Saturday 9.00 am to 3.00pm

Contact Nancey on on 07817 242105 or email her at
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